- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary to negotiate
About Newsquest & S1
Newsquest is one of the UK’s largest regional media companies. We serve our customers through 200 weekly newspapers and web sites.
S1 is our wholly-owned recruitment and homes platform. A market leader in Scotland, the platform has recently been extended to provide 13 regional recruitment sites in England and Wales.
Our online audience is extensive - more than 26 million monthly unique visitors - and growing. Newsquest is a UK subsidiary of Gannett, owner of USA Today.
We are Newsquest Digital Development, a 40+ strong team of product managers, UX designers and developers with responsibility for the ongoing development of our digital platforms.
We are seeking a Product Manager to join our team in Glasgow.
We want someone with an eye for detail when it comes to analytics and UX.
This means someone who can jump in and out of analytics & research tools to derive the insights to shape product decisions. It also means someone who likes to get into the detail of UX: identifying use cases, wire-framing, expressing acceptance criteria accurately and working with UX and developers to refine user stories to deliver high quality, development-ready user stories to feed into our KanBan process.
If you recognise the kind of person who does this day in day out is you and if this is the kind of work you thrive on, then read on.
What do you need to be for this job?
You need to be comfortable in product metrics
- Know the metrics you need to find
- Know which reports to hunt down or manipulate
- Reference analytics/insights and research findings to justify design decisions and product priorities
- Be comfortable using this knowledge to influence key stakeholders
- Be able to articulate clearly to stakeholders product recommendations
You need to be “into the detail” of UX, use cases and acceptance criteria
- Drive/facilitate the discovery process
- Own and manage the process for writing quality user stories with acceptance criteria
- Capture and refine use cases for UX designers, developers and testers to work from
- Provide high level wireframe and data diagrams where required
- Decide what user testing should be included and work with the team to define the test
- You need to have an eye on the impact of design and development on SEO
- Comfortable presenting and discussing the UX with stakeholders before sign off
What you should be able to demonstrate for this role
- You have a minimum of 3 years experience as a digital product manager role or 1 year if you have previous significant experience in a relevant role (e.g. analyst, producer, UX, development, tester).
- Ideally you will have worked in a classified or other conversion-focused business
- You have the verbal dexterity and charisma to work with a variety of individuals of varying seniority
- Drive the product agenda in meetings: truly understanding commercial and user needs and forming them into specific product developments
- You have strong organizational skills: you can prioritize your own workload and prioritize the work of others
- You have relevant knowledge of technical and UX trends which will impact our thinking on product
- You are multi-skilled and have experience using many or at least some of the following activities: analytics, data visualization, spreadsheets, tag management, heat maps, surveys, AB testing, prototyping and digital design.
- You have experience in agile methodologies and can work collaboratively in a technical environment
Why would you want to join the digital team at s1/Newsquest in Glasgow?
- You’ll be working on projects for some of the strongest brands in Recruitment and Property in the country
- You’ll have the opportunity to make a difference, be heard and grow as a product manager
- We’re a growing team with a mantra of continuous improvement
- s1 is a leading Scottish digital media business with annual revenue of over £10m
- We are market leaders - s1jobs is the biggest jobsite in Scotland and s1homes is Scotland’s biggest dedicated property site
- Newsquest is one of the UK’s largest regional media companies with a huge and growing audience.
If you apply for this role, please add a short statement in your cover letter on why you chose a career in product management and what attracts you to this role.