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Newsela // instructional content platform
Product, Full Time    New York NY    Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020
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The Role:

The Senior Product Manager will own the exploration (browsing) & onboarding experience components of Newselas product. You will leadproduct strategy development & partner with the key stakeholders across Technology, Design, Data, Marketing, & Sales to develop cohesive product goals that align with our overall organizational goals. Youll be deeply involved in user testing & research to help inform the product roadmap. Drawing on your knowledge of the technical architectures & content systems, youll also guide & challenge the technology solutions we build, & will advocate for & effectively prioritize content production work. Additionally, youll play a role in outlining & executing on our data optimization efforts, product pricing & positioning strategy, & overall work management of the cross-functional teams youre leading.

Why Youll Love This Role:

This role sits at the critical intersection of enabling users to be served up the best Newsela has to offer. The strategy & vision you help transform into reality will directly impact the learning & teaching experience of over 25 million users across the U.S. Your work will enable teachers & students nationwide to discover & use the most relevant, engaging content in a timely, efficient manner, which will ultimately help drive higher engagement with Newselas learning content & better learning outcomes. 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 content product managers who define our portfolio learning, & 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.

Why Well Love You:

You are a creative, methodical product manager with 5+ years experience building, refining, & optimizing a digital product ecosystem. You clearly & convincingly use data to make smart decisions about where to focus in order to achieve product goals, particularly in content-heavy experiences, with exploration of content & user onboarding. You have a deep understanding of content eco-systems & user behavior in navigating & exploring content (bonus if in the EdTech space), including familiarity with content production processes & needs. Youre a flexible, effective communicator, able to fluidly translate product needs & insights across technical, operational, design, & leadership audiences. You also are an expert project manager, able to outline & execute clear project roadmaps, manage a team to deadlines, & grow & upskills your team.

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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