Job Post

UX Designer

America's Test Kitchen
21 Drydock Avenue
Boston , MA 02110

The UX team at America’s Test Kitchen is adding a UX Designer! This is a full-time, on-site position. The ideal candidate has at least 1.5 years experience in a UX role. America's Test Kitchen is a real 15,000 square foot test kitchen located in Boston's Seaport. We have two TV shows and publish recipes, equipment ratings, taste test results, and kitchen tips across a wide variety of websites, magazines, and cookbooks. The digital design team is responsible for everything across our four websites and mobile app.

Traits we're looking for–
You are a good communicator:

  • People tell you you’re a good listener; when someone makes a request, you track the request and the underlying need
  • Comfortable leading user testing sessions and interviews with customers & prospects
  • You can quickly and easily translate research learnings into a shareable format for other teams. You might even be interested in testing and learning what the best ways to share ux research findings.

You are analytical:

  • You can pick patterns out of large groups of data, be that interview transcripts, heat maps or interaction patterns.
  • You pick up on small details, but never lose sight of the larger narrative

You like to iterate:

  • You are comfortable thinking of many ways to do something before settling in on one
  • You are also comfortable sharing this early prototyping process with dev and design

You are proactive & curious:

  • Always monitoring our members-only Facebook group for insights that could help improve our products & experiences
  • Tuned into interesting things happening in (or out of) the food & technology space, and sharing how those things could improve our products & experiences

Specific skills you'll need–

  • Conduct in and out of category pattern research
  • Wireframe & prototype for responsive experiences
  • Recruit, write scripts, conduct, and share insights from user tests and interviews
  • Collaborate with visual designers, developers, product, marketing and research teams.
  • You already, or can learn to, use sketch, invision, zeplin, etc.

These projects sound interesting to you–

  • Working to create a unified experience across multiple web products, and one native app
  • Owning and feeding a UX research database that can help our teams make data-informed decisions
  • Recurring interviews with new, long-time, and canceled members to help build our understanding around our value proposition

Some fun perks–

  • Our take-home fridge is stocked throughout the day with anything test cooks might be working on
  • Free copies of all the magazines and books we publish during your time with us
  • Conveniently located in Boston's Seaport
  • A warm and engaged design team that genuinely loves working with each other
Category: UX & Design

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Our mission: To perform thousands of tests every year, investigating the fundamental principles of cooking to provide techniques, tools, and ingredients needed to succeed in the kitchen.

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