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The Senior Product Manager will own the creation of the reporting product and experience 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 data systems, you’ll also guide and challenge the technology solutions we build, and will advocate for and effectively prioritize reporting 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 millions of users across the U.S. Your work will enable educational leadership to use the most relevant, engaging data in a timely, efficient manner, which will ultimately help drive higher engagement with Newsela’s product. 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 Go-To-Market and Technology teams to influence strategy and execution of work.
Why We’ll Love You:
You are a creative, methodical product manager with more than 5 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 data-heavy experiences. You have demonstrated success building data reporting interfaces that have resulted in increased user engagement and usage. You have a deep understanding of data ecosystems and user behavior. 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. Additionally, you are passionate about growing and enabling your team, with a history of mentoring direct reports to help them develop the technical skills, communication and prioritization of work necessary to build great products.
One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child may have unique learning preferences, 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 established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.