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Dow Jones Product Director, Audience Development in NEW YORK, New York

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Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal’s Digital Experience and Strategy team seeks a dynamic product leader to help create mobile experiences that are irresistible and habit-forming for new audiences.

This is a unique opportunity with an explicit remit. You will leverage our broadly respected journalism, best-in-breed market data, and modern technology platforms to help get more people the facts they need, when and how they want them.

You will collaborate closely with internal stakeholders, external partners, and Agile software development teams to build a roadmap and rapidly assess, implement, test, and optimize various features and capabilities on our mobile websites. To succeed in our highly matrixed environment, you should lead by influence and put the team’s needs ahead of your own.

In this role, you will be expected to:

  • Implement features, products, and strategies that increase reach and engagement with across all audience segments, but particularly visitors and casual users.

  • Work with cross-functional teams to refine business objectives and goals.

  • Effectively identify and understand target audiences’ “jobs to be done,” advocating for user-centered thinking, and ensuring we deliver genuine value to our readers.

  • Lead communication between developers, designers, and business stakeholders to resolve conflicts, address dependencies, and remove impediments to delivery.

  • Write clear, concise requirements and user stories that clearly and unambiguously communicate acceptance criteria (i.e. what success looks like).

  • Perform the day-to-day responsibilities of a Product Owner in the Agile software development lifecycle: grooming backlogs, prioritizing features, etc.

  • Monitor and analyze product performance metrics, using this data to improve existing products and identify new opportunities.

Ideal candidates will have these skills and qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience in audience-related roles at publishers, 3+ years in product.

  • Bachelor's degree. MBA or equivalent business experience preferred.

  • Familiar with the role of a Product Owner in the Agile software development lifecycle.

  • Able to think critically and constructively about complex problems, clearly communicate your analyses, and present solutions that address business needs.

  • Decisive with a bias toward action; you should thrive in fast-paced, agile environments.

  • Detail-oriented with excellent organization, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

  • Diplomatic, with a knack for synthesizing and prioritizing stakeholder requests.

  • Genuinely exhibit Dow Jones’ core values: trust, curiosity, and humility.

  • Highly motivated self-starter who can work effectively across cross-functional teams and also make things happen on your own.

  • Team player and fun to work with. Loves to share inspiration and new ideas.

  • Up-to-date and knowledgeable about the latest trends, innovations, and best practices.

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Job Category: IT Development Group

About Us

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 21058