The Athletic

Subscription sports media.

Product Designer - Subscriber Experience (Remote)

Location
United States / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
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About the role

About Us

The Athletic is a direct-to-consumer digital sports media company committed to helping subscribers experience storytelling in a whole new way. Founded in 2016 and headquartered in San Francisco, The Athletic has over 500 full-time employees and covers more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams in the US, Canada and the UK. The Athletic’s newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth articles along with more than 120 podcasts and premium video content. The Athletic is a remote-friendly company as we have offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, and Melbourne.

About the Role

The Athletic has changed the way sports fans follow their favorite teams and leagues. Our core product team works at the intersection of our engineering, design, and data teams, as well as The Athletic’s Newsroom, the largest in sports media. Our team strives to craft sports experiences that blend technology with world class sports journalism. The Audience Expansion team will be working on important initiatives to optimize our current product surfaces (i.e SEO), building content formats that attract new users (i.e Newsletters, Live Blogs), and distributing our content that reach users in new ways (i.e voice-enabled devices, News apps). 

Responsibilities

  • Design content experiences built to expand the reach and audience for The Athletic’s product.
  • Design new internal products into the newsroom, working closely with editorial leadership, to own and drive key success metrics.
  • Support other projects within the broader Core Product team.
  • Work across multiple cross-functional teams, partnering with Product Managers, Engineers, Content Operations, SEO Strategists, and Content Analysts on taking concepts from ideation to execution. 
  • Deliver high fidelity mobile app and web designs to the engineering teams.
  • Design flows, prototypes, sketches, and testing for your features.

Requirements

  • 2+ years of relevant consumer or content driven product design experience.
  • Experience working on cross-functional teams.
  • Experience developing great user experiences, and an ability to empathize with users.
  • Experience supporting the design process by creating user flows, wireframes, UI designs, prototypes, and establishing/maintaining design systems.
  • Experience seeing work through with engineers and vendors with a high standard of quality.
  • Ability to manage your time across several workstreams.
  • Excellent Figma, Sketch, and prototyping skills.

The Company is backed by Founders Fund, Evolution Media, Courtside Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Bedrock Capital, Advancit Capital, Y Combinator, and other leading investors. The Athletic is headquartered in San Francisco, California. The Athletic was awarded a 2020 Great Place to Work.

The Athletic Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Athletic will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Why you should join The Athletic

The Athletic is a direct-to-consumer digital sports media company committed to helping subscribers experience storytelling in a whole new way. Founded in 2016 and headquartered in San Francisco, The Athletic has over 600 full-time employees and covers more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams in the US, Canada and the UK. The Athletic’s newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth articles along with more than 120 podcasts and premium video content. The Athletic is a remote-friendly company as we have offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, and Melbourne.