VP of Product, Content, Data & User Services

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About Your Role:

 Dotdash Meredith seeks a Vice President of Product who will help us build a world-class platform used by dozens of development teams driving innovation for more than 30 brands that reach over 200 million users each month. In this senior leadership position, you will drive the strategy for a wide array of Content, Data and User Services backend capabilities that power a significant portion of Dotdash Meredith’s businesses. You’ll report directly to the SVP of Product, Core Platform.

In addition to being a natural leader, our ideal candidate has a rare blend of deep familiarity with the publishing landscape, a sophisticated understanding of media-related technologies, and an innate curiosity that will inspire these teams and produce enduring value for the business. Experience with technologies including graph databases, workflow engines, ETL pipelines and IdP systems is strongly preferred. 

As well, fluency in the rapidly expanding field of Generative AI technologies is desired, as this is an emerging area of strategic focus for the company. Familiarity with LLM offerings including ChatGPT, Gemini, Midjourney, and frameworks that support LLM-based application development such as TensorFlow, LangChain and Langfuse would elevate a great candidate to an excellent one. However, trend-chasers need not apply. 

About Your Contributions:

  • Product Vision and Strategy: Articulate a product vision for the Services teams that ladders up into the overall core platform vision and keeps the teams’ work aligned to company-wide business goals and priorities. Anticipate emergent business needs and evolve the product strategy to ensure Services teams are always focused on the most important work.

  • Planning and Alignment:  Work with individual contributor PMs, technical leaders and stakeholders to build a cohesive and ambitious living roadmap for the capabilities of our core platform to best serve the current– and future– needs of the business and our users.  

  • Driving Results at Scale: Ensure that initiatives either led or supported by Services teams are completed expeditiously and to a high quality standard. Ensure that platform initiatives innovate ahead of business needs wherever possible.

  • Technical Grasp: Understand Dotdash Meredith and vendor APIs, their usage, and their impact on the platform ecosystem. Anticipate the impact of emerging technologies and their potential applicability to the platform.

  • Developing People: Support, empower and grow a talented team of product managers who own a diverse landscape of APIs and backend systems. Respectfully challenge them to become the best versions of their professional selves in ways appropriate to their current career arcs.

  • Product Development: Work cross-functionally with agile teams to develop, launch, optimize, and maintain/retire features in a fast-paced environment; make the call on desired product functionality and make real-time decisions to ensure that we are on track to meet business goals. 

About You:

  • “Platform thinking” is part of your DNA. You naturally build for scale and reuse, always thinking ahead to the longer-term. 

  • You possess an innate desire to collect, synthesize, and analyze data to inform your decision-making.

  • You are familiar with the varied ways audiences discover, engage with and consume digital content and data, and apply that knowledge to inform the development of new platform capabilities.

  • 10-15 years of hands-on product management—day-to-day product ownership and ideation. Previous experience working with APIs and data stores preferred.

  • 3-5 years as a manager, preferably of other product managers.

  • You’re excellent at communicating and collaborating with a wide range of teams and stakeholders to build great products.

  • You’re able to juggle the needs of multiple stakeholder groups and develop strategic plans for each.

  • You have a passion for figuring out– and resolving– user problems and pain points.

  • You’re capable of developing a big-picture product strategy for meeting business needs, selling it, and then working out the details to get the plan over the finish line.

  • You’re fluent in Agile principles and methodology.

  • 3-5 years of programming experience is strongly preferred.

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Location

444 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

An Insider's view of Dotdash Meredith

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Everyone that we work with is incredibly smart, so I love being able to learn from my coworkers, but not just about what they do, about how they think. I feel like I'm always getting better when I get to spend time with people in the office.

Lauren

General Manager & VP, The Balance

What projects are you most excited about?

Atomic design is in our DNA at Dotdash. We're striving to have the dev and design teams work closer together and use a single source of truth for how components are pieced together using predefined molecules and atoms. This is exciting and innovative work that is helping us scale at an incredible rate and deliver on our promise of fastest sites!

Brian

Manager, Front-End Development

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since being at Dotdash, my career has grown exponentially in a very critical area: leadership. I went from a team of 1 to over 10 people and that has taken a serious adjustment. I’ve had to sharpen my soft skills by listening to my team and campaigning for them when obstacles prevent them from doing their best work.

Patrice

SVP, Brand Marketing

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We do quite a few things to encourage creativity like hackathons, design sprints, and "Unconferences". That said, I think the most meaningful thing we do is to encourage teams to be autonomous. Having control and ownership over their respective applications gives our team members the freedom to explore ideas to solve their own problems.

Nabil

CTO

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in our new office is friendly, fun and welcoming. Our employees are starting to trickle back in and it's been so nice seeing everyone in-person! Our upcoming hybrid schedule will give me flexibility to work from home a couple days a week but then I'll also get the in-person time with my colleagues that I miss so much!

Colleen

SVP, People

What are Dotdash Meredith Perks + Benefits

Culture
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Flexible work schedule
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Dotdash matches 100% of an employee's contributions up to 10% of their annual base salary.
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours

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