Head of Product (remote)

About DL News Founded in 2022 as an extension of DefiLlama, the top-rated DeFi analytics platform, DL News is an upcoming independent news organization on the front of the industry. From breaki

About DL News

Founded in 2022 as an extension of DefiLlama, the top-rated DeFi analytics platform, DL News is an upcoming independent news organization on the front of the industry. From breaking news to investigative journalism, our priority is honest, balanced, credible reporting.

DL News is looking for a proactive, creative and efficient Head of Product to lead the creation and ongoing management of DL News’ upcoming products. The Head of Product will lead projects and product development, including directing working groups, writing requirements, feature scoping, testing, and delivery. They will work with other team members to build and leverage deep knowledge of target users and subscribers.

The person in this role must be able to build positive relationships with key stakeholders, coordinate multiple projects, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will be highly organized with excellent communication, collaboration, and time management skills.

What You’ll Do

  • Develop an expert understanding of our current and ideal consumers
  • Lead creative insight and curiosity to explore and develop new product offerings; proactively identifying user and business needs to inform the product roadmap
  • Write clear/concise requirement documents, epics, and user stories and broadly communicate your vision
  • Proactively map out critical project milestones, identify and resolve strategic roadblocks, and manage feature dependencies
  • Monitor product data closely and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Help shape business strategies and product features through thoughtful data collection, insightful observations, and careful analysis
  • Lead design and delivery of your projects, working with cross-functional teams to create and refine business goals and the product vision
  • Proactively manage and prioritize a backlog
  • Lead and coordinate communication between developers, designers, and business stakeholders regarding goals, requirements, and risks
  • Encourage exposure to different types of products; we encourage team members to dive further into projects that particularly appeal to them
  • Specialize in particular products or to take on more responsibility in a people management capacity
  • Grow with us

What You’ll Need

  • 3+ years experience
  • Pro-active, analytical and strategic approach to solving problems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with cross-functional teams, including working directly with developers
  • Creativity and innovation, with a passion for sharing inspiration and new ideas
  • Habit of staying up-to-date and knowledgeable about the latest industry trends, innovations, and best practices
  • Familiarity with ticketing software or project management tools such as JIRA
  • Experience writing acceptance criteria or product requirements
  • Ability to accurately handle multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail-oriented mindset with excellent organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Experience in digital media, B2B, or cryptocurrency/DeFi is a plus

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