Senior Product Manager

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 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 content experience on our website.



  • Understand the Economist’s web customers, and what they want from their content experience, through qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Define key customer journeys and associated optimisations of the web product experience, and refine them through A/B testing and research. You will bring experience of a test-and-learn development culture.
  • Set and deliver metrics and KPIs for the core web product experience. Work with the data and insights team to ensure correct data is being captured and analysed as part of ongoing data-driven processes.
  • Set clear priorities to achieve customer and business needs, and rally the team around them.
  • Partner with engineering, design, delivery and business stakeholders to achieve an optimal product experience. Be comfortable working in close collaboration to define requirements, ideate hypotheses, develop solutions and optimise our products. 
  • Confidently lead and collaborate with your team of designers, developers, QA and delivery leads, using Agile methodologies to their full potential
  • Lead website optimisation for SEO creating outstanding reading experiences across mobile, tablet and desktop devices; and develop onward journeys through navigation and recommendations.
  • Communicate product developments and product vision to stakeholders around the business in a way that is meaningful and impactful to them, at the right level of detail. Create shared understanding and alignment on customer problems and outcomes.
  • Creating the appropriate documentation for all the above, showing a keen eye for detail and enjoyment in writing excellent user stories, JIRA tickets, product briefs, and delivery assessments.

Experience, skills and professional attributes


  • 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. In particular, you’ll bring evidence of building strong relationships with editorial colleagues
  • Domain knowledge: You’ll bring an understanding of defining and developing content-led websites. You’ll be enthusiastic about the Economist’s content offering and have a passion for the news and media industry.
  • Technical knowledge: Someone who can get into the tech details of a product or system to understand how to get the most out of it
  • Quick learner and quick starter: You’ll be joining a mission team mid-flight, so it’s vita that you are a quick learner and a quick starter
  • Humble: Someone who will seek opportunities to learn and grow your hard and soft skills through feedback and self reflection.



  • Reports to the Head of Content Products
  • Leads the development team responsible for content engagement on
  • Close working with functional stakeholders, especially editorial, data, research and marketing 
  • Close collaboration with product managers in other teams, especially those responsible for editorial tools, content distribution, mobile apps, subscription journeys and commercial partnerships


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