Director, Product Management

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Machines that Move Us. 

People who Inspire Us.

Stories that Drive Us.


Check us out: http://bit.ly/MotorTrendG


About Us


We are MotorTrend.

With a monthly reach of more than 131 million, the MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world. Launched with MotorTrend’s iconic magazine 70 years ago, the company now has a global reach that includes MotorTrend TV, the MotorTrend streaming service, MotorTrend.com, and Hot Rod magazine, with franchises that include MotorTrend Car of the Year, Roadkill, Wheeler Dealers, Best Driver’s Car and dozens more. Our portfolio brings together Discovery’s #1 TV network for automotive super fans, with our vast automotive digital platform that includes direct-to-consumer products, websites, apps, social, and live events.


Our People

 

The people who work at MotorTrend embody the passion of our content, and wake up every day intent on embracing, entertaining, and empowering the motoring world. 


The Role


Position Description

The Director of Product Management will help drive the strategy, product definition, and overall delivery of the company’s expanding digital experience, specifically focused on MotorTrend’s suite of apps, connected devices, web/mobile web properties. The successful candidate has demonstrated experience in leading product initiatives from start-to-finish, developing product opportunities aligned to business and revenue goals, identifying market conditions and emerging trends, and managing multiple stakeholders and priorities. The ideal candidate will have proven experience leading web products and SEO optimizations, especially in a mobile-first environment using a data-backed approach.


Responsibilities:

  • Develop, prioritize, and oversee the execution product strategy/vision, with a mind toward user focus and business benefit across our portfolio of brands
  • Integrate data analytics, product metrics, user experience research, and competitive analysis, to drive prioritization of product features and enhancements
  • Lead product teams, including customer research, UX, QA, Engineering, in the discovery process to define optimal customer experiences that will delight our users
  • Evaluate trends and KPI’s post launch and leverage these insights to inform product decisions for future phases
  • Translate your strategic roadmap into detailed requirements, user stories, and specifications
  • Align key stakeholders on web and SEO strategy
  • Drive continuous improvement of acquisition, engagement, and retention metrics

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's in business, computer science, information technology, engineering, or related field. Masters degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 7+ years digital media product management experience – conceptualizing, defining, and delivering products to targeted audiences.
  • Ability to speak fluently with engineers and understand technical tradeoffs
  • Specific experience with mobile app, video, OTT development.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Informed decision making skills based on best practices, analytics, industry / technology trends.
  • High energy, strong collaborative team player, technical intuition, creative thinker and strategic influencer.
  • Demonstrated experience playing a leadership role across a broad set of cross-functional technical and business teams.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Great track record of driving product improvements through data based decision making through user testing, data analysis, and A/B testing
  • Ability to manage time and schedules with multiple stakeholders and cross-functional teams to meet deadlines.
  • Flexible and adaptable to change.

Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to sit for prolonged period of time and view computer screen.

Equipment/Software Used:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Work Environment:

  • Work is performed in an office environment that is well lit and ventilated.

NOTE: This position description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict any other tasks that may be assigned.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

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Location

Conveniently located next to the 405, LAX, Douglas Metro Green Line stop, and the beach! Many walkable food/coffee/tea, grocery, and shopping options.

An Insider's view of MotorTrend Group

What are some social events your company does?

We work hard and love to celebrate our diligence. We host wellness classes, caterings, have arcade machines and give back in our community. We go to Dodger's Stadium, K1 Speed, host movie nights, and get free access to MTG events. Summer time is the best time at MotorTrend! We have KidsDay, ice cream bars, pizza parties and end with a company BBQ.

Stephanie Rios

Human Resources Generalist

What is your vision for the company?

Every day our team wakes up ready to Embrace Entertain & Empower a motoring world. Embracing the Car-Nivore in all of us. Entertaining our 110 MM digital fans with addictive storytelling & experiences. Empowering MotorTrend families with over 70 yrs of street cred. MotorTrend is building a billion-dollar car company without building a single car.

Alex Wellen

President

What's something quirky about your company?

As an automotive enthusiast, working at MotorTrend is the realization of a dream. Each day brings something new, from million dollar Pagani's to LowRiders and HotRods. MotorTrend is on the cutting edge of technology implementation and we are diving the way consumers now consume content via their mobile device and television apps.

Thomas Rosquin

SEO Manager

What are MotorTrend Group Perks + Benefits

MotorTrend Group Benefits Overview

We offer comprehensive health benefits for you and your family.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Video Games.
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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