UI/UX Designer - NBC Sports.com
NBC Universal - Stamford, CT

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NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks.

NBC Sports is synonymous with superior production that elevates the event, broad promotion, and mutually-beneficial partnerships. Known as America’s Olympic Network, NBC has broadcast 13 Olympic Games, more than any other network. Its ability to amass large audiences with broad promotion, particularly for the Olympics, has resulted in NBC Sports broadcasting nine of the top 10 most-watched events in U.S. television history, including the 2012 London Olympic Games which stands at No. 1 all time with 217 million viewers. In 2009, NBC Sports won the prestigious Peabody Award for its production of the Beijing Games and was named ‘Best in Sports Television’ at the Sports Business Awards.

Career Level
Experienced

Country
United States

State/Province
Connecticut

City
Stamford

Responsibilities
Role Summary:

The UI/UX designer will be an integral part of the design team. Successful candidate will help guide visual development and user experience, by developing design prototypes, wireframes, usage scenarios, information architecture, usability and other design documents in order to facilitate the front end design of web and mobile platform environments. You will be responsible for designing the framework of thoughtful user experiences and great looking product UI based on product requirements. You will be expected to stay up to date on current trends in interaction design for web, mobile, desktop, and tablet apps.

Responsibilities:

  • Create the appropriate UI / UX solutions for product requirements and defining the vision of the end-to-end user experience
  • Design product functionality, navigation flows, site architecture plans, wireframes, user interface design, and functional specifications for all applications and website redesigns
  • Ability to discuss and suggest alternative UI solutions to problems and to articulate differences in usage, technical complexity, and emphasis in alternate approaches
  • Comfortable presenting work and justifying strategic IA and UI design decisions
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Experience working across various types of digital platforms, including: mobile/tablet, e-commerce, and social media.
  • Self-motivated, well organized, with solid time-management skills
  • Understanding of UI patterns, research analysis and research-based best practices


  • Qualifications/Requirements
    Basic Qualifications:

  • BS or BA in New Media, Interaction Design, Graphic Design or Communication Design or related field
  • Minimum four (4) years experience working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash.
  • Minimum three (3) years experience with Apple iOS, Android and BlackBerry platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability in typography, layout and color with comfort in a range of styles.
  • At least four (4) years of demonstrated experience of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and their underlying technical concepts.
  • Three (3) years experience of web and mobile standards, best practices, design and usability principles, and constraints within web, mobile and e-mail formats.
  • Three (3) year experience working with interactive developers and project managers to create a highly polished visual experience
  • At least two (2) years experience in user interface design with a proven track record of interpreting web analytics, user feedback, and best practices for continual improvement.

    Eligibility Requirements:
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
  • Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT
  • Must be able to travel
  • Must be willing to submit a background investigation including an education check
  • Must be 18 years or greater
  • NBCU prefers applicants have unrestrictive work authorization in the United States.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends
  • Must be covered by NBCUniversal’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.


  • Desired Characteristics
  • Ideal candidate will have 5 years of imaginative work experience.
  • Agency experience a plus.
  • Ability to self-start, self-manage, and meet deadlines
  • Translate creative deliverables from Photoshop mockups to HTML, mobile, Flash or email formats.
  • Understand of a variety of online marketing concepts, best practices and procedures along with monitoring trends and new technologies and evaluating for possible adoption.
  • Mock up UI components either as proof of concept or to assist in requirements identification.
  • Work with developers to create, maintain, implement and enforce style guides.
  • Possess a passion for digital media and entertainment industries
  • Ability to coordinate with other departments (Business Development, Sales, Technical) to complete projects on time.
  • Enjoy a fast-paced environment that provides regular challenges.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills, attention to detail, and creativity with the ability to articulate design concepts to a variety of audiences.
  • Experience with hand-coding HTML 5, CSS 3 and jQuery, ActionScript 2 & 3 are all pluses.
  • Proficiency in InDesign
  • Certification in Google Studio a plus
  • Experience in designing banners, emails and front end web design

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