[Wattpad] Senior Product Manager

Toronto, Ontario / Halifax, Nova Scotia / Remote - US or Canada
Wattpad – Wattpad | Product /
Full-time /
Wattpad is a global multiplatform entertainment company whose vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories. Since 2006, we’ve been on a mission to use the power of community and technology to unleash the full potential of stories to the world. Every month 85 million people around the world spend over 23 billion minutes on Wattpad to share and discover stories they can’t find anywhere else.  Our brand banner includes: Wattpad, Wattpad WEBTOON Studios, Wattpad Books and Wattpad Brand Partnerships. We’re proudly based in Toronto, but our reach is global. Come build the future of entertainment and storytelling, and write your next chapter with us!

We are currently looking for a Senior Product Manager to join our Engagement Track. Our Engagement Track’s main focus is to deliver, maintain, improve and build best in class features and experiences for Wattpad’s readers and writers, while supporting our business growth goals. As a PM, you will work closely with a multi-disciplinary team including engineering, design, and data. You will work to understand the needs of our users and to ensure we are meeting our business goals. You will help facilitate the process of determining the best solutions in collaboration with your team, and you will be the representative of the team to ensure the team’s efforts are aligned to the needs of the organization and supported by appropriate stakeholders.

What you’ll be doing:

    • Work with Product Leadership to build and implement product strategies consistent with company vision
    • Collaborate with a multi-functional epic team to create, evolve and maintain the Wattpad reader and writer experience
    • Facilitate a strong product discovery process around understanding stakeholder needs, business and user applications, and constantly validating hypotheses
    • Work closely with our design and engineering teams to better define, implement and iterate on solutions together
    • Seek to deeply understand how users engage, clearly define and prioritize challenges and opportunities to ensure we are working on the right things at the right time
    • Build strong relationships across the company to help solve problems together
    • Guide and mentor junior product managers with the goal of enabling them to successfully deliver on their product areas

What we're looking for:

    • At least 4-6 years of professional experience as a Product Manager
    • Prior experience in Growth and Engagement is a plus
    • Passion for the power of storytelling
    • Experience and understanding of technology systems
    • Have strong product instincts about getting from a user pain point to an underlying problem
    • Demonstrate proficiency in problem-solving methodologies, with the capacity to dissect intricate scenarios and identify pivotal issues.
    • Proven strategic thinking prowess, showcasing the ability to anticipate challenges, assess long-term implications, and devise innovative solutions.
    • Excellent leadership and communications skills, with experience managing a variety of stakeholders
    • Data-driven/analytical mindset with the ability to break down complex problems into manageable tasks and prioritize them and work comfortably in forecasts and revenue predictions
    • Natural curiosity with a thirst to validate assumptions with data, insight and peer discussions to inform yourself better
    • Degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Business, or UX Design an asset

What we offer:

    • Career development; we believe in mentorship and investing in your learning, supporting you to achieve your goals
    • Health benefits, including vision and dental!
    • RRSP Contributions (Canada), 401K Contributions (USA)
    • Generous vacation and Parental Leave Top-up
    • Corporate discount for gym memberships for you and your family
    • Winter break shutdown and a whole lot more!
$140,000 - $150,000 a year
Wattpad is conducting all interviews in a distributed manner using applicable third party software where needed and using visual interface tools such as Google Hangouts and Zoom.

About Wattpad

Who are we? Entrepreneurs and Do-ers. Our vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories, and our mission is to use the power of community and technology to unleash the full potential of stories to the world.
What does that mean? We are visionaries, community builders, passionate problem solvers, storytellers, coffee snobs (tea drinkers, too!), curious by nature, and culturally diverse.
What are we obsessed with? Our users. Solving complex problems and maximizing flow. Learning constantly. Building the next great storytelling product. Finding the greatest stories ever told. Dogs (and cats), coffee, and good snacks.
How do we work? Autonomously, collaboratively, respectfully. Balancing with work, family, and play...and all while having a great time.

Wattpad is a remote friendly company and encourages remote candidates to apply as long as they are located and authorized to work in either the US or Canada (excluding Quebec) as a precondition of employment. We are not able to sponsor applicants for work permits.

If you happen to live near the areas of either Toronto, Ontario or Halifax, Nova Scotia, you may also have the opportunity to work from our beautiful offices - 1 located in Downtown Toronto and the other in Halifax.

Culture and Diversity

Wattpad is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate. Period. 

Wattpad welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We have taken a leadership position on creating a culture and an organization that truly values diversity. We are committed to fostering a global team that reflects the diversity of the Wattpad community. At Wattpad, we believe cultural fit doesn’t mean culturally identical, and diversity of thought helps us to challenge one another to think big and think differently. We consider employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability status or any other protected status.  

If you have any special needs or accessibility requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation.

Don’t meet all the requirements? Studies show women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs if they do not meet all the qualifications. Therefore, in an effort to build a more diverse workplace, we encourage you to apply anyways. You might actually be the right person or you may be a good fit for a number of other openings we currently have.