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13 Dec 2021

Full-Time Head of Product

Flipboard – Posted by Flipboard United States

Job Description

Flipboard is a content discovery platform designed to inform and inspire the world. Available on the web, iOS, and Android, Flipboard offers the world important and influential articles, videos, podcasts, and products shared by the greatest publishers and our vibrant Flipboard community to advance the conversation, keep people informed, and inspire them to engage, learn, and lead.

If you are a strong Product leader experienced at defining, articulating, and executing on a product strategy that delights users while driving network effects, we’d like to talk with you!

We’ll want you to be successful at managing and growing high-performing product teams, assembling effective cross-functional teams, and constantly striving to improve how we execute. As the Head of Product, you will closely partner with our CEO to define and shape the product strategy that will drive exponential user growth.

Responsibilities

Strategy

  • Develop, articulate, and execute a product strategy that will scale Flipboard’s user base by expanding our communities.
  • Serve as the ambassador of Product strategy responsible for communication in forums including company all-hands, board presentations, leadership team meetings. Create the right artifacts and communication channels so that every employee understands what we are working on and why we are working on it.
  • Define and balance how we develop and nurture our user base as we work to make the product appealing to new audiences.

Team Development

  • Build and nurture our product team by coaching, mentoring, and guiding their career development to ensure they are motivated, optimistic, and empowered.
  • Develop a PM career architecture that provides clear growth opportunities for aspiring team members, developing their knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Work cross-functionally and help partner organizations understand the levers we have at our disposal to scale our user growth.

Execution/Impact

  • Deliver organic user growth from network effects.
  • Build and nurture products that our users are passionate about using.
  • Own the full product lifecycle of definition, design, development, and deployment in an agile startup environment with a bias to action.

Process/Cadence

  • Develop a planning process that involves and incorporates the whole company, and results in exciting, clear plans that align to company goals and that everyone knows.
  • Establish a culture of excellence in product and design through a feedback-driven environment where excellence is achieved through rapid learning, reflection, and iteration.
  • Ensure that metrics and data inform product development and that we are measuring the right data to grow our business and judge our efforts. Establish a culture of accountability around shipping products, with well-defined, measurable goals and a consistent understanding of the pace of development and iteration.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience

  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a track record of building and leading high functioning product teams successful at scaling user growth
  • Passion for the Flipboard mission to inform and inspire work, life, and play through our content platform.
  • Broad functional knowledge and organizational understanding and a jack of all trades who understands technical detail plus user and industry trends.
  • Work cross-functionally with a strong product point of view balancing priorities and influencing trade-offs to shape product decisions.
  • Leverage data analytics to Innovate and optimize products.

Benefits & Perks

  • Our benefits include vision, dental, life, and health insurance, plus 401K with a company match
  • Flexible hours and generous ‘out of office time’ for holidays, vacations, sick leave, relaxation & wellness, personal and family needs
  • Subsidized commuter programs (post-pandemic)
  • Team celebrations: company anniversaries, birthdays, Thanksgiving, weddings/babies –– you name it, we celebrate it!

Why Join Flipboard?

  • Our vision: At a time when society could really benefit from being more informed and inspired, we are enabling great stories to reach the right communities around the world.
  • Our team: Led by experienced CEO, Mike McCue, the Flipboard team is a positive, respectful, and diverse group of bright and highly capable people who work collaboratively with strong purpose and vision. The Flipboard team is headquartered in the beautiful SF Bay Area. Although our roots lie in Silicon Valley, our team extends around the world: New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, and London.
  • Our culture: We value an environment and culture that encourages people’s voices and perspectives to be heard. We believe that leveraging our team will lead us to create better products and services for all our users and partners. We value diversity and inclusion at Flipboard and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status.
  • Our value: We are fully funded and making steady, meaningful progress on a premium, high-margin business within a $600B, highly strategic market. Our business model is tightly aligned with our values, our partners, and our user experience which makes our company both valuable and unique.
  • Our product: Millions of people truly love Flipboard and rely on it regularly. Flipboard is a standard-bearer for great mobile design, innovation, and we deeply value craftsmanship.
  • Our platform: Our platform selects the best content from thousands of publishers around the world, organizes it into highly personalized feeds, and presents it for further curation by the community. We are driven by hard technical challenges and we value pioneering new technology to continually increase the power, efficiency, and scale of our platform.

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Job Types: Full-Time.

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