Wanted by 3 million users

Paper.li is a service run by SmallRivers, a fully funded startup based in Lausanne, Switzerland - a place by the lake overlooking the swiss alps...i.e. there are worse places to be ;-)

Our offices are on the campus of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - this means you have access to 150 different sport activities, access to many food places and public transport. We offer flexible work hours and your choice of tools. We even have a coffe drip if you need it...

UX Designer / Interaction Designer

(posted on August 28, 2014)

About this Job

We are looking for an outstanding UX designer to join our product team. You will be responsible for leading UX efforts (mobile, tablet and desktop), executing design work consistent with design and brand standards, analytics insight, customer feedback. Your goal will be to help our customers fall even more in love with Paper.li.

Paper.li allows millions of people to filter the web according to their specific needs. We believe in the power of curation and how shared content can bring people together to accomplish things.

To support our vision we need somebody with a strong customer focus who is able to help simplify our UX and make it more intuitive, while adding a touch of innovation.


  • 5-7 years experience with B2C, high traffic websites designing UX across multiple platforms and devices.
  • Experience working within a company working with an established product who has led projects through a complete lifecycle: from conception through implementation and then on to maintenance.
  • Strong customer orientation and empathy for low-tech end-users.
  • Proven track record in creating experiences that delight.

Technical Skills:

  • Design - Sketching, concept creation and wire framing, producing sitemaps and user flows, creating clickable prototypes. Using user insight, analytics, best practice, competitor analysis to inform design decisions.
  • Design Specification - Delivering appropriate level of specification needed to ensure high quality development on time.
  • Best practice and design consistency - Researching and sharing industry trends, competitors, and comparable experiences. Driving and documenting design standards and patterns across channels and products.
  • Technical Knowledge - Proficient in Photoshop and some prototyping solutions like Axure, Balsamiq or similar. Knowledge of HTML and CSS is an important plus.

Soft skills:

  • Dedication to detail - Understanding that the devil is in the detail and that details are what make the difference.
  • Planning - We love when projects are efficient and delivered on time. The ideal candidate should be able to plan and work executing against deadlines but also to find ways to maximise the efficiency in an agile process.
  • Cultural understanding - We’re an international team with headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland with team members distributed throughout Europe. Understanding of culture and tolerance for not everyone speaking “the same language” literally, is a must. English the common language however a multitude of other languages can be heard or practiced at any given time.
  • People lover - B2C or B2B it all boils down to P2P. We’re looking for a team member who loves to communicate and enjoys conversing equally face to face as much as over Skype or messaging.

You’ll be working with a small, but mighty team of people who are passionate about what they do - and we expect no less from you. You should have an insatiable appetite for learning new things and improving existing ones. If you’re the right one for us, you will want to change the world and then you’ll make it happen.

If this position sounds interesting, e-mail us your C.V. along with a few words of why you think you're right for this position and a link to your portfolio to jobs@paper.li. Bonus point! Include your Paper.li url, what you like about the service and even what you think could be improved.

We’ll review your information as quickly as possible and if there is a shared work philosophy, similar goals and the matching skills to make things happen, we’ll come back to you!

Thank you for considering our team as your next team. We look forward to hearing from you.

Communications Manager

(posted on September 18, 2014)

About this Job

We are looking for a Communications Manager to join our team in Lausanne who is passionate about the role communication is playing in converting website visitors into customers and customers into loyal brand fans!

Paper.li allows millions of people to filter the web according to their specific needs. We believe in the power of curation and how shared content can bring people together to accomplish things.

To support our vision we need somebody who can help existing and prospective end-users fall even more in love with the Paper.li service through the creation of outstanding communication and content.

Your role as Communications Manager will be to coordinate with Product Management and Customer Care to craft and deliver the voice of Paper.li across digital touch points: in service messaging, website, blog, email newsletters and marketing campaigns.

Your role:

  • Maintain, develop and communicate the tone and voice of Paper.li across communication touch points;
  • Own the editorial calendar, manage and contribute to content creation and copywriting for our website, our blog, Paper.li in service messaging, social channels and email marketing campaigns;
  • Act as a point of contact for agencies, media partners, press
  • Support our end-users and all marketing campaigns by fielding and answering questions from the community;
  • Mentor and manage a Community & Social Media Manager.

Your skills:

  • Native English speaker (Or, you write so well that a native speaker can’t spot the difference);
  • Customer-centric mentality and a strong empathy for low-tech end users;
  • Strategic in vision, hands on in mission: you will drive and implement content strategies and tactics for social and digital platforms;
  • Strong copywriting experience for B2C services or product companies, or experience working in an agency copywriting for clients;
  • Curious about content marketing, content curation and learning the ins-and-outs of our service;
  • Familiar with WordPress, MailChimp, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, G+;
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environments;
  • B or C permit to work in Switzerland.

This opportunity is 80% - 100% and is based in our office on the EPFL campus. Sorry, but no remote offers will be considered at this time.

Sound good? Then send us your C.V. along with a few words on why you think you're the right person for this position and a short writing sample in the form of a blog post (no longer than 400 words) highlighting at least one way Paper.li can support a small business to jobs@paper.li.

Due to the high volume of CVs we receive for our job postings, we will only be able to come back to you if we find a shared work philosophy, similar goals and a match in skills.

Thank you in advance for considering our team as your next team! We look forward to hearing from you.