Product Manager, Monetization - Ziff Davis

Product Management New York, New York Austin, Texas


Position at Ziff Davis

Ziff Media Group is dedicated to delivering exceptional user and partner experiences across a portfolio of leading brands in the Tech, Lifestyle, and Shopping verticals. Our leading brands include Mashable, PCMag, AskMen, RetailMeNot,, and Our mission is to be the most trusted purchase companion, helping users make the best decision for their interest and need. We connect brands and partners to large contextually-aligned audiences and deliver measurable performance.

The Product Manager, Monetization will be responsible for developing innovative ad solutions that perform, scale, and elegantly solve for a diverse set of business cases across display and affiliate business lines. This person will partner with key stakeholders, including Revenue Operations, Engineering, Consumer Product, and Sales teams to incorporate market demand and requirements into exceptional consumer audience experiences for our brands. You will balance the needs of a direct publisher ad sales, partnership with global brands via affiliate networks, and global programmatic ad executions. This is a great fit if you have the technical expertise working with a variety of tools, love problem-solving, enjoy identifying new opportunities and driving continuous improvement in a rapidly changing environment, and thrive in a very cross-functional and collaborative role.


  • Analyze, determine and prioritize target customer, end-user, and internal stakeholder needs
  • Ensure monetization product execution as a partner to the team dedicated to building consumer facing experiences that deliver on brand goals.
  • Develop strategies and execute plans to enable long-vision ad revenue growth that supports a sophisticated business casebook with flexible but simple technology frameworks
  • Own overall metrics: revenue, viewability, ROAS
  • Ensure native and impactful user experiences that serve brand relationships
  • Ensure optimized performance front end ad experiences, coordinating closely with engineering
  • Define and communicate a portion of the product roadmap aligned with company objectives, and supported by business cases, market research, customer data and competitive analysis
  • Determine needs, align priorities, deliver to market, measure outcomes, and seek to build upon success. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to build ad offerings that scale for a diverse set of owned and operated and partner publishers
  • Ensure appropriate ad performance and consumer research and rapid prototyping. Ensure a valuable, engaging and enjoyable end-user experience
  • Document, validate and prioritize product specifications
  • Lead build vs. buy evaluations for key integrations ensuring we are investing prudently in core competencies and technologies and partnering where more appropriate.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 3+ years of product experience, ideally in Ad Product, Ad Tech, or Affiliate space
  • Highly organized, extremely detail-oriented, and able to multitask in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • Commitment to continuous process improvement and initiatives 
  • Strong written, verbal, interpersonal and presentation skills, and an embedded drive for results
  • Dedication to quality, accuracy, and 100% accountability
  • Exceptional reporting & analytical skills with ability to present data in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Excellent time management and project management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Google Sheets as well as basic knowledge of HTML, Javascript and CSS
  • Knowledge of JIRA, Tableau, Looker, Google Analytics and other tools are preferred

The Ideal Candidate...

  • a leader.  You take initiative, set context, listen and find compromises. You drive for clarity, are relentless, hard-working and self-accountable.
  • ...understands the market. You can listen for and understand the value of unmet needs. You love to create and deliver outstanding solutions that grow revenue optimization.
  • influential. You build trust and strong relationships at all levels, influence without formal authority, push back when appropriate, earn respect, and respect the contributions of others. .
  • strategic. You understand the ad operations technical stack and the user flow for multiple revenue streams. You identify efficiency opportunities and convert them into clear product features and follow through with execution.
  • data oriented & results driven. You use hard data to assess opportunities, are metrics driven, ruthless in prioritization, and adept at overcoming obstacles to solutions.


Ziff Media Group (ZMG) is a leading, global digital media company operating in technology, culture, entertainment and shopping. ZMG reaches over 100 million digital content enthusiasts and online shoppers every month. ZMG includes ZMG Shopping Group  (Retailmenot,,, and ZMG Tech Group (Mashable, PCMag, Extremetech, Askmen). We build trust with our readers and fans through inspired and influential storytelling. This trust has led our readers to purchase over $5B of the products and services we’ve recommended each year. Ziff Media Group is a business unit of Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of J2 Global, Inc (JCOM).