Project Manager, Publisher Features
The NetGalley Project Manager, Publisher Features will manage the development of publisher-facing features for the NetGalley service.
NetGalley uses the Agile process to develop software, which means that project requirements and solutions to problems are expected to evolve during the development process. For this reason, the Project Manager will need to keep a close watch on work that is in-progress, test regularly and help adjust requirements as new information comes to light. Maintaining effective communication with NetGalley’s engineering and publisher-facing teams is a critical part of this role.
- Participate in the feature planning process for the NetGalley service.
- Write requirements for new features and improvements to the NetGalley site.
- Work closely with the engineering team to guide features through the development process.
- Write test plans and participate in testing.
- Document new features and changes to existing features.
- Communicate with the full NetGalley team about feature changes, both by email and in live demos.
- Participate in testing for the NetGalley Shelf app and provide feedback on the user experience.
- Work with the member and publisher-facing teams to troubleshoot problems as they arrive, identify possible solutions, and create bug cases.
- 2-3 years of experience in a project management, quality assurance, or publishing operations role.
- Experience in the book publishing industry or working with a SaaS product is preferred.
- Familiarity with Agile software development, and issue tracking software (such as Jira).
- Ability to take over initial project input and break it down into manageable and timely-phased smaller pieces.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Excellent organizational and prioritization skills, including the ability to multitask, work independently, and be a self-starter.
- Enjoy interacting with people and solving problems with a service-oriented mindset.
- Experience with performing QA and/or writing code is a plus.
This role is virtual, but must adhere to an East Coast working schedule (9am – 5pm ET). This employee must be located in the U.S. with a home office and be able to work collaboratively and effectively in an independent setting with virtual communication. There will be occasional travel to team meetings.
NetGalley values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.
We’re looking for someone available to start immediately, and work 40 hours a week. Salary is $60,000 – $70,000 per year depending on qualifications and experience, and full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please include your resume and cover letter with your application.
NetGalley helps publishers and authors promote digital review copies to book advocates and industry professionals. Publishers make digital review copies and audiobooks available for the NetGalley community to discover, request, read, and review. Our member community of over 650k reviewers, bloggers, librarians, booksellers, educators, journalists and other members of the media and publishing industry use NetGalley to recommend new books to their audiences. NetGalley is a member of the Firebrand Group, which provides leading software and services to help publishers achieve success.
How to apply:
Please use this online form to submit your resume and cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you!