BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is the world's leading independent digital media and tech company, with a cross-platform news and entertainment network that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally and spreads Joy and Truth across the internet. Our portfolio of brands are household names that people rely on to inform and entertain, including: BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed News, Tasty, Nifty, Bring Me, Cocoa Butter, Pero Like, Worth It, and Unsolved to name a few! These properties and their Creators reach over 134M people a month through articles, lists, videos, animations, quizzes, podcasts, original series, newsletters and more.

The Role

We're looking for an experienced product manager to grow our BuzzFeed News flagship site and app. You will have a passion for news, leading a team to launch and improve impactful products. You will define a strategy to grow, retain, and monetize our news audience while improving on the experience we have today. You will report into, and collaborative with, the Director of Product for News.

BuzzFeed News is not any newsroom. We are a team of dogged and creative journalists who report to people on the internet, in the language of the internet. Our tagline, "Reporting To You," reminds us of what — and who — we're here for. Our mission is to report to you: We cover what you care about, break big stories that hold major institutions to account, and expose injustices that change people's lives — all while averaging over 50 million unique monthly readers.

You Will

  • You will partner with the Director of Product for News, the Executive Editor for Strategy of BuzzFeed News, newsroom leadership, and BuzzFeed technology leadership to develop and execute on the strategy and roadmap for BuzzFeed News.
  • Your responsibility over the BuzzFeed News experience will span BuzzFeedNews.com, the BuzzFeed News App, the News experience in the BuzzFeed App, and our Google AMP, Facebook Instant Articles, and Apple News pages.
  • You will work with our apps team to build any app projects in either the news experience in the BuzzFeed App or the BuzzFeed News App.
  • You will determine how people are using BuzzFeed News products and how to achieve business success by meeting user needs.
  • You will set OKRs, define the roadmap, write project plans, prioritize the team's work, and communicate and coordinate the team's plans with partners within and outside of the Newsroom.

You Have

  • Experienced: You have 4+ years of hands-on experience launching and managing digital products, ideally for a news consumer experience.
  • Collaborative and communicative: You have an ability to work well and communicate with engineers, designers, and data scientists — experience working with journalists and business partners is a plus.
  • Curious and analytical: You are proficient in data and insights. You size opportunities and don't merely accept outliers in data, but investigate and dive into the numbers and research to find novel insights and new product ideas.
  • Comfortable in the spotlight: You will need to work with and help influence senior leaders across the company to promote the team's vision and product strategy in a complex problem space.
  • User focused: You have a deep empathy for user problems and use this to identify solutions to enhance and improve their experience
  • Passion for journalism: You have a passion for journalism and believe in the mission of BuzzFeed News.

All job applications must be received through the official BuzzFeed Jobs board (https://www.buzzfeed.com/about/jobs), including referrals. It is BuzzFeed's practice to not schedule job interviews until after an application is submitted through our jobs board.

Life at BuzzFeed

At BuzzFeed, we believe our work benefits from the diverse perspectives of our employees. As such, BuzzFeed celebrates inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity employment. At BuzzFeed, you can expect:

  • A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth through work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning @ BuzzFeed team, our Employee Resource Groups, and more
  • An attractive and equitable compensation package, including salary and stock options

A generous benefits program featuring PTO, unlimited sick time, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to mental health platforms, retirement plans, gym and wellness discounts, and much more.

BuzzFeed is the world's leading tech-powered media company, with a cross-platform news and entertainment network that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally. The company aims to spread truth and joy across the internet by producing articles, lists, quizzes, videos, original series; lifestyle content through brands including Tasty, the world's largest social food network; original reporting and investigative journalism through BuzzFeed News; strategic partnerships, licensing and product development through BuzzFeed Marketing; and original productions across broadcast, cable, SVOD, film and digital platforms for BuzzFeed Studios.

BuzzFeed is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.

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