New York Media is seeking an experienced Product Manager with a strong technical background to join our team. The PM will work across our properties — including NYMag, Vulture, Grub Street, the Cut, Science of Us, and Select All — to build world-class digital products that serve our growing audience. The PM will focus primarily but not exclusively on internal tools and content management systems. We’re looking for someone who will advocate for our writers and editors in the development process and can couple strategic thinking with an organized, deadline-driven approach to launching products.
The position is responsible for gathering and documenting requirements from consumers, business owners, editors, and advertisers; writing use cases, business logic, and training documentation; and helping to drive the acquisition of new users and convert them into loyal readers. In addition, Product Managers will regularly assess and report on competitive properties, partnership opportunities, and new technologies.
Candidates should have experience leading product discovery, wireframing solutions with developers, interviewing users, analyzing data, and maintaining documentation. They should be passionate about working collaboratively across disciplines and experimenting continuously. They should be comfortable establishing data-centric goals, analyzing the data post-launch, and presenting results and recommendations to the organization.
The ideal candidate has worked for a media company and has experience writing technical requirements for content management systems, digital analytics platforms, and data-driven schemas. They are interested in and familiar with personalization and targeting technologies, business intelligence systems, and the latest thinking around content management.
Manage the product development process:
Interview users (internal and external)
Lead discovery and other collaborations with designers, developers, editors, and ad sellers
Create and gather requirements from stakeholders
Define MVPs and success metrics/goals
Write user stories, acceptance criteria, and use cases in tools like Trello
Prioritize the backlog of feature requests
Collaborate with developers, editors, and QA to build products
Communicate regularly with stakeholders and executives on project status, needs, and milestones
Create and maintain training and product documentation
Lead training for staff on internal products
Help define the company’s overall product roadmap in collaboration with the larger Product team
Work closely with marketing, PR and editorial to make sure product launches have the best chance of success
Track performance metrics and work closely with the Data Insights group to measure product impact and success
Run regular experiments to improve conversion and product performance
Keep the team apprised of developments in the competitive landscape
Minimum 3 to 4 years of digital product experience, preferably building both internal and external products
Bachelor’s degree required
Experience with agile software development methodology and working with engineering and/or data teams on technical projects
Excellent writing and communication skills
The position will report to the Executive Director of Product Development.
To apply : Email resume and a cover letter to HR@nymag.com with the subject line “NYMag Product Manager – NYM”.
Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Please regard your résumé as having been received unless your email is bounced back. No phone calls, please. EOE.
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