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Product Manager, Huffpost

Buzzfeed

New York, NY 6 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
HuffPost is a subsidiary of BuzzFeed, Inc.

As part of our esteemed news organization, HuffPost is a leading source of award-winning news and commentary for the most diverse and connected generation ever- with reporting spanning across politics, lifestyle, entertainment and more. HuffPost believes in putting people before power and telling the stories that too often go unheard, from the voices that matter.

The Role

We're looking for a Product Manager to lead and grow user engagement and loyalty on HuffPost. In partnership with the larger HuffPost Product Development team, you will be responsible for defining a strategy and building a roadmap to retain, grow, and monetize our audience, focusing initially on the HuffPost native apps. You should have a passion for news and experience leading a development team to launch and improve high-profile, high-impact products. You will report into, and collaborate closely with, the Senior Product Manager for HuffPost.

You Will
• Create and execute a strategy and roadmap for HuffPost user engagement and loyalty that aligns with the team's goals and initiatives, with an initial focus on the HuffPost native apps.
• Partner closely with the Senior Product Manager for HuffPost and stakeholders throughout the organization (including HuffPost PDE leadership, i.e. product, design, and engineering, HuffPost newsroom leadership, and BuzzFeed technology leadership) to develop, execute, and iterate on this strategy
• Lead a lean team of engineers and coordinate closely with other PDE team members, such as back-end or web engineers, designers, other product managers, product analytics, QA, and leadership
• Set goals and metrics for success, define the roadmap, write project plans and product briefs, prioritize the team's work, and communicate and coordinate the team's plans with partners within and outside of the newsroom
• Work closely with product analytics to understand the how readers are using the HuffPost apps and other HuffPost products, and how to achieve business goals by meeting user needs
• Support the Senior Product Manager of HuffPost on other key initiatives across platforms
• Help define the ongoing product vision of HuffPost as a whole

You Have
• Experienced: You have 2+ years of hands-on experience launching and managing digital products, ideally in the consumer and media space. Previous experience working with native apps is a strong bonus.
• Collaborative and communicative: You value collaboration with other disciplines, and are skilled at communicating clearly with product leaders, engineers, designers, product analysts and more - experience working with journalists and business partners is a plus.
• Organized and detail-oriented: You are able to manage multiple projects at once, maintaining timelines, documentation, communication, and triage for each.
• Curious and analytical: You are proficient in data and insights. You regularly size opportunities and don't merely accept outliers in data, but actively investigate and dive into the numbers and research to find novel insights and new product ideas.
• Comfortable in the spotlight: You will need to work with and help influence senior leaders across the company to promote the team's vision and product strategy in a complex problem space.
• Execution focused: You are able to skillfully navigate external and internal partners while executing on your defined roadmap, with an emphasis on outcomes
• User focused: You have a deep empathy for user problems and use this to identify solutions to enhance and improve their experience
• Passion for journalism: You have a passion for journalism and believe in the mission of HuffPost.

About BuzzFeed, Inc.

BuzzFeed, Inc. is the world's leading tech-powered, diversified media company that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally through its cross-platform news and entertainment network. The company produces articles, lists, quizzes, videos, and original series; lifestyle content through brands including Tasty, the world's largest social food network; original reporting and investigative journalism through BuzzFeed News and HuffPost; an industry-leading affiliate business, strategic partnerships, licensing and product development through BuzzFeed Commerce; and original productions across broadcast, cable, SVOD, film and digital platforms for BuzzFeed Studios.

You can expect:
• A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions
• Opportunities for personal and professional growth through work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning @ BuzzFeed team, our Employee Resource Groups, and more
• An attractive and equitable compensation package, including salary and stock options.
• A generous benefits program featuring paid time off, unlimited sick time, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to mental health platforms, retirement plans, gym and wellness discounts, and much more.

We want all employees to feel safe and comfortable when they engage in any in-person meetings, when visiting the office, or when working from an offsite production or meeting location. As part of this commitment to health and safety, BuzzFeed requires COVID-19 vaccines for current US employees, including all newly hired employees. Requests for accommodation per applicable law for health and/or religious reasons will be considered. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Note: BuzzFeed, Inc. offers remote/flexible work (unless specified to be required to be in-person) and open to hiring remote candidates who are residents in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MS, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA, and WV. For non sales roles, we can also hire in AK, AR, AZ, ID, KS, MO, ND, SC, and VT.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gm971v-44-192-114-32-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Buzzfeed

BuzzFeed is the world's leading tech-powered media company, with a cross-platform news and entertainment network that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally.