Product Manager


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Prod Mgmt/Dev
  • Post Date: 12/31/2020
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About Descript

Descript builds simple and powerful collaborative tools for new media creators. We strive to eliminate the tedious work that often stands between an idea and its expression, so that creators can focus on developing their craft instead of their usage of tools.

Job Description

As a product manager, your role will be to ensure Descript understands of our customers, and use that understanding to partner with engineering and design in the creation and execution of a product roadmap.


    • 5+ years of product management experience at a SAAS company.
    • Startup experience; i.e. experience in a role that didn't previously exist in a highly unstructured environment where individuals were responsible for setting their own day-to-day priorities.
    • You are technical; you have experience using analytics and business intelligence platforms to write reports and perform cohort analysis. You familiar with the common SAAS KPIs.
    • You are known for clear, direct communication (written and verbal) and collaborating well with a diverse set of interest groups (engineers, designers, executives).
    • You are highly organized and process-oriented.
    • You have empathy for users and are eager to discover and resolve their pain points.
    • You understand product design and development and work well with designers and engineers. You have experience designing intuitive user interfaces and executing product plans with a well-defined process.


    • Develop strong quantitative and qualitative understandings of growth opportunities across user segments, countries, and platforms
    • Form and validate data-driven hypotheses for accelerating customer retention and revenue, working closely with engineering, design, marketing, and analytics
    • Embrace the testing process; develop and deploy hypothesis-driven product changes and split tests
    • Integrate usability studies and user research into product development process to create the best user experience
    • Capture insights from growth test successes and failures, and communicate them to the broader team
    • Deliver product experiences that delight our users and demonstrate meaningful impact on growth acceleration
    • Demonstrate a deep understanding of market and technology trends and competitive landscape
How to apply
There are two ways to apply to Descript:
1. Get recommended / introduced to someone who works here (i.e. don't apply via the job site)
2. Write a cover letter
Why we require a cover letter
Descript is a small company with limited resources. Before we started requiring cover letters, we would receive more applications than were able to review thoroughly. Most of the applicants were underqualified who had put little thought into why they're interested in qualified for the role - but there were also standout applicants, and we realized that they were at risk of being lost in the mix.
So we decided to intentionally make it a little harder to apply to Descript, with the hope that people who aren't qualified or particularly interested in Descript will decide not to apply, so we can spend the time carefully reviewing the applicants who do take the time to apply.
What should be in your cover letter
Your cover letter should address the following: What is it about Descript / this role that's inspired you to apply? With an eye on the listed requirements and responsibilities for this role, what is it about you and your experience that you believe makes you exceptionally qualified?
How to attach your cover letter to this application
Your cover letter should be the first page of the resume pdf that you upload. Applications without a cover letter will not be read.

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.