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Product Designer

As a product designer, you will help build the end-to-end experiences for our users — from improvement to our project browser, our accounts admin, to upcoming editor features.

Descript

Icons/design/feather/users

11-50

Icons/design/feather/country/us United States
Icons/design/feather/country/ca Canada

As a product designer, you will help build the end-to-end experiences for our users — from improvement to our project browser, our accounts admin, to upcoming editor features. You will work with our Product Manager and the rest of the team to create the best content creation experience for our users.

Requirements

  • 6+ years as a product designer.

  • You are known for clear, direct communication (written and verbal) and collaborating well with a diverse set of interest groups (engineers, designers, executives).

  • Clearly communicate sophisticated user flows that integrate multiple features, users, and workflows.

  • You have empathy for users and are eager to discover and resolve their pain points.

  • You are highly organized and process-oriented.

  • You enjoy working in ambiguity and can lead the designing process for the team (engage all parties in discussion and drive ideas to design).

  • Ability to identify and frame problems and opportunities from a user-centric perspective, leaning heavily on data & research.

  • A portfolio that exhibits real passion for your craft and strong conceptual ability

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience in Design

Nice to haves

  • Experience building and/or working on a creation tool (e.g., word processor).

  • Startup experience; i.e., experience in a role that didn't previously exist in a highly unstructured environment where individuals were responsible for setting their own day-to-day priorities

Responsibilities

  • Influence holistic decision making across our many web and application surfaces.

  • Bring clarity and insight to problems that are broad and ambiguous in scope, integrating user, business, and technical constraints into a compelling narrative

  • Collaborate effectively with others in a cross-functional team and present, and explain their design ideas and decisions effectively. Must be able to prioritize and manage work to adhere to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment

  • Ultra focused on creating a superb editing experience: Appreciate the context of an content/video creator. Ability to transfer that knowledge into designs

  • Concept, design, prototype, and conduct user testing. Iterate based on feedback to create simple, impactful experiences.

  • Work closely with the Product Manager, fellow Designer, and CEO to define the next-generation video editing experience.

About Descript

Descript is building the next generation of tools for communicating with video and audio. We are a team of 70 (planning to double in 2022) — with a proven CEO and the backing of some of the world's greatest investors (Andreessen HorowitzRedpoint VenturesSpark Capital). Descript HQ is in San Francisco, and our AI research team, Lyrebird, is based in Montreal.

Descript is the special company that's in possession of both product market fit and the raw materials (passionate user community, great product, large market) for growth, but is still early enough that each new employee has a measurable influence on the direction of the company.

As a small startup, Descript relies on employees who thrive in an environment where they are regularly called upon to translate high level goals into day-to-day priorities, and are regularly presented with technical and business challenges that extend beyond their comfort zone.

Benefits include a generous healthcare package, catered lunches, and unlimited vacation time. We currently have offices in San Francisco and Montreal, and are open to folks working remotely between PST and EST time zones. Whether you love WFH or can’t wait to get back to being in person, we're interested in offering an environment that works for you.

Descript is an equal opportunity workplace—we are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We believe in actively building a team rich in diverse backgrounds, experiences, and opinions to better allow our employees, products, and community to thrive. 

About this role

December 25th, 2021

November 25th, 2021

Full Time

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About Descript

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Descript builds simple and powerful collaborative tools for new media creators. We strive to eliminate the tedious work that often stands between an idea and its expression, so that creators can focus on developing their craft instead of their usage of tools. Descript was founded in San Francisco in 2017.


If you'd like to learn about how the company got started, we wrote a post about it. Descript has raised a total of $50M from Andreessen Horowitz, Redpoint Ventures, and Spark Capital.


The team is 40 people and growing. Visit our careers page if you think you might want to work here.

Work at Descript


Join our team and be part of building a new class of AI-driven tools that push the limits of how we create media.


Descript is building the next generation platform for creative tools, making audio and video creation as fast, accessible, and collaborative as Google Docs. We are a team of 70 people — with a proven CEO and the backing of some of the world's greatest investors (Andreessen Horowitz, Redpoint Ventures and Spark Capital). Descript HQ is in San Francisco, and our AI team (formerly Lyrebird) is based in Montreal.


Descript is the special company that's in possession of both product market fit and the raw materials (passionate user community, great product, large market) for growth, but is still early enough that each new employee has a measurable influence on the direction of the company.


As a small startup, Descript relies on employees who thrive in an environment where they are regularly called upon to translate high level goals into day-to-day priorities, and are regularly presented with technical and business challenges that extend beyond their comfort zone.


Benefits include a generous healthcare package, catered lunches, unlimited vacation time, equity, and an ample supply of a few healthy snacks.

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