Freedom Communications, Inc.










Job Title: Product Manager – OrangeCounty.com
Freedom Entity: Interactive
Location: Irvine, CA
Division: Interactive
Department: Interactive Media
Position Type: Full Time
Status: Exempt
Requisition #: 0905080001
 
Description:
Freedom Interactive is the Internet division of one of the nation’s largest media companies, Freedom Communications, Inc., and is taking the lead in delivering relevant news, entertainment and local information to a uniquely educated and affluent interactive audience through more than 40 web sites.

We are seeking a Product Manager for our newest web site, OrangeCounty.com, due to launch in 2009. The Product Manager is responsible for building OrangeCounty.com into the best site for young people to find, share and review fun things to do in Orange County. We’re looking for someone with a pioneering spirit, a passion for our community, great instincts for networking and the ability to inspire others to action.

What You Will Bring To The Table:

• Experience in building online communities
• Expertise in social media, user engagement, user experience
• Strong organizational skills and excellent follow through
• Outstanding people skills and the ability to work with all position levels within Freedom Interactive and at the Orange County Register

Most importantly, you’ll need to love being tuned in to the local entertainment marketplace.

Key Responsibilities:

• Be responsible for the content and revenue of OrangeCounty.com
• Create a vibrant site that is rich with video, photos, feeds and user generated content in these areas at launch:
o Nightlife & bands
o Dining
o Movies
o Shopping & fashion
o Cosmetic surgery
o Beaches & outdoors
o Celebrity & Juice TV
o Amusement Parks
• Work with staff at Orange County Register and Freedom Specialty Media to create channels of content and user engagement
• Negotiate partnerships with third-party content sites throughout Orange County and employ a widget strategy to drive traffic to the site
• Stage events and promotional activities
• Engage sales and work with marketing to develop sales plans and programs
• Formulate and implement email programs to grow traffic
• Serve as the face of OrangeCounty.com

Experience Required:

Five years or more of experience with content and community web sites or directories and a strong understanding of social networking and user experience.

Freedom values your work and offers you a complete, competitive compensation plan. In addition, Freedom offers an array of benefits including paid holidays and vacation, a competitive 401K plan and medical, dental and vision plans.
If you are up for the challenge and excitement of being on the ground floor of our launch, please submit your resume for consideration to freedomjobs@freedom.com.
 
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