Senior Product Manager

Job Locations United Kingdom-London
ID
2021-8086

Introduction

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The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver world-class, thought provoking content through a range of formats, from web and app, to newspapers and magazines, conferences, film and audio. 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 subscriber base 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 and have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Product Manager to help us define and develop the user experience in our mobile apps.

 

We are looking for a Senior Product Manager to lead the Economist Apps mission team, with a primary focus on creating world-class in-app experiences for our subscribers. You will be part of a team that is innovating and enhancing our flagship app, with the ultimate goal of growing, engaging and retaining a diverse audience of paying subscribers. You will be working closely with a number of other mission teams to drive significant impact for The Economist users and business.

 

Organisation:

  • Reports to the Group Product Manager (Apps)
  • Working closely with senior functional stakeholders, especially editorial, data, marketing and customer experience.

Accountabilities

How you will contribute:

  • You’ll bring a deep understanding of defining and developing mobile apps, and play a key role in motivating and leading the full-stack development team
  • You’ll work in close collaboration with cross-functional partners, from editorial to marketing, to define requirements, ideate hypotheses and develop solutions
  • You’ll bring extensive experience of and passion for the news and media industry, including evidence of building strong relationships with editorial colleagues
  • Alongside the data team, you will be adept at understanding engagement and retention data trends that will help to define next steps and measure the impact of your work
  • You will bring experience of a test-and-learn development culture
  • You’ll be able to confidently lead and collaborate with your Agile team of designers, developers, QA and delivery leads, using Agile methodologies to their full potential
  • You’ll be a dab hand at creating user stories, use cases, requirements and direction for your product delivery team
  • You’ll have laser focus on value prioritisation and impact for the business and user, balancing delivery and quality at all times
  • You’ll bring extensive experience of story mapping, ideation workshops and roadmap planning
  • You’ll communicate your vision and impact effectively, providing updates at an appropriate level of detail to both stakeholders and colleagues

Experience, skills and professional attributes

The ideal skills for this role are:

  • Builder: Someone who has built great products and user journeys that are friction-less, functional and future-proofed
  • Listener: A great listener who can understand user and business needs
  • Documenter: Someone strong on documenting user stories, use cases, workflows and requirements
  • Curious: Someone who is interested in asking the right questions with the goal of producing quality results
  • Communicator: A great communicator who is able to explain their vision of what the product needs to do both to internal team members and cross-functional stakeholders
  • Technical knowledge: Someone who can get into the tech details of a back-end platform or product to understand how to get the most out of it
  • Quick learner and quick starter: Joining a mission team mid-flight, someone who is a quick learner and a quick starter is vital
  • Humble: Someone who will seek opportunities to learn and grow your hard and soft skills through feedback and self reflection

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