The Director of Product Management will own the exploration (browsing) and onboarding experience components of Newsela’s product. You will lead product strategy development and partner with the key stakeholders across Technology, Design, Data, Marketing, and Sales to develop cohesive product goals that align with our overall organizational goals. You’ll be deeply involved in user testing and research to help inform the product roadmap. Drawing on your knowledge of the technical architectures and content systems, you’ll also guide and challenge the technology solutions we build, and will advocate for and effectively prioritize content production work. Additionally, you’ll play a role in outlining and executing on our data optimization efforts, product pricing and positioning strategy, and overall work management of the cross-functional teams you’re leading.
Why You’ll Love This Role
This role sits at the critical intersection of enabling users to be served up the best Newsela has to offer. The strategy and vision you help transform into reality will directly impact the learning and teaching experience of over 37 million students and 2.5 million teachers across the U.S. Your work will enable teachers and students nationwide to discover and use the most relevant, engaging content in a timely, efficient manner, which will ultimately help drive higher engagement with Newsela’s learning content and better learning outcomes. You will have the opportunity to help shape the future of K-12 education by building and delivering delightful, engaging, intuitive products, and will help influence our product roadmap as we evolve our product suite. You’ll get to work closely with our content product managers who define our portfolio learning, and will partner across the organization with Go-To-Market and Technology teams to influence strategy and execution of work. You’ll also be able to grow and develop your own team.
Why We’ll Love You
You are a creative, methodical product manager with more than 7 years experience building, refining, and optimizing a digital product ecosystem. You clearly and convincingly use data to make smart decisions about where to focus in order to achieve product goals, particularly in content-heavy experiences, with exploration of content and user onboarding. You have a deep understanding of content eco-systems and user behavior in navigating and exploring content (bonus if in the EdTech space), including familiarity with content production processes and needs. You’re a flexible, effective communicator, able to fluidly translate product needs and insights across technical, operational, design, and leadership audiences. You are also an expert project manager, able to outline and execute clear project roadmaps, manage a team to deadlines, and grow and upskill your team.
One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child learns differently, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve become an essential solution for 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and serve +25 million users.