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CBS Corporation Product Design Manager in New York, New York

Product Design Manager

REF#: 33499


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry. Our brands dive deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting our properties every quarter, we are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online.


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Brand Overview: provides premium online and mobile content to the connected sports fan, including live and on-demand video, in-depth analysis, breaking news, scores and statistics across high school, college, and pro sports. is part of CBS Interactive's portfolio of multiplatform brands, which includes premier Fantasy offerings, high school sports leader MaxPreps, 247Sports, Scout and CBS Interactive Advanced Media producing more than 130 official collegiate athletic sites.

Role Details:

CBS Sports is seeking a talented Product Design Manager. Someone who is excited about designing cross-platform experiences with immense visibility for millions of passionate sports fans. We are presently at a formative period of innovation, pushing into new markets, extending our digital streams, experimenting with AR and redefining world-class sports fan experiences.

Is this you?

You’re passionate about leading large design initiatives across mobile, web and connected TV. You’re as comfortable managing a small team of designers, as you are rolling up your sleeves to deliver delightful and innovative work. You’re excited by helping designers on your team reach their career goals. You relish the opportunity to build exceptional user experiences at scale. You leverage qualitative consumer insights (ethnographic, usability) and quantitative (analytics, a/b testing) data to inform everything you or your team touches. You are not afraid to have a strong creative vision. You are continuously iterating on team process and best practices. Furthermore, you understand the importance of strong team relationships and cultivating an outstanding team culture.

The Team

CBS Sports has a nimble creative design team distributed across NYC, Kansas City, Cameron Park, Nashville, and Fort Lauderdale. We span multiple brands under the CBS Sports umbrella including Max Preps, 24/7 Sports, Sportsline, Sports HQ & Fantasy. We believe in strong design systems and continually iterate our collective design DNA. User research is at the center of everything we push and work tirelessly to continually improve our understanding of our users.

Sport is entertaining, passionate, fun and exciting. We try to emulate the same experience in our office culture. We believe designers have a core seat at the table and carve out time each week for innovation/self-led design projects.

Couple of exciting things we’re working on:

  • Roku, FireTV and connected TV Apps for our new digital streaming experience.

  • CBS Sports iOS and Android Apps.

  • Data-rich sports game tracker and scoreboard experiences.

  • Personalized sports video tools.

  • Design partnerships with Apple, Google, Roku and Amazon on large scale projects. Shh!

  • Interesting design opportunities across our fantasy games.

The team doesn’t stop there! We are part of the larger CBS Interactive family that extends across CBS News, Entertainment, CNET and Gamespot teams, plus many more exciting brands. We meet regularly, exchange ideas, discuss industry-wide challenges and take part in company-wide hack-days/design-days. This extended family allows for endless growth opportunities both within the company and the wider design community. We want all CBS designers to be industry leaders and will support speaking opportunities, workshops and company organized meetups.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Collaborate and iterate with product and engineering to find elegant but practical solutions to design challenges and user needs

  • Work closely with the design director around major design initiatives.

  • Manage product designers, freelancers and/or interns

  • Rapidly produce multiple solutions, from sketches, wireframes, and user flows to high-fidelity mockups and prototypes, depending on the level of detail needed to present and communicate proposed solutions and interaction flows that will resonate with our target audience.

  • Conduct user tests, research, and experiments to capture and understand real users’ motivations, goals, and pain points.

  • Present your work to various stakeholders, explaining your creative process and how your final design aligns with the business goals.

  • Manage design systems and guidelines to ensure continuity, consistency and brand cohesion across multiple platforms and touch points

  • Build and nurture strong relationships with your stakeholders and business partners.

Key Projects:

  • Roku, FireTV and connected TV Apps for our new digital streaming experience.

  • CBS Sports iOS and Android Apps.

  • Data-rich sports game tracker and scoreboard experiences.

  • Personalized sports video tools.

  • Interesting design opportunities across our fantasy games.


What you bring to the team:

You have -

  • 7+ years of product design experience working on consumer-facing mobile and web experiences.

  • 2+ years of experience managing interaction and visual designers. A strong passion for mentoring and growing the potential of others.

  • Excellent communication skills - able to influence and build consensus across all disciplines and levels.

  • A creative portfolio of previous design work, demonstrating empathy for users.

  • Strong beliefs, loosely held; with a willingness to defend your design decisions yet also have your opinion changed.

  • Strong visual design sense, clean command over interaction design, typography and usability.

  • Vast experience collaborating, iterating, and testing with Product / Engineering to discover solutions that exceed user expectations.

You might also have -

  • Experience with data visualization

  • Motion graphics experience


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