Senior Product Designer at Medium

San Francisco · Full Time
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Job Description

What would you be doing?

Medium has become a must-write destination for doers and thinkers around the world. We want to create a space where ideas are democratized and the platform rewards quality, not clickbait. We are creator-friendly — in both the economic and intellectual property rights we afford them. We respect user privacy. And we value transparency above all else.

Design is key to all of this. As a team, we work closely with engineers, product managers, product scientists, and support. We also work with, and learn from, each other. We move pixels and make prototypes, but first and foremost we think and we write. We’re never happy with what’s out there, and we know how to channel this into something positive.

We’re building something that never existed before. We face a lot of product challenges: designing a writing experience that balances self-expression with platform consistency; crafting an interaction universe that works for incidental visitors and for power users alike; shaping a space that allows for exchanging ideas and disagreement, but encourages mindfulness and safety.

There are design challenges as well. How do we create simple experiences that are also understandable? How do we continue the fight for world-class typography? How do we design something that works well on 3½ different platforms? How do we find place for craft in a fast-moving company?

None of these have obvious solutions and we love it this way. We think you might, too.

Who are you?

You like what Medium’s about. You’ve designed and shipped mobile and web products. You’re excited about tools and processes, but know in the end it’s all about people using the product. You like spending time with other designers. You thrive when you’re working with a small team in an ever-changing environment. You are confident, but willing to learn. (We want to learn with you, and learn from you.)

We are designing from Medium offices in San Francisco, but we’re happy to consider people from around the world who are willing to relocate.

We’d love to hear from you.

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What We're Building

Welcome to Medium, where words matter. Medium taps into the brains of the world’s most insightful writers, thinkers, and storytellers to bring you the smartest takes on topics that matter. So whatever your interest, you can always find fresh thinking and unique perspectives.

We believe:

- Great ideas can come from anywhere
- People create better things together
- Design matters at a deep level

We also care deeply about how media shapes the lives of individuals and the decisions of society — and we think it can be better.

We have a world-class engineering and design team, which we are looking to grow slowly and deliberately. Let us know if you're interested.

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