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Re: [ia-14] Director of User Research and Product Development-MId Town, Manhattan

From: Anders R.
Sent on: Friday, September 5, 2008 2:57 PM
The main purpose of the mailing list is for IA-related announcements
and, of course, discussion.  When I am asked by recruiters about job
postings, I usually recommend posting that on the message board.

http://ia.meetup....­

-Anders

On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 2:39 PM, Audrea Parrack <[address removed]> wrote:
> I feel the same way as Laura.....it is more to try and help you guys see
> opportunities that could be of interest.  Some of you may be passively
> looking for that perfect opportunity and would never know about it if it
> was not for networking boards like this.  As well, please let us know if
> the majority feels like this and I will as well stop posting.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Audrea
>
> On Fri,[masked] at 14:33 -0400, Laura wrote:
>> Hello again,
>>
>>
>>
>> Certainly it was not my intent to make this a place for public replies
>> to open position posts although I think it?s safe to say that was an
>> accident and something that can be avoided in the future.
>>
>>
>>
>> However, if the group feels this is not a service to the IA meetup
>> community,  I will certainly not post open positions in the future.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Laura
>>
>>
>>
>> Laura Hunter
>>
>> Vivid Resources
>>
>> office[masked]
>>
>> cell[masked]
>>
>> fax[masked]
>>
>> [address removed]
>>
>> www.vividresources.c­om
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>>
>>
>> What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared
>> to what lies within us.
>>
>> Ralph Waldo Emerson
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of JF
>> Sent: Friday, September 05,[masked]:28 AM
>> To: [address removed]
>> Subject: Re: [ia-14] Director of User Research and Product
>> Development-MId Town, Manhattan
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Hope you guys don't mind me throwing this in the ring:
>>
>>
>>
>> I know this seems like a great place for headhunting, but, personally,
>> I joined the group to exchange information, not look for a job.
>>
>>
>>
>> There are plenty of other mechanisms out there for that.
>>
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>>
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: jcvaughan <[address removed]>
>> To: [address removed]
>> Sent: Friday, September 5,[masked]:28:40 PM
>> Subject: Re: [ia-14] Director of User Research and Product
>> Development-MId Town, Manhattan
>>
>> Seasoned Senior Interactive Architect and Lead of User Experience
>> Design, usability, and documentation teams at Fortune 500 companies
>> (S&P, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Ernst & Young, Instinet).  Very
>> strong financial. Point man and the competitive edge for
>> transformation of legacy software and interactive services. Extensive
>> background in all aspects of multimedia development and high level
>> integration. Creative and insightful, with excellent analytical and
>> communication skills.  Experienced and technically astute. Able to
>> integrate, articulate and motivate across disciplines.
>>
>> With more than 20 years experience crafting the customer experience of
>> interactive systems, I offer a unique combination of business
>> understanding, technical acumen, creative talent and strategic
>> insight. Adaptable, innovative and insightful, I "hit the ground
>> running" and excel in a challenging environment.
>>
>> My Professional Goal:  I am looking for senior interaction design
>> position that allows me to integrate and exercise the full extent of
>> my experience, talent and skills, preferably as the champion for the
>> User/Customer Experience practice.
>>
>> Please review the attached resume and check out my website at
>> http://www.jcvtcs...­ for examples of my work. I look forward to
>> speaking with you soon.
>>
>>
>> John Vaughan
>> The Communication Studio LLC
>> email:  [address removed]
>> website: http://www.jcvtcs...­
>> Linked-In: http://www.linked...­
>> 115 Minnehaha Blvd
>> Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034
>> Voice: [masked]
>> Cell:[masked]
>>
>>
>> See clients & colleagues who've recommended me on
>> http://www.linked...­.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>         ----- Original Message -----
>>
>>
>>         From: Laura
>>
>>
>>         To: [address removed]
>>
>>
>>         Sent: Thursday, September 04,[masked]:07 PM
>>
>>
>>         Subject: [ia-14] Director of User Research and Product
>>         Development-MId Town, Manhattan
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>         Hello Everyone!
>>
>>         My client is the biggest online newspaper site in the world.
>>         They are seeking a Director of User Research and Product
>>         Development (or as they're calling it, Product Development
