Director, Product Management, Food Category

New York
Apr 02, 2013
May 02, 2013
Ms. Kelly Connor
Full Time
Who is Scripps?

Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) is a global media company and home of brands we know you love such as Food Network,, HGTV, Travel Channel and others. We are a leader in lifestyle content and have been named by CableFax as one of the top 10 places to work…and we happen to agree. In the Food Category at Scripps, we’re passionate about the digital products and content we produce. Our brands (, and live at the top of every syndicated industry rating, and our products change how people eat, cook and live.

What is

The Food category’s portfolio of products engages tens of millions of consumers each month. has a unique place in this portfolio as the leader in user-generated content and home to an engaged and enthusiastic community. This is also a loyal community that has shared over 475,000 recipes, and over a million recipe photos and reviews.

I’m in! What would I do?

As the product lead for, you’ll be part of the digital product development organization and a member of the team responsible for driving digital product development. Product leads at Scripps work hand-in-hand with internal and external partners and vendors to continually evaluate and evolve Scripps’ product offerings across multiple platforms and devices. Our focus is growing Scripps’ digital business by building products that drive revenue and improve user experience. How do we do it? Through research, ideation, and collaborative and iterative product development. To succeed, you’ll need to understand the market, its challenges and its opportunities. You’ll help lead the definition and execution of the product vision and strategy for, leveraging your unique vantage point straddling business, content, and technology. You’ll be responsible for defining roadmaps, product requirements and business impact. In return, you’ll be part of the team that is evolving the digital presence of this leading UGC brand.

Required Skills and Experience:

- Proven ability to succeed individually. As part of a team. When leading a team. Preferably within a matrixed organization.

- Ability to work and think critically and creatively, at both the big-picture and little-detail levels.

- A track record of delivering quality products, while managing multiple projects, priorities and personalities.

- Experience working with Agile teams, building and iterating upon minimum viable consumer-facing products.

- Demonstrated experience and an affinity for leveraging research and data as part of your decision-making process.

- Experience with lifestyle-oriented and/or food-category brands is a definite plus.


- Define the product strategy for and lead the execution of the product roadmap.

- Create and maintain product requirements, including the prioritization of features and functionality.

- Define, track and learn from metrics of success.

- Maintain an awareness of product, category and industry trends.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

- 7-10 years of digital media experience, including at least 5-7 years in product management, preferably with a consumer-facing media company.

- Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or at least in something interesting. MBA a plus.

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