CBS Sports: Product Design Manager

Posted: Jul 9, 2019

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CBS Sports, one of the largest premium US sports properties, 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. 

What You Bring 

  • 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.

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. 

Our Culture
We pride ourselves on being a great place to work. Whether that’s team social events within the sports group (company sporting events, after work meetups) or the wider CBS family with monthly company events (the last one was a pride celebration), free bagels in the office on Friday, popcorn Wednesdays, movie screenings (psst: advanced screening for Avengers: Endgame!), Third Thursdays and cold brew on tap all summer long! Furthermore, we offer fantastic benefits from weeklong winter breaks, to paid-time off, summer Fridays, tuition assistance, wellness programs, and even perks for your four-legged friends.

All candidates must successfully complete a background check prior to starting employment at CBS Interactive.​ ​CBS Interactive is an ​Equal Opportunity Employer​ and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran. CBS Interactive complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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