The Hired Guns are seeking a highly strategic, deeply experienced VP of Product to drive product direction and digital growth for the nation’s most legendary sports media group. This job is fully remote, but you must have the flexibility to work on either East Coast or West Coast hours as needed.
The Nitty Gritty
The backstory on the organization and why they need to hire you!
This nationally celebrated publisher is quickly becoming the go-to digital platform for everything sports- and lifestyle-related. At this point in their trajectory, they need an expert VP of Product to join their team and own all digital product strategy for this legendary sports media destination and all its verticals. You’ll spearhead every facet of digital product creation, experience, and growth with a focus on both free and premium products for sports fans, and you’ll define and communicate the entire product vision and roadmap for this media group and its stakeholders. You will be tasked with quickly identifying new product opportunities that will increase traffic, revenue, and engagement. You will also create and define subscription offerings for their premium platform, fantasy, and betting products. Work alongside engineers, designers, editorial, sales, and marketing teams to define, prioritize, and bring to market new features while improving and iterating on existing functionality. Hands down, it’s a big job that will yield big rewards.
How you’ll know if you’re a fit…
You have 10+ years of product management experience, specifically within the sports media industry. You’re a natural-born leader who has built large-scale product experiences across many major sports and lifestyle platforms. You excel at bringing innovative new products to market, and you have your finger on the pulse of all things sports-media related. You’ve worked at a highly matrixed news or media organization in the past where the pace was fast and you worked intensively with the executive team and stakeholders across the business to evangelize and create alignment. It’s easy for you to document, validate and prioritize product specifications within an Agile/Scrum development environment. Plus, you’re a dynamic people manager who can grow, manage, and lead a team to success.
The Inside Skinny
Why you should quit your job right now and join this organization!
If you’re a sports junkie with a head for product and you love a good challenge, then this is the role for you. If you do this job right, you will leverage the scale and resources of a successful, well-known business combined with the nimbleness and forward-looking feel of a startup. Grow your product knowledge and portfolio, lead a team to trailblazing success, and make a name for yourself at the nation’s #1 sports media platform. Sound like the perfect job for you? Great, we want to hear from you today!
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