Product Manager, Careers

Full-Time Anywhere

U.S. News & World Report is a multifaceted digital media company dedicated to helping citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy officials make important decisions in their lives. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for nearly 90 years. Our platforms on include Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews.

We reach more than 40 million people monthly during moments when they are most in need of expert advice and motivated to act on that advice directly on our platforms. Our signature franchises include our “Best” series of consumer guides on colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, diets, cars, financial services and more. These guides provide an easy-to-digest list for consumers to better understand and compare when making their decisions. We continue to publish annual guides of the authoritative Best Colleges and Best Hospitals rankings on our website and in print. And our U.S. News Live flagship conferences highlight important national conversations including Healthcare of Tomorrow and Healthiest Communities.

We believe in having a broad range of talent and backgrounds at U.S. News. We strive to maintain a welcoming workplace where everyone is given an opportunity to succeed and contribute to their fullest. Learn more about our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative.

Your role in helping us shape the future:

You will be involved in establishing, building and ultimately growing a brand new vertical at U.S. News focused on helping consumers explore and make decisions about their careers. As one of the founding members of this team, you’ll be a key player in a fast-growing organization that is goal-oriented and building a brand new category for a storied brand.

The primary responsibility of the Product Manager, Careers will be to work hand in hand with our VP of Careers to define, build and own our initial online product suite from the ground up. To do this well, you’ll need to be an excellent collaborator, communicator, and creative thinker.

Are you up to the challenge?

Be a thought partner and collaborator to the VP of Careers
Translate business strategy into product strategy. Define and own the product roadmap.
Develop wireframes to test assumptions and hypotheses with potential users and customers
Ensure all product requirements are thorough, thought-through, intuitive, easy to use, timely, and visually successful. Launch new and existing products such as Best Jobs.
Provide end to end project management, and closely collaborate with relevant internal teams at US News including Engineering, UX, SEO, Editorial and Business Intelligence, as well as external partners
Be involved in sourcing data, and a thought partner in methodology creation
Develop and own KPIs for all products
Develop and document processes for your work
Work closely with editorial teams to support a content strategy for the careers vertical

You are a great fit for this role if you have some or all of the following:

3+ years of professional experience in a product environment
Experience with the full product life-cycle from ideation to go-to-market
Been involved in initiatives involving cross functional teams
Experience in project management and stakeholder management
Get excited about solving problems
Have strong oral and written communication skills
Are empathetic and can understand our users and customers mindsets and needs
Hungry to build something from the ground up and take ownership for a digital product suite
Are detail oriented, organized and have strong management skills
It would be nice if you had:

Experience in JIRA or other product development tracking tools.
Experience with consumer facing websites
An understanding of SEO
What it’s like to work with us:

Talent is our best asset!
We invest in people with passion and potential who understand U.S. News’ dedication to our consumers.
Entrepreneurial, mission-driven culture with core values of quality and integrity
Focus on fostering personal and professional growth
Competitive benefits including paid vacation time, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
Collaborative Work Environment ~ Fun, diverse, inclusive and ambitious co-workers
Other Job Info:

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
This position will require the successful candidate to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. As an equal opportunity employer, the Company will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.