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Publication or Company Time Inc.
Job Title Product Director- InStyle
Industry Magazine Publishing
Salary
Benefits
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York, NY
Job Requirements InStyle magazine, the #1 brand for fashion and beauty content, will be capitalizing on its already considerable digital success with an aggressive roadmap of new product launches on web, mobile and tablet. We are looking for a Product Director with the creative chops, project management expertise, technical understanding and familiarity with this content category to fully oversee all new product development from initial concept through launch, ongoing management and expansion. For the right person with a solid track record of delivering truly superior consumer products to market, this is a rare opportunity to literally run the roadmap for InStyle’s digital future. This position reports directly to the Managing Editor of InStyle.

The right candidate for this position will have:
-7+ years of project/product management experience
-A portfolio of 5+ major products over which they held primary responsibility for development and launch.
-The ability to think creatively. We are not looking for someone to simply execute a previously developed blueprint. We want someone to bring their own vision and experienced-fueled perspective to the products.
-An extensive knowledge of the technologies used in developing and managing content-driven products and the ability to communicate tech information to non-technical members of staff.
-The ability to weave the needs and contributions of many different stakeholder groups into one cohesive workflow. The right candidate will be capable of working with everyone from editorial, IT, design, legal, consumer marketing and ad sales in a leadership capacity.
-Past experience within the style category is highly desired. At a minimum, candidates should have a track record with consumer-facing product for women.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
o Ensure delivery of superior products on time and within budget
o Define strategy, roadmap, developing the core positioning and messaging for all InStyle Digital products
o Deliver prioritized product features and corresponding justification
o Assess opportunities, investigate and recommend new / enhancements to existing products in which you have been assigned
o Ability to analyze product performance and recommend improvements (ex. Tracking metrics monthly for 6 months post-launch, and quarterly on-going)
o Develop business cases, staffing plans, and / or budgets to support new / existing products
o Work closely with editorial, marketing, sales, design, technology and legal to achieve and maintain product goals (ex. Product performance with consumers)
o Ability to own and manage multiple products and hand-off non-priority products to other teams
o Participate in business & product management strategy sessions
o Be an expert with respect to the competition within your set of products
o Ensure all products fit within InStyle brand and company strategy
About Our Company Time Inc., a Time Warner company, is a world class print and digital content company, investing in the future and engaging more than 138 million consumers monthly; whenever, however, and wherever they are. With 22 magazines and 26 web sites in the U.S., it is the country's largest magazine media company. Each month, one out of every two American adults reads a Time Inc. magazine, and one out of every five who are online visits a company web site (more than 50 million monthly unique visitors). Time Inc.'s popular brands and successful franchises extend to online, mobile and digital reading devices, television, events and branded products.

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