Digital Product Manager

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Oct 26, 2012
Closes
Nov 25, 2012
Contact
Mr. Enrico Guillaume
Duration
Full Time
IBT Group is a leading global news publication that is propelled by talent, energy, purpose, and passion. We are looking to hire an ingenious and knowledgeable Digital Product Manager to maintain and execute the roadmap and passionately take direct ownership of it. This position will bring together originality, analytics, and UX/ UI to ultimately create a product millions of people around the world will grow to love. We’re looking for someone that does not mind rolling up their sleeves and being involved in every aspect of engineering a new & successful product.


The Product Manager will implement digital product plans, develop conditions from all contributors, streamline guidelines, and act as delegate with third party and in-house developers. This will consist of outlining, documenting, developing, arranging and quantifying digital products during their life cycle. Furthermore, the Digital Product Manager is responsible for reaching the clear well-defined goals for given products. It is an exciting time to be at IBT Group. Why not join us?

Responsibilities:

- Own IBTimes.com (and possible other IBT-Group sites) as a product and maintain the site's backlog

- Work with editorial team to define features and enhancements and improve workflows

- Identify market opportunities and define product vision and strategy

- Keep a record of the requirements for IBT Group’s upper management and the IBT Group’s tech team.

- Identify and meet with third-party vendors that already provide, or may in the future want to provide, services to IBT Group’s digital properties.

- Preparing feature-set comparisons and other data to rank and compare third-party vendors we work with now or are considering working with.

- Identify market opportunities and outline product concept and plan

- Propel developments through the product lifecycle, from concept to launch to metrics

- Help maintain products launched in the past, and come up with ways to enhance or rework those products.

- Interpret business requirements and goals and managing products to achieve those goals.

- Providing regular reporting on the progress of launched initiatives, including both audience and revenue metrics.

- Work with tech team to respond to demands, explain requirements and fine-tune expectations even as the tech team is developing new feature(s) or section(s).

- Analyzing and identifying new products and features on IBT Group’s websites, based on both audience and revenue potential.

- Gather requests from contributors in editorial, advertising, and sales about how these features should operate.

- Must have proven ability to build great products and in good time
Desired Skills & Experience

Ideally:

- Experience working on or managing small development teams with remote team members

- Fluency in A/B and multivariate testing

- Experience in testing and quality assurance

- More involved development or programming experience

- Previous start-up experience

- Knack for keeping up with design trends in blogs, web apps and social/online media


Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.

- 4+ years work experience as a product manager or in a similar role.

- Must have worked at a Digital Publication (required), startup experience is a plus

- Excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills.

- Audience Growth (make projections)

- UX/UI (more concerned with building really technical and scientific things such as wireframes (needs to have a grip on projects / understand the latest trends)

- Strong organization skills and meticulous attention to detail.

- Broad understanding of Internet business models and the ability to perform basic financial projections (revenues, costs).

- Strong understanding of technical and system-related components of potential and existing products. Must be able to identify and define technical requirements.

- The ability to think both critically and strategically.


This opportunity is a full-time permanent position with full benefits. Our company is based in New York City. The IBT Group is a family of determined, reliable, passionate, innovative people who have a good time conceiving for digital properties on the web, developing means to cultivate online communities, and complete work that's both exciting and enjoyable.


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