Product Manager

Job Location US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 6 days ago(2/12/2018 1:05 PM)
Job ID
2018-1705

Overview

Fusion Media Group (FMG) is the publisher of some of the web's best-loved brands and communities, including gadget sensation Gizmodo and America’s Finest News Source, The Onion, as well as Deadspin, Kotaku, Jalopnik, io9, Lifehacker, Jezebel, The A.V. Club, ClickHole, The Root, and Splinter.

 

About the Role

 

Fusion Media Group is seeking a junior product manager to join the passionate team building Kinja, FMG’s proprietary publishing platform.

 

As an essential member of our product team, you’ll work closely with engineering and design – along with stakeholders from across the company – to support the growth of our audience both on and off-platform.  

 

To succeed, you need to be confident working at the intersection of 85 million voracious readers and the needs of a thriving media business. You will be dedicated to creating the best experience for all of our users: our in-house editors, our innovative commerce team, advertisers, and the devoted readers and communities that span the network.

 

Responsibilities

 The Opportunity 

  • Work with a senior product manager to set product strategy, prioritize features and develop and ship high-quality ad products in coordination with designers and engineers.
  • Consistently and clearly communicate product priorities, project status and impact to stakeholders both internal and external to FMG.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the company to clarify and prioritize opportunities to expand our readership and monetize the experience
  • Work closely with the in-house analytics team to define KPIs for strategic areas of focus and guarantee that product decisions are informed by quantitative data.
  • Ability to work across a variety of strategic areas of focus ranging from FMG’s on-platform sharing, and newsletters to off-platform strategy

Qualifications

  • Ability to break complex matters down into simple, actionable steps that empower teams and drive progress.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Unrivaled time management skills and the ability to jump between projects and tasks with ease.
  • Experience with and enthusiasm to work with distributed teams across our Budapest and New York offices.
  • Passionate about storytelling on the web and the platforms that are changing the way we have conversations.
  • 1-3 years experience successfully prioritizing and delivering high quality user-facing product.

 

Nice-to-haves 

  • Understanding of the diverse and changing revenue landscape for publishers including industry standards as established by the IAB.

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