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Director, Content Design - Consumer

PayPal

PayPal

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Illinois, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024
At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives.

Job Description Summary:
As Director, Content Design, you’ll report to our Head of Content Design and lead the Content Design teams across the entire Consumer portfolio (including PayPal and Venmo). You’ll be a key member of the Consumer Experience Design leadership team, partnering with experts in Design, Research, and Operations to drive strategic direction, editorial oversight, and operational excellence across the experience design lifecycle and to help build a high performing team and culture of design excellence.

Job Description:
The Company
Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 237 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom, enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

PayPal is a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

The Position

The customer is at the center of everything we do at PayPal. As a leader in financial technologies, PayPal teams are cross-functional and inspired by the goal of improving the financial wellbeing of people and businesses around the world. Our cross-functional teams partner across the PayPal family of companies as one team to deliver unique and meaningful products for millions of customers around the world.

PayPal’s multidisciplinary Experience Design team has embarked on a path to transform our user experiences and deliver supercharged, intelligent, and unique global products that elevate money management, payments, and commerce and bring meaningful value to every customer.

As part of this evolution, our content strategy is core to our success, and we are seeking a content leader that’s a master of craft to join our leadership team and help drive transformation across the Consumer portfolio. This is an opportunity to have a massive impact and write the future of content design and commerce at scale.

As Director, Content Design, you’ll report to our Head of Content Design and lead the Content Design teams across the entire Consumer portfolio (including PayPal and Venmo). You’ll be a key member of the Consumer Experience Design leadership team, partnering with experts in Design, Research, and Operations to drive strategic direction, editorial oversight, and operational excellence across the experience design lifecycle and to help build a high performing team and culture of design excellence.

Job Description:

  • Lead a team of content designers across matrixed teams to deliver content design at scale, working with cross-functional partners, removing systemic obstacles, and presenting and influencing stakeholders across the product design lifecycle at every level.
  • Raise the bar and drive best practices in process and methodology across the content discipline, including strategy, operations, research, and systems, as well as accessibility, inclusion, globalization, content management, and emerging content tools, including generative AI (Artificial Intelligence).
  • Set global objectives and key results for content experiences and use data to inform content direction and monitor and optimize performance.
  • Hold team accountable to leverage and extend the use of content and design systems, style guides, patterns, and assets in the creation of UX deliverables.
  • Shape team strategy, identifying risks and prioritizing opportunities.
  • Contribute to the wider Experience Design & Content communities, as a tastemaker and mentor, leveraging your strengths to grow people and teams globally.
  • Identify gaps and solutions for future growth and scale within the team or org.
  • Attract world class content talent to join the amazing writers and strategists on the team and use your passion for coaching leaders to develop and retain a high-performing and high-impact team.
  • Have a point-of-view about strategic decisions, using insights from the team.
  • Understand how to influence stakeholders and leaders to implement the best ideas.
  • Have prior experience as a leader of a content design team that is large and/or complex, including managing managers, working across disparate product areas, and building an effective content design practice and org.
  • Build a diverse and inclusive environment across the team, model inclusive behaviors, and hold managers accountable.
  • Be adaptable, conceptual, and resilient in the face of change.
  • Evaluate new and existing user experiences on an ongoing basis and ensure content strategy is successfully implemented across the app.
  • Help scale our user experience by collaborating with our Design Systems team to embed content recommendations at the systems level.
  • Influence strategic decisions across and within our product to improve the overall experience and ensure consistency.
  • Lead discovery efforts, from the design and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative research efforts to facilitating team sessions and focus groups
  • Lead Consumer product content strategy by actively engaging in the end-to-end product development process, including defining the problem, brainstorming on the product vision, writing the interface language, and reviewing user research to understand user behavior to craft the tone and voice.
  • The Director, Content Design is responsible for developing a cohesive content design strategy, scaling our content processes, and standardizing rules for scalability and localization.


Requirements
  • 10+ years’ experience in content-related fields with 6+ focused on product content design.
  • A strong track record of building content teams, and proven ability to attract, develop and retain top content talent.
  • 8+ years' experience directly managing, coaching, and developing full-time employees including 4+ years' experience managing managers.
  • 5+ years’ experience defining content strategies that deliver significant customer and business impact.
  • 5+ years of experience leading dynamic teams with successful outcomes in creating and delivering user-centered, data-driven consumer experiences.
  • 8+ years of experience in content strategy with a focus on writing, including experience with a global audience
  • 5+ years of experience leading dynamic teams with successful outcomes in creating and delivering user-centered, data-driven consumer experiences.
  • Proven, senior-level content strategy development, ideally at a consumer tech company.
  • Be an outstanding collaborator with product management, engineering, user research, content, and design.
  • Full-stack content strategy skills from discovery through maintenance, including content audits, gap analyses, content modeling, UX writing, and using content management systems.
  • 5+ years' experience influencing product and design strategy and collaborating with cross-functional partners (engineering, globalization, marketing, data, legal, customer support).
  • Unparalleled editorial skill. Creative, systems-thinking UX leader. Experience directing content teams, including 3rd party agencies, to deliver excellent and effective content for varied segments and for highly regulated industries.
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in the study of creative writing, information design, information science, communications research, related fields, or equivalent experience.


PayPal is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.

Actual Compensation is based on various factors including but not limited to work location, and relevant skills and experience.

The total compensation for this practice may include an annual performance bonus (or other incentive compensation, as applicable), equity, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information, visit https://www.paypalbenefits.com.

The U.S. national annual pay range for this role is $118700 to $246290

Our Benefits:

At PayPal, we’re committed to building an equitable and inclusive global economy. And we can’t do this without our most important asset—you. That’s why we offer benefits to help you thrive in every stage of life. We champion your financial, physical, and mental health by offering valuable benefits and resources to help you care for the whole you.

We have great benefits including a flexible work environment, employee shares options, health and life insurance and more. To learn more about our benefits please visit https://www.paypalbenefits.com

Who We Are:

To learn more about our culture and community visit https://about.pypl.com/who-we-are/default.aspx

PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 400 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit paypal.com.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

As part of PayPal’s commitment to employees’ health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

Notice to Applicants and Employees who reside within New York city. Click https://careers.pypl.com/Contact-Us/default.aspx

to view the notice.

REQ ID R0112982