Product Manager

Date: Aug 9, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US, 10019

Year: 2018

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 20751 

Penguin Random House’s corporate consumer marketing team is looking for an enthusiastic product manager to join our product team. This person will own the roadmap -- and day-to-day operations -- for a self-service, in-house platform that marketers across the company use to build websites. This is an exciting opportunity for a mid-level product manager, who is looking to stretch into overseeing an entire platform, with a focus on both workflow and tool-building as well as consumer-facing product development.


Who You Are:


You are a detail-oriented product manager with a bias towards action who has at least 3-4 years building successful digital products and working closely and collaboratively with developers, designers and business owners. You are an excellent communicator and a self-motivated person with proven success at execution. You love prioritizing work and thinking strategically to solve problems and build consensus among stakeholders.


What You Will Do:


  • Work closely with stakeholders across the entire PRH organization to research and scope incremental enhancements to the platform that touch upon backend/workflow improvements as well as consumer-facing changes to site design and templates -- or new features entirely
  • Collaborate with developers, designers/UX leads, and QA analysts on our team to bring these ideas to life through iterative design and development cycles to meet business goals
  • Participate in ongoing user research, A/B testing and usability testing to further improve the platform
  • Leverage data and analytics to identify opportunities for improvement or further investment in the platform
  • Manage and groom the product backlog
  • Provide internal customer support and training, maintain detailed documentation and offer technical assistance to marketers who are looking to launch new sites on the platform
  • Collaborate in a hands-on way with other product managers on the team who support a growing portfolio of consumer-facing web applications and other digital products
  • Participate in all agile rituals as part of our sprint cycles


Additional Skills/Qualifications:


  • 3-4 years experience as a product manager building tools and/or consumer-facing products successfully from ideation to launch
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Facility with Basecamp, JIRA, Google Docs, Excel, Gantt Charts, Powerpoint, Word and other software/programs that would be conducive to documentation
  • Exceptional time-management and personal organization skills
  • Pro-active communicator with superlative written and verbal communication
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility in a fast-paced, changing development environment
  • Experience working in marketing organizations or in publishing is not mandatory -- but is a nice bonus



Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at


Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

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