About Chicago Public Media
Chicago Public Media is one of the largest and most respected public media organizations in the country. With an unparalleled reputation for creativity and innovation across all platforms, Chicago Public Media provides substantive news and insights, thoughtful conversation and meaningful connections to its diverse audiences throughout the Chicago area, as well as nationally and globally. The organization has a legacy of innovative program development having launched such iconic shows as This American Life, Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me…, and the ground-breaking podcast Serial.
Chicago Public Media engages with its listeners and users across multiple platforms, including broadcast radio, digital streaming, and mobile apps. Its flagship station, WBEZ-Chicago (91.5 FM), delivers a weekly listening audience of over 550,000, and broadcasts throughout Chicago and the surrounding region. WBEZ’s website, wbez.org, is a top-performing website and its newly launched mobile app allows listeners to fully control their experience through its groundbreaking re-player functionality and on-demand platform. WBEZ’s sister service, Vocalo Radio (91.1 FM, vocalo.org), targets a multicultural audience through an urban alternative format.
The organization is on an upward trajectory and in the midst of a transformation from a traditional broadcast radio station to a diversified digital audio service. With a tradition of journalistic excellence and innovation, and financial stability, Chicago Public Media is poised for growth in a region where private sector print and broadcast news competitors are facing significant challenges.
We are seeking a passionate, energetic, and entrepreneurial individual who will serve as the end-to-end product owner of Chicago Public Media’s digital products which include the Chicago Public media website and our member experience starting with the donation form and member center. This role will also support our music station, Vocalo, and their digital presence including their site and app. We are seeking an individual who can propel these digital products to the next level, both from a feature/functionality perspective, as well as from an engagement and loyalty point of view. These products are crucial to the success of our organization since membership is our principal source of revenue and fuels all that we do. Reporting to the Director of Product Management, the Product Manager will work with internal stakeholders to create and manage the product roadmap, author requirements, manage designs, complete user testing and constantly drive to improve Chicago Public Media’s and Vocalo’s digital products. A successful candidate will be a self-starter, highly collaborative, flexible, unafraid of ambiguity, and can handle multiple inputs and points of views. Overall, we are looking for someone who exhibits strong business, design and technical acumen who can move Chicago Public Media’s digital products to the next level.