Senior Product Manager

Washington, DC
Sep 25, 2020
Oct 08, 2020
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post is looking for a Senior Product Manager to build world-class mobile applications for our millions of readers on iOS and Android devices.

The Senior Product Manager, Native Apps sits at the nexus of Engineering, News, Marketing, Analytics, and Advertising, and plays a key role in defining and delivering on company strategy. You will rapidly ship and iterate on new features and functionality to bring our journalism alive on native app platforms while taking advantage of the latest technology from Apple and Google.

The ideal candidate is an experienced product owner with a history of shipping and iterating high-visibility consumer products in a fast-paced environment. Excellent communication and organization skills, interdisciplinary collaboration, and a strong bias for action are required. You should be an apps expert who understands how to decompose and prioritize business and design requirements into something accomplish-able by a team of engineers. You should also have a demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively to solve business, product, and technical challenges and lift blockers at all levels of an organization.

  • Manage the prioritization of features within a very crowded road map.
  • Translate feature ideas into actionable product requirements and user stories for engineers.
  • Lead a multidisciplinary team that can include developers, marketers, journalists, and product designers to ship new products, features, and improvements based on business objectives, usability studies, and analytics.
  • Analyze data and research about our users to make informed recommendations about how we should grow our products.
  • Work side-by-side with developers in an Agile process to develop, iterate and refine products.
  • Test products at various stages of development to ensure seamless roll-outs for our users.

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years of experience as Product Manager or Product Owner in media or consumer-facing online applications, preferably with an apps focus
  • Experience analyzing customer feedback, user research, and performance data to guide product feature development.
  • Working knowledge of Agile methodologies, process and principles and experience with planning and workflow software such as Jira and Confluence.
  • Strong organizational, creative problem-solving, and collaborative skills.
  • Proven ability to interact effectively at all levels within an organization, including executive and C-level. Ability to work well in a dynamic group environment and under deadline pressures.

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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