Our client, which for most people is the name in financial news and data, seeks a results-oriented, visionary Product Manager who can drive the products for one of its strongest brands, an innovator in personal finance.
As an experienced product manager working in the digital content space, you have developed a real knack for figuring out what kind of products and content drive user engagement. Ideally, you have experience working on a personal investing brand or at least have a strong personal interest in the topic. But if you don’t, don’t worry — what makes you idea for this job is really your passion for creating compelling media products that have a strong focus on users. You like to get strategic, but also thrive on getting your hands dirty, executing on multiple products simultaneously, from launch through execution and follow-up. You also have a nuanced understanding of current media trends and essential metrics, including page views, SEO/SEM, and syndication.
You have solid experience creating product road maps, hammering out PRDs and functional specs with the best of them. You have a brain for business and are equally comfortable collaborating with editorial, design, and technical team members. Most importantly, you understand how to think about product from an audience attraction and retention perspective. Also good to have: a background in creating apps and tools that provide your users with an invaluable resource that they can’t live without (such as 401k/529 trackers and budget/portfolio management tools, or, outside the financial space, diet/fitness or time-management tools).
This leading personal finance brand is at a crossroads, with a significant repositioning in the works for 2012. You will be working closely with the VP of Product and the Editorial Lead to drive the strategic vision for the evolution of the brand. You’ll be helping create and refine the shape of future products — looking for the white space, in other words, along with crafting the product roadmaps that will help your team and other departments get there.
To accomplish this, you will have to understand, gather, and document the user, business, and product requirements for enhancing current products as well as for new initiatives, including scenarios, flows, edge cases, business justifications, and operational cost.
Although this is a freelance position, it could easily morph into a full-time position by next summer … for the right person.
This is a tremendous opportunity to grow your thought leadership in one of the most revolutionary and exciting areas in consumer media — at a place with ample technical and organizational resources to make it all happen.