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Senior Product Manager

Company: Politico
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

At POLITICO, we dedicate ourselves to providing accurate, non-partisan, impactful information to the right people at the right time so that they can act with confidence and speed. We experiment constantly to find ways to innovate and improve, and we are not afraid to take risks if it means being the best at what we do.

POLITICO is looking for a proactive, creative and efficient senior product manager to lead the creation and ongoing management of POLITICO products. The senior product manager will lead projects and products as assigned by the head of consumer product, including leading brainstorms, writing requirements, feature scoping, testing and delivery. They will work with other team functions to build and demonstrate a strong knowledge of the target users and buyers.

The person in this role must be able to build positive relationships with key stakeholders, coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will be highly organized with excellent communication, collaboration, and time management skills.

What You'll Do:

  • Proactively identify user and business needs to inform the product roadmap
  • Develop an expert understanding of our current and ideal consumers
  • Innovate and identify new product features, articulated in epics and user stories
  • Bring creative insight and vision to our current and new product offerings
  • Write clear/concise requirement documents and broadly communicate your vision
  • Actively manage prioritization and tradeoffs against customer experience and time to market, balancing business needs versus technical and resource constraints
  • Proactively map out critical project milestones, identify and resolve strategic roadblocks and manage feature dependencies
  • Define, track, and report on business metrics and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Help shape business strategies and product features through thoughtful data collection, insightful observations, and careful analysis
  • Lead planning of major projects, working with cross-functional teams to create and refine business goals and the product vision
  • Lead the design and delivery of new digital products and/or enhanced digital product features
  • Proactively manage and prioritize a backlog
  • Coordinate communication between developers, designers, and business stakeholders regarding goals, requirements, and risks
  • Lead the development of roadmaps tied to clear business goals and strategic objectives
  • Work to promote a data-focused product mindset across the company, including by coaching more junior product managers
  • Manage product intern(s) on specific projects

What growth looks like...

  • Exposure to different types of product, we encourage people to dive further into projects that particularly appeal to them
  • Opportunity to specialize in particular products or to take on more responsibility in a people management capacity
  • POLITICO is a growing company and we encourage our employees to grow with us, taking on new leadership roles as fitting roles are created

How we stay connected while remote

  • Monthly Product Team meetings, weekly check-ins with direct manager, regular Product Team meetings for updates and (optional) happy hours, Podcast club, fun Slack groups, virtual coffees and more

What you'll need...

  • Pro-active problem solving
  • Familiarity with politics & policy and/or media space a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Staying up-to-date with the industry and helping to drive innovation
  • Familiarity with ticketing software such as JIRA
  • Experience writing acceptance criteria or product requirements
  • Has worked directly with developers

What You'll Need:

  • 5+ years of digital product management experience
  • Experience in digital media, B2B, or politics/policy
  • Analytical and strategic approach to solving problems
  • Easily jump between day-to-day tactics and long-term vision
  • Able to accurately handle multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail-oriented mindset with excellent organization, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well independently and as a member of a larger team
  • Exceptional collaborator and communicator who earns broad respect and support
  • Up-to-date and knowledgeable about the latest industry trends, innovations, and best practices
  • A love of sharing inspiration and new ideas
  • Ability to be a catalyst for change in the organization
  • Decisiveness, with a bias towards action
  • Creativity and innovation

We are driven by our values. We are relentless contributors, disruptors, collaborators, and talent cultivators. Our culture is defined by grit, total integrity, and a prioritization on innovation.

We value our people. We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package, including health and wellness benefits, commuter benefits, retirement plans, as well as work-life balance flexibility and opportunities for career development.

Let's keep in touch. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @politicocareers and #meetPOLITICO for a deep dive into what makes us POLITICOs and our adventures. We'd love to hear from you!

Keywords: Politico, Arlington , Senior Product Manager, Other , Arlington, Virginia

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