STAT - Product Manager

  • Boston, MA
  • Full Time
  • STAT
  • Entry Level

In November 2015, STAT was launched as a new national media brand focused on health, medicine, and life sciences. Since then, we have grown to be the authoritative and trustworthy news media source in the industry and our all-star team of editors and reporters have won numerous journalism awards, including being named as a 2021 Pulitzer finalist. The STAT brand includes a website (www.statnews.com), mobile app, numerous newsletters, live and virtual events, and other products. STAT is affiliated with Boston Globe Media Partners but is independent from The Boston Globe.

Job Description

STAT, the leading health and science site, is looking for a Product Manager to play a key part in our continued growth. This role will report to the Head of Product and will work closely with STAT’s engineers, designers, and stakeholders across the organization to plan and iterate on new features and functionality for STAT’s technical stack.

You should have a history of launching and maintaining digital products while working collaboratively with team members, have clear written and verbal communications skills, and a history of hitting deadlines while maintaining the highest level of attention to detail.

We’re looking for a product manager who understands how to prioritize business and design requirements into something actionable by a team of engineers. Applicants for this role should also have a demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively to solve business, product, and technical challenges and overcome obstacles at all levels.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders on user experience planning and requirements gathering
  • Work with the engineering team to translate requirements into actionable tasks
  • Manage projects from planning through launch
  • Work with the product team to craft and design A/B and multivariate testing experiments
  • Research emerging technology trends especially in the digital media space

Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of product management experience for software, websites, and/or mobile applications
  • Exceptional project management skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to draft requirements documents and technical specifications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with web analytics and website automation preferred
  • Understanding of common web development practices
  • A thorough understanding of web usability best practices and trends in product design
  • Can stay organized and meet deadlines on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-directed and capable of working in a fast-paced environment
  • A willingness to adapt and be audience focused, with a curious mindset and a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment 

Bonus points for:

  • Strong knowledge of WordPress, CRMs, and marketing automation tools
  • Interest in journalism and life science and health news

Compensation/Location:

The minimum salary for this position is $75,000. We offer a competitive benefits package, including health insurance, a 401k plan, generous vacation, and more. We also provide Care,com back-up care and have numerous wellness offerings, including free access to HeadSpace for all full time employees.

While we’d prefer you to be based in Boston, we also are considering remote candidates who would be willing to spend time at HQ once Covid recedes.

STAT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We strive to create a culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates all voices. A staff that reflects the world around us makes for better — and more accurate — journalism.

Vaccination Statement:

BGMP will require that all employees, including temporary employees, co-ops, and interns, regardless of work location, provide the company Human Resources team with proof of vaccination status through the secure system that will be provided for these purposes. For those who are not vaccinated for company-approved and verified medical and/or religious reasons, that same system will also allow you to upload required weekly COVID test results. Failure to comply with or enforce any part of this policy, or misrepresentation of compliance with this policy, may result in discipline, up to and including termination of employment

EEO Statement:

Boston Globe Media is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, citizenship or any other protected characteristic. Boston Globe Media is committed to diversity in its most inclusive sense.

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