>>         Research Director) who can serve as a strategic advisor,
>>         manage a small team and help create and codify formalized
>>         methodologies for user research and testing.  The ideal
>>         candidate will need to have some experience with hiring,
>>         firing and performance reviews as well as being professionally
>>         mature.  They must be able to speak to internal business
>>         clients in a consulting capacity and help their staff present
>>         user research and testing findings that offer insights and
>>         innovations for the wide variety of cross platform business
>>         units (product, web, functional, platform and more).
>>         Understanding and disseminating web analytics is also very
>>         important to this role.  They will be the voice of authority
>>         on how user techniques will benefit my client.  Competitive
>>         salary, bonus and pension plan accompanied by outstanding
>>         benefits round out one of the most exciting user research and
>>         testing positions I have had on my desk in quite some time!
>>         Come join the world most innovative online source for media!
>>
>>         A job description is below:
>>
>>         My client is one of the most innovative media companies in the
>>         world. Along with its 157-year history as the world's most
>>         influential newspaper, the company has created the world's #1
>>         newspaper site and one of the fastest growing mobile news and
>>         information sites. We continue to create and launch new
>>         products every month?from new web sites, to integrated
>>         blog/news areas to new sections, new multi-media, and new ways
>>         for our users to interact with our content and each other.
>>
>>         About You
>>
>>         We are looking for someone with deep experience in developing
>>         and deploying research to help develop media products for the
>>         web. This should include research to inform product strategy,
>>         shape prototypes, and evaluate the success of products once
>>         they are launched. The right candidate will have expertise in
>>         areas such as usability testing, qualitative and quantitative
>>         customer needs assessment, eyetracking, a/b testing, web
>>         analytics and survey evaluation. The candidate will also have
>>         experience leading a team, managing the priorities of internal
>>         clients, and a track record of successful application of
>>         customer insights to build better products.
>>
>>         About the Job
>>
>>         As Product Development Research Director, you will be expected
>>         to:
>>
>>               * Help internal clients, such as product managers,
>>                 understand the role of research in the product
>>                 development process
>>               * Develop and advance our product research capabilities
>>               * Consistently deliver actionable insights
>>               * Manage a team and help them achieve excellence
>>               * Build relationships internally and help negotiate
>>                 complex tradeoffs in an environment where quality
>>                 journalism is our primary mission
>>               * Prioritize work flow and maximize output
>>               * Work closely with web analytics staff to integrate
>>                 product research and behavioral data
>>               * Demonstrate leadership in appropriate industry
>>                 meetings and conferences
>>
>>         Your Qualifications
>>
>>               * 5+ years experience applying research to product
>>                 development; expertise in most product research
>>                 disciplines
>>               * 10+  overall experience in business or non-profit
>>                 world
>>               * Demonstrated ability to create insights that help make
>>                 products successful
>>               * Experience managing a team
>>               * A passion for the web and an understanding of web
>>                 analytics
>>               * A passion for news and information
>>               * A Master's degree in a related field is a plus
>>
>>         Unfortunately at this time relocation assistance is not being
>>         offered.
>>
>>         Interested parties will please submit a resume to this email
>>         address.  Feel free to call or email should you have any
>>         questions.
>>
>>         Thank you,
>>
>>         Laura
>>
>>         Laura Hunter
>>
>>         Vivid Resources
>>
>>         office[masked]
>>
>>         cell[masked]
>>
>>         fax[masked]
>>
>>         [address removed]
>>
>>         www.vividresources.c­om
>>
>>         What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters
>>         compared to what lies within us.
>>
>>         Ralph Waldo Emerson
>>
>>
>>
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