Senior Product Manager - Community & Video Experience

Product Team | San Francisco

Ellation, Inc. is a transformative entertainment company and home of industry-leading platforms Crunchyroll and VRV. Crunchyroll is the world’s largest destination for anime and manga, boasting a global community of more than 25 million registered users and over 1 million subscribers. VRV is a fast-growing entrant in the SVOD space and is an audience-focused aggregation platform featuring premium SVOD channels including Crunchyroll, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, and Shudder.

We’re looking for a Senior Product Manager - Community & Video Experience to join our team in San Francisco. Our offices in San Francisco, Tokyo, and Chișinău develop the product, design, engineering, marketing and content for Crunchyroll and VRV -- we are media and technology experts, and we lead with our digital-first DNA to create experiences for our passionate communities.  

As the Senior Product Manager for Community and Video Experience, you'll be responsible for crafting and executing on features related to making the Crunchyroll and VRV video experience more social for our viewers. Our fans don't just watch video - they celebrate it, debate it, and obsess about it. We want to build experiences that allow viewers to share their energy and passion in ways that makes the video experience better for everyone, and you'll be responsible for crafting a product vision and working within the organization to make it happen.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating with product design and research to understand user needs and translate those insights into features
  • Working as product owner for a cross-functional engineering team to prioritize, evaluate and deliver features
  • Measuring effectiveness of features and sharing results and insights within wider organization

Skills Needed:

  • Experience leading and building products and features, from inception to delivery
  • Experience collaborating well with product designers to create well-crafted and functional experiences
  • Strong written and communication skills to provide clear and concise requirements to engineering and QA/QE teams
  • You know what's important to measure, how to measure it, and how to interpret the data to influence decisions and directions
  • Demonstrated strong customer empathy skills to dig at what really motivates our audience when it comes to digital social interactions and how to translate those hypotheses into product concepts and tests
  • You know how to build connections across the organization to get features delivered, from engineering to business to legal to brand
  • Experience with building social and/or community features or experience participating heavily in online communities would be a solid plus, but isn't strictly required
  • Experience with anime, animation, sci-fi, comedy, horror, or cult cinema content is strongly preferred, but isn’t strictly required (and if you’ve NEVER watched any of this content before, you might want to watch some content before the first interview)

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care FSA
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Employer paid commuter benefit
  • On-site gym, showers, yoga, and wellness classes
  • Catered lunch and dinner 4 days per week
  • Fun, passionate and skilled co-workers
  • Pet friendly environment - pet insurance and dog friendly office

 

*Please beware of recent scams to online job seekers. Those applying to our job openings will only be contacted directly from @crunchyroll.com and @ellation.com email accounts. If you have any questions of the authenticity of an Ellation or Crunchyroll job offer, please contact jobs@crunchyroll.com before giving away any personal information.

About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is the world’s largest destination for anime and manga, boasting a global community of more than 25 million registered users and over 1 million subscribers. Fans connect through the most complete anime library including "Naruto Shippuden," "Attack on Titan," and “Dragon Ball Super,” events such as Crunchyroll Movie Nights, Crunchyroll News, and can purchase related merchandise through its online store. Through its app on game consoles, set-top boxes, mobile devices and more, Crunchyroll delivers content from leading media producers directly to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages. The service is available for free or through a premium offering that allows users to watch ad-free with access to simulcasts—top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast.

Fans can also view Crunchyroll on VRV, an audience-focused aggregation platform featuring premium SVOD channels and a curated house channel, VRV Select.

About Ellation

Ellation, Inc. is a transformative entertainment company and home of industry-leading platforms Crunchyroll and VRV. With majority investment from Otter Media, a joint-venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group, Ellation operates at the intersection of technology and media to redefine the next wave of media interaction and consumption -- breaking down barriers to content experiences for passionate fans around the world. Ellation’s offices in San Francisco, Tokyo, and Chișinău develop the product, design, engineering, marketing and content that brings our communities of passionate fans together.  

About VRV

VRV is a leading audience-focused aggregation platform featuring premium SVOD channels including Crunchyroll, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, and Shudder, alongside a curated house channel, VRV Select. Created to provide fans with a next-gen entertainment experience, VRV offers immersive content experiences in a digitally-driven environment via bundled subscription, a la carte subscription, or ad-supported options. As a platform, VRV helps partners extend their reach and distribute their premium content through a high-quality, branded experience on mobile, web, and popular living room devices.