Product Manager

7 days left

Washington, DC
Nov 01, 2022
Dec 14, 2022
Full Time
Job Description

The Post relies quite heavily on data-informed decision making both at a strategic and operational level. Over the years, The Post has experienced a significant increase in traffic and subscriptions across various platforms and channels. The increased data volume and velocity coupled with new sources and complexity has created new challenges. To address these challenges and gain maximum benefits from our data, we are creating an Integrated Customer Data by stitching data signals from various data sources. This integrated customer data will be used to power various marketing and personalization efforts via enhanced workflows, automations and data activations via homegrown and vendor platforms.

We are calling this initiative WaPo 360. As our Product Manager you'll work in close collaboration with analytics, engineering and other stakeholders in understanding the requirements, build and maintain the various data products and capabilities for the WaPo 360 initiative. WaPo 360 will have a critical and strategic impact on many aspects of the company.

  • You are energized by problem-solving and love to work alongside engineers and designers to create user flows and technical diagrams that ensure solutions are scalable, performant, and meet our business and user goals.
  • You are organized, driven, and committed to getting the details right.
  • You are comfortable working with partners across the company and enjoy translating complex, technical information into plain language that anyone can understand.
  • You want to deeply understand data and analytics ecosystem to build, maintain and evolve data and analytics tools and products to constantly improve The Washington Post's use of data to create new experiences for our users and partners.

  • You collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to capture requirements, maintain clear and accurate feature documentation, and create user stories.
  • Define and execute a product vision & roadmap focused on data integration and analytics capabilities
  • You will work in an Agile development environment and help the product team define and document feature requirements, create and execute against release plans, and proactively remove obstacles to delivery.
  • You participate in daily Scrum ceremonies and proactively identify and help mitigate release blockers.
  • You use data and research to generate actionable insights and recommend opportunities for WaPo 360 to evolve the data and analytics infrastructure so that we build scalable solutions that can grow with us.
  • Solicit stakeholder feedback to drive platform and feature improvement of WaPo 360 projects
  • You lead through influence by building trust and alignment with clear, proactive communication about your plans, progress, successes, and setbacks.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field or equivalent experience building/shipping technical products.
  • 4+ years as a product owner or product manager with a strong preference for experience managing data and analytics products.
  • Experience developing/launching products/technologies within one or more of the following: Cloud, SaaS, enterprise, internal tools, and/or complex Data/ Analytics products.
  • Understand the life cycle and development of data products. Experience driving product vision, go-to-market strategy, and design discussions.
  • Experience creating strategic product roadmaps, working with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize projects, and meet deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience managing day-to-day technical and design direction.
  • Experience in the following: Analytics workflows, analytics products, data products, cloud infrastructure, software as a service, big data, data engineering processes, security and privacy, development and operations, or machine learning.
  • Knowledge of multiple functional areas such as Product Management, Analytics Workflows, Data Warehouse, Engineering, UX/UI, Customer Support and Marketing.
  • Ability to influence multiple stakeholders without direct authority.
  • Strong data, analytics, and technical skills including a working knowledge of large-scale data platforms like Hadoop (or other big-data solutions), Map/Reduce, S3, Hive, Spark etc. is preferred. Working knowledge of AWS Cloud, Big Data tools and distributed data/computing tools are a plus.

When you join The Post

When you join TWP, you are joining a mission to connect, inform, and enlighten those around the globe with the highest caliber, most trustworthy news and information. Our multicultural, multi-generational workforce is constantly creating and innovating, leading the media and technology industries to better solutions. We welcome all perspectives and celebrate diverse backgrounds.

Whether you contribute to journalism, engineering, finance, or marketing, you are helping define the future of news.

We continue to shine a light into the darkness and hope you'll join us.

Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
  • Robust mental health resources
  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services
  • Gender affirming services
  • Pet insurance
  • Free Post digital subscription
  • Leadership and career development programs

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.

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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