Product Lead (mat cover)

We have an opportunity for someone to join the Digital Development team as Product Lead for our consumer website on a maternity cover.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for balancing needs of both the consumer and the business to prioritise features with a focus on our authors and their audiences.

Day-to-day, you’ll be responsible for defining and prioritising the product roadmap, leading the development team in an agile environment, and collaborating with Content, Marketing and Technology teams to ensure the successful implementation of each product release. You will work closely with UX and Design when researching and building new features, and communicate the product vision and business requirements to developers and guide them whilst in development.

You’ll use your communication skills to be clear around purpose and translate ideas into coherent stories for development. Working closely with your colleagues in Digital Development and Audiences & Audio, you’ll gather consensus in order to deliver product development and enhancements, and will be responsible for deciding on the feature mix to deliver commercial value to the business.

If this sounds like it could be right up your street, here’s what you’ll need to make the role a success:

  • You’ll be able to share your experience of being a Product Lead in a client-side role, with experience of product P&L responsibility.
  • You’ll be used to working with and driving forward Agile methodology, with a good working knowledge of Jira and MVP.
  • You will also have experience of line management.

This is a role that will directly impact the service we’re delivering to our authors and consumers, so working collaboratively with colleagues in the business, and using your communication skills to connect with people will be crucial.

Your ambition to raise the bar on quality, and your energy will inspire others about great quality product development, maintenance and innovation.

Finally, you’ll have a passion for our overall purpose which is to connect audiences to the new ideas and stories that matter.