UX/UI Editor in Irving, TX at Michaels

Date Posted: 11/30/2022

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    3939 West John Carpenter Freeway
    Irving, TX
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Job Description

Support Center - Irving

We're here for the Makers! Come be a part of the team where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!

Michaels is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are here for all Team Members and all Makers to create, innovate and be better together.

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The Staff UX UI Editor role is responsible for creating user-centered experiences to support Michael’s digital touchpoints for our makers and our associates (including but not limited to online, mobile, tablet, apps and in-store experiences/solutions). Through an expert understanding of digital editorial principles and best practices, this role will effectively communicate solutions to both technical and non-technical audiences. The Staff UX UI Editor will work hand-in-hand with Designers to ensure the language used across our touchpoints is clearly understood. This impactful role will work closely with cross-functional teams in advocating for the needs of the Design Team.

As a Staff UX UI Editor, you will utilize your exceptional communication skills to coordinate work within the Design Team and with cross-functionally with technical partner, customers (internal and external), stakeholders, business leaders and leadership to support the overall vision of the project.

We are looking for Staff UX UI Editors who have a mastery of design UX and UI editorial, demonstrate leadership qualities and are enthusiastic to take on new challenges to push Michaels Technology forward while growing their career.

Create user-centric experience through an iterative editorial process

  • Champion human-centered design and UI/UX practices using a range of methodologies in order to deliver clear user-centric editorial.
  • Partner with Designers to create prototypes using the MIK Design System to showcase multiple concepts quickly, with an understanding of customer needs, business challenges and proposed solutions
  • Support design team with various projects, presentations, and initiatives
  • Utilize market analysis, results and updated design architecture based on discovered trends and patterns
  • Support Product Teams in ensuring clear and concise communication across all use cases, including error messaging, dynamic content and other messaging areas 

Contribute to Design Team standards and processes

  • Establish, document and share editorial standards and best practices
  • Partner with Design, Design Operations and Research partners to build and optimize Design Team standards and processes

Advocate for user needs with a cross-functional team

  • Support development by providing editorial to support the creating and enhancing of the experience and functionality of user interface company products, including websites, software, hardware, and tools
  • Partner with product management and product development to ensure accurate delivery of site messaging

Provide leadership within the Design Team

  • Support editorial team with various projects, presentations, and initiatives
  • Scope level of effort of assignments
  • Provide mentorship to Editors/Writers
  • Manage, lead and assign work as needed to Editors/Writers
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Minimum Special Certifications or technical skills

  • Experience delivering editorial guidance within a Design Workflow using digital tools (ex: Figma, Miro, Adobe Creative Suite, Confluence, Jira and/or Microsoft Word)
  • Basic understanding of Agile/Scrum development process
  • Experience working with Design systems and brand guidelines/style guides

Minimum Type of experience the job requires

  • 7+ years digital editorial experience
  • Digital portfolio demonstrating strong understanding of UX/UI editorial including:
    • end-to-end project execution from start to finish including how it was informed by user feedback and data
    • Basic understanding of design systems and style guides
    • Basic understanding of writing for responsive designs across digital channels (web/mobile/app)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Have confidence and advocate for designs
    • Team player who is open to feedback from all levels of business
    • Able to prioritize and manage workload


  • Proficiency in current design and collaboration tools, i.e., Figma, Miro, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with Atlassian tools, Confluence and Jira or equivalent tools
  • Experience executing responsive design across digital channels
  • Ability to take work from problem statement to concept to low fidelity to high fidelity
  • Experience with customer facing initiatives like user interviews and user testing. Experience conducting user testing using various research methodologies
  • Up to date with the latest trends, techniques, and best practices
  • Workshop planning and facilitation
  • Executing in store applications 
  • Ability to scope requests, develop and communicate work required, plan work in a team environment, adjust quickly to changes or new information and escalate when necessary
  • Proficiency in working and developing brand guidelines, style guides and design systems
  • Ability to lead ideation
  • Able to share your discoveries, gather and integrate feedback, influence, and create energy for an idea and or initiative visually and verbally
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript capabilities with the ability to work closely with engineers to implement designs


Applicants in the U.S. must satisfy federal, state, and local legal requirements of the job.