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Director of Product Development, Real Estate  

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Category Digital Products, Real Estate  

U.S. News & World Report is a digital first media company dedicated to helping consumers and business professionals make important decisions. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for more than 88 years. 

We are looking for a motivated individual with demonstrated expertise with growing businesses.  The ideal candidate will have a background in the digital real estate space. We are a results-oriented organization -- success will be defined by market penetration and overall revenue generation. This is an opportunity to take our existing real estate products and business to the next level.  

As a trusted authority providing empowerment and guidance that improves the quality of life for consumers and communities, U.S. News ultimately leads to better life decisions.

Your role in helping us shape the future:

As a senior leader, you will be involved in driving the growth for the real estate vertical; you will be a key member of a fast-growing organization that is goal-oriented and ready to expand. 

The primary responsibilities of the Director, Real Estate will be expanding our real estate business. 

Are you up to the challenge?

  • Develop aggressive growth and operating strategies for future Real Estate products and partnerships.
  • Lead the go-to-market strategy and execution across teams inside the company.
  • Create product roadmaps, set strategic plans and define priorities for the Real Estate business.
  • Gain buy-in by presenting business plans to management, refining where needed.
  • Manage annual Real Estate rankings launches and existing products. 
  • Manage existing partnerships and develop new partnerships to grow the business.
  • Work with technology, design, content and other teams at U.S. News to create exceptional online products.
  • Must balance and coordinate efforts to optimize the user experience, product scalability, search engine performance and revenue opportunities. 
  • In coordination with editorial and SEO teams, set the editorial strategy for the Real Estate vertical. 
  • Ensure U.S. News is well-positioned to play a dominant role in the category and that U.S. News is maximizing its value and brand appropriately.
  • Drive aggressive revenue growth.
Position Requirements

You should definitely have:

  • Minimum of seven (7) of experience building and growing a business in the consumer category; including revenue responsibility. 
  • Deep understanding of the consumer real estate marketplace.
  • Experience with performance marketing.
  • Persuasive communicator that can gain internal and external buy-in and followership for new ideas and opportunities
  • Attention to detail, excellent analytical skills and organizational skills and strong time management skills.
  • Capable of analyzing and distilling complex information, drawing out relevant insights and implications that impact the business.
  • Proven track record of product management accomplishments with demonstrated success in product launches and end-to-end execution. 
  • Proven success in creating and executing against a vision.

It would be nice if you had: 

  • Familiarity with the listing side of the real estate business.
  • Experience in JIRA or other product development tracking tools.
  • Experience in multi-channel digital marketing strategies (SEO, SEM, social, email, content marketing, conversion rate optimization).

What it’s like to work with us:

  • Talent is our best asset!   
  • We invest in people with passion and potential who understand U.S. News’ dedication to our consumers. 
  • Entrepreneurial, mission-driven culture with core values of quality and integrity
  • Focus on fostering personal and professional growth
  • Competitive benefits including paid vacation time, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
  • Collaborative Work Environment ~ Fun, diverse, inclusive and ambitious co-workers

Other Job Info:

  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Please note that we will not offer visa sponsorship for this position.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Number of Openings 1  
About the Organization U.S. News & World Report is a publisher of news and information that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives.  

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