Product Manager, Opinions

Washington, DC
Jun 25, 2021
Jul 30, 2021
Full Time
Job Description

The Product Manager, Opinions plays a critical role in growing our readership and deepening engagement across our core reader experience portfolio. In partnership with a Core User Experience Product Lead, this person will be responsible for owning the product roadmap for a strategic effort to grow our Opinions audience and amplify Editorial personalities.

In this role, you will take a data-driven approach to product development and execution. You will work in an Agile development environment and define feature requirements, execute against release plans, and proactively remove obstacles to deliver on product and business strategies. In collaboration with stakeholders, you will develop recommendations for evolving the experience of our journalism based on a deep understanding of performance data, user behavior, and the competitive landscape. 

What you'll do
  • Own the product roadmap and work with product leadership to align features and functionality to team and company objectives.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to gather requirements, prioritize the backlog, and plan sprints that result in meaningful improvements for your users.
  • Set product KPIs and partner with engineering and analytics to ensure product performance is properly monitored and that dashes and alerts are accurate and actionable.
  • Utilize data and research to generate actionable insights and identify opportunities to evolve your product area to meet user needs.
  • Lead through influence by building trust and alignment with clear, proactive communication about your plans, progress, successes, and setbacks.


Minimum qualifications
  • 1+ years as a product owner or product manager with experience in digital media or consumer-facing digital applications
  • Ability to think critically and solve problems in a fast-paced environment while maintaining strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well across disciplines and build partnerships that result in better product outcomes
  • Exceptional communication, writing, and presentation skills 
  • Experience using quantitative and qualitative data to identify user needs and inform solutions
  • Experience with or strong interest in digital media and news

Preferred qualifications
  • Working knowledge of industry standard software such as Microsoft Excel, Google Docs, Jira, Confluence
  • Experience collaborating with large, remote teams using communication tools such as Slack and Zoom

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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