Group Product Manager

You will be responsible for: 

Setting the vision and product direction for our new user experiences
Setting the vision and helping teams transition to creating feature-sets that feed contributor and consumer experiences
Partnering closely with other directors whose team initiatives intersect your domain
Partnering with Program Management to manage communications for your area among the product teams and the broader cross-functional organization to ensure stakeholder alignment
Working closely with Wikipedia and other project community members as part of product development
Equipping direct reports with the perspective and information they need to collaborate effectively with volunteers from across the Movement
Managing, mentoring and advocating for a team of Product Managers, especially regarding the strategic use of data and community interactions
Partnering with PMs to develop potential new product directions that emerge from within the specific contexts in which they work
Defining and tracking key performance metrics for strategic product areas and connecting these metrics to overall Foundation goals
Creating the conditions for direct reports to collaborate effectively/align their work with other teams


Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or the equivalent in relevant work experience
Minimum of 5 years of work experience in Product Management
Experience managing or mentoring Product Managers
Experience developing products in a strong community setting
Experience with new user growth
Robust analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills with the ability to deliver on detail as well as strategy
Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively and develop effective working relationships with all levels of management, staff and communities, including non-technical staff
Capable of managing a diverse range of responsibilities in a dynamic and results-oriented environment. Must be comfortable with evolving requirements and priorities.

Qualities that are important to us:

Have excellent relationship building and persuasion skills
Alignment with our mission and values
Resilience—we work on new and interesting problems in public and collaborative ways
Be open, curious, and inquiring
Have internal motivation and high standards
Share in a culture of constructive criticism and respect
Natural inclination for team collaboration and for helping colleagues succeed

Additionally, we would love it if you have:

Experience editing Wikipedia or with the Wikipedia, Wikidata, or Wikimedia Commons communities or other collaborative enterprises
Open source software development experience
Familiarity with MediaWiki


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About Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit that hosts Wikipedia and our other free knowledge projects. We want to make it easier for everyone to share what they know. To do this, we keep Wikipedia and Wikimedia sites fast, reliable, and available to all. We protect the values and policies that allow free knowledge to thrive. We build new features and tools to make it easy to read, edit, and share from the Wikimedia sites. Above all, we support the communities of volunteers around the world who edit, improve, and add knowledge across Wikimedia projects.