Product Manager (private marketplaces)


TheSoul Publishing is one of the largest online publishing companies in the world. Every day, we create and publish hundreds of entertaining and informative articles and videos for our 1+ billion subscribers around the world. You've probably seen our projects on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram: 5-minute Crafts, Bright Side, 123 GO!, Slick Slime Sam, etc. These and dozens of other projects are the work of our international creative team.

We are looking for a Product Manager for our Private Marketplaces who will spearhead strategy, development, and the go-to-market of TheSoul Publishing’s private marketplace offerings on social media as well as our owned and operated inventory. This role is global in scope and involves working closely with advertisers, advertising sales, product teams, and executive leadership to deliver a great experience for our users and advertising partners.

The ideal candidate has an in-depth understanding of the advertising industry and technologies, strategic vision and strong execution, analytical rigor, and excellent communication.

This role is part of a growing organization with significant upward potential as we expand our advertising strategy and offerings. The right candidate is a motivated self-starter, strategist, and hands-on leader, who has excellent communication skills, is comfortable working remotely, and has extensive experience of using project management software.

Responsibilities:

  • Focus intensely on advertiser and agency customers to ensure we are building products that deliver value for them.

  • Participate in the full product life-cycle for a designated product area, including research, scoping, prototyping, validation, building, and roll-out, as well as management in market and eventual deprecation of features.

  • Conduct market research and engage with customers, prospects, and partners to identify market needs and opportunities.

  • Consolidate, rationalize, and prioritize market requirements into a product plan.

  • Articulate and communicate the product vision and value proposition across stakeholders.

  • Collaborate closely with engineers through all stages of product development, offering business context and insights, providing clear and consistent priorities, working through trade-offs, and communicating plans and requirements effectively.

  • Set clear objectives; define and track KPIs to monitor the effectiveness of your work.

  • Contribute to product rollout efforts with marketing, sales, and other client-facing teams to create collateral including white papers, case studies, demos, training material, etc.

  • Act as the key product evangelist and guide for external partners as well as internal teams.

Required skills and experience:

  • 3+ years of experience in product or program management, product marketing, business development or technology.

  • Domain expertise and/or experience in sell-side platform and/or online video ad technology preferred.

  • A proven track record of managing products from ideation to launch.

  • Experience working openly and collaboratively with a broad range of functions.

  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical abilities and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with internal and external business and technology leaders.

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with regularly shifting priorities.

We offer:

  • A dynamic and professional media-publishing environment.

  • Offices worldwide.

  • Amazing production and coordinating teams to support any commercial activities.

  • A competitive salary + commission.

  • Medical insurance.

  • Paid vacation per year.

  • An office based in London, Riga, Limassol or remote.

Interested? Send your CV to this email address: nina.shcherbakova@id.thesoul.io Please don't forget to name the message "Product Manager (Private Marketplace) for TheSoul Publishing".

P.S. We like reading cover letters :)

We appreciate your interest in our job vacancies and the company. Your CV will be reviewed carefully by our team, and if we are ready to move forward with your application, one of our recruiters will contact you and explain the subsequent steps.

TheSoul Publishing is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We celebrate diversity and we do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other characteristics protected by law. We care for the privacy of our candidates; all the data you provide to us is kept protected and confidential.

We eagerly await your application :)