Product Manager

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 08, 2018
Closes
Apr 18, 2018
Ref
JR-90269719-1
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time

Do innovation and creating game-changing technology drive you? Always thinking about how to improve user experience? Love working on products that serve a big-picture purpose? Enjoy working with both techies and non-techies in a whirlwind professional environment where the stakes are high?

Arc Publishing, the SaaS CMS company inside of the Washington Post, is looking for a product owner to collaborate with our clients as they make the transition to Arc, and help them imagine, build, and launch innovative websites and news products. This candidate will have a history of bringing digital products to market, solid business acumen, clear written and verbal communications skills, and a history of hitting deadlines while delivering excellent products to users.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with external clients and internal development team to migrate and launch sites on top of the Arc platform
  • Work directly with our distributed content partners to ensure the Post's immersive storytelling is maintained even when hosted somewhere else
  • Coordinate and collaborate with news editors to ensure that the product feature sets are aligned with news editorial plans and strategies
  • Assist with all aspects of the product lifecycle, including strategy, product requirements definition, design, competitive research, forecasting, launch plans, testing, and future enhancements
  • Establish self as subject-matter expert on Arc products, best practices, competition and the latest industry trends
  • Monitor and analyze key performance metrics as well as identify and measure the impact of new features. Regularly track product performance and success metrics, and report them to stakeholders


Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of digital and/or mobile product management experience.
  • Ability to communicate cross-functionally among editorial, sales, technical and executive teams, explaining complex systems or concepts in appropriate terminology for stakeholders
  • Several years of client-facing experience, either in a consulting or sales role
  • Experience analyzing customer feedback, user research, and performance data to guide product feature development
  • Strong analytical skills a must with experience in setting key performance indicators, goal-metrics and reporting
  • Bachelor's degree required

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