This eminent magazine and website (familiar to anyone who knows politics) is looking to take things to the next level, and needs an ideas person — particularly one strong in product management and content marketing — to build out a new set of features and applications, to improve quality and to provide strategic guidance for the next phase of the organization’s life cycle. If you’re a seasoned digital pro with leadership and decision-making talent (especially one with a flair for current events), we really want you to apply.
You’ll occupy an interesting niche, providing management (and maintaining awareness) both down in the weeds and working strategy at higher levels of the organization. You’ll coordinate all products (in terms of market research, user data, product requirements, specs, timetables, and marketing plans). And you’ll be responsible for the full product life cycle on each project, from conception to launch.
With a team of first-class talent at your disposal (developers, designers, analysts), and reporting to the Executive Editor, you’ll tackle a list of immediate goals (move the QA results into the pipeline, increase/improve access to and use of the magazine’s considerable archive, etc.) even while addressing the longer-term issues that inspired the organization to hire you (create a 2-3-year roadmap for the brand and the magazine, acquire a wider audience, make the content more discoverable, develop personalization tools). You’ll be the one setting KPIs, and your entire plan will be constantly informed and reinforced by data and metrics.
And then on top of it all, you’ll be thinking about, and working toward, the next big things in digital media, getting out in front of trends and staking a claim as a thought leader.
Hired Gun Proﬁle
You’ve been leading Agile teams for more than half a decade now, preferably in digital media, with a slew of innovative and very successful products to show for it. No one’s got you beat when it comes to mastery of the tools and tricks of the trade — Google, Omniture, Sketch, Adobe, Jira, Redmine, SEO, UX, web standards and best practices.
But, crucially, you’re also a leader of some gravitas and decisiveness, someone who can tackle problems, delegate, and assign resources to get things done. You never operate with a single-product mindset, instead seeing the long-term, commercial and practical implications of your decisions. You’re completely up to date on the trends and challenges in magazine publishing, with some of your own ideas about how best to meet them. And to top it all off, you’re an unusually strong presenter and public speaker.
Interest in policy and knowledge of international relations is a huge plus.
For the right candidate, this substantial role represents a chance to make a lasting impact on a pillar of the current-affairs publishing landscape.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.