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Deadline

Applications for this position must be received no later than Thursday, September 30th 2021, 1:00 am BST

Position description

We are looking for a product manager to lead the development of one of the most important websites in effective altruism.

EffectiveAltruism.org is the top Google result for “Effective Altruism”, and welcomes 200,000+ visitors annually. But we haven’t done much to optimize the design, and we think the site could be drastically improved, helping hundreds of additional people get more deeply involved in EA each year.

While we now have the development capacity to refurbish the site, we need someone who can take ownership of the product’s development: the content, design, and user experience of the website and related projects (like the initial drip campaign when people sign up for the mailing list).

Your career path here at CEA could include product management of the online user journey beyond EA.org, including either hiring or personally overseeing work on social media, content marketing, SEO, and anything else needed to successfully reach our target audience, or doing product management for other areas of CEA, like the EA Forum.

Responsibilities

You will be responsible for the (online) user journey — from the moment someone types "effective altruism" into a search engine to the moment they join a local group, sign up for a virtual program, or make some other meaningful commitment. We want them to quickly learn what EA is, to feel excited about both the ideas and the community, and to begin to get more involved.

If you succeed, more of the site’s 200,000+ annual visitors will go on to be more deeply engaged in EA, and potentially end up working on some of the world’s most pressing problems.

You will do this by:

  • Talking to people in our target audience to understand what they’re looking for when they visit the site, and how we can better serve them.
  • Rapidly building and testing prototypes.
  • Curating or commissioning articles, videos, and other content which provides an accurate and exciting introduction to EA. (You won’t need to produce polished content yourself, unless you want to give that a try.)
  • Defining and tracking metrics to understand and improve our progress.
  • Developing drip campaigns or other tools to convert initial interest into sustained engagement.

Skills

We need someone who has (or can quickly develop) the following skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of effective altruism
  • Solid prototyping skills (such that you can translate user interviews and data into product ideas, and find cheap ways to test those ideas with users)
  • Basic design skills (such that you can create decent website/email prototypes, even if we use another person for the final design)
  • Basic ability to write about EA (such that you can create decent website/email prototypes, even if we use another person for the final text)
  • Ability to identify content which is compelling and exciting while still being epistemically rigorous

Proven success in the following domains would also be useful (but isn’t required):

  • Communicating serious ideas, ideally related to effective altruism (e.g. published articles or videos, or custom content for a local EA group)
  • Growth or content marketing
  • Product management
  • Design (you can create professional-standard, pixel-perfect final designs)
  • Data analytics (e.g. basic SQL)

We think that people with a variety of backgrounds could be a good fit for the role, including group organizers, journalists, digital marketers, developers, etc.

Salary, benefits, and location

This is a full-time remote role. We prefer applicants who are able to work in time zones between US Pacific time and CET.

Salary for candidates in Oxford is £52,920.00-£60,600.00 depending on experience, with some flexibility above this range for an exceptional candidate. Salaries for candidates who prefer to work remotely will be decided based on location and skills. (As a rough calibration point, the salary range for San Francisco is $101,800-117,800, with flexibility for exceptional candidates.)

UK benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, flexible work hours, a £1,000 annual training budget, extended parental leave, ergonomic equipment, a 3% pension contribution, and 25 days of paid vacation. We have similar benefits in the US.

CEA serves a global community, and our team works with people and organizations all over the world. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion, and we encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, or have any other questions about applying, please contact caitlin@centreforeffectivealtruism.org.