Product Manager, Lifewire and ThoughtCo.
ABOUT Your Role:
When people are looking for info on how to fix an iphone or answers on how dinosaurs evolved, they find our top ten tech site Lifewire or our top education site ThoughtCo. Our articles and guides help and inspire people to figure out their tech and learn new things!
As the Product Manager for Lifewire and ThoughtCo, you know that building a great site requires being able to grock how real people fix stuff, make choices, and/or learn new things. You can dream up a plan to help users achieve their goals. And, you have an ability to explain the plan and inspire brainy designers and engineers, plus writers and people who care about numbers, aka “the business.”
ABOUT Your Contributions:
As the Product Manager for Lifewire and ThoughtCo, a typical day might look like this:
- Congratulate the scrum team on the release of an awesome, new feature
- Watch a person using the site and observe what’s working and what’s not
- Review your product roadmap with your GMs and CEO
- Walk an engineer and a designer through some product requirements
- Teach the Lifewire or ThoughtCo sales team how to use a new feature
- Coordinate with fellow Product Managers on the sequence of a cross-team project
You’re good at:
- Figuring out user problems and pain points
- Coming up with a big picture, product plan for meeting user needs, selling it, and then working out the details to get the plan over the finish line
- Communicating and collaborating with a wide range of teams and stakeholders to build great products
- Collecting, synthesizing & analyzing data
- Figuring out if a UX/UI works
- Talking tech (web service architecture, anyone?)
- Knowing what makes a great tech/education site because you’ve done this before, e.g. experience at a premium, digital publisher
About.com is reimagining the way people find expert advice and answers online. Through its premium vertical brands including Verywell, The Balance, Lifewire, ThoughtCo. and its namesake About.com, we help tens of millions of users each month answer questions, solve problems, learn something new and find inspiration on topics they deeply care about.