Product Manager, Content Management

Posted Jun 5

Blinkist connects people with powerful ideas from leading authors and experts to broaden perspectives, gain knowledge, and spark understanding in all areas of their life, both personal and professional.

Used by over 28 million people worldwide, Blinkist distills the key ideas from the most relevant, impactful books and podcasts. These can be read or listened to in 15-minute summaries, that we call Blinks.

Together with Go1, our parent brand, who gives organizations and their employees access to the largest curated e-learning library on the planet, we’re on a mission to reach one billion learners as we unlock positive potential through a love of learning. ✨

About The Role

This role centers on enhancing our Content Management capabilities within Go1, enabling our Content Partners and internal Content teams to easily author, distribute, monetize, and manage digital learning assets. Compelling content is the backbone of our subscription offering (content-as-a-service), so as Product Manager, you’ll focus on building a thriving experience that attracts a breadth of providers, ensuring a smooth content onboarding and management experience, whilst leveraging unparalleled intelligence from learners to empower Content Partners to successfully tailor their content to market needs.  

A few important notes:

  • You can work in a hybrid setup from our offices in Berlin or Paris, or fully remote within Germany, France or the UK. We can only hire candidates who are based in these countries and already have the legal right to work there.
  • This role will require some flexibility with working hours, so as to collaborate as needed with stakeholders in Australia (i.e 7-8am CET start in winter, 8-9am CET in summer).
  • You can read about the full hiring process here: 🚀 

What You Will Do

  • Discover - Practice continuous discovery habits, both across internal and external stakeholders, identifying the most impactful opportunities for Content Partners and our Content teams. 
  • Collaborate - Work closely with colleagues across both Go1, Blinkist, and Coorp Academy (Content Operations, Content Partnerships, Client Success, Design, Research, BI…) building relationships with stakeholders across Europe, Australia, and the US, and becoming a trusted sparring partner to achieve our shared missions! 
  • Define scope - Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to understand requirements and translate these into prioritized opportunities and problems to solve with the development teams. 
  • Take ownership - Fully own, prioritize and shape the backlog, roadmap and vision of your product area based on data, user insights and technical requirements. 
  • Measure - Take a data-driven approach to product development, monitoring success through key product metrics, and evaluating product data and user insights to identify opportunities and analyze impact. 
  • Keep Learning - Prioritize ruthlessly, rapidly test assumptions, take risks and innovate, and focus on “better” not “more” to impact key product metrics. 
  • Represent - Be the advocate for Content Partners, representing their interests, and ensuring that the right priorities are being worked on across the business. 
  • Be an Entrepreneur - Get hands-on to do whatever is necessary to build the right product - knowing when to focus on the details and when to zoom out to the big picture. 

What You Need To Have

  • 1-4 years of experience in a Product Management role, or extensive experience in the digital learning industry
  • Structured thinking and the ability to distill complex issues into a comprehensive strategy, defining scope and releasing regular value for our Content Partners and internal Content teams 
  • A data-driven product mindset, confidence in evaluating product data and user insights to identify opportunities, inform decisions and prioritize based on value/impact 
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to simplify and articulate complex concepts, and build understanding and alignment in remote organizations 
  • A self-starter with a hands-on approach, capable of managing multiple priorities effectively. Able to see the big picture, without overlooking the details 
  • Experienced overseeing cross-functional projects, collaborating with Research, Business Intelligence, Customer Support, Product Marketing 
  • Ability to make effective decisions with incomplete information in a sometimes-ambiguous environment 
  • Demonstrated ability to be resourceful, curious, and innovative - with a genuine interest in the content / learning / edtech sectors 

A BIG plus, if you’ve experience in managing products within: 

  • LMS / HRIS platforms 
  • Publishing/Media 
  • Content Aggregation / Distribution 
  • Learning and Education 

Why Blinkist/Go1

Our unique culture of empowerment, mutual respect, and transparency has always been our defining characteristic. We support each other and carve out opportunities for every individual to develop and grow. We strongly believe that diversity powers innovation, thus we celebrate and support our differences, providing equal opportunities for employment and career growth. We embrace a flexible, remote-friendly way of working that supports different needs and lifestyles. 

🌟 We are proud to have been selected by LinkedIn as one of the Top 25 Startups in Germany. Glassdoor and Kununu ratings put us amongst Berlin’s top three employers. 

These are some of our most valued benefits:

  • Competitive incentive plan in addition to salary
  • Employee Stock Option Plan
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Monthly work from home or transport reimbursement
  • One time work from home office set up budget
  • Unlimited access to the Go1 Learning Hub, and mentorship program
  • Professional development fund
  • Volunteer leave to give back to the community
  • 30 PTO days + Wellbeing days
  • Flexible public holidays - take the days off that are important to you, swap out the ones that are not
  • Family planning & parental leave, plus support for parents returning to work
  • Wellness initiatives and an Employee Assistance Program

If you choose to join our team in Berlin, you'll have access to our modern office space in Neukölln and enjoy healthy plant-based meals prepared fresh every day by our very own chef. 🥑

Apply Now

If we’ve captured your interest and you want to take part in changing the world through the power of ideas – apply now and tell us what got you excited about this opportunity. 

We look forward to hearing from you! ☀️

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