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Product, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
 
   
 
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ABOUT THE TEAM AND ROLE

theSkimm is looking for a detail oriented Project Manager to coordinate the launch of digital products, sales, editorial & partnership initiatives. This person will work with key stakeholders from all lines of business to communicate project status & immediately roll up their sleeves to remove any barriers to progress.

WHAT YOULL BE DOING

  • Partner with primary stakeholders to carry out the expected business goals & vision, while working closely with the project team, which is comprised Product Managers, Designers, Developers, Data Analysts & QA
  • Effectively lead & own a project so that all stakeholders understand their roles & responsibilities, & clearly communicate their deliverables
  • Set deadlines & milestones, & stick to them & also hold others accountable as a project leader 
  • Keep stakeholders informed of day-to-day project statuses, & potential risks
  • Manage sponsorship projects from ideation phase through execution & launch
  • Update Product Roadmap as priorities & timelines shift
  • Support projects from the various business verticals, including Ad Sales, Editorial, Marketing, & Business Development
  • Work with external licensees & vendors on digital product initiatives
  • Help to find solutions for competing priorities while managing stakeholder preferences
  • Use your product knowledge to help balance development of requirements against known technical capabilities & limitations
  • Instrument project processes by creating, managing, & updating documentation
  • Run Sprint Planning & Grooming sessions as well as daily Engineering stand ups
  • Maintain multiple JIRA project boards

WHAT WERE LOOKING FOR

  • 3-5 years experience in a consumer-facing technical project management role
  • Knowledge of project management processes including Agile, Kanban, Waterfall
  • Strong knowledge of PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Excel, & Outlook
  • Excellent management & organizational skills
  • Experience working with project management software such as, MS Project, JIRA 
  • Dynamic problem-solving skills & the ability to work with cross-functional internal teams 
  • An ability to effectively communicate with both business & technical teams
  • Strong communication, presentation & writing skills. 
  • Must be comfortable communicating with executives & vendors

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Comprehensive insurance plans, commuter benefits & 401(k) starting on your first day
  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Flexible vacation policy & generous holiday observances
  • One Medical Membership
  • Gym membership reimbursement 
  • Complimentary access to theSkimms growing suite of membership products 
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking & diverse group of people building a membership company that makes it easier to live smarter

ABOUT THESKIMM

theSkimm is a membership company dedicated to helping female millennials live smarter lives. By seamlessly integrating into our members existing routines, we've become a trusted brand to more than seven million people. We're fundamentally changing the way our members consume news, consider products or services, & take action on important things happening in their lives. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, is still the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, & we've grown our product suite to fit into other routines at home, work, & on-the-go. theSkimm App debuted at #1 in News in iTunes, our podcast "Skimm'd from The Couch" reached #1 in Apple Podcasts within hours of launching, & more than 200,000 people voted with us in the 2018 midterm elections.

As theSkimm grows, we're committed to helping our members tackle big decision-making moments in life by giving them the information they need to make informed & empowered choices whether that be in civic engagement, finance, career, health, & more. Founded in 2012 by two friends on a couch, we've since grown to over 100 employees based in NYC. We are passionate. We are a TEAM. We work hard, but we know when to take a break to enjoy each other's company. Our products help people live smarter lives & we're building a brand trusted by millions of female millennials across the country. Join us!

This is a full-time role based in New York, NY.

 
 
 
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