Product Manager





4 weeks ago

Wattpad is a global multiplatform entertainment company whose vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories. Since 2006, we've been on a mission to use the power of community and technology to unleash the full potential of stories to the world. Every month 60 million people around the world spend over 15 billion minutes on Wattpad to share and discover stories they can't find anywhere else. Our brand banner includes: Wattpad, Tap by Wattpad, Wattpad Labs, Wattpad Studios, and Wattpad Brand Partnerships. We're proudly based in Toronto, but our reach is global. Come build the future of entertainment and storytelling, and write your next chapter with us!

We are currently looking for a Product Manager to join our Product Management team. As a PM, you will work with our Brand Solutions and Ad teams and be a steward of product success of Wattpad's flagship app. You will identify and isolate advertising revenue opportunities across our core product and will work closely with a cross-functional team to find and deliver solutions focused around increasing revenue for Wattpad, delivering great solutions to our advertisers, and creating the best possible advertising experience for our users.

What you'll be doing

  • Lead a cross-functional team to deliver solutions to improve the advertising experience and optimize advertising revenue
  • Own and manage the product roadmap for our advertising team
  • Facilitate a strong product discovery process through constant testing and prototyping
  • Work closely with product design and engineering to better define, implement and iterate on solutions together
  • Stay on top of the latest trends in the advertising market and the adtech ecosystem, in order to deliver best in class experiences to advertising clients that scale with the business
  • Keeping user needs at the forefront, clearly define and prioritize product challenges and opportunities to ensure we are working on the right things at the right time
  • Continuously learn about our user community (with the help of the people, data, and insights at our disposal), so you can best represent the needs our our users
  • Build strong relationships across the company in sales, account management, engineering/data, marketing and community teams to help solve problems together

What we're looking for

  • Degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Business, or UX Design
  • 2-4 years of professional experience as a Product Manager
  • Experience and understanding of the consumer internet and digital advertising space
  • Have strong product instincts about getting from a user pain point to an underlying user problem
  • A user advocate who is passionate about product/user discovery
  • Excellent leadership and communications skills, with experience managing a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to understand the complexities of a large scale distributed system that supports millions of users everyday
  • Data-driven/analytical mindset with the ability to break down complex problems into manageable tasks and prioritize them
  • Natural curiosity with a thirst to validate assumptions with data, insight and peer discussions to inform yourself better
  • Experience with mobile and web technology
  • Experience with programmatic advertising ecosystem is an asset

What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Meaningful equity (stock options)
  • Career development; we believe in mentorship and supporting you to achieve your goals
  • Hackathons
  • Health benefits, fully covered on us!
  • Generous parental leave top-up
  • Transit pass, choice of hardware, flexible hours
  • Corporate discount for gym memberships for you and your family
  • A beautiful office in downtown Toronto, with easy access to transit
  • And a whole lot more!
  • About Wattpad

    Who are we? Entrepreneurs and Do-ers. Our vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories, and our mission is to use the power of community and technology to unleash the full potential of stories to the world.

    What does that mean? We are visionaries, community builders, passionate problem solvers, storytellers, coffee snobs (tea drinkers, too!), curious by nature, and culturally diverse.

    What are we obsessed with? Our users. Solving complex problems and maximizing flow. Learning constantly. Building the next great storytelling product. Finding the greatest stories ever told. Dogs (and cats), coffee, and good snacks.

    How do we work? Autonomously, collaboratively, respectfully. Balancing with work, family, and play...and all while having a great time.

    Culture and Diversity

    Wattpad is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate. Period.

    We have taken a leadership position on creating a culture and an organization that truly values diversity. At Wattpad, we believe cultural fit doesn't mean culturally identical, and diversity of thought helps us to challenge one another to think big and think differently. Our team is as diverse and eclectic as the global Wattpad community.

    In case it's not clear: we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.