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Director of Product

About Blavity, Inc.

Blavity, Inc. is a venture-funded technology and new media company, which was founded in 2014 with the simple idea of enabling Millennials of Color to tell their own stories. Today, we are home to the largest network of platforms and lifestyle brands serving the multifaceted lives of black millennials through original content, video and unique experiences. The company has grown into a market leader for black media, reaching 30 million millennial per month through its growing brand portfolio; Blavity, 21Ninety, AfroTech, Travel Noire, and Shadow and Act. We are 5 brands with one vision and limitless opportunity!

Assembled of passionate, high-energy, and focused rock-stars, our Blavity Team creates and executes with our values at the forefront of mind: 

  • Love of Community

  • Transparency and Communication

  • Collective Responsibility

  • Fail Fast

Blavity, Inc. is continuously looking for new team members to help us continue to scale, cultivate our community, and advance our strategic direction. We are headquartered in Downtown LA, and have a satellite work space in Atlanta. Join us!

What you will do... 

The full-time Director of Product is responsible formulating product strategy and driving the implementation and execution of product across Blavity, Inc.’s brand portfolio. In partnership with the Product, Design and Marketing, AdOps, and Editorial Teams, this position seeks to understand product requirements and recommendations in pursuit of achieving company-wide strategy and goals. 

The ideal candidate has experience working as a Sr. Product Manager for a technical or digital product at a technology start-up or digital media company, and has experience meeting/managing a budget of at least 6 figures. Additionally, he/she is self-motivated, has excellent interpersonal skills, and has a knack for solving problems and anticipating needs.

This position is based in Downtown LA and reports directly to the CTO. 

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Collaborate with senior internal business stakeholders to formulate product strategy and priorities across Blavity, Inc.’s brand portfolio

  • Work with Engineering leadership to develop product roadmaps and delivery timelines

  • Oversee product management, user research and design teams

  • Recruit, retain and empower a diverse team of operators that align with Blavity Inc’s values and mission

  • Continuously refine and optimize team structures to maximize each individual’s impact and create opportunities for professional growth

  • Drive product launches, including working with marketing, executive and public relations teams

  • Act as a product evangelist internally and externally

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Years of Experience: 12+ years of product management experience

 

Management Experience: 7+ years of hands-on people management experience
 

Education: preferred Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Product Management, Computer Science or other related field

 

Technology/System Requirements: N/A

Competencies: Functional/Technical expertise; Business Acumen; Data/Analytics; Recruits/Selects Top Talent; Effective Communication; Cross Collaboration; Attention to Detail; Facilitates Change with Ease; Plans and organizes with Ease; Leads through Company Vision and Values; Coaches Team Effectively; Driving Execution; Properly Delegates; Proven Problem Solver; Decision Maker; Effectively leaders/ develops individuals and teams; Demonstrates Good Judgement; Internal/External Customer Focus; Resilient/Demonstrates Flexibility/Adaptability 

Travel: 5-10%

Preferred Interests: Love for black music, politics and pop culture, and community

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