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Newsela // instructional content platform
Product, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2020
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The Role:

The Vice President of Product will champion the strategy, execution, & revenue growth for Newselas platform & content products, helping achieve & maintain high levels of engagement & business growth. Reporting directly to our Chief Product Officer, you will build, lead, manage, & mentor a team of product managers. You will translate the business strategy & vision from our leadership team into execution-ready product strategy for your team, & will partner with leaders across Newsela to ensure were achieving our vision cohesively, effectively, & in a way that creates confidence in our ability to deliver high engagement product experiences that customers purchase. Youll serve as a key leader driving our product roadmap & delivery, & will ensure the ongoing health & quality of our content & platform products.

Why Youll Love This Role:

The strategy & vision you help transform into reality will directly impact the learning & teaching experience of over 25 million users across the U.S. You will have the opportunity to help shape the future of K-12 education by building & delivering delightful, engaging, intuitive products, & will help influence our product roadmap as we evolve our product suite. Youll get to work closely with our executive leadership team & will partner across the organization with GTM & Technology teams to influence strategy & execution of work. Youll also be able to grow & develop your own team, & be a mentor to product managers & teammates beyond your reportees.

Why Well Love You:

With 10+ years of experience in product leadership, you are deeply familiar with technology & can shape effective prioritization & requirement specificity to usher product development through to completion. You have demonstrated success in performing in-depth market assessment, translating financial targets into product strategic action, & balancing spend/revenue to budgets, metrics, operations, talent, & org alignment. Youre a data-centric leader, able to dive deep into the product performance metrics to identify fact patterns & derive action, while also seeking deep insight through user research measures to understand quantitative patterns. You confidently build sound arguments & business cases for investments, while always preserving a bias to action given constraints (time, resources, data) in order to achieve business outcomes & solve user needs. In addition to your passion for building great products, you are equally committed to growing & developing your own team; youve successfully led multi-level teams & have coached your direct reports to be supportive, successful managers of their own teams. While not a requirement, experience in education or edtech is a plus.

About Newsela:

One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child learns differently, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments & tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds & interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, weve become an essential solution for 90% of U.S. K-12 schools & serve +25 million users.

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