Associate Product Manager - CMS (6 months)

Job Locations United Kingdom-London


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The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.


With a growing global circulation and a reputation for insightful analysis and opinion on every aspect of world events, The Economist is one of the most widely recognised and well-read current affairs publications and the foundation of our digital consumer product portfolio.


We are developing a world-class product management organisation who are focussed on building ground-breaking digital products and a modern content management system (CMS) to support them.


We have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Product Manager to help us scope and manage features for our new CMS. This is a fixed term contract (FTC) role for 6 months with the possibility of extension.


In this role, the Associate Product Manager will work with stakeholders, technical teams and other product managers to create and manage a backlog of features. This is a great opportunity for a candidate with experience working as a business analyst or similar analytical role, who is looking to get into Product Management. This role will give the successful candidate the opportunity to manage their own backlog, contribute to prioritsation decisions and define a key part of the CMS product.


This role will report into the Senior Product Manager, Editorial Tools, and will be part of the Content Products team.


Please note that this is a 6months fixed term contract. 



How you will contribute:

  • Working with editorial, product, design and technical stakeholders to define CMS functionality
  • Writing and refining user stories
  • Carrying out business or data analysis and putting forward recommendations of functionality to build - particularly focussed on editorial workflows and article creation
  • Managing a backlog and making prioritisation calls
  • Getting involved in a variety of conversations - from discussions about editorial workflows to technical feasibility of implementation
  • Working with stakeholders and other product team members to map existing workflows and designing new workflows or features
  • Producing training materials or guides to help users
  • Presenting your work back to stakeholders


Experience, skills and professional attributes

The ideal skills for this role are:

  • Experience: Has worked in a fast paced environment and can balance competing priorities. Experience in a news publishing environment is useful but not required. 
  • Analysis: Has collected requirements and is able to present them in an accessible format (e.g. spreadsheet, presentation, word doc) in order to communicate them
  • Passion: Has a passion for digital products and news publishing. As well as analytical skills, the ideal candidate will be creative and able to bring their own ideas to the table.
  • Backlog management: Experience of writing or contributing to development tickets. Able to discuss concepts with technical teams and make recommendations on prioritisation. Experience with Jira would be useful.
  • Listener: A great listener who can collate editorial pain-points and synthesise them into requirements
  • Documenter: Someone strong on documenting use cases, workflows and requirements to outside vendors or internal tech teams
  • Quick learner and quick starter: Coming into an existing team and learning quickly will be important


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