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Director, Content Development & Ops

Company: NewsBreak
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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 now the largest intelligent local news platform in the U.S.

News Break is ranked the #1 news app on both iOS and Android. With 12M+ daily active app users and 45M+ monthly users (data source: App Annie, comScore), we are also ahead of all major news apps in the United States. We've recently secured a $115M Series-C funding from Francisco Partners and IDG Capital.

We've been growing 3x every 12 months in both user base and revenue. Right now, we're aggressively expanding our team and looking for senior talents to accelerate our growth. Looking for you to lead our next steps!

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About The Role

News Break is seeking a seasoned leader in driving our company's content development & operations work streams, which include content & data sourcing, information discovery, programming/experience operations, creator/super user management, small publishers/SMB interactions, product operations support, as well as a series of other operational activities and projects. This is a critical role and team to drive user, content, and revenue growth of News Break.


  • Lead team to partner with product, engineering, and business teams to discover content, data, and information to provide a world-class local experience to our users, creators, business partners via various offerings.
  • Manage distribution and curation of content & information across different channels, such as the news feed, notifications, newsletters, topic tabs, video feed, and experimental product offerings on News Break.
  • Be the ‘go-to’ team and the most flexible team to work on new projects (especially experimental projects) to quickly collect and curate sufficient data & content to “cold start” a product experience (e.g., source data, find creators, synthesize information into user-friendly formats).
  • Play as a critical stake owner to provide inputs for product features, usage follow, critical design, and launch plan.
  • Stay on top of the local news cycles and remain on the pulse of local content trends to inform decision-making around content strategy and operations.
  • Provide training to local creators, influencers, and writers to support and improve their content performance and reputation
  • Organize or assist in organizing online/offline events to build up local “super-fan” communities.
  • Work closely with product and engineering teams to optimize the tooling that benefit the scaling of the operational efforts


  • 5+ years of digital media operations, product operations, or business operations experience required
  • Experience working in project management or operations required
  • Deep understanding of the culture and trends in the content industry. News industry or local information industry experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong writing skills. Good sense of news content as well as other related categories. Video experience preferred.
  • Passion for News Break and community engagement
  • Solid communication and team management skills.
  • Flexible and open minded for working with multiple teams in a fast-paced environment
  • Bachelor degree required


We provide a highly competitive compensation package including base salary, bonuses, 401k match, and stock options. Benefits include great Medical, Dental, and Vision

Keywords: NewsBreak, Mountain View , Director, Content Development & Ops, Other , Mountain View, California

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