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Product Manager, Publisher Products & Tools

Company: Ask Media Group
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Home to the iconic Ask.com website and headquartered in Oakland's thriving downtown, Ask Media Group is a collection of websites that help curious people find the information they need. Our growing portfolio of websites helps our users discover everything from bathrobes to tax forms, and we thrive on the challenge of developing a wide variety of sites that address everyday questions, no matter how large or small. Our team knows how to not only create but profitably grow digital properties to meaningful scale, touching the lives of millions of people each day. Ask Media Group is owned and operated by IAC (NASDAQ: IAC).

The Role

Ask Media Group is looking for a hands-on, data-driven Product Manager to own the roadmap, growth, and optimization of our new initiatives around Publisher Products and Tools. This includes researching, ideating, and developing search products that can be utilized by Publisher Partners; including search results index optimization, content syndication, content distribution, partner content results index and search intent block distribution, The ideal candidate has developed broad-ranging expertise in SEO and performance marketing over the course of several years working at a major digital publisher, media company, or digital agency focused on programmatic.

What You'll Do


  • Partner with Program Management and Engineering on Publisher and Data Science teams to develop new search product implementations and optimize search results logic
  • Develop methods for increasing product engagement through online data science services and publisher demand
  • Research and analyze the industry and follow competitor activity to offensively drive change via roadmap management
  • Advocate for a service-first approach to build products and to solve problems
  • Facilitate feedback loops with Partners to ensure real-time feedback is part of the product development process

Planning & Development

  • Work closely with Program Management to create and maintain a product roadmap and backlog according to business value or ROI
  • Provide vision and direction to the Agile development team and stakeholders throughout the project and create requirements
  • Create PRDs, develop use cases, prioritize stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with product strategy
  • Plan and prioritize product feature backlog and development for the product to ensure the team always has adequate amount of of prepared tasks
  • Own products from inception to post rollout including long term maintenance
  • Lead the planning product release plans and set the expectation for delivery of new functionalities
  • Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals

What You Bring to Us

  • 5 years of experience in Product or Marketing with broad expertise in SEO and performance marketing; working at a major digital publisher, media company, or digital agency focused on programmatic.
  • You are data-driven with persistent problem-solving skills. Bonus points: experience working with Data Science teams.
  • You are a strong and influential communicator who knows how to make your case and win the resources to execute your initiatives.
  • You are motivated to work hard in a fast-paced environment and enjoy balancing priorities and demands
  • You have a track record of delivering business outcomes and/or products that move the needle on company metrics
  • You are well-versed in Agile processes and principles
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Creative thinker with a vision
  • Attention to detail

Company Culture

A company's culture is always a work-in-progress. Ours is founded upon a professional atmosphere where people are passionate about learning and doing our best. Sometimes we fail, but we learn from these failures. All the while, we believe that maintaining work-life balance and having fun is the key to our success.

Why Work for Us

We have some of the greatest benefits such as: flexible vacation for salaried employees, medical/dental/vision options, pet insurance, 401(k) matching, commuter subsidy, tuition reimbursement, charity gift matching, huge discounts to wireless/gym/travel/much more. Our office has free snacks, catered lunch, in-house massage chair, and more. More importantly - we know how hard you work so we celebrate that hard work often.


This role accepts applications for work in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Additional Information

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Ask Media Group, Oakland , Product Manager, Publisher Products & Tools, Other , Oakland, California

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