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Sr Principal Product Designer, Content Platform



Product, Design
Remote, OR, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2023
Yahoo is a global media and tech company that connects people to their passions. We reach nearly 900M people around the world, bringing them closer to what they love—from finance and sports, to shopping, gaming and news—with the trusted products, content and tech that fuel their day. For partners, we provide a full-stack platform for businesses to amplify growth and drive more meaningful connections across advertising, search and media.

Join the Home & Platforms Design team responsible for Yahoo News, Entertainment and Search products. We aim to make content discovery delightful, simple, and more productive by building the best consumer-focused experiences—one meant for running the “business” of life — like staying on top of everything that is happening around us.

You will be joining a team that excels in building prototypes to learn and influence decision making. A strong partnership with the UX Research team has given us a deep understanding of our customers. And we get to learn from experts in a number of design disciplines, as we collaborate across the company on our shared design language.


As the “architect” of our product experience, you will partner with executives to drive a vision for product strategy, through research and design. In this role you will:

  • Shape the end-to-end consumer experience, across different communication inputs and outputs.

  • Use design methods to identify new problems and opportunities, as well as propose solutions that drive business objectives.

  • Make the team stronger, both through direct mentorship and leading by example, especially regarding visual design quality and attention to detail

  • Lead special projects and innovation tracks.

  • Develop cross-functional relationships and bring people together.

  • Have responsibility for business-level product design decisions.

About you

  • Ownership mindset and accountability with experience leading complex projects and driving innovation efforts that uncovered new value with new kinds of user experiences.

  • Excels in all forms of communication, including using storytelling and narrative to influence and persuade stakeholders. Presents designs clearly to facilitate useful feedback while shifting approach based on the audience and desired outcome.

  • Attention to visual detail, high sense of craft/quality, delivering consistent, polished, and balanced layouts through typography, color, and visual hierarchy.

  • Can operate almost entirely autonomously, but understands when to bring others into conversations for input and decision making.

  • Experienced leading groups and mentoring other designers.

  • Seasoned in all facets of information architecture, interaction design, and UI design.


  • Bachelor's or master's degree in design or human-computer interaction; or equivalent work experience

  • Portfolio that demonstrates expertise in visual design, interaction design, prototyping and product thinking.

  • Experience leading a user-centered design process from end-to-end.

  • Proficiency in software to create design concepts, prototypes, assets and specifications.

  • Skills such as illustration, photography, animation, data visualization, conducting user interviews, front-end programming or data science are a plus!

Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form (www.yahooinc.com/careers/contact-us.html) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion (www.yahooinc.com/diversity/) page to learn more.

The compensation for this position ranges from $160,965.00 - $349,885.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program. Eligibility requirements apply.

Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don’t require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you’ll be given notice to make arrangements.

If you’re curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.

Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.