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Lead Product Manager
Remote •  Full Time •  Experienced

Department

Product
Reports to: Head of Product
Location: Remote

Company Summary

Publishing.com empowers individuals from all walks of life to generate meaningful income streams through book publishing. As a leading online education platform, we specialize in guiding our students through the processes of writing, publishing, and selling books and audiobooks on major platforms like Amazon and Audible. We are thrilled to announce that Publishing.com has been recognized as the 19th fastest-growing private company in America for 2023, according to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list. Over the past two years, we've experienced an incredible 30% year-over-year growth and expanded our team by 500%. Recently, we hit a major milestone by helping 60,000+ students through our programs.

Our mission is to become the premier destination for all publishing-related needs. In line with this vision, we are excited to announce the launch of our latest innovation, Publishing.ai, a software designed to revolutionize the publishing industry further. This year marks a significant milestone in our journey toward achieving our goal, as we continue to expand our offerings and support our community of publishers.

About The Role

As one of the first leaders in our software leadership team, you will be responsible for shaping our product practices, enhancing team coordination, and ensuring your product surface is strategically aligned with Publishing.com’s business goals.

Responsibilities

  • Ship high-quality products that users love (engage and retain our users).
  • Evaluate and revamp existing product processes - constantly iterating and optimizing them to meet the needs of the team as you see fit
  • Propose and maintain a clear Product Roadmap based on strategic business goals, prioritizing features that drive significant business leverage.
  • Deliver hands-on leadership by systemizing the submission of tickets, crafting PRDs, and directly engaging with users to ensure a thorough understanding of the publishing process and user needs.
  • Implement effective product scope definitions to minimize revisions and ensure that deliverables meet initial specifications before engineering begins.
  • Demonstrate leadership by fostering a culture of feedback, accountability, speed, and quality, where the product team is motivated and clear on deadlines and expectations.
  • Lead rapid prototyping and MVP strategies to quickly validate ideas and adjust plans based on feedback from both internal stakeholders and customers.
  • Ensure comprehensive documentation and tracking of all product development activities to keep all team members updated on project statuses and deliverables.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with C-suite executives to ensure product strategy and business strategy are in sync.
  • Utilize a clear framework for decision-making that adapts to the needs of the team and projects, rather than imposing restrictive processes.
  • Oversee and optimize the work of a fully remote team, ensuring effective collaboration, communication, and time management across different time zones.
  • Monitor product performance and key technical metrics, conduct feasibility assessments, and identify opportunities for optimization and scalability


Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in product with substantial exposure to SaaS product development and delivery.
  • Proven track record of leading product teams and delivering successful outcomes in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire, motivate, and drive teams towards achieving high standards and tight deadlines.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with a knack for practical innovation and a focus on delivering business value.
  • Capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously with a keen eye for detail.
  • Strong communication skills, proficient in translating complex product knowledge and strategies across various teams including engineering, design, and executive leadership.
  • Prior experience in a remote work environment and managing cross-cultural teams.
  • Familiarity with AI technologies and their application in product development, particularly in areas such as natural language processing or machine learning management systems (LLMS).
  • Strong preference for a technical background requiring close partnership with engineering teams.


Why Publishing.com?

At Publishing.com, our dedication to our mission and core values isn't just talk; it's reflected in how we treat our team. We believe in nurturing our employees' well-being, supporting their families, and empowering them to contribute to their communities. Here's how we stand out:

  • Recently recognized as #19 on the Inc 5000's list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for 2023
  • We are a completely remote team located worldwide with 100+ employees
  • We have great benefits including paid time off (PTO), competitive health, vision, and dental benefits, 401k, and team socials...yes, even remotely
  • We care about our culture deeply and live by our company values (1) Service that WOWs, (2) Ultimate Team Player, (3) Great Freakin' Attitude, (4) Billion Dollar Standards
  • We encourage learning, growth, and continuous improvement and create meaningful programs to support our employees' professional development
  • If you want to join a team on the ground floor, this is your chance: we are expanding beyond being an education company to become the one-stop shop for all your self-publishing needs
*Some benefits are available to our US-based employees only. 

At Publishing.com, we're dedicated to assembling teams as diverse as a kaleidoscope and fostering an atmosphere as warm as your favorite coffee shop. We understand that the job application process can sometimes feel daunting, but we’re here to offer our support. Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns about the hiring process – if you're interested in joining our ranks, we're eager to hear from you! Email us at careers@publishing.com if you need additional support.

We strive to seek out and support individuals from all different backgrounds recognizing your unique experience contributes to the richness of our collective knowledge. We are committed to fostering an environment where we learn from each other's beliefs and experiences and celebrate the differences that eventually will drive forward our innovation. We strive to ensure that every member of our team feels valued and respected, regardless of where they may be situated. Come be a part of our community – your talents and contributions are welcomed!

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