Web & UX Designer

at The Podcast Host ltd. in Dundee

(₤15500 - ₤28000 per year)

Work from anywhere, flexible-hours, part-time or full-time position

The Podcast Host ltd. are looking for a web designer and UX specialist to join the team. We’re a little company looking to grow, and a new Software as a Service (SAAS) project is a big part of that plan. Our new UX designer will play a huge part in building that tool, and solving a deep problem that our audience experience.

Currently, the business revolves around content and teaching. We write, blog and, of course, Podcast, about podcasting. The aim is to help anyone (hobbyists to businesses) to start, run and grow a show. We have a tonne of free content that offers that advice, and a range of paid courses (sold as a premium upgrade) which go much more in-depth.

Next, we want to offer a software product that cures one of the biggest pains that afflicts our audience. This application will offer the tools to make Podcasting (and media production in general) much more easy – even for non-techies – and a workflow to save hours each week.

We’ve developed a prototype web application which works. It already solves many of the problems we want to tackle. That prototype is operated, right now, through a command-line type interface. The purpose of this project is to design the front-end system which allows an average user to work with the application.

Technical Skills

The core aim of this role is to create a dashboard which allows anyone to use the already-developed back-end system. Within this dashboard we have a range of requirements, from standard button-push, drop-down controlled sections, to heavily designed, interactive HTML5 interfaces which allow people to drag/drop/interact with the workflow.

On top of the dashboard above, we’ll also be building a great public facing site, which handles the sales funnel, ecommerce, subscriptions and member management. Our new designer will work with our front-end developer to take charge of all of this, and work closely with our existing back-end dev to create the interface.

In terms of the skills you need:

Web interface design experience
Some Javascript desirable, but not necessary
WordPress and Bootstrap experience desirable, but not necessary
Some knowledge of audio and video production desirable, but not necessary

Softer Skills

The big challenge here is creating an interface to allow our average user to carry out a set of quite complex tasks with their media. We need to let them do this in a really simple and easy way.

I’m looking for someone who will enjoy this creative challenge. I need you to help me rethink a process that currently intimidates or repels a large number of the people we work with. If you have experience in working with media, then that may be an advantage. Or, it might even be a disadvantage – we want to get away from existing ways of thinking.

In short, we need:

A creative mind, able to rethink and redesign an age-old process
A passion for making things simple, simple, simple
A real aptitude for great UX design and creating intuitive workflows
If you have a genuine interest in podcasting, even better!

The Details

We are a company based in Dundee, Scotland, but we’re willing to work with someone at a distance on this one. You can work from anywhere within the UK (UK residents only I’m afraid). If you did want to move to Dundee, of course, you’re welcome to join us! It’s a great and growing place for digital media, tech and games right now.

Working hours are also flexible. We need a commitment to at least 3 days per week, so we can grow some momentum on this. If you’re interested in full-time, then that’s great too. We need daytime working – any time between 8 and 6, Monday to Friday – so this isn’t for someone already in a full-time job, looking for evening or weekend work.

The salary for this role depends entirely on experience. We have the option to go with an experienced designer, and the upper end of our scale (24 – 28k). Or, we would consider a graduate with the enthusiasm to make the job their own, starting at a lower level (15.5 – 18). Perhaps you’re in-between. Either way, once the app launches, we’ll be growing the team. That means our existing developers will move up quickly and salary will increase an line with app traction and responsibility. We’re also open to a bit of negotiation on that for people with really extensive experience (including the possibility of equity or partnership, for the really right person…).

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Published at 01 May 2017
Expires on 01 Jul 2017