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Product Lead, Publishing Platform

Company: NewsBreak
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:


About News Break

News Break defines a new way for users to engage with local news. Since its founding in 2015, it has grown by leaps and bounds. We're the nation's largest intelligent local news platform!

News Break is ranked the #1 news app on both iOS and Android. With 11M+ daily active users and 25M+ monthly users (data source: App Annie), we're also ahead of all major news apps such as The New York Times, CNN News, The Washington Post, Yahoo News, and SmartNews.

We're a series-C startup headquartered at Mountain View, California.

About The Role

We are looking for a seasoned PM to lead our publisher platform product, which is our main B2B offering for our publisher partners to create, edit, manage, and monetize their content on News Break. The role is also responsible for the B2C product experience for content discovery, consumption, and user engagement of in-network publisher content on our core News Break app. You will join a dynamic and fast-paced environment and work with cross-functional teams to design, build and roll-out products that deliver the company's vision and strategy.

We already have 2,000+ premium publishers and/or content creators partnering with us on this platform, with daily content creation of 20,000+ articles/videos.


  • Gain a deep understanding of customer experience, both in publisher and reader sides
  • Identify customer pain points, fill product gaps, and generate new product ideas
  • Create buy-in for the product vision both internally and with key external partners
  • Translate product ideas into detailed business and technical requirements by working closely with designers, engineers, BD, and leadership
  • Scope and prioritize development tasks, timeline, and expected outputs. And get alignment with all stakeholders.
  • Work closely with engineering teams to deliver with quick time-to-market and optimal resources
  • Drive product launches including working with marketing, business, engineering, and other colleagues
  • Act as a product evangelist to build awareness and understanding
  • Continue to drive cross-team collaboration on optimizing the Publisher Platform product
    • Proven work experience in product management for Internet or high tech companies. Startup experience is a plus.
    • Proven work experience in News, Digital Media, or Content Creator Network is a strong plus
    • Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle
    • Proven ability to develop product and marketing strategies and effectively communicate to stakeholders
    • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies
    • Strong problem-solving skills and willingness to roll up one's sleeves to get the job
    • Skilled at working effectively with cross-functional teams in a matrix organization
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Bachelor degree

      We provide highly competitive compensation package including base salary, bonuses, and options. Benefits include great Medical, Dental and Vision. A flat organization and family-like culture makes this a perfect environment to make huge impact on our product and grow your skill set.

Keywords: NewsBreak, Mountain View , Product Lead, Publishing Platform, Advertising , Mountain View, California

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