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Product, Full Time    New York City or Remote    Posted: Monday, May 16, 2022
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Were hiring a Senior Product Manager for Web.

About our team & what well build together

We're looking for a seasoned product manager to join theSkimm's product team, & we hope its you. You are a seasoned, self-directed, confident product leader with a passion for building media-based web products & a toolbox of approaches to strategy, design, product development, organizational effectiveness, & team leadership. You will define the product strategy for our web site & its supporting systems. You will own the execution & delivery of all our web-focused initiatives. You will collaborate with our editorial, sales, & marketing teams to discover, develop, & ship products & features that deepen our relationship with her & grow our business. You will use research, analysis, & a deep understanding & empathy of her to determine how best to present, distribute, & market the content & services that she relies on.  

How youll contribute to our mission

  • Develop & iterate on the strategy, execution & success of the website product vision, thinking smartly about the technology we use & the best ways to ensure we are delivering our content to her in the most efficient & delightful way
  • Cross-collaborate with the design, engineering & data teams
  • Be responsible for the web roadmap, defining products & features that drive value, as well as overseeing the day-to-day operation of a dedicated team by participating in stand-ups & other ceremonies
  • Thrive on & evangelize making data driven decisions to improve the product
  • Have experience with multi-variant testing concepts & demonstrate & innate ability to synthesize quantitative & qualitative feedback
  • Prioritize the features & initiatives that will have the most impact on our business & embrace theSkimm's objectives & key results
  • Provide regular updates to stakeholders on roadmap & KPI targets
  • Have a passion & curiosity for her experience to develop a deep understanding of her
  • Embrace research & work closely with our designers
  • Advocate for user-focused product initiatives & improvements 
  • Be up to date on best practices & industry standards for performance & optimization
  • Evaluate & act as the point of contact with vendors & third-party partners
  • Be responsible for understanding how to best leverage web related technologies either built internally or bought externally

Youre ready for this! Heres a bit more about what were looking for

  • 7+ years of product management experience ideally at a digital media company with a particular focus on web publishing
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment with multiple stakeholders
  • Real world experience with agile processes & lean methodologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of core web technologies is a must, including both front end & back end from Content Management Systems to Analytics
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills with the ability to organize & present thoughts clearly & concisely 
  • Strong, demonstrated ability to rally & bring varying functional teams together, & break through stalled decision making
  • Ability to think big, while paying attention to detail
  • Ability to balance consumer vision with business needs
  • Entrepreneurial spirit & a willingness to take risks & move into unchartered territory

Why we love working here

We are mission driven & values driven:

We are collectively building an impactful brand for millennial women by helping them maneuver through lifes necessities. We are providing this community with information & resources so they have the ability, agency, & confidence to live their smartest lives. Every role has a purpose & allows us to equip & enable women to make their best decisions, feel more educated & have the right knowledge at the right time.  

We are values driven at every point - how we work, the way we work & our culture come straight from our core values. Each of us supports this incredible brand & takes part in its continued growth, fulfilling the needs of our audience each & every day.

We put you & your personal lives first - we have a generous benefits policy that demonstrates we are listening to what our employees need:

  • Unlimited vacation policy & generous holiday observances
  • A hybrid working model with flexibility for remote work
  • Comprehensive insurance plans & commuter benefits
  • Auto-enrollment into a MassMutual 401(k) plan starting on your first day & employer contribution available after one year of employment 
  • Access to family building & fertility benefits
  • Rewards for every work anniversary
  • One month paid sabbatical after your five year anniversary as a full-time employee

We support our parents at all points on their journey: 

  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Access to family building & fertility benefits
  • Flexible & broad-scale child support program

Your well being is our priority: 

  • We honor Sacred Time in our workplace
  • We have aligned company time off during the summer to truly allow for us all to break from our work at the same time
  • We offer fitness membership reimbursement
  • One Medical Membership is included with our benefits

We have a vibrant, collaborative, & supportive culture (we celebrate & have fun!):

  • Weekly company updates led by our co-founders/co-CEOs
  • Weekly lunch stipend for HQ employees
  • Two opportunities each year for our entire organization to come together IRL in NYC
  • ERGs
  • Employee awards ceremonies to celebrate individual accomplishments
  • Clubs & activities designed to meet other employees like book clubs, new hire buddy programs, rooftop lunches, off-sites, & wellness focused classes
  • Numerous culture events that enable our workforce, in the office & remote, to connect & have fun

Your career & development are a priority: 

  • Annual learning & development stipend
  • LEAD@theSkimm, our leadership development program
  • DEI initiatives to ensure we are the best partners & colleagues to each other
  • Career development guidance & planning

And more

  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Complimentary access to theSkimms suite of membership products & swag
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking, & diverse group of people building a media company that makes it easier to live smarter

Our story, Skimmd

Were a mission-driven digital media company giving millennial women the information they need to live their smartest lives. 

At our core, we are writers, editors, producers, designers, marketers, engineers, analysts, sellers, creatives, & strategists all working together to achieve this goal.

Since launching in 2012, we have become a trusted source for a community of millions of Skimmrs by seamlessly integrating into their existing routines, fundamentally changing the way our audience consumes news & makes decisions. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, remains the fastest-growing newsletter on the market, & we continue to innovate, find new ways to Skimm everything from finance & careers to voting, wellness & downtime. Our product suite has expanded to include three top-rated podcasts, Skimm This'', Pop Cultured, & 9 to 5ish, theSkimm mobile app, Skimm Money & Skimm Your Life newsletters, a new virtual course series called SkimmU, & Skimm Studios for innovative in-house video & audio content. Our first book, How to Skimm Your Life, was released in June 2019 & debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list. 

And were not done! We continue to grow the breadth of our offerings in lifes necessary categories & by expanding our products across events, commerce, customized content, & audio, our ecosystem will become the go-to resource for this generation - & the ones that follow -  in the most critical areas of their lives. 

Come join us!

Learn more about us & our other opportunities here.

What about the office?

This is a full-time role with flexibility for remote work. 

Our office is available to use three days a week - Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday. We have a hybrid environment & ask that employees within the New York Metro area come together in person a minimum of three days per month. All other days are up to the discretion of the employees during the three days a week that the office will be open. We are continuing to closely monitor the state of COVID-19 in New York & will adjust this plan accordingly.

We will require COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone coming to our office. We are following CDC recommendations & will also require additional boosters, & will always follow CDC & NY state guidance on wearing masks in the office.

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