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  • Location: Remote; Brazil and Americas time zones preferred, but flexible for the right candidate
  • Job type: Full-time
  • Reports to: Director of Product
  • Availability: Immediate
  • Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Meedan is seeking a User Experience Designer to a play key role in our global product team. We build Check, a web platform for collaborative media annotation and claim-checking used by some of the world’s leading fact-checking and media organizations, such as India Today, Rappler, BOOM, Africa Check, Agencia Lupa and others. This includes handling up thousands of fact-check submissions every month in multiple languages from a variety of countries.

As a User Experience Designer, you will create high quality visual experiences that help journalists and academics bring critical information to communities around the world. Your ability to summarize product needs into functional, beautiful solutions will be paramount for achieving success.

We are looking for an energetic , curious, and creative designer. Our product team is small and multidisciplinary; you will be involved in development from feature and project conception all the way through execution and iteration. You will have the opportunity to do hands-on research and collaborate closely with engineers. If you are a champion for designing for humans and caring for your customers, you will flourish on this team.

As part of Meedan you will have the opportunity to help fix the global misinformation ecosystem for global and local audiences. This is an ideal position for someone wanting to grow with a dynamic and diverse technology non-profit focused on solving hard information distribution problems. We encourage diverse applicants from underrepresented communities.

Responsibilities

  • Generate production-ready design mockups and specifications for implementation
  • Turn conceptual ideas into product designs that address strategic and tactical goals
  • Create polished design deliverables to help explore concepts and drive product discussions
  • Use data to surface insights that help solve user problems.
  • Lead and collaborate with team members on user research to evaluate existing features and conduct usability tests of design prototypes
  • Create ad-hoc project websites and prototypes to support Meedan programs
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to define and measure success
  • Share your work with and provide feedback to other team members to ensure a cohesive design language across products and experiences

Education/Experience:

Required

  • Portfolio that demonstrates a keen sense of visual design, the ability to solve user problems and create design deliverables for product development
  • At least 2 to 4 years of experience in product development, UI/UX design, across desktop and mobile form factors
  • Proficient in CSS and HTML in order to polish designs on production and maintain stylesheets.
  • Professional working proficiency in English

Preferred

  • Proven experience in designing for and with Black, Indigenous, and underrepresented communities, especially in the Global South
  • Experience with journalism workflows and news products a plus, but not required

If you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications above we still encourage you to apply!

Skills

  • Advocate for products that are accessible, inclusive, and reflective of the needs of diverse audiences
  • Demonstrate how your designs address business goals and user needs
  • Collaborate with people on other teams – program managers, and engineers – to develop products that help them reach their goal.
  • Manage competing priorities and act on decisions in the face of ambiguity.

About Meedan

Meedan is a global technology not-for-profit that builds software and programmatic initiatives to strengthen journalism, digital literacy, and accessibility of information online and off. We develop open-source tools for creating and sharing context on digital media through annotation, verification, archival, and translation. We work with technologists, newsrooms, fact-checkers, public health professionals, NGOs and academic institutions on award-winning projects from election monitoring to pandemic response to human rights documentation. This work supports our vision of a more equitable internet.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

We are headquartered in San Francisco’s SOMA district with team members distributed through multiple cities and time zones. Our team members are able to work flexibly and respond to challenges across a range of project areas. This includes the following:

  • Flexible work from home
  • Flexible schedule
  • Support for home office
  • Health benefits for U.S. employees and health care stipends for non-U.S. team members
  • Internal EDI training and affinity groups
  • Paid parental, sick and bereavement leave
  • Code of Conduct

We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented communities in technology and journalism to apply, including women, people of color, veterans, people with disabilities and those who identify as LGBTQ.

Please send CV, portfolio (or a website equivalent) and statement of interest to jobs@meedan.com by June 28, 2021.

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