Product Manager


Product Manager

The Economist
  • London, United Kingdom



The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver world-class, thought provoking content through a range of formats, from web and app, to newspapers and magazines, conferences, film and audio. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.

With a growing global subscriber base and a reputation for insightful analysis and opinion on every aspect of world events, The Economist is one of the most widely recognised and well-read current affairs publications and the foundation of our digital consumer product portfolio.

In addition to The Economist , The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is the research and analysis division of the Economist Group. They help leaders prepare for opportunity, empowering them to act with confidence when making strategic decisions. The EIU is the global standard in providing high quality, actionable intelligence to the public and private sector, assessing issues that impact the businesses in more than two hundred countries.

We are developing a world-class product management organisation who are focused on building ground-breaking digital products. We are looking for a Product Manager to help us grow our syndication, licensing and content delivery platforms ensuring they meet current client needs and evolve to meet future needs and business objectives. This includes growing The Economist syndication platform to support EIU syndication and licensing partners.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in a B2B in a media environment and be familiar with digital publishing. Experience with rights, licensing, syndication, taxonomy, tagging and metadata would be an advantage.


• Work closely with clients, commercial stakeholders and business partners in the EIU to understand their needs and workflows
• Prepare quarterly roadmaps, in line with business goals and strategic priorities
• Document use cases, requirements and designs for development teams
• Work with business analysts, UX and/or design team members to map existing workflows and design new ones
• Collaborate with engineering to ensure product architecture is aligned with business needs
• Work with delivery, engineering, QA and business change to deliver value incrementally, using agile methodologies, and to ensure our tools are reliable, easy to use, performant and provide continuity of service for editors and customers

Experience, Skills And Professional Attributes

The ideal skills for this role are:
• Builder: Someone who has built great editorial tools or experiences and is excited by the opportunity to do so
• Curious : Someone who is interested in asking the right questions with the goal of producing quality results
• Listener: A great listener who can understand editorial needs and synthesise them into requirements
• Documenter: Someone strong on documenting user stories, use cases, workflows, requirements and dependencies for internal tech teams and external suppliers
• Communicator: A strong communicator who is able to explain their vision of future product functionality to outside vendors and internal technology teams while taking editorial newsrooms on the journey with them
• Domain knowledge : You’ll bring an understanding of defining and developing publishing tools. You’ll be enthusiastic about enhancing The Economist’s content offering.
• Technical understanding: Someone who can get into the technical details of a back-end platform or product and understand how to get the most out of it
• Service mindset: Committed to providing a high-quality product that meets client expectation
• Humble: Someone who will seek opportunities to learn and grow their hard and soft skills through feedback and self-reflection

Organisation :
• Reports to the VP product, B2B
• Product owner for the Syndication team, working in close collaboration with the Engineering Manager and Delivery Lead
• Close working with functional stakeholders, particularly the commercial teams responsible for rights management and syndication across TEG; other product teams; business owners of related systems; and editorial
• Communicates with syndication clients and third-party platforms

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree


Category : Product Manager
Posted : December 7, 2023
Salary : N/A

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