Technical Product Manager

The Position 

First Look Media is looking for an experienced and forward-thinking Technical Product Manager to join our top-notch technology team.

The ideal candidate has a strong technical background in digital media and understands the challenges and opportunities in building a successful media product.  Experience working on commercial or in-house content management systems or digital video platforms is highly valued. Experience working closely with editorial teams and content creators is greatly appreciated.

Candidates currently in either engineering or product roles will be considered, but candidates must show a proficiency for working in the technical weeds.

Candidates should be self-motivated professionals who are proactive and organized, love creating great products, and are committed to employing excellent software development practices.  Candidates ideally also have an open-source mentality and enjoy thinking about how to shape projects in a way that can be reused outside of the organization.

The Work

We are actively building and integrating with systems to support our core set of digital publications, currently comprised of https://theintercept.com, https://fieldofvision.org/, https://thenib.com, and https://topic.com.  

We have a good, modern foundation for our applications.  We use AWS, Docker, CircleCI, Terraform, Nodejs, PostgreSQL, GraphQL, etc.

We are also serious about security and make use of a number of great tools such as GnuPG, Yubikeys, Keybase, and SecureDrop.

We’ve made a good start with what we've built, but we have a bunch of work ahead of us, have aspirations for greatness, and want you to be part of the team.

Responsibilities

Some of the tasks and responsibilities we’ve identified we need help with are below, but we always want to hire great people that make us a better team.  We’re happy to adjust or expand a role to match a person’s skills and desired grown plans. Take this list as starting point and let us know what you think the perfect role for you would be.

  1. Define technical features and requirements for our content management platform in close collaboration with our engineers, designers, and vertical product managers
  2. Lead the technical discovery process on third-party platforms such as video pipeline and management systems, A/B testing tools, social distribution channels, etc
  3. Steer the implementation of our analytics tools and SEO work with guidance from our audience development team
  4. Set application performance goals and explore optimization pathways with our QA engineers
  5. Help keep the entire technology team honest and on track by being a champion for development lifecycle best practices

About First Look Media

A bold, independent spirit defines everything we do at First Look Media – from journalism that holds the powerful accountable, to arts & entertainment that shapes our culture. Launched by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, First Look Media is built on the belief that freedom of expression and of the press, and fiercely independent perspectives, are vital to a healthy democracy and a vibrant culture. FLM is home to Topic studios, Topic.com, The Nib, The Intercept, Field of Vision and the Press Freedom Defense Fund.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer--people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.    


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