Product and Project Manager


Full-time
Carlton, Melbourne
Start Date: Immediate



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Schwartz Media

We are looking for a product and project manager to join our team.

The successful candidate will work closely with the chief executive and editor-in-chief to set priorities and ensure a sound and ambitious vision for our suite of products, from our print titles and websites to our newsletters, apps and podcasts.

You will possess strong strategic thinking and will thrive in a highly collaborative, cross-functional environment. In this role, you will help build consumer-driven products that achieve newsroom and business goals.

We are seeking someone who:

  • Has a passion for Schwartz Media and a commitment to being part of our innovation and growth
  • Can prioritise tasks in a rapidly changing environment and is well versed in agile product development
  • Can bring clarity to ambiguous and complex situations
  • Has the ability to get things done and can step outside their defined role in order to do so
  • Is in their element at the intersection of technology, operations, design, editorial and business, and is comfortable coordinating projects across these teams as cross-functional project lead
  • Can maintain and develop the product roadmap and budget, working closely with team leads
  • Can work on 360 planning with the marketing team to ensure strategic business projects are aligned
  • Is curious about the ever-changing platforms on which users consume content
  • Is familiar with technical and editorial SEO concepts
  • Is able to work collaboratively with backend developers
  • Is organised and able to communicate clearly at an operational level with delivery teams (internally and externally) as well as at a strategic level with senior leaders
  • Provides clear direction and can use a cross-disciplinary team to maintain an environment of high performance with a clear focus on measurable outcomes
  • Knows how to balance the need to maintain product health with the need to drive towards transformative goals
  • Can mentor and manage an in-house graphic designer
  • Has a love of journalism, product management and design.

Selection Criteria:

  1. At least three years’ significant product management experience, preferably a product role within the media industry and with subscription-based products (web and app) using an agile approach
  2. Great eye for detail in product and design
  3. Experience with replatforming technology solutions, pertaining to both customer-facing solutions and supporting infrastructure
  4. Proven capacity to think strategically and to drive innovation
  5. High-level organisational skills
  6. Ability to grasp complex technical concepts and work closely with developers and designers
  7. Ability to thrive in an unstructured, fast-moving and constantly evolving high-growth environment
  8. Strong written and communication skills, including the ability to communicate between technical and non-technical people, vertically and horizontally
  9. Strong relationship-building skills
  10. Excellent customer intuition
  11. Hands-on experience with Google Analytics, including dashboards and custom reports
  12. Hands-on experience with Google Tag and Ad Manager
  13. Hands-on experience with campaign management tools
  14. Experience creating effective product roadmaps
  15. Experience running A/B tests, preferably with Google Optimize
  16. Comfortable learning new web and digital tools on your own quickly

This position reports to the CEO.

To be considered for this position, tell us why your motivation, skills and experience make you the right fit for this role. To apply, please send your cover letter and résumé to [email protected] by Sunday, August 8, 2021.

Schwartz Media is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building an inclusive workplace, one that values new ideas and diverse thinking. We encourage applications from First Nations People, people of colour, people with disabilities, and people from the trans and queer communities.