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Product Manager, Data Products

NY, United States
Employment: Full Time

Product Manager, Data Products

At BuzzFeed we believe the right tools and data can help empower our employees to do amazing things they didn’t previously think possible. We are looking for a Product Manager to own and build BuzzFeed’s internal, homegrown data products that make sense of the massive amounts of data we collect from our site, social platforms and other services to help our creators, publishers and business teams make decisions.

Do you get excited about using data to understand how people use the internet to connect with each other?

Do you enjoy working with teams across content, distribution and business to understand their needs and identify opportunities? Do you thrive at the blurry intersection of engineering, data science and product? Do you know how to take vague ideas and turn them into impactful products? This role is for you.

You’ll be responsible for

  • Working with a diverse group of content and distribution teams to build tools to help them identify opportunities, spot patterns and remain motivated towards their goals.
  • Establishing, articulating and championing a product vision that addresses critical business needs.
  • Partnering with Data Infrastructure and other key internal engineering teams to understand the gaps within existing tools and services, and identify the best path forward.
  • Leading multi-disciplinary teams of engineers, designers, data scientists, social strategists, and content creators to deliver impactful products.
  • Making sure your team ships quality product. From defining features, writing specs, managing release checklists, communicating goals to team, setting a roadmap and prioritizing requests, you’ll do whatever your team needs to do a good job and keep moving.
  • Ensuring product marketing and support does not get lost. How do we effectively rollout, teach, test and support our tools with users?

About You

  • You are comfortable setting a long-term product vision for multidisciplinary teams.
  • “User first” is part of your muscle memory.
  • You have a story to tell about building, delivering, and supporting data tools, services, and products.
  • You have technical experience as a data analyst, data scientist or engineer.
  • You know the value of communicating clearly and respectfully.
  • You have a deep understanding of the technical and operational requirements of projects and products.
  • You don’t need to be an engineer, but you need to speak the language of APIs, caching layers, databases and pull requests.
  • You enjoy working with distributed teams and are an extraordinary communicator in every medium — from Slack to video conferencing to in-person gatherings.
  • You want to work for a company that believes in smart experimentation, agility, mutual respect and having fun.
  • You have thoughts about BuzzFeed’s business model and competitive position.


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