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Company: The Independent Traveler
Position:
Associate Editor
Location:
New Jersey
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
April 9, 2013
Job ID: 1460475

Description:

Are you passionate about travel? Do you love developing great online user experiences, finding creative solutions to problems and contributing to a team working on an industry-leading website? If so, we would like to talk to you about joining our Product Development team.

Cruise Critic is hiring an experienced Product Manager to work in our Pennington, NJ office. The ideal candidate will use his or her knowledge of online media and user experience to create robust products that support our mission to help people plan the best cruise vacations and share their experiences with other cruisers. The candidate will be an innovator who understands how to craft a vision, define products, and drive concepts from planning to implementation. Areas of responsibility include core website experiences such as Deck Plans and Find a Cruise.

 

What You'll Do:

• Identify opportunities to enhance the user experience and drive consumer engagement.

• Manage products throughout their lifecycle, from planning to launch.

• Develop use cases and business requirements for new website enhancements.

• Research and analyze performance indicators across key traffic sources with the goal of enhancing the user experience and meeting business objectives.

• Collaborate with design and engineering in creating product improvements and experiences.

• Research, troubleshoot, diagnose and recommend solutions to increasingly complex business or technical problems.

• Ensure quality assurance testing is performed prior to launch of new features.

• Assist in managing prioritization of new website enhancements and bug/fixes.

• Monitor key conversion metrics and A/B tests to support continual optimization of the product and business plan.

 

What We Seek:

• 3+ years of comparable Internet product management experience.

• Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.

• Entrepreneurial passion and innovative mindset.

• Must love to travel; experience in the travel industry a plus.

• Strong business and technical backgrounds.

• Strong problem solving, analytic, and decision-making skills.

• Demonstrated consumer focus.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• High attention to detail.

• Ablility to meet deadlines and effectively manage multiple projects at a time.

• Proven creative problem solving and innovative mindset.

• A desire to work in a fast-paced, results-driven environment with varied responsibilities.

• Ability to work on a team as well as independently.

• Sense of humor.

 

The ideal candidate sits comfortably at the intersection between business, technology and user experience, with experience in at least one, passion for all three, and fluency with practitioners in all. In addition, he or she will demonstrate the following competencies:

• Flexible and open to change and new information; adapts behavior and work methods accordingly.

• Recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development; seeks feedback.

• Exhibits integrity though fair and ethical behavior toward others and a demonstrated sense of corporate responsibility and commitment.

• Treats colleagues and partners with respect: considers and responds appropriately to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of different people.

• Acknowledges mistakes, learns from those events and is able to move forward productively.

• Ability to balance time to market and make the right trade-offs along the way.

• Ability to express facts and ideas in a clear, convincing and organized manner.

• Excellent business judgment; always considers the relevance/impact of each decision on the business.

 

The Independent Traveler, Inc., is publisher of travel Web sites including Cruise Critic, the largest cruise site of its kind, reaching over five million unique visitors each year. The Independent Traveler, Inc. is a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, the largest travel community in the world. We offer a rewarding and enjoyable entrepreneurial environment with opportunities for professional development and growth, competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. We are located in central New Jersey, near Princeton.

TripAdvisor is an Equal Opportunity Employer

***This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer may provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization. ***

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