Associate Product Manager, Advertising Products

Location: London
Reporting to: Associate Director, Advertising Products
Internal: Technology


Role Overview

We are looking for an Associate Product Manager to join our Technology team working on Advertising related product areas. You must possess strong analytical skills, including the ability to analyze raw data and summarize actionable recommendations. You will be gathering business requirements to optimize our advertising performance, designing user stories and wireframes, and working with stakeholders across our Commercial teams to prioritize opportunities. Using Agile, our software delivery methodology, and working alongside our talented team of software engineers, you will deliver new features to grow and optimize our advertising offering and maximize revenue.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the development of new and extension of existing digital advertising products at Time Out, including optimization of our pre-bid auction, video-scaling, viewability and segmentation. 
  • Have an understanding of how the wider commercial department works, as well as the core components of media technology, supply side platforms, buy side platforms and analytics tools. 
  • Monitor marketplace trends with a goal of identifying new opportunities for revenue growth, present findings to internal stakeholders and recommend appropriate action. 
  • Work closely with Commercial and Editorial stakeholders to understand company goals and business requirements and develop recommendations to meet those needs.
  • Create and present product specifications, user stories & relevant metrics for project success.
  • Measure the success of features after release, present reports/analysis that contain valuable, actionable insight, and optimize performance through data-driven iteration.
  • Support the QA process to assure the delivery of the requested features on time with the right quality. 
  • Participate in your team’s regular activities: grooming backlogs, tracking product roadmaps, updating relevant business stakeholders, etc.


Skills and Experience

  • Strong written and verbal English and communication / presentation skills.
  • Organizational competency; ability to keep track of multiple projects.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to collect and draw insights from data.
  • 1+ years product experience at a consumer web company
  • 1+ years working with and integrating ad technologies such as SSPs, DMPs, DSPs, Ad Exchanges, Ad Servers a major plus
  • High level of proficiency in Excel, web analytics and knowledge of SQL a plus
  • Ability to work well in a cross functional environment with many stakeholders.
  • 2:1 (or equivalent) degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, Finance, Statistics, Economics, Marketing or a related field is desired.


What we look for in a candidate

Time Out is a company filled with individuals as diverse as the cities we live in and cover.  At the same time there are common characteristics and values we all share. To join our team, you’ll want to… 

  • Be commercially astute
  • Either have experience at or want to dive headfirst into a fast-paced digital-first company
  • Think globally
  • Have excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Have a high sense of ownership, urgency and drive
  • Be a team player


Culture Fit

At Time Out Group we believe in diversity and equal opportunity for all people.  We do not discriminate against external or internal candidates on the basis of age; disability; gender reassignment; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation; marriage and civil partnership; and pregnancy and maternity. We believe that diversity develops creativity and enables personal and professional growth where we all learn from each other. We believe in an open culture where ideas are shared candidly and where there is no fear of failure, but rather an understanding that we must experiment and have the freedom to succeed. We believe that everyone has the right to express themselves as they are as this enriches us all. We believe in an open world and the pursuit of happiness, after all, we are in the happiness business.

Company Overview – Time Out Digital

Time Out Group comprises two business divisions. Time Out Market and Time Out Digital. Time Out Digital is the Group’s multi-platform media, entertainment and e-commerce business with a global content distribution network comprising online, mobile, apps, social channels, magazines, guides, Live Events and international licensing agreements. Time Out seeks to grow earnings from B2C and B2B relationships through e-commerce and offers as well as through advertising from businesses, including both global brands and local businesses. 

About Time Out Group plc

Time Out is, and always has been, your best friend in the city. It all began in London in 1968 when Time Out helped people explore the exciting new urban cultures that started up all over the capital and we have consistently maintained our status as the ‘go to’ source of inspiration for both locals and visitors alike. Today, Time Out is bringing its hunger for discovery and honest voice to 315 cities in 58 countries. We are proud to say that we are now the leading global media and entertainment business that inspires and enables people to make the most of the city. If you want to know about food, attractions, art, culture, shopping, nightlife and travel, then Time Out is your social companion.

Everything we do helps people discover, book and share what the world’s cities have to offer. From our powerful content and top-quality curation to the products and selected offers that can be booked directly with us, the solutions for partners to connect with our audience, or the imagination of our Live Events – we are global, and no one knows the city like us. Our global reach includes a massive online presence, mobile applications, city magazines, guides and more. Now Time Out Market is taking that to the next level, bringing the best of a city together under one roof in Lisbon, and in 2019, new Time Out Markets are set to open in Miami, New York, Boston, Chicago and Montreal.

In 2016, Time Out Group was listed on London's AIM stock exchange, raising investment to position the company for the next stage of its growth and development. It is an exciting time as we are evolving this iconic brand into a digital, transactional business and continue to shape the future of the city experience for both locals and visitors.

Time Out is a dynamic, pioneering brand and so is our team. We want to work with the best and brightest talent because we work for the world’s greatest cities, the people enjoying them and the businesses in them. As a truly global team we get to collaborate with colleagues from New York to Paris, Tokyo and Sydney and beyond. We are all driven by our passion to deliver the very best of the city experience and by our belief in the power of discovery. Our integrity, passion, curiosity, creativity and openness make us successful and a unique team.

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