Product Manager, Web Platforms

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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


MotorTrend is looking for a Product Manager (full-time, salaried, regular) to join our Consumer web product team. The ideal candidate has demonstrated experience in leading product initiatives from start-to finish, developing product opportunities focused on driving key metrics around user engagement, site optimization and content management workflows. The successful candidate must be detail-oriented and have a proven track record of driving web platform and CMS product improvements based in data analysis, user testing and A/B testing.


Responsibilities:

  • Prioritize and oversee execution of the Consumer Web and CMS product roadmap
  • Be the subject matter expert on the web platform (desktop, mobile and tablet views), and the CMS tool set to improve the overall user experience (both internal and external)
  • Drive continuous improvement in user engagement, website performance, CMS usability and SEO optimization
  • Draft detailed product requirements from user stories to Product Requirement Documents and serve as the key liaison between Editorial, Ad Ops, Sales, Program Management and Engineering.
  • Manage the backlog and own the sprint development process from planning to release - including bug prioritization, backlog grooming, stand ups, user acceptance testing (UAT), regression and retrospectives
  • Gather and manage product feedback through surveys, concept testing, analytics tools, and A/B testing
  • Integrate data analytics, product metrics, user experience research, and competitive analysis, to drive prioritization of product features and enhancements
  • Ensure products are in line with the overall digital strategy and support business goals

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, User Experience or related discipline with a focus on digital media and/orl product management
  • 1 – 2 years digital product management experience – conceptualizing, defining, and delivering products to targeted audiences
  • Specific experience with web product management and CMS workflows
  • Ability to speak fluently with engineers and understand technical tradeoffs
  • Experience with APIs and partner management
  • Experience leading web development and API teams

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Informed decision-making skills based on best practices, analytics, industry / technology trends.
  • Working knowledge of all aspects of the software product development lifecycle, analytics, reporting, and usage tracking software.
  • Proven track record of balancing multiple projects at once and delivery of projects successfully on time.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly detail oriented, strong technical intuition, organized and collaborative.
  • 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.


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Location

Conveniently located off i-405, near LAX, Douglas Metro Green Line Station & the beach! Many walkable restaurant, café, drink, grocery & shop 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

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The essence of Motortrend’s culture lies in delivering value through teamwork & collaboration. We integrated Motortrend's platforms with a sophisticated backend platform called SONIC. The teams "Swarmed" together to solve complex problems as one. Open comms, approachable leaders & an “all hands on deck” attitude are the backbone to our success.

Uma Rao

Sr. Technical Program Manager

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 auto enthusiast, working at MotorTrend is the realization of a dream. Each day brings something new, from million dollar Pagani's to LowRiders & HotRods rolling into our office. 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 sync
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
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 Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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