Vice President, Product Management

| Greater NYC Area
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The Role: 

The Vice President of Product will champion the strategy, execution, and revenue growth for Newsela’s platform and content products, helping achieve and maintain high levels of engagement and business growth. Reporting directly to our Chief Product Officer, you will build, lead, manage, and mentor a team of product managers. You will translate the business strategy and vision from our leadership team into execution-ready product strategy for your team, and will partner with leaders across Newsela to ensure we’re achieving our vision cohesively, effectively, and in a way that creates confidence in our ability to deliver high engagement product experiences that customers purchase. You’ll serve as a key leader driving our product roadmap and delivery, and will ensure the ongoing health and quality of our content and platform products.

Why You’ll Love This Role:

The strategy and vision you help transform into reality will directly impact the learning and teaching experience of over 25 million users across the U.S. 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 executive leadership team and will partner across the organization with GTM and Technology teams to influence strategy and execution of work. You’ll also be able to grow and develop your own team, and be a mentor to product managers and teammates beyond your reportees.

 Why We’ll Love You: 

With 10+ years of experience in product leadership, you are deeply familiar with technology and can shape effective prioritization and requirement specificity to usher product development through to completion. You have demonstrated success in performing in-depth market assessment, translating financial targets into product strategic action, and balancing spend/revenue to budgets, metrics, operations, talent, and org alignment. You’re a data-centric leader, able to dive deep into the product performance metrics to identify fact patterns and derive action, while also seeking deep insight through user research measures to understand quantitative patterns. You confidently build sound arguments and business cases for investments, while always preserving a bias to action given constraints (time, resources, data) in order to achieve business outcomes and solve user needs. In addition to your passion for building great products, you are equally committed to growing and developing your own team; you’ve successfully led multi-level teams and have coached your direct reports to be supportive, successful managers of their own teams. While not a requirement, experience in education or edtech is a plus.

 About Newsela:

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.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • SanicFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • SendGridEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Situated in the New York Times building, our location boasts not only convenience for commuters, but also plenty of food and shopping options nearby.
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What’s the vibe like in the office?

Amazing. Newsela is a trusting and responsible environment where we have control to get our work done when and where is best for us.

Vanessa

Lead Web Application Developer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

On the Community team, we work with school leaders and teachers to create innovative applications of Newsela article content to support our mission to "unlock the written word for everyone". Our goal is to engage and empower educators with tools to enhance their students' learning.

JJ

Educator Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've grown leaps and bounds at Newsela! I initially started out as an enterprise sales development representative and went through a mentorship program to transition to the account management team! I cannot measure the amount of growth I've experienced the past two years.

Emma

Account Manager

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The Newsela office is a collaborative workspace. The office is designed to reflect the clients we serve. We love to keep our mission of "Unlocking the Written Word for Everyone" top of mind.

Ariel

Sales Development Representative

What are Newsela Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Newsela offers the opportunity to join various affinity groups operated by members of each community to help facilitate an inclusive and diverse workplace where all people are valued.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Every year we bring Newsela's youngsters to our offices for our Take Your Child to Newsela Day. It's one of our favorite days of the year, filled with crafts, story time, workshops, and even yoga!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
We provide free daily breakfast. Employees can select from our cereal bar, yogurts, oatmeal, fruit, granola bars and unlimited cold brew on tap!
Game Room
Our teams love to take time to challenge each other to a game of ping pong or pool throughout the day, and maybe even a ping pong tournament every now and then.
Stocked Kitchen
Newsela has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the flavored seltzer you can handle. You might even be able to catch a Top Chef competition every now and then.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer an annual stipend to encourage all employees to keep learning!
Time allotted for learning
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