When one of the top trade publications in the digital/advertising media space calls, we jump. Today they need an energetic new Product Manager with a passion for all things digital to help drive growth and engagement across multiple (and we do mean multiple) platforms. Even if you’re not currently an experienced Product Manager (say a Business Analyst or a UXer who wants to head in this direction), you might just have the right skills to knock some socks off here, so read on.
You’re the definitive “digital native.” You see your friends on Twitter and Facebook more often than you see them for brunch. You demand a great user experience from all the sites you’ve worked on and know how to bring your secret sauce into the equation. You’ve got some cross-functional experience on your resume and can communicate with the charmers in Sales and those grammar nazis in Editorial with ease. You can build functional requirements and tech specs in your sleep.
Building immersive products is one thing, but living and dying by reporting and analytics (eg. where the rubber hits the road) is mission critical in your experience set. Project Management Software like Basecamp is second nature. You also know the nuts and bolts of the Drupal CMS and are confident enough to train others. Last but not least, when someone asks you create a JIRA ticket, you don’t have to ask “a what?”
The client here is a very established brand, so you’re not walking into a start up loft. Expectations are high here. You’ll be expected to hit the ground running and demonstrate that you can take a freight train moving at top speed and drive it. Your primary job here is bring a fresh perspective to inform the Product team’s approach to enhancing this brand’s digital properties. However, there are a lot of balls to keep in the air here, so you’d better be an inveterate multi-tasker who can manage a tangle of tasks without losing site of the big picture. See trends, capitalize on them, manage and interpret user feedback, lather, rinse, repeat. It’s all going to land square in your lap, so you’ll have to bring the management and motivational skills to make it all flow.
Your skills are much more important than any previous title. Prove you’re an effective, energetic, proactive, and process-oriented digital junkie that likes to build cool stuff and you’ll get a crack at this gig. You’ll get this client’s attention if you can can call out a few challenging problems that you’ve solved. Chalk up some serious bonus points with black belt skills in Google Analytics, Facebook Ads, and the Brightcove video platform. Oh, and experience in advertising or ad-related work helps, too.
Come with a killer resume, a well-stocked toolbox, and a mastery of multi-tasking. We’ll do the rest.
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.