The Hired Guns are seeking a talented Product Manager with a content-heavy background to join a non-profit that is transforming the American education system through solutions-based journalism.
The Nitty Gritty
The backstory on the organization and why they need to hire you!
This influential non-profit, founded by the filmmaker George Lucas, is generating a movement to transform American education. By telling the stories of what works in schools across the country, they shine a spotlight on real-life strategies and tools that change classrooms and level the playing field for all children. In order to deliver on this mission, they’re looking for a versatile Product Manager for Content Personalization to help them envision and build out their website and related product initiatives. This is a brand-new role and an opportunity to be part of a lean, hands-on team. You will work collaboratively with the company’s chief content and product officer, head of analytics and marketing, internal creative team, and external technology and UX partners to develop and scale their website and related digital services. This position will drive improvements to automate and personalize the user experiences across all channels, while mapping out additional features and benefits for account subscribers. You will report to the executive director with a dotted line to the chief content and product officer – boom!
Oh, did we mention this role is a 30-hour work week…with full-time pay and full time benefits? (And their benefits package is super-competitive!) If you’re looking for a role that allows you to live your life outside of work, but then come to work and create amazing products for a mission-driven company, then this is the gig for you!
How you’ll know if you’re a fit…
You have a minimum of 3 years of product management experience and you MUST come from a content background i.e. newspapers, magazines, big publishers, or anything content-heavy. You’re experienced in automation – note, all of their newsletters and content on their website are totally automated, no editors involved! Experience with personalization and algorithmic relevance is great too. This company functions like a startup environment, so you need to be able to operate in ambiguity and wear a lot of hats. You’re excited about the prospect of being on a lean and mean team and you are NOT passive in your product management style. This role is much more front-end focused (user experience on the site) than back-end, but it’s also a total package deal…so, you really need to be able to execute on end-to-end product management.
The Inside Skinny
Why you should quit your job right now and join this organization!
Ummm … 30-hour work week baby! You get full-time pay and benefits … for 30 hours of work at a mission-driven company transforming the American education system for the better. Plus, you’ll be the first-ever product management hire with room for growth and ownership of the product process. Yep, it’s a no-brainer, once-in-a-lifetime-awesome opportunity. Oh, did we mention this non-profit is funded by the guy who created Yoda and R2D2? Need we say more … other than … may the force be with you!
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