Product Manager, Mobile Apps

Washington, DC
Apr 12, 2022
Jun 14, 2022
Full Time
Job Description

The Product Manager, Mobile Apps plays a critical role in subscriptions growth and improving our in-app user experience. In partnership with a Lead Product Manager, this person will be responsible for owning the product roadmap for apps in the subscription space, leveraging native-app capabilities to drive all aspects of the subscriber journey in apps from acquisition to retention.

In this role, you will take a data-driven approach to product development and execution. You will work in an Agile development environment and define feature requirements, execute against release plans, and proactively remove obstacles to deliver on product and business strategies. In collaboration with stakeholders, you will develop recommendations for evolving the experience of our journalism based on a deep understanding of performance data, user behavior, and the competitive landscape.

  • You're passionate about apps! You are excited to collaborate with our equally passionate cross-functional team to bring new features to life for our audience.
  • You are a self-starter and thrive in a fast-paced environment with complex projects and a healthy level of ambiguity.
  • You possess a high level of attention to detail and are often one to point out hidden complexity or unresolved items.
  • You work well across disciplines and build partnerships with all levels of the organization that result in better product outcomes.

  • Own the product roadmap and work with product leadership to align features and functionality to team and company objectives.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to gather requirements, prioritize the backlog, and plan sprints that result in meaningful improvements for your users.
  • Set product KPIs and partner with engineering and analytics to ensure product performance is properly monitored and that dashes and alerts are accurate and actionable.
  • Use data and research to generate actionable insights and identify opportunities to evolve your product area to meet user needs.
  • Lead through influence by building trust and alignment with clear, proactive communication about your plans, progress, successes, and setbacks.

Minimum Qualifications
  • 1-2 years as a product owner or product manager with experience in digital media or consumer-facing digital applications
  • Ability to think critically and solve problems in a fast-paced environment while maintaining strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well across disciplines and build partnerships that result in better product outcomes
  • Exceptional communication, writing, and presentation skills
  • Experience using quantitative and qualitative data to identify user needs and inform solutions
  • Experience with or strong interest in digital media and news

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working specifically on a consumer-facing mobile application
  • Experience with managing subscription-based products, bonus points if you're familiar with auto-renewing subscriptions in the app store contexts
  • Working knowledge of industry standard software such as Microsoft Excel, Google Docs, Jira, Confluence
  • Experience collaborating with large, remote teams using communication tools such as Slack and Zoom

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?


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