Lee Enterprises Digital Product Manager - Publishing Distribution in Davenport, Iowa

Digital Product Manager - Publishing Distribution

Online & DigitalDavenport, Iowa



Position at Lee Enterprises

Are you ready to lead change? Lee Enterprises is a media publisher in 48 markets in 21 states. The digital division is expanding to provide emerging platforms for our communities’ digital transformation.

Job description

The new digital product manager position delivers distribution solution concepts for publishers, to increase reader loyalty, engagement and revenue. A successful candidate is data-driven, obsessively organized and over-communicative. They will lead cross-functional teams across the organization to identify and enhance reader touch points - including O&O websites, apps, email, social, distributive news platforms. Join a team that is seeking change through an organization. Establishing trust and influence are critical first steps. Relentless execution and quantifiable results ensure long-term success in the position.


  • Maintain ownership throughout a product’s lifecycle

  • Execute a lean project management

  • Research consumers, competitors and market opportunities

  • Focus on publishing, readers and developing a subscriber pipeline

  • Integrate analytics and business models

  • Enhance customer loyalty and brand value

  • Define, prioritize and socialize opportunities

  • Develop strategy and planning using technology platforms

  • Manage scope - including features, resources, deliverables, activities and budgets

  • Breakdown concepts into manageable parts for deployment and communication

  • Coordinate teams of internal stakeholders, vendors and developers

  • Guide stakeholders through the user journey

  • Bring MVPs to test markets while iterating products & experiences

  • Juggle multiple projects concurrently

  • Identify, communicate and resolve risk proactively

  • Rapidly turn failure into innovation

Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree; five-plus years of relevant product management experience OR master of science degree in a business or media discipline

  • Experience in media, digital solutions and/or business development

  • Proven influential leader with soft skills

  • Experience with assembling first-generation products

  • Ability to learn emerging technologies

  • Obsessive attention to detail

  • Demonstrates design thinking

  • Ability to communicate in different settings - including remote offices, Slack, webinars, small groups and podium presentations.

  • Effectively and efficiently convey ideas through words and illustrations.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Lee Enterprises is the leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, in its markets, with 47 daily newspapers and a joint interest in four others, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 300 specialty publications in 23 states. Lee's newspapers have circulation of 1.2 million daily and 1.4 million Sunday, reaching nearly four million readers in print alone. EOE