• Product Manager

    Additional Posting Locations 1 week ago(11/7/2018 4:28 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-2254
    # of Openings
    1
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Digital - Product Management
  • Overview

    At the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union Tribune we have entered the next chapter and are investing in the future of journalism. Together, we are looking for a Product Manager whose primary focus will be to collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders across the organization to drive the vision of our digital media products by developing strategies, managing product roadmaps and leading the product development process to execution.

     

    The product manager will advocate for the consumer while synthesizing the requirements of many teams to write user stories, product requirement documents and tracking tickets.  Working closely with engineering, project management and design, the product manager will oversee an agile development process to keep stakeholders informed, continually test and iteratively release work to optimize our KPIs.

     

    The product manager will use analytics, a/b and user testing tools to quickly learn what is working and optimize experiences.  The person in this roll will be the team leader and educator on best practices, industry trends and competitive landscape for their product.

     

    We view our publications as the voice and inspiration for our cities, our state, the nation and the world.  Join us on the Product Development team as we build a new foundation for our future.

     

    This position will work out of our El Segundo, CA office.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage the product roadmap and execute on the strategic vision
    • Be the ultimate source of knowledge for your products and their performance
    • Act as the liaison between business owners, project stakeholders, and outside vendors.
    • Lead requirements gathering, prioritize features, manage the scope of business requirements, and keep focus on project deliverables.
    • Communicate often and openly with cross-functional stakeholders so that all teams are informed on product and release status, performance metrics, future rollouts and activity with your product(s).
    • Effectively utilize data to make decisions.
    • Define, organize, and document business requirements/use cases and functional requirements for enhancements to websites in JIRA.
    • Working with management and stakeholders, define, analyze and report on product KPIs.
    • Utilize A/B testing tools to optimize performance and revenue opportunities.
    • Perform other related duties and assignments as required.Travel occasionally to interface with stakeholders

    Qualifications

    • 3+ years product management experience
    • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent problem solving and organization skills
    • Experience with the software development lifecycle experience and agile development methodologies
    • Strong and proven skills in creating quality documents such as business requirements/use cases, functional specifications, test plans and test cases
    • Good analytical and problem solving skills to evaluate business and market problems and apply technology and domain knowledge to identify appropriate solutions
    • Ability to multi-task and work self-sufficiently in a fast paced, fluid work environment
    • Ability to travel occasionally to interface with stakeholders and remote team members
    • Strong experiences with A/B testing and performance analysis
    • Proficiency with usability testing and user testing, prototyping, and persona-based design development
    • Ability to work self-sufficiently in a fast-paced environment
    • Solution oriented, with the ability to think critically and creativelyand to articulate complex ideas in a clear and concise manner, tailored for specific audiences
    • B.A. or B.S. in business, computer science or a similar degree or equivalent work experience; MBA a plus.

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