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BuzzFeed // news & entertainment content
Product, Full Time    New York    Posted: Monday, August 08, 2022
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About BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed (Ticker: BZFD) is home to the best of the internet. Across food, news, pop culture & commerce, our brands drive conversation & inspire what audiences watch, read, buy, & obsess over next. Born on the internet in 2006, BuzzFeed is committed to making it better: providing trusted, quality, brand-safe news & entertainment to hundreds of millions of people; making content on the internet more inclusive, empathetic, & creative; & inspiring our audience to live better lives. We'll continue to recruit the best founders & creators to join us in this mission, with more additions like Complex Networks & HuffPost to come.

The Role

At BuzzFeed the product team works with a variety of disciplines to help build out BuzzFeeds vision as the most innovative media company in the world. We lead product strategy as well as drive execution. We partner with our product design, data science, engineering, sales, & marketing teams to create delightful ways for people to engage with our quizzes, articles, videos, & news.

Were now looking for a Product Manager who can help lead the creation of new user-friendly & effective advertising products & tools. In this role, you will lead the development of BuzzFeeds Ad Manager, an ad platform that automates required business tasks to get ads live on BuzzFeed properties.  

Youd be joining a well established team that has various levels of existing product & AdTech experience. Were looking for someone who pairs a passion for digital media with an interest in the world of ad tooling.

You Will

  • Work side-by-side with an existing ad product team to create & launch new user-friendly ad products that measurably provide value to internal stakeholders 
  • Establish & articulate objectives & key results for new ad products & monetizations initiatives - with a focus on task automation & operational efficiency.
  • Maintain an excellent understanding of the digital media advertising industry, our competitors, & our opportunities to help articulate a forward looking product vision
  • Define, analyze, & report on the key metrics for each product that we launch.
  • Lead new product launches & coordinate with product designers, engineers, & colleagues outside of the Tech org throughout the full lifecycle
  • Help to define our ad product roadmap & articulate that across our full team internally & to external partners
  • This is a high-impact role where managing relationships with senior leadership across the company will be critical & this role will be expected to directly impact & manage critical revenue streams for the organization

You Have

  • At least 2+ years of product management experience in the media or AdTech space, or 5+ years of experience in Technical Ad Operations
  • Extremely strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable managing external & internal relationships & collaborating with senior leadership across the company
  • Able to effortlessly balance user experience considerations with advertiser needs
  • Fluent moving between technical, design, & business conversations
  • Extensive experience with Google Ad Manager & Order Management Systems - trafficking, troubleshooting, & reporting.
  • Preferred
    • 3+ years of experience working in AdTech or within Ad Product at a media or platform company
    • Exceptional organizational management skills
    • An ability to align a team against a mission & guide it towards measurable success
    • Extensive experience turning incomplete, ambiguous or unclear inputs into concrete action plans

Life at BuzzFeed

We celebrate inclusion & are committed to equal opportunity employment. We are  proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, & will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.

You can expect:

  • A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions
  • Opportunities for personal & professional growth through work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning @ BuzzFeed team, our Employee Resource Groups, & more
  • An attractive & equitable compensation package, including salary & stock options.
  • A generous benefits program featuring paid time off, unlimited sick time, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to mental health platforms, retirement plans, gym & wellness discounts, & much more.

We want all employees to feel safe & comfortable when they engage in any in-person meetings, when visiting the office, or when working from an offsite production or meeting location. As part of this commitment to health & safety, BuzzFeed requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees. Requests for accommodation per applicable law for health and/or religious reasons will be considered. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Note: BuzzFeed offers remote/flexible work (unless specified to be required to be in-person) & open to hiring remote candidates who are residents in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA, & WV. For non sales roles, we can also hire in AK, AR, AZ, ID, KS, MO, ND, SC, & VT.

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