Articles by Cap Watkins
- Product Design Roles at BuzzFeed, v3
Cap Watkins, CXO, Primary
Cap & BuzzFeed learned some important lessons before making their 3rd version of a design career ladder: skills needed for promotion can be unclear, employees and managers can be misaligned on skill levels, some skills were missing in prior versions, and organizational language fell out of date. BuzzFeed's design career ladder covers 5 IC levels and 4 manager levels. Each level has about 12 skills, with examples of multiple sub-skills for each skill.