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5 Apr 2022

Full-Time Staff Product Designer

Flipboard – Posted by Flipboard Anywhere

Job Description

Flipboard is the world’s first social magazine, designed to inform and inspire the world. Available on web, iOS, and Android, Flipboard offers the world important and influential articles, videos, podcasts and products shared by the greatest publishers and our vibrant Flipboard community to advance conversation, keep people informed, and inspire them to engage, learn, and lead.

It’s our passion to make something truly life-changing and we know that design leads the way on this quest. We’re seeking a passionate, enthusiastic, and talented Staff Product Designer to help blaze the trail.

As a Staff Product Designer, you’ll be instrumental in shaping the current and future direction of the Flipboard product. You will work among a world-class team of digital leaders to solve challenges of all kinds. This position will report to our Design Director.

The Flipboard team is currently working remotely. Join our team and work from the US or Canada.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Leads the solution of undefined problem spaces, such as adding new product areas across all of Flipboard
  • Owns the design on major surfaces of the Flipboard product, across multiple platforms
  • Guides, and inspires the design team.
  • Works directly with the Flipboard leadership team to determine strategy, priorities, and resourcing.
  • Represents design in large cross-disciplinary teams building product features from concept to launch.
  • Understands how to iterate and optimize based on user insights.
  • Can lead other designers within their product area
  • Works autonomously, often guiding designers under them
  • Finds and resolves dependencies with other teams
  • Can write requirements and design briefs with cross-functional input
  • Connects company-wide strategic goals into design work

Required Skills & Experience

  • You are passionate about design and its ability to create a lasting impact in the world
  • You create intuitive, human-centric experiences on the web, iOS, and Android
  • You collaboratively work alongside your engineering, product, editorial, and marketing counterparts to solve key user problems
  • You leverage qualitative and quantitative data to guide design decisions, analyze results and iterate
  • Contribute to high-level strategic decisions with the product and executive teams, influencing product direction
  • Have delivered successful work at the scope of ‘product areas’.
  • You can work in strategic, ill-defined spaces

Nice to Haves

  • 8+ years of professional experience
  • BS or BA in a four-year design program or equivalent work experience
  • Strong portfolio of design work demonstrating deep experience in end-to-end product design on products at varying points of the product life-cycle
  • Worked with and contributed to design systems


Benefits & Perks 

Our benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance; flexible and generous “out of office time” for holidays, vacations, sick leave, relaxation and wellness, in addition to a mid-year and end of year break, totaling 10 days. We also offer an employee assistance program, plus eligibility to participate in pension (CAN) or 401k (US) plans with an employer contribution. 

Why Join Flipboard?

  • Our vision: At a time when society could really benefit from being more informed and inspired, we are enabling great stories to reach passionate communities around the world.
  • Our team: Led by experienced CEO, Mike McCue, the Flipboard team is a positive, respectful, and diverse group of bright and highly capable people who work collaboratively with strong purpose and vision. 
  • Our culture: We value an environment and culture that encourages people’s voices and perspectives to be heard. We believe that leveraging our team will lead us to create better products and services for all our users and partners.  We value diverse backgrounds, beliefs and experiences of our team members, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment for all.
  • Our value: We are fully funded and making steady, meaningful progress on a premium, high margin business within a $600B, highly strategic market. Our business model is tightly aligned with our values, our partners and our user experience which makes our company both valuable and unique.
  • Our product: Millions of people truly love Flipboard and rely on it regularly. Flipboard is a standard bearer for great mobile design, innovation, and we deeply value craftsmanship.
  • Our platform: Our platform selects the best content from thousands of publishers around the world, organizes it into highly personalized feeds, and presents it for further curation by the community. We are driven by hard technical challenges and we value pioneering new technology to continually increase the power, efficiency and scale of our platform.


Flipboard is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Flipboard is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected characteristics. 

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Job Types: Full-Time.

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