: Product Designer Director - News & Interests


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Facebook is looking for a design leader to guide product design for News and Interests teams. The teams mission is to help people discover the best of Facebook and connect with their community and interests. Your role will be to define and execute on a vision for how people stay up to date with their interests and the latest news to make Facebook a leading destination for interests.The ideal candidate has expertise in product strategy, interaction and visual design and has experience designing personalization and recommendation-based products. You have experience coaching and inspiring a large team of designers in multiple offices working across multiple products simultaneously.

Required Skills

  • Build, lead and mentor a team of talented designers.
  • Help lead the vision and strategic planning for the Interests and News product roadmap, both short term and long-term.
  • Help establish shared vision across the company by building consensus on priorities leading to product design and execution.
  • Manage multiple projects and allocate design resources accordingly, ensuring deadlines are met and setting up team members for success by setting clear and measurable goals.
  • Offer organizational design thinking to best structure the team and equip them for success in their goals.
  • Drive product design with a team of world-class engineers, product managers, data scientists and user researchers.
  • Establishing a strong, collaborative design practice.

Employee Testimonials

Edward Fagin (Photo credit: Ryan Mack)
Edward Fagin
Engineering Manager

I'm an engineering manager on our real-time infrastructure team, and my team focuses on GraphQL Subscriptions — a component of the widely-used GraphQL open source query language for APIs — that makes it easier for engineers to build real-time features into their products. At Facebook, this framework powers a number of features that people use every day, including comment-typing indicators and streaming reactions on live videos.

At Facebook, you have the opportunity to contribute to an incredibly wide range of infrastructure projects. While our engineers have a variety of expertise, they share a passion for solving complex engineering challenges at scale. It's humbling to know that everything you work on can potentially impact more than two billion people around the world.

Vaneeta Singh (Photo credit: Ryan Mack)
Vaneeta Singh
Engineering Manager

We develop the network software for Facebook applications on iOS and Android platforms. This includes measuring and improving performance, reliability, security, and efficiency of network communication with Facebook servers. Getting the most out of a diverse set of worldwide mobile networks, and millions of handsets with a wide range of hardware capabilities is challenging as well as fun. All this while we play good citizens in these networks and are mindful of the device battery, storage, and data consumption.