Machines that Move Us. 

People who Inspire Us.

Stories that Drive Us.

Check us out: http://bit.ly/MotorTrendG

 

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About Us

We are MotorTrend.

With a monthly reach of more than 131 million, MTG is the largest automotive media company in the world. With franchises including MotorTrend, Hot Rod, Automobile, Wheeler Dealers, Roadkill, Best Driver’s Car, and dozens of other world-class brands, we are reimagining storytelling around mobility. Our portfolio brings together Discovery’s #1 TV network for automotive super fans, with our vast automotive digital platform that includes direct-to-consumer products, websites, apps, connected TVs, social, and live events.

 

Our People

The people who work at MotorTrend embody the passion of our content, and wake up every day intent on embracing, entertaining, and empowering the motoring world. 

 

The Role

Machines that Move Us. 

People who Inspire Us.

Stories that Drive Us.

 

Check us out: http://bit.ly/MotorTrendG

 

About Us

We are MotorTrend.

With a monthly reach of more than 131 million, the MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world. Launched with MotorTrend’s iconic magazine 70 years ago, the company now has a global reach that includes MotorTrend TV, the MotorTrend streaming service, MotorTrend.com, and Hot Rod magazine, with franchises that include MotorTrend Car of the Year, Roadkill, Wheeler Dealers, Best Driver’s Car and dozens more. Our portfolio brings together Discovery’s #1 TV network for automotive super fans, with our vast automotive digital platform that includes direct-to-consumer products, websites, apps, social, and live events.

 

Our People

The people who work at MotorTrend embody the passion of our content, and wake up every day intent on embracing, entertaining, and empowering the motoring world. 

 

The Role

MotorTrend is looking for a Sr. Product Manager - Personalization (full-time, salaried, regular) to join our User Services team. MotorTrend’s User Services informs our key growth, content discovery, and engagement efforts on our digital products across web, mobile apps, connected tv apps and more. We are on a mission to engage our users through more personalized content recommendations, more relevant search results, and use of cutting edge machine learning and data science approaches to content programming. 

 

The ideal candidate will own data infrastructure, content discovery, search relevance, and data driven personalization from start-to-finish, developing product opportunities focused on driving improvements around user engagement with video and editorial content across our apps and web presences, working with our business intelligence team and analytics product managers to test and learn from new approaches to presenting users personalized displays of content and search results.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Own and drive the product roadmap for the evolution of a signed-in, personalized experience to increase user engagement and retention, with input from business stakeholders and editorial teams
  • Collaborate with the Engineering and Design teams to envision and build delightful experiences for consumers through new tools for enriching/strengthening personalization
  • Familiarity with both content and collaborative based filtering approaches to recommendations
  • Collaborate with Discovery Personalization & Recommendations team
  • Create buy-in for the product vision both internally and with key external partners
  • Write detailed requirements for business stakeholders, Engineering and Infrastructure teams
  • Update wiki documentation and contribute to training materials
  • Prioritize backlogs of bugs and feature enhancements across multiple platforms
  • Proactively identify and resolve strategic issues that may impair the team’s ability to meet strategic, financial, and technical goals

 

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, User Experience or related discipline with a focus on digital media or digital product management
  • 3-5 years digital media product management experience – conceptualizing, defining, and delivering products to targeted audiences
  • Digital technology experience in either a Product or Strategy role
  • Experience working with a range of stakeholders on production, editorial and engineering teams
  • Experience structuring data to drive valuable and high-quality insights to reach accurate decisions  
  • Experience with metadata tagging/taxonomy
  • Experience testing and optimizing content discovery
  • Knowledge of search algorithms and search optimization
  • Familiarity with machine learning and AI driven approaches to personalization at the unique user level

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Informed decision-making skills based on best practices, analytics, industry / technology trends
  • A demonstrated track record of successful product execution and leading cross-functional terms to deliver high-quality products
  • To be a team player with the flexibility to get things done in a fast-past editorial environment
  • Technical fluency; comfort understanding and discussing technology concepts and new features with technical team members
  • A love of documentation, details, and diving head-first into solving our business user problems
  • Proven track record of balancing multiple projects at once and delivery of projects successfully on time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly detail oriented, strong technical intuition, organized and collaborative.
  • Flexible and adaptable to change

 

Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to sit for prolonged periods of time and view computer screen

 

Equipment/Software Used:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

 

Work Environment:

  • Work is performed in an office environment that is well lit and ventilated

 

NOTE: This position description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict any other tasks that may be assigned.

NOTE: This position description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict any other tasks that may be assigned.

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