Director, Product Management

Washington, DC
Apr 14, 2023
Sep 12, 2023
Executive, Director
Full Time
Job Description

Position Overview

The Washington Post is seeking a Director of Product, Future Initiatives to join the Core Product team. You will lead our company's product experimentation efforts to shape the future of our core product suite. You will identify emerging trends to create, develop and execute product strategy that aligns with overall goals and objectives to meet consumer needs.

Your team will leverage research to drive innovation for potential, next generation audiences and will sit at the intersection of all product roadmaps. This role is critical to The Post's commitment to industry-leading experiences across its product ecosystem.

You'll be integral member of the larger team of talented product directors, managers and designers plus will closely work with news and technology teams. A desire for leading teams, collaborating across departments and advocating for the purposeful experimentation is essential. This role reports directly to the Head of Product.

  • You are energized by problem-solving and love to manage groups to their highest potential
  • You are comfortable working with partners across the company and enjoy translating their needs into new ideas
  • You are curious and want to deeply understand audience gaps to drive holistic product strategy
  • You are organized, driven, and committed the mission of The Washington Post

  • Own the strategy and operations for all new products and initiatives, including AI experiences, diverse content areas and global audience products
  • Use analytics and research to generate insights and identify opportunities
  • Oversee user research and analysis to understand customer needs, market trends, and competitive landscape
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to gather requirements, design solutions, prioritize the backlog, and plan sprints that result in meaningful new products
  • Set overall product vision and KPIs for innovation
  • Lead the development of new products from ideation through launch, working closely with cross-functional teams including news, engineering, design, marketing, and sales.
  • Manage a team of product managers, designers, and engineers
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and competitive products

  • 5+ years as a product director or senior product manager, preferably experience with driving new product strategy
  • Diverse portfolio of launching products
  • A proven track record of critical thinking and problem solving in a fast-paced environment while maintaining strong attention to detail
  • A collaborative spirit and ability to build strong partnerships across disciplines that result in better product outcomes
  • Comfortable using quantitative and qualitative data to identify user needs and inform solutions
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Passion for innovation and staying on top of emerging trends and technologies
  • Experience shaping product methodology, technical solutioning, and the software development process
  • An understanding of Agile methodologies, design thinking process and design systems

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 Washington Post includes salary ranges for certain positions to comply with local pay transparency laws. The salary range for this position is:
123,200.00 - 205,400.00 USD Annual

The actual salary within this range will depend on individual skills, experience, and qualifications as they relate to specific job requirements. This position may be eligible for a bonus or incentive program, and a member of the Talent Acquisition team will discuss bonus payment terms and conditions during the interview process.

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?