Episode is a mobile storytelling network and platform created by Pocket Gems. Episode aims to define storytelling for the 2+ billion people on mobile with animated, interactive stories that are part TV, novel, movie, and mobile game. Since launching in 2014, users have viewed over 2.5 billion episodes (equivalent of ~47,000 years) across 45,000+ stories. Over 5.5 million storytellers have signed up to create their own stories, including award-winning screenwriters and published novelists. Episode also partners with major studios and industry stars to create stories such as Mean Girls: Senior Year, Demi Lovato: Path to Fame, and Pretty Little Liars.

As an Ad Tech Product Manager, you’ll be the sole owner of Episode’s advertising monetization roadmap, currently generating tens of millions of dollars in revenue. You’ll take part in the product development, strategic vision, and business relations and operations of all things advertising.

You should have a passion for monetization, have a good technical aptitude for ad tech, be able to refine hypotheses/models by digging into user data, and be excited about coordinating and inspiring our cross-discipline teams.


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • 3+ years of advertising tech industry experience in the role of a product manager, analyst, or account manager.

  • 1+ years of experience leading a cross-functional development team in a live operation setting

  • Strong quantitative analysis skill and ability to refine hypotheses/models by digging into user data and iteratively improving metrics

  • Ability to understand how our ad tech works in order to triage bugs and suggest improvements.

  • Exceptional Interpersonal skills are a must: you’ll be the point of contact for all of our many ad provider teams.

  • Ability to understand and think creatively about opportunities for improving monetization

  • Ability to write clear and concise specs for new features

  • Bachelor’s degree required, ideally in quantitative discipline (CS, Engineering, Math, Econ, etc.)

  • B.S. / M.S. in Computer Science, other engineering degree and/or MBA is a plus



Pocket Gems offers top-notch benefits, including Anthem PPO, Kaiser health plans, and free One Medical membership. We cover 100% of the cost of employees’ Medical, Dental and Vision premiums (and 75% of the cost for their dependents), as well as short and long-term disability, and life insurance. We also offer flex spending & dependent care accounts, pre-tax commuter benefits and a 401(k) plan. Pocket Gems is located in beautiful downtown San Francisco, one block North of the Montgomery Street BART station.

Pocket Gems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status. 

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 

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