Technically Media is a digital media company that focuses on building and making connections within our community of professionals. We drive results for our clients and impact for our community with journalism, events and services. We publish Technical.ly and Generocity.org; our clients are growing organizations with hiring and retention needs (employer brand marketing and other talent services), among others who want to meet members of our community.
We already have a vibrant community of 100,000 professionals and dozens of the fastest-growing tech and product teams across the mid-Atlantic. Now we are seeking an experienced, creative and mission-minded Product Director who wants to help us reach a new level of meaningful connections within our community between readers and clients — with special focus on talent services. You’ll be eager for feedback from readers, and you’ll be an asset for our sales team to help demonstrate our value for prospective clients.
Your job is to help us build, deliver and improve our products and services — most centrally our Talent Pro community of employer brand clients — by understanding customer needs and building programs and features that deliver value and results. You oversee the growth and strength of our database (Hubspot and an integrated ATS), which is a powerful tool for our quarterly tech hiring events and the future of our Match pilot program of direct placement referral.
We are a close-knit diverse team of 17 full-timers, supported by several devoted contractors. This role reports directly to the CEO and oversees our Product team, including a Product Manager, contract Web Developer and event contractors. You will work closely with the leaders of our Sales & Marketing team (who oversees our Buyer Journey) and our Editorial team (which oversees our Reader Journey) to drive connections between those buyers and readers. This role is considered an important part of reaching our next stage of growth and effectiveness, so we will be looking for someone ready to influence strategy while still appreciative of the scrappy nature of a team that uses community journalism as its ‘secret sauce.’
If you don’t meet 100% of this role’s qualifications but you’re passionate about our work, you should still seriously consider applying. That’s especially true if you are a woman, person of color or from another underrepresented group. Research shows people who have been underrepresented in leadership roles often discount their own experience. We won’t.
We need someone passionate about making connections, inquisitive and obsessed with creating value. The Product Director will relentlessly challenge, tweak and improve the methods we use to drive value for readers and clients. You will view our quarterly events, Talent Pro hiring company community, web presence and other services as a toolkit to drive maximum value for our community of professionals. You just might think local independent journalism is a powerful community good.
Our Editorial team is working to expand and engage our community; our Sales and Marketing team is working to expand and engage our client base. You will help these two sides come together. This work is primarily done via our Technical.ly brand, though we believe there is future opportunity for growth with our smaller, one-market sister site Generocity.org.
Technically Media is a digital media company that specializes in niche communities and career advancement. Presently we publish Technical.ly, a multi-local news site focused on economic growth, and Generocity.org, which reports on the nonprofit and philanthropic sector in Philadelphia.
Our Mission: We convene the smartest people and organizations in industries that matter for local communities to thrive in the future. To do that, we make connections with journalism, events and services.
Our Vision: We envision better workplaces that create more equitable communities.
Values: Welcoming, Challenging, Connective
Our Location: We are headquartered in the historic Curtis Center in Old City Philadelphia, with a satellite office in Baltimore. We additionally have reporters based in each community we serve.
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