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Product, Full Time    New York City or Remote    Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2022
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We're hiring a Director, Product Management for the DailySkimm.

About our team & what we'll build together

We're looking for a seasoned, self-directed, confident director of product management with a passion for news media to join theSkimm's product team, & we hope its you! You are a seasoned, self-directed, confident product leader with a passion for building email-based products & a toolbox of approaches to strategy, design, product development, organizational effectiveness, & team leadership. 

You will be responsible for product vision, strategy, delivery, & performance of the DailySkimm & our ecosystem of always on newsletters as well as their execution & delivery. You will collaborate with our content team, using research, analysis, & a deep understanding & empathy for our users, to determine how best to present, distribute & market the content that our readers rely on to understand the world. Your goal will be to discover, develop, & ship products & features that deepen our relationship with our audience & make our news content a key part of their lives. 

How you'll contribute to our mission

  • Develop & iterate on the strategy, execution & success of the DailySkimm, thinking smartly about the technology we use & the best ways to ensure we are delivering an engaging & useful experience.
  • Create roadmaps, define products & features that drive value, & oversee the day-to-day operation of a dedicated cross-functional team operating in a lean agile process.
  • Thrive on & evangelize making data driven decisions to improve the product; Have experience with multi-variant testing concepts; & demonstrate an innate ability to synthesize quantitative & qualitative feedback.
  • Prioritize the features & initiatives that will have the most impact on our business & embrace theSkimms objectives & key results; Provide regular updates to stakeholders on roadmap & KPI targets.
  • Be the voice of the user fearlessly advocating for user-focused product initiatives & improvements
  • Discover opportunities worth pursuing through analysis & rapid experimentation via product discovery & design thinking methods
  • Be up to date on best practices & industry standards for engagement, performance & optimization; Evaluate & act as the point of contact with vendors & third-party partners; Responsible for understanding how to best leverage technologies either built internally or bought externally.

You're ready for this! Here's a bit more about what we're looking for

  • 8+ years of product management experience ideally at a digital media company with a particular focus on newsletters
  • Ability to work effectively with cross functional teams in a fast paced environment with multiple stakeholders
  • Web, mobile/native app industry, & emerging platform domain experience, with a news media focus
  • User First product management approach & results oriented personality.  You have the pulse of digital user behavior
  • Real world experience with agile processes & lean methodologies
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills with the ability to organize & present thoughts clearly & concisely.
  • Team player: Strong, demonstrated ability to rally & bring varying functional teams together, & break through stalled decision making. High emotional intelligence.
  • Support the management of a small team of product specialists & technical project managers.
  • 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 uncharted territory
  • Pushing for change when you think something can be improved as we are a culture of builders.
  • Knowledge of core email technologies is preferred. Experience having worked with Email Service Providers (ESP), Content Management Systems (CMS) & BI Tools.

Why we love working here

We are mission driven & values driven:

We are collectively building an impactful brand to empower generations of informed, confident women. Our vision is for every woman to have the info they need to navigate a complex world & the decisions in it. Every role has a purpose & allows us to provide useful information succinctly & contextualized. We tee her up to take action - whichever action is right for her, wherever she is.

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 
  • 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: 

  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave (adoption, fostering & surrogacy included)
  • Bereavement leave for pregnancy loss
  • Phased return to work schedule availability
  • Flexibility based on parental schedules
  • 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
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • 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

We are a digital media company, dedicated to succinctly giving women the information they need to make confident decisions. We make it easier to live smarter.

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

Everyday were breaking down the news, trends, policies, & politics that impact women so that they can navigate their daily lives & futures from managing their paychecks to casting their ballots with confidence.  We provide our dedicated audience of millions with reliable, non-partisan, information, informing & empowering them while fitting into their daily routines. 

Since disrupting the media landscape & defining a new category a decade ago, we have become a trusted source for our audience of millions by seamlessly integrating into their existing routines, fundamentally changing the way they consume news & make decisions. Today theSkimm ecosystem includes the Daily Skimm, the Daily Skimm: Weekend, Skimm Money & Skimm Your Life newsletters, top-rated podcasts: Skimm This & 9 to 5ish with theSkimm, theSkimm mobile app, virtual course series SkimmU, & Skimm Studios which creates innovative in-house video & audio content. Our first book, How to Skimm Your Life debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list. Through Skimm Impact, our purpose-driven platform, we are proud to support get-out-the-vote efforts with Skimm Your Ballot, which has spurred 1 million voting-related actions across the last three election cycles, & it's #ShowUsYourLeave movement, creating transparency & change for Paid Family Leave in the U.S.

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.

*Any correspondence from our team will come from a account!

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