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Principal Product Manager, Ads

🇺🇸 Remote - US

🕑 Full-Time

💰 $162,000 - $225,000

💻 Product Development

🗓️ November 9th, 2022

Adtech Google Ad Manager SSP
About Quizlet:
Inspired by our belief that anyone can learn anything and powered by our own curiosity, we build the smartest tools we can imagine to help students learn.  

Quizlet is the popular, global learning platform and app that millions of students, teachers and everyday people use to study any subject imaginable for school, work or as part of their personal interests -- including two-thirds of high school students and half of all college students in the US. Combining cognitive science and machine learning, Quizlet guides students through adaptive study activities to confidently reach their learning goals. We’re on track to become the undisputed leader in user-generated learning content and engagement, at the scale of YouTube.  

Valued at $1 billion, Quizlet has raised over $60 million in venture capital from investors including Icon Ventures, Union Square Ventures, General Atlantic, Costanoa Ventures, Owl Ventures, and Altos Ventures.  

To serve our global community of learners, our teams tackle lofty technical challenges and design for use cases across cultures and languages. We work hard, act like owners, and collaborate every chance we get. We’re energized by the potential to power more learners through multiple approaches and various tools.

About the Team: 
You will be a part of the Monetization Product team at Quizlet responsible for building Subscription and Ad products that enable us to provide freemium learning experiences to our users. 

About the Role: 
You will help Quizlet stay a freemium product for students everywhere by unlocking value for advertisers, users and partners with seamless, value-added experiences. You will own and lead our Advertising Product strategy. You will partner with Ad Sales and Operations, Ads Engineering, and Ads Data Science to build our Ad product strategy, develop roadmap and deliver high performing products for our advertisers and in turn grow our Ads business. 
In this role, you will: 
  • Be the SME and highest level owner of our Ads Product and will craft and deliver our product strategy to deliver a great ads product and grow our Ads business  
  • Identify opportunities within our core product to drive advertising growth, partner with our advertising sales and operations team to drive product strategy and roadmap, and work with Engineering to build out the product features
  • Be involved in every step of the product development process – from deeply understanding users & advertisers to analyzing metrics and building a roadmap, to working with engineers, designers and other product managers to ensure that our Ads product is seamlessly integrated with our core study products
  • Have a deep understanding of the systems you own, such as revenue, metrics, and integration intricacies
  • Bring a passion for building world-class products while taking ownership in a startup environment
What you bring to the table:
  • 8+ years of Advertising Product experience working in the digital media space, consumer web products, and ideally with premium publishers
  • Demonstrated success in building the vision, crafting the product strategy/plan, and executing on the roadmap for the Ads product to drive revenue growth 
  • Excellent analytical skills with a “test and learn” mindset while using A/B testing frameworks
  • Proficient in ad-tech concepts such as: programmatic/header bidding, dynamic flooring, first-party data, Google Ad Manager, SSPs, DSPs, and programmatic ad-tech
  • Experience working on a cross-functional team in a fast-paced startup environment with imperfect information and limited resources
  • Strong leadership qualities with a proven ability to take full ownership and influence cross-functional teams without formal authority 

Compensation, Benefits & Perks:
  • Quizlet is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Salary transparency helps to mitigate unfair hiring practices when it comes to discrimination and pay gaps.  Total compensation for this role is market competitive, including a starting base salary of $162,000 - $225,000, depending on location and experience, as well as company stock options
  • Collaborate with your manager and team to create a healthy work-life balance
  • 20 vacation days (and we expect you to take them!); 10 paid holidays plus additional days off in 2022 due to Covid
  • Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance (100% employee and 75% dependent PPO, HMO, VSP Choice)
  • Employer-sponsored 401k plan with company match
  • Professional Development stipend (teach yourself something new)
  • Paid Family Leave, FSA, HSA, Commuter benefits, Wellness benefits
  • 40 hours of annual paid time off to participate in volunteer programs of choice

We strive to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome! 

We work to create a holistic interview process, where both Quizlet and candidates have an opportunity to view what it would be like to work together, in exploring a mutually beneficial partnership.

We provide a transparent setting, that gives a comprehensive view of who we are!  

In Closing:
We hope you are excited about everything you read so far. We highly encourage you to apply for this position, even if you feel you do not meet all the requirements. Quizlet is always looking for amazing folks that believe in our mission and can contribute to our team in various ways - not merely candidates that fit a certain mold.

We have a bias for action, take initiative, and take pride in delivering results. We make informed decisions whenever possible but are unafraid to take calculated risks on great ideas to promote learning. We embrace challenges and see effort as the path to mastery. We’re constantly seeking opportunities to learn and we embrace curiosity. Quality matters at Quizlet, and we hold the bar high on everything we do.
We treat each other with honesty and respect, encourage vigorous debate, and seek critical feedback. We value diversity, humility, transparency, and collaboration as the best paths to our success — as individuals, as a team, and as a company.

Quizlet’s success as an online learning community depends on a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are actively working to build a team that is representative of the diverse communities we serve, and an open, inclusive work environment where all employees can thrive. As an equal opportunity employer and a tech company committed to societal change, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Come join us!

To All Recruiters and Placement Agencies:
At this time Quizlet does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and/or profiles. 
Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any Quizlet employee. Quizlet will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm nor will it be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. All unsolicited resumes received will be considered the property of Quizlet.
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