Freelance Product Manager

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Who are we?

Teach Your Monster is a non-profit company, funded by the founder of Usborne Publishing.  We are the developers of Teach Your Monster to Read: a multiple BAFTA award-nominated educational app, one of the world’s leading literacy products played by over 2 million children every month.

Watch our trailer to find out more!

We are now expanding our product range – both continuing our work in reading and expanding into other areas such as maths, wellbeing and food.


What we’re looking for

We’re on the lookout for a freelance product manager to define and deliver our new player management system in early 2021.

As we grow our Teach Your Monster portfolio we’re looking to create a new customer-friendly and streamlined player management system that parents and teachers can use to manage children’s gaming with us.

You’ll be responsible for pulling together the overall strategy and roadmap by reviewing our extensive customer research as well as working with internal technical and business stakeholders to prioritise the most urgent and impactful features to be included in the first release.

You’ll be comfortable working in an agile development environment and finding the simplest and most impactful solutions to a problem

It’s likely you’ve worked on backend systems or permissions-based products previously and will be confident in defining business rules that support the development team in reaching the best technical solutions to meet customers’ needs.

This contract will last for two months (with the possibility to extend) at 3-5 days per week.


How we work – this is what makes us different!

We work hard at Teach Your Monster to make a great culture for the people working with us:

  • We are run like a games studio or a startup, but our focus is on impact not profit
  • Although small, we help millions of children every year with our games
  • We have an flexible working style – many of us are remote and part-time
  • We are family friendly, allowing people to structure their days around their family needs.
  • We are keen to grow our team in as diverse and inclusive a way as possible – our team’s differences are what makes us stronger, more creative, highly engaged and more impactful
  • We allow for as much autonomy as possible, and want you to work in the way that you feel will bring the best results
  • We encourage open and candid communication, and actively encourage you to feedback on anything we could be doing to improve how we work

How to apply

Please send a short cover letter and a CV if you’d like to.   If we’d like to know more and have a chat with you, we’ll be in touch!


More information about the organisation
Find out more about our funders and priorities at The Usborne Foundation.
Find out more about us at Teach Your Monster to Read.
We are keen to encourage applications from all backgrounds, experiences and cultures.  We support equal opportunities and welcome applications from people with disabilities.  Discrimination has no place in our organisation.
Please note:

We like to work directly with our team members, so are not interested in hearing from recruiters or agencies.
We do not have any permanent positions at the moment.

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