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Director of Product, Data



Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Quick Take: Axios is dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We're hiring a Director of Product to lead the charge on data initiatives and consumer insights, using our data platform to develop world-class data products and insights that lead to direct business value. This role is a leadership position, interfacing with some of our most impactful stakeholders and will support the growth and development of product leads within the data organization.

Why it Matters: The Director of Product will champion a data-informed culture. This person will partner across the technical data leads as well as across the organization to determine how to drive and implement strategies as the result of customer behavior, traits, preferences, and motivations.

The Details: The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker who can clearly express their vision and the path to get there. This person is highly collaborative and thrives on partnering with others to make the greatest impact. This person will also have a passion for Axios, an entrepreneurial spirit, and possess the following skills:

  • Expert in determining a strategy and building a vision around data from a product perspective, in partnership with stakeholders and engineering leaders.
  • Strength in collaborating across technical and business teams to effectively leverage existing data sources, augment where needed, and improve the value of our data
  • Measurable experience in a leadership role where you have led teams, products, and directly managed other data-focused employees.
  • Past experience educating, evangelizing, and guiding on data-related initiatives
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Expertise in enabling consumer-centric metrics to determine success and inform growth opportunities (e.g. customer LTV, marketing funnel effectiveness, return on media spend, A/B testing, audience segmentation, etc.)
  • Experience evaluating and leveraging third party tools as well as customer data to develop audience profiles, cohorts, and integrate with marketing and sales tech
  • Preferred experience in media and/or with SaaS products
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to analyze and disseminate significant amounts of information, with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to analyze large datasets to identify patterns/trends and apply statistical techniques
  • Experience with using business intelligence tools (Looker preferred, but not required)
  • Ability to present findings to all levels of the organization
  • Preferred experience with AI initiatives, testing, and rollout
  • Applied experience and proficiency with SQL
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A strong track record of collaborating effectively with colleagues

In this role, you will

  • Use your agile skills to oversee the development and delivery of roadmaps and assure that your teams are working on what is most critical.
  • Partner with product leadership across the department to devise strategic means of growing critical audience data, deriving meaningful insights, and promoting self-service.
  • Collaborate with technical leadership within the data organization, to have a unified vision of the platform and necessary outcomes that the team can deliver against.
  • Propose impactful initiatives to deliver on the needs of the organization based on your expertise

Starting salary for this role is in the range of $180,000 - $220,000 and is dependent on numerous factors, including but not limited to location, work experience, and skills. This range does not include other compensation benefits. Axios' compensation philosophy takes into account cost of labor differentials across the country. Because this is a remote-optional job posting, this salary range takes into account all possible locations within the United States, but candidates will only be eligible for the salary range for their location.

What Axios brings to the table besides salary:

  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Robust PPO and High Deductible health insurance options on the Blue Cross Blue Shield network
  • Employer Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution for the high deductible health plan option
  • Dental and vision coverage
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • Generous vacation policy, plus holidays
  • One mental health day per quarter
  • Annual learning and development stipend
  • $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Tele-mental health services through Headspace
  • OneMedical membership, including tele-health services
  • Personal health advocacy resources through HealthAdvocate
  • Inclusive fertility, hormonal health and family forming benefits through Carrot Fertility
  • Access to the Axios “Family Fund”, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies
  • Increased work flexibility for parents and caretakers
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events
  • A strong and positive work environment
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Axios is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Axios makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.