Product Manager - Polygon SB Nation
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Vox Media is company driven by talent, technology, and design. We develop the highest quality content, conversations, and applications for an audience of over 22 million passionate people around the world.
After four years of steady growth, we're a well-funded company, supported by the same folks who invested in Facebook and Etsy, with business expertise and a successful business model to go with our editorial and technology foundation.
We got our start innovating in sports media with SB Nation, the largest and fastest-growing network of fan-centric online sports communities. Last year, we moved into technology news with The Verge. Next up is the video games category with Polygon. It is an exciting time to be at Vox Media. Come join us.
We're seeking a creative, experienced, consumer-focused product manager for Polygon. You'll join our small product team to take hands-on ownership of the Polygon product roadmap. This role will blend creativity, analytics and direct user interaction to help make things people love. Ideal candidates will be folks who enjoy getting their hands dirty to work on every phase of product development.
You're a visionary able to articulate and argue for your ideas. You're also pragmatic and capable of building consensus to help craft and deliver compelling, successful products.
Own Polygon as a product and maintain the site's backlog
Work with editorial team to define features and enhancements and improve workflows
Identify market opportunities and define product vision and strategy
Prioritize features; maintain and execute road maps
Shepherd improvements through the product lifecycle, from concept to release to measurement
Collect and integrate usability studies, research and member feedback
Utilize analytics to continuously improve products
Develop storyboards and mockups to effectively communicate product ideas to the team
Document requirements by authoring user stories and wire frames to facilitate development
Collaborate with the small cross-functional teams and actively answer product related questions
Keep stakeholders involved by gathering input and communicating progress
Verify product features as acceptable before launch
Coordinate and communicate rollout of new features internally and externally
Contribute to the overall Vox products roadmap
Help set goals with metrics and be responsible for finding the best ways to achieve them
You're real good on a whiteboard
Demonstrated ability to build great products on time
Understand how to facilitate rapid iteration of products
Trust the self-managed product team to kick ass; tell them "what" needs to be done and not "how" to do it
Ability to develop new approaches to complex problems
Effectively multi-task and balance multiple priorities
Ability to communicate goals and build consensus
Deep understanding of usability and experience in building websites for a broad audience
Fluency with the Photoshop, Omnigraffle, or other design tools
Strong analytical background with deep experience using tools such as Google Analytics or Omniture
Experience in online advertising, traffic-acquisition (SEO/SEM) and online media publishing
Exceptionally strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication
Ideally you also have:
Experience working on or managing small development teams with remote team members
Fluency in A/B and multivariate testing
Experience in testing and quality assurance
More involved development or programming experience
Previous start-up experience
Knack for keeping up with design trends in blogs, web apps and social/online media
Bonus points for:
Experience with agile and lean frameworks, specifically Scrum
Being a member of an online community?especially SB Nation or The Verge
Being an active blogger
About working at Vox Media: This is a permanent, full-time position with benefits based in Washington DC. You'll be joining a family of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about creating for the web, building tools to foster online community, and doing work that's challenging and fun.
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