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Product Manager job openings at Myspace

September 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Earlier this week I posted Beat Recession Advice #1: Form a network of recruiter friends . As I mentioned in the article, the best time to look for a job is while you’re still employed. If you start to think about your next career move, and want to join a company that is on the high-growth curve while providing big-company stability, check out the following product management openings.

Please contact Terri Tiemann, Principal, Spotlight Search if you’re interested in any of these positions. Terri’s email is terri@spotlightsearch.com .

Terri and her firm Spotlight Search have been in new media for 10 years and don’t do any contingency recruiting (those recruiting firms that are 100% commission based). They contract their services to partner with onsite recruiting teams. Their focus is to find the right match between you and your potential employer, not earning the commission since they don’t get paid on commission. 🙂

Some of the positions are based in Seattle, while others are in Los Angeles.

Update 8:46PM, 9/25/2008: For the  PM-Blog and PM-Communities positions, Myspace will consider LA, San Francisco, or Seattle Candidate.

A few of the roles include:

  • PM-Blog
  • PM-Mobile
  • PM-Communities
  • PM-Optimization
  • PM-Analytics
  • PM-Video
  • PM-Content
  • PM-Email

PRODUCT MANAGER, MAIL (location: MySpace-Seattle)

MySpace is looking for an energetic product manager who is passionate about building great online products and customer experiences. Unlike many other companies, we like to bring new experiences to users very quickly. If you want to have a big impact on one of the leading sites on the Internet to tens of millions of people, this role is for you! This role is based in our downtown Seattle, WA office.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Invent or enhance products and features on a global scale to improve the user experience and promote cross-site interaction

• Prioritize a variety of feature requests so Engineering works on the most impactful projects first

• Write concise functional requirements for each new product or existing product enhancements, including user scenarios, business justification ,and operational impact

• Measure and report on the impact of new features on usage

• Create preliminary design concepts and mock-ups

• Lead the relevant teams to quickly implement and rollout new updates

• Deep understanding of competitive experiences, what they do well, and what they don’t

• Work with business and marketing teams to find the best way to monetize and promote new products and features

• Run A/B tests of the user experience to test design hypotheses

• Conduct primary or secondary research to better understand users

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

· 2-3 years of Internet product design or product management experience

· Strong advocate of the user experience

· Experience with Internet products and deep knowledge of the industry

· Exceptional interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate with both technical and business experts

· Experience managing simultaneous projects and demonstrated team leadership abilities in a fast-paced environment

· Proven ability to manage direct and indirect teams

· Ability to balance technical and business issues

· Strong organizational skills

Product Manager-Blogs. Location: MySpace- LA, Seattle or San Francisco Candidate

Job Description
The Product Manager is responsible for managing core social networking products through the entire lifecycle. Product Manager’s will gather and prioritize product requirements from executives, sales, marketing, support and engineering. Product Managers will define the product vision and steps to accomplish that vision. They will work closely with engineering, to deliver world class products and will work with international, sales, marketing and support to ensure success metrics and customer satisfaction goals are met. The Product Manager’s will ensure that the product and marketing efforts support the company’s overall strategy and goals.

The Product Manager is expected to:
1. Define the product strategy and roadmap
2. Deliver PRDs with prioritized features and corresponding justification
3. Manage product backlog
4. Work with external third parties to assess partnerships and licensing opportunities
5. Be an expert with respect to the competition
6. Set success metrics
7. Measure and report against success metrics
8. Represent company stakeholders throughout the process
9. Manage timeline and report delays to all stakeholders
10. Work with sales team to monetize product
11. Act as the product champion within the company

Required experience and knowledge
1. Experience as a Product Manager or Product Marketing Manager
2. Demonstrated success defining and launching excellent products
3. 3+ years of experience in a job in the subject matter market
4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
5. Bachelor’s degree (MBA preferred)
6. Technical background, with experience in subject matter
7. Excellent teamwork skills
8. Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
9. Experience with social networking and web 2.0 concepts a plus.

Product Manager-Mobile. Location: MySpace-Los Angeles

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Invent or enhance new mobile products and features to improve user experience and promote inter-site interaction.
• Write concise functional requirements for each new product or existing product enhancements, including business justification and operational impact.
• Create preliminary design concepts and mock-ups.
• Lead the relevant teams to efficiently implement and rollout each product or enhancement.
• Work with business and marketing teams to find the best way to monetize and promote new products and features.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS
• Internet or mobile product design or product management experience.
• Experience with and deep knowledge of the mobile industry and landscape
• Exceptional interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate with both technical and business experts across multiple parts of the organization.
• Experience managing simultaneous projects and demonstrated team leadership abilities in a fast-paced environment.
• Proven ability to manage direct and indirect teams
• Ability to balance technical and business issues
• Strong organizational skills.

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