Product Manager

Posted: 1/24/2019

Location: NYC, New York
Function: Operations & Strategy
Specialty: Web Production
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


At Group Nine we understand and highly value the power and capability of data and we use it to make smart, strategic decisions in all areas of the business. The Tech & Product team uses cutting edge Big Data technologies (Google Cloud Platform, BigQuery) and modern JavaScript web frameworks (React, Redux) to build and deliver data applications that bring tremendous value to Group Nine.


We are seeking a passionate data-minded Product Manager to join our newly formed Data Insights pod! This position offers an opportunity to drive the success of high-visibility data-forward products that impact many facets of the business, including revenue generation, content creation and  content distribution.


In this role, you’ll collaborate with a team of engineers, data scientists, and product designers to create a suite of proprietary insights tools that leverage Group Nine’s vast dataset and surfaces smart, actionable insights to internal teams and advertising partners. You’ll form strong relationships with stakeholders from across the business and work with them to identify innovative ways to apply data science that align with business goals and alleviate pain points.  


Your contribution to pod’s success will be critical. Responsible for guiding the entire product life cycle, you’ll work hand-in-hand with team members to design and develop proof of concepts, lean experiments, lightweight prototypes, and MVPs. With this, you’ll establish efficient feedback loops to quickly validate ideas and turn models into interactive, user-friendly tools.  


Responsibilities

    Collaborate with team to concept, design, build, test, and deliver innovative, best-in-class solutions.
    Work with cross-functional stakeholders to understand and identify pain points and opportunities and align on business priorities and strategic objectives
    Own the data insights roadmap, establishing consensus among key stakeholders on timelines and priorities
    Write detailed product requirements and work with team members to breakdown and estimate projects, resulting in well-defined sprints and a groomed backlog  
    Plan and manage quality assurance and user acceptance testing (UAT).
    Partner with data scientists and engineers on the development and rollout of lean experiments, lightweight prototypes, and MVPs.  
    Provide input to engineering on decisions regarding technology selection, use of third party vendors, and implementation approach.
    Work closely with Data Platform and Media Management pods to ensure reliable ingestion of data and assets

About you

    You have 3+ years of Product Management experience
    You have a track record of successfully shipping high visibility, high-impact products  
    You have a competitive understanding of the digital media landscape
    You possess a strong knowledge of technical concepts and are very comfortable working with engineers to grasp and articulate complex systems
    You are passionate about digging into and solving problems. You offer creative and feasible solutions
    You have exceptional verbal/written communication skills.
    You have amazing attention to detail and organizational skills  
    You are comfortable working in a fast-paced ever-changing environment and have the ability to gracefully handle multiple ongoing projects
    You care deeply about usability and design
    You have experience using Google Analytics to pull and share data (experience with Google Data Studio is a plus)
    You have experience with agile teams and using ticketing systems (we use JIRA)

Bonus Points

    Experience building data products and creating data visualizations
    Experience or familiarity with statistics, predictive modeling, and/or Data Science concepts (machine learning, computer vision, NLP, etc.)
    Understanding and experience with digital advertising practices

Welcome to the bottom section of this job description. Are you staring blankly at the screen doing a mental calculation to decide if you are qualified for this job? Apply anyway! We'd love to hear from you. You might have extremely valuable skills that are not listed above that can add value to our team.






We offer great benefits such as medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), PTO, company paid AD&D, Life Insurance, Short-term & Long-term disability, and much more!


Group Nine Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer  and is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.


Group Nine Media is also a participant in e-verify.






About Group Nine Media:


Group Nine Media is the partnership of four mission-driven, category-leading brands covering food, drink & travel (Thrillist), news & entertainment (NowThis), animals (The Dodo) and science, tech & exploration (Seeker). We're one of the world's largest digital-first media companies, boasting over 5 billion video views every month, while providing consumers 360-degree experiences across web, social, VR and live events. At Group Nine Media, we care about the content our brands create, and if you're a talented passionate individual who does too, let's talk. 



Group Nine Media is the partnership of four mission-driven, category-leading brands covering food, drink & travel (Thrillist), news & entertainment (NowThis), animals (The Dodo) and science, tech & exploration (Seeker). We’re one of the world’s largest digital-first media companies, boasting over 4 billion video views every month, while providing consumers 360-degree experiences across web, social, VR and live events. At Group Nine Media, we care about the content our brands create, and if you’re a talented passionate individual who does too, let’s talk.