Sr UX Designer - Emerging Technologies

Sr UX Designer - Emerging Technologies
October 13, 2010 - 5:05pm
Atlanta, GA
United States
Turner Broadcasting System
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Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world. TBS, Inc. is based in Atlanta, GA, and employs some 11,000 people worldwide.

Many are familiar with TBS, Inc.'s groundbreaking network, CNN, one of the world's most respected and trusted sources for news and information. Turner is also home to familiar entertainment networks such as TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies, Adult Swim, truTV and Peachtree TV.



We are looking for a Sr. Interaction Designer to add to our Emerging Technologies team. You will lead the user experience (UX) and user-centered design (UCD) effort in a multi-disciplinary team to help define the content and design strategy for products based on our media properties on existing and emerging platforms. 10ft UI (e.g. Google TV), mobile (Apple, Android..), tablets (iPad..), web and RIA will be your playground, in addition to new and emerging consumer platforms.  The position offers a rich and varied experience working with Turner brands domestically and internationally.



You are a versatile and creative UX designer looking for your next challenge.  You’re interested in and excited by the capabilities and opportunities afforded by new technology and emerging platforms. You’re a passionate advocate for the user, intent on delivering products, interfaces and experiences that deliver real value to the user that also meet business goals. You will have talent for tuning into unmet needs to help deliver innovative products and experiences that break with ‘me too’ design moulds. A self starter and ongoing career learner, you’ll recognize that your field is constantly evolving and consequently you stay up to date with the most recent blogs, articles and books related to and adjacent to your profession.


Key Responsibilities.

• Be a passionate and strong advocate for the user.

• Immerse and become expert in creating compelling UX and UI on emerging platforms.  Communicate those learning’s.

• Design UX, UI and IA for experimental prototypes.

• Translate user needs and business requirements and opportunities into compelling experiences.

• Perform user research.

• Develop personas.

• Clearly communicate design rationale and back it up.

• Wireframe designs and develop high level and/or detailed storyboards to communicate design.

• Run ideation and design sessions.

• Work collaboratively with a Design Director, Product Manager and Developers to prototype compelling products and experiences.

• Create mockups and paper prototypes (whatever it takes to communicate a design).

• Contribute when needed to business case development.

• Conduct usability testing.


Minimum Requirements.

• Talented designer with minimum of 5 years of experience as a User Experience Designer /Information Architect

• Demonstrated expertise in three or more of the following : ethnographic research, user centered design (UCD),  HCI( Human Computer Interaction), information architecture (IA), content strategy, usability testing, need finding, participatory design, prototyping, wireframing, focus groups,  web analytics (e.g. conversion analysis).

• Demonstrated proficiency in working on multiple platforms – not just web. Two or more of the following : 10ft UI, mobile, tablet, web, RIA, desktop (e.g. MS Blend)

• Original thinker. Creative and flexible problem solver with an entrepreneurial spirit.

• Approachable, outgoing team player with strong oral, written, and visual communication skills.

• Fast learner learner.



• MS/BS/BA in UX / Human-Computer Interaction or related field.

• Good JS, CSS and HTML presentation layer development skills.

• Ability to create interactive prototypes to showcase design.

• Good Graphic Design Skills.

• Experience in LAMP environment.

• Experience in agile development.

• Experience in media, news, and/or entertainment industry preferred.