Digital Product Manager/Specialist

  New York Road Runners
  New York City, NY
  Sports Technology
  Posted/Updated: 06/08/21

Job Summary

About NYRR

New York Road Runners was founded in 1958 when a small group of passionate runners vowed to bring running to the people and has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization.  NYRR’s mission is to empower everyone, of all ages and abilities—beginners and competitive athletes, the young and the elderly, adult professionals and underserved schoolchildren—to improve their health and well-being through the power of running and fitness.

NYRR’s races, community events, instruction and training resources, and youth programs give hundreds of thousands of people each year the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to start running and keep running for life. NYRR’s premier event, the famed TCS New York City Marathon, attracts the world’s top pro runners and committed amateurs alike while also raising millions of dollars annually for charity and driving economic impact for the City.  But NYRR is equally committed to the runners of tomorrow, passionately providing youth fitness programs that educate and inspire more than 100,000 kids in underserved communities in New York City, all 50 states, and around the world.

Headquartered in New York City, NYRR implements a unique nonprofit model that teams contributed and earned income to make all its efforts possible.  To learn more, please visit www.nyrr.org.  

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer

About the Position

NYRR is seeking an entrepreneurial digital product manager/specialist who will drive the development, vision and growth of NYRR’s digital product portfolio, including virtual training and virtual racing. This person will be the voice of the virtual runner and develop and launch virtual products and experiences to give runners around the world access to racing, training and community no matter where they live.

Job Responsibilities (primary and secondary duties):

  • Create products and solutions based on needs and understanding of existing virtual runners and potential runners throughout their lifecycle
  • Incorporate data, research and market analysis to inform product strategies and roadmaps
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to define digital product roadmap and enhance existing and new products and features
  • Determine where to build versus where to leverage partnerships to meet organizational goals
  • Integrate partner technologies and other offerings seamlessly into NYRR’s digital product suite
  • Create detailed documentation and communicate requirements to IT and development team
  • Monitor and report on key metrics to track virtual product progress
  • Develop strong relationships with stakeholders throughout the organization to keep digital products in line with NYRR’s wider strategy
  • Actively engage with the global running community

Job Requirements:

Experience:

  • 3+ years’ of Product Management Experience
  • 2-3 years’ technical experience
  • Experience working with development teams
  • Familiarity with digital tracking and mobile apps

Education & Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

Skills and Attributes:

  • Excitement about white space and creating new products
  • Empathy toward the global running community
  • Experience working collaboratively with both technical and business teams
  • Strong project management and communication skills
  • Experience managing product launches and integrations
  • Analytical mindset and problem solver
  • Ability to prioritize multiple workstreams
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Passionate about NYRR’s mission and the virtual running space


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