Senior Technical Product Manager

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Dec 07, 2022
Closes
Dec 16, 2022
Ref
JR-90274056
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

We are in immediate need of a Technical Product Manager for our newsroom engineering teams. Our visual storytelling team needs a TPM who can choose a small portfolio of projects and then define and execute a roadmap for those projects to make our software as useful as possible for our newsroom counterparts.

In this role, you will use feedback from The Post's newsroom, engineering, and product teams to drive feature definition and improvement while also helping the newsroom engineering teams drive a long-term, strategic roadmap for a selection of our projects. You'd balance competing demands to push a stable base of projects for our newsroom.

The ideal candidate is an organized, critical thinker, who communicates at effective levels of technical depth and wields a commitment to constantly improve the customer experience. This is a technical role and candidates must also be able to track technical requirements in detail.

In this role you will:
  • Evaluate, select and then own a small portfolio of projects
  • Create, manage and evangelize a strategic roadmap for that portfolio
  • Incorporate user feedback, business goals, and engineering requirements into a living roadmap for your portfolio of projects
  • Coordinate product release activities across multiple teams, driving internal team coordination and clear communication
  • Engage with engineers and other product managers to identify, validate and execute key roadmap initiatives
  • Solicit client feedback to drive platform and feature improvement
  • Describe, demo, and document key technical features of your portfolio
  • Identify internal processes and product features that will advance those goals in both the short and long term
  • Identify key metrics to drive the adoption of new features and best practices, and report them to stakeholders


Qualifications:
  • 3-6 years experience in either product management or web engineering, including:
  • Analyzing customer feedback, user research, and performance data to guide product feature development
  • Conducting customer research sessions
  • Managing and prioritizing against a backlog and roadmap
  • Communicating directly with customers across multiple formats and streams - e.g. writing documentation, creating videos, meeting directly
  • Working with designers, engineers and other stakeholders to launch products in an agile manner
  • Ability to communicate cross-functionally among editorial, sales, technical, and executive teams, explaining complex concepts using appropriate terminology for stakeholders
  • Experience with React development or other modern web development tools
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience


Preferred Requirements

Ideal candidates may have some of:
  • Experience in the content management or experience platform space
  • Experience on a SaaS developer platform or tools
  • Experience working with journalists on deadline projects

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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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