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Product Manager

Quartz seeks a product manager based in New York to focus on advertising and business operations. It’s a crucial job that touches all of our product offerings and sits at the center of our mission to make quality journalism thrive on the internet.

We are looking for someone who can think creatively about digital ad products, from how they are created to how our readers and viewers interact with them. Quartz is unusual for eschewing standard ad products and insisting on ads that are user-friendly and don’t feel slapped on at the last minute. We don’t use a mess of ad tech and try to build all of the important parts of our ad stack ourselves. That ad stack is the focus of this role.

As a product manager, your chief responsibilities are to see the entirety of your products, from their nitty-gritty details to their future potential, and to ensure a coherence among them. You speak for the reader, support your colleagues, and create conditions for everyone to do their best work. More specific roles include:

  • establishing and communicating the vision for each product;
  • defining success and ensuring that we are measuring it correctly;
  • prioritizing development with a view of the whole company's needs;
  • documenting all aspects of your products for the benefit of colleagues;
  • understanding our readers and making sure they are always represented;
  • identifying and filling in the gaps that emerge when doing something new;
  • ensuring strong communication among everyone involved in your products.

Product lives within the Quartz newsroom and includes engineering, design, product science, and product management. Our product managers divide up responsibility among our various products. You would be in charge of how advertising works in all of our products. Additionally, you’d oversee development of the tools and processes we use to create and serve our ads.

There are two profiles of the ideal candidate for this role, and we would happily accept applications from either. One is someone with extensive experience as a product manager in any field and a passion for news. The other is a journalist, developer, or designer who has helped develop news products in some capacity, whether it was officially called product management or not. In either case, we are looking for someone who is both creative and organized, opinionated and kind, visionary and detail-oriented. Above all you are an advocate for great work. Experience with digital advertising is a plus, but not required.


To apply, please submit a résumé and a cover letter that describes one product that you have worked on: the vision, challenges, progress, and so on.

 

Across Atlantic Media, generally, the firm looks for two “pillar gifts” in its candidates.  In all of us, these are more aspirational than actual, but they are central in our intentions.

  1. Force of Intellect - Atlantic Media seeks a discipline and rigor of thought as manifested, often, in exceptional academic performance and, later, success in a professional environment. 
  2. Spirit of Generosity - Equally, Atlantic Media seeks what we term a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition towards service and selfless conduct.

Atlantic Media is an EOE of Minorities/Women/Vets/Disability.

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