Product Design Lead

Civil - Brooklyn/Remote

8 months ago

Civil is using a token-based economy to incentivize news reporting and fact-checking on a decentralized journalism platform. Our mission is to fuel a more civil society through self-sustaining journalism.

At Civil we are building an Ethereum-based decentralized marketplace for journalism that can be used to create “newsrooms” -- digitally capitalized decentralized marketplaces where citizens and journalists can form communities around a shared purpose and set of standards, economically support factual reporting and investigative work, and substantially limit misinformation through effective crowd-vetting methods. The net result is a social marketplace for journalism that is free from ads, fake news, and outside influence.

Our whitepaper was covered by Politico, Neiman Lab, Poynter, Bloomberg, Fortune, Coindesk and elsewhere.

Civil is seeking a highly qualified product designer to lead its user experience and product performance. You will be responsible for deeply understanding our users — newsmakers, newsroom officers, subscribers and first-time visitors — to develop experience maps; conceive novel product solutions; design and test prototypes; implement new features and refine existing ones; and generally ensure that Civil delights its users through both product experience and brand identity moments.

You will join forces with Civil's leadership to develop its to approach to product strategy, technical and design roadmap, budget, implementation and performance. You will also help grow our team over time through recruiting, training and mentorship.

You should be well-versed in modern, even bleeding edge user experience trends and philosophies, especially those that emphasize human-centered design and intuitive usability. You do not need media experience, however you should have experience both with consumer-facing applications as well as admin tools such as CMS's. You should be eager to get your hands dirty ASAP with our product strategy and application design. You should be incredibly hands-on, entrepreneurial, and willing to roll up your sleeves whenever necessary. You should also thrive as a leader both through internal management as well as external community engagement. You should be ambitious, strategic, analytical, creative, reliable, open-minded, and passionate.

We don't require media experience, but a working knowledge of the space is encouraged and our journalism-focused mission should resonate with you. You will be responsible for channeling our mission into a delightful product experience and elegant product stack. You will be managing time, money and people effectively. You will be a spokesperson for the brand wherever needed.

Skills and areas of knowledge you should feel comfortable with:

  • User experience mapping, user journeys, user personas
  • Visual eye aesthetically re: typography, colors, graphics, imagery and layout
  • Responsive, mobile and native applications
  • Agile methodology, product management
  • Front-end and back-end technical understanding and ability to communicate effectively with engineers
  • Recruiting, managing, and leading teams
  • Startup experience is a plus

Competitive salary and equity/token opportunity.
Top notch healthcare, including dental, vision and mental.
Family leave
Fitness reimbursements
Unlimited, unplug-enforced vacation

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