Associate Product Manager

TechCrunch

Media

Junior

San Francisco

4 weeks ago

TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. Founded in June 2005, TechCrunch and its network of websites now reach over 12 million unique visitors and draw more than 37 million page views per month. The TechCrunch community includes more than 2 million friends and followers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google and other social media. Crunchbase, TechCrunch's open database about start-up companies, people and investors, has become the leading statistical resource for technology companies and transactions. The company hosts major conferences and events, including the Disrupt series, The Crunchies Awards, and various meet-ups worldwide serving as community platforms for industry conversation and collaboration.

Technical Product Manager, TechCrunch

TechCrunch is seeking a sharp, motivated product manager to join our multidisciplinary product team as we grow and launch new, exciting digital experiences. The team builds and maintains a wide variety of products including our website and mobile apps, in support of our editorial content, our events business, and more. This product manager will play a key role in supporting these efforts, supporting our Head of Product in iterating and launching cutting edge products in service of a large audience who appreciates the latest and greatest in technology. Bring your passion for all things product, your laser-sharp focus on the user experience, your game-changing ideas, and your drive to build products that shape the future of media.

In this role, you will:

  • Contribute to our overarching product vision and roadmap.
  • Participate in planning and requirements gathering process for new products and projects.
  • Produce written requirements, wireframes, and other similar materials as needed.
  • Own the content authoring experience for our editors, interfacing with the editorial team to define worthy enhancements, and acting as the go-to resource for questions related to them.
  • Break requirements down into detailed tasks for engineers, entering them into our tracking system, and keeping them up to date with the latest information and status.
  • Assist in grooming our product backlog and scheduling development work.
  • Validate, document, prioritize, and communicate status on fixes for bugs as they are reported.
  • Understand the competitive and strategic position, staying abreast of industry best practices and trends, and apply them as appropriate.

Basic Qualifications?

  • Bachelor’s Degree?
  • 3+ years of product management or technical project management experience, including working on a live product with a large user base. Experience at a consumer-facing media or entertainment brand is a large plus.
  • A strategic mindset that allows you to prioritize various projects and requests with a longer term vision.

  • Excellent writing, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Strong troubleshooting and debugging abilities.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately at every phase of the development cycle, with both technical and non-technical parties.
  • Deep familiarity with the Wordpress CMS is a plus.

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