Our client, a major news provider, seeks a Product Director of Video to help them expand and increase both revenue and audience for their world-class digital video content. They’ve been working to create an effective delivery system, and have largely succeeded. Now it’s your time to shine, to help them expand their numbers, fine-tune user experience and product usability, and drive overall strategy for the brand’s digital video experience.
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We’re seeking a Digital Content Manager with Account Management chops to join the custom-content Studio of a major media company. If sitting at the table with Advertising Sales and Marketing to generate fresh and over-the-top custom-content solutions that clients want to buy sounds like your idea of a good day’s work, look no further.
Our client, the “ideas first” in-house Custom Content Studio of a major media outfit, needs a Sales Director. This is a really big opportunity — you’ll get to build the sales strategy, the marketing materials, the client target list, and then drive the deals. If you like building and running your own show, this gig is definitely for you.
A consumer technology giant is building an ambitious new team, and an exceptional Senior Industrial Designer is the missing piece. This team of visionary technologists is building next-generation home automation products with an eye toward making them accessible to consumers everywhere. Your work here will be making the physical devices sleek and attractive. The recipe for success on this one is a history of designing successful consumer electronics and a passion for pushing boundaries. This is a fun one, gang.
A premier name in lifestyle media is looking for a Director of Content Marketing Strategy to help their editorial content reach new audiences. They’re searching for an imaginative storyteller with a gift for creating new, innovative ideas that intrigue users and elevate their brand. To land this gig, you’ll need a history of content marketing wins at a major lifestyle media brand and a passion for finding new ways to get users engaged through killer content.
A leading lifestyle media network is beefing up its internal development team, and they need Front End Developer to work on some of their most popular brands. They own some of the biggest names in lifestyle content, but you’ll be working specifically on their food and cooking properties. To score this gig, you’ll need to be a versatile dev with an Agile orientation, strong front end chops, and solid experience with sites and services hosted on Amazon Web Services or a similar PaaS. And hey, if you’re passionate about food and cooking, it wouldn’t hurt.
A trendsetting digital media brand needs monetization specialist to come aboard as Product Director. This gig is all about owning the roadmap for multiple monetization initiatives across a some of the most popular sites on the web. You’ll also have to be the ultimate advocate for the user, ensuring that monetization efforts don’t impact the overall user experience. If you’re a veteran of ad tech or ad-supported media and have a track record of creating revenue-generating products and enhancements, this one’s for you.
A global humanitarian relief and development organization is searching for a Business Analyst with a unique skill set. This organization is well on its way through a major organizational transformation, and they’re looking for a savvy business analyst to step in and guide this project to success. The right Hired Gun for this role has expertise in business process and project management, as well as knowledge of human resources. This six-month-plus consulting assignment is a chance to lend your considerable expertise to an organization that changes the lives of millions around the world.
A global media colossus is ready to take their digital content efforts to the next level. To do that, they need a VP of Content and Audience Development who can increase the quality and effectiveness of their content across all digital platforms and bring new audiences to a range of already premium content brands.
An innovative content agency needs an Audience Development Manager to grow their community of content creators and drive audience acquisition for that content. To get the nod on this gig, you’ll need to have experience generating seismic audience gains for a media brand, as well as the ability to turn content creators on to a new media outlet.
The Feedback Sandwich — a compliment, some negative feedback, and yet another compliment — is a time-tested way of delivering constructive criticism. Some critics think it waters down the message or coddles the recipient unnecessarily. Todd Cherches, however, thinks it’s still a great way to make bad news more palatable.
As a product manager, my job is as much about deciding what features not to put in a product as it is about what features to add. I might even venture to say it’s sometimes more about what not to put in, or — dare I say it aloud — about what to take out. Stakeholders will bristle when their pet feature is headed for the chopping block, but product managers have to press on, because the simplest and most elegant solutions are often the most powerful. The same goes for your career.
You, too, are a product manager. It may not be your actual job title, but you are the architect and manager of your career. And the last thing you want is a 60% bounce rate on your professional endeavors. Here are three rules of product management to apply to your own career.
Sooner or later, you’re going to be laid off. Not because you’re not working hard enough, not because you’re not staying late enough, and not because you don’t do great things for your company and your team. You’re going to be laid off because rapid growth and equally rapid contraction is the new norm for businesses, especially those in the digital world. You can’t prevent it, but you can see it coming.
The Freelancers Union just launched their National Benefits Platform–and it looks very, very promising. It’s a curated suite of benefits focused on the needs of freelancers, ranging from 401(k)s to dental plans to liability insurance. It’s also expected to be available in all 50 states in time for this fall’s enrollment period.
Over the years, we’ve seen many talented professionals climb right up to the very last step, only to slip and tumble all the way to the bottom. 99 times out of 100, this is because they made some rookie mistake during the negotiation process. Here are the five most common — and most deadly — negotiating mistakes made by professionals at all levels. Any one of these will annoy an employer into taking another look at their second choice.
Applying to a job with a bad cover letter actually does you more harm than applying with no cover letter at all. So how do you make sure that your cover letter does you more good than harm? Start with these five cover letter tips.
The Hired Guns recently brought you the first installment of 5 Skills I Use Every Day, featuring strategic UX consultant Tammy Sachs. In our second installment, Todd Cherches, the co-founder and CEO of consulting firm BigBlueGumball, adjunct lecturer at NYU, and long-time Hired Guns blogger shares his 5 best tips to enhance your productivity.
There are five different types of workers in the modern office. Some personas you recognize. Others sound familiar. Some, you may have only been warned of. While people are complex and may not fit neatly into one of these buckets, these personas can help you better understand today’s changing workforce.
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