Designer – Product

Ref#: 30540
CBS Business Unit: Showtime
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:
SHOWTIME and its critically-acclaimed, award-winning original series continue to make their mark on the cultural landscape, with one of the most successful programming slates in all of television. With an impressive line-up of new and returning original series, the SHOWTIME hit dramas and comedies include TWIN PEAKS, HOMELAND, SHAMELESS, BILLIONS, RAY DONOVAN, THE AFFAIR, I’M DYING UP HERE, SMILF,  and THE CHI. SHOWTIME will also debut two limited series this year, PATRICK MELROSE staring Benedict Cumberbatch and ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA from Ben Stiller. Original series play a key part in the SHOWTIME programming mix, along with box office hits, comedy and music specials, provocative documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming, including the flagship franchise SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®, the Emmy Award-winning documentary series ALL ACCESS, A SEASON WITH and the Emmy Award-winning veteran series INSIDE THE NFL. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple®, Roku®, Amazon, Google, Xbox One and Samsung. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Sony PlayStation® Vue and Amazon Channels. The network’s authentication service, SHOWTIME ANYTIME, is available at no additional cost to SHOWTIME customers who subscribe to the network through participating providers. Subscribers can also watch on their computers at and

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™, and offers Smithsonian Earth™ through SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events


About You

You are a passionate Product Designer who combines a deep intuitive understanding of the fundamental elements of great user interface design including color theory, typography, grid systems and composition with knowledge of user-experience best practices.  You are well versed in the nuances of designing for multiple technologies and platforms.  You have an impeccable design sense and a keen eye for detail.  You are a natural collaborator, eager to work side-by-side with high performance multi-disciplinary teams of designers, product managers and developers.  You are capable of ideating, iterating and effectively communicating the rational behind your design thinking.  You are plugged into the design & UX community and love bringing fresh and innovative ideas back to the team to evangelize them.  Your primary focus is on visual design with a proven ability to establish and apply style guide standards consistently, and adapt them across platforms, but you can also contribute to UX initiatives when needed.

About Us

We're Showtime (part of the CBS family) and have some of the most groundbreaking original programming in the industry including Emmy and Golden Globe winners like Homeland, Ray Donovan, Billions, Shameless and Dexter. This position is within the company’s Product team and we are responsible for Showtime’s stand-alone OTT streaming service, TV Everywhere offerings and On Demand services. We are a very collaborative and user-focused product team – and we are growing fast as we continue to evolve Showtime beyond traditional TV consumption. Come be part of the team that is helping to redefine the way in which consumers subscribe to and experience Showtime.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the design and product development and management teams to distill complex user needs and business requirements into intuitive and elegant user-centric design solutions that scale seamlessly across multiple screens and platforms.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams including product and engineering to gather feedback, iterate, test, refine and implement designs.
  • Execute visual design and craft graphic elements, assets, and visual treatments that adapt and flow across various platforms and form factors including responsive web, native mobile, smart TVs, streaming devices and game consoles.
  • Work with front-end developers to deliver specifications, feedback, and assets optimized for multiple platforms to ensure that all designs are interpreted and implemented as specified.
  • Establish and enforce a consistent visual design language and style guide standards that uphold the aesthetics and integrity of Showtime’s premium brand identity.
  • Manage multiple ongoing projects, and remain flexible through rounds of iteration and revision
  • Stay current with latest design and technology trends across web, mobile, and 10-foot platforms, and adopt modern techniques as appropriate.

 Skills/Experience Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience in visual, interactive, or user interface design within a product or agency setting.
  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic or Interaction Design, Visual Communications or related field.
  • Proficiency with Sketch, InVision and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Highly collaborative with the ability and willingness to generate multiple iterations of a single product design and incorporate feedback
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to clearly communicate the rationale behind your design thinking and decisions.
  • Experience interpreting and applying brand identity systems and adapting them to create seamless experiences that address the unique requirements of multiple platforms.
  • Understanding of technical considerations when designing for multiple devices and frameworks including responsive HTML/CSS, and native platforms including iOS & Android. 
  • A portfolio showcasing cross-platform design solutions with the ability to articulate your design thinking in the context of the user and business problems you were solving for.
  • Fluency in best practices for mobile and web-based design and user experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of design fundamentals and best practices including exceptional typography skills and attention to pixel-level details.
  • A passion for designing experiences that support, delight and engage customers.
  • Be a self-starter who is a customer-obsessed, detail-oriented, and an enthusiastic team player.

Bonus Points

  • Experience designing for TV, gaming consoles and other 10-foot platforms.
  • Experience prototyping with Principle.
  • A love of television and streaming media. 

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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