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Product Manager

Remote at kapwing in United States
Posted on May 4, 2021

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Video editing is the final frontier of software tools moving to the cloud. Our work of making next-gen tools for today's creators is a challenging, but important endeavor. Join us at Kapwing on our mission to make content creation easy, accessible, and collaborative.
Everyone is a creator. The problem, however, is that today's tools get in the way of expressing our creativity fully. Especially when it comes to video, the gap between an idea and a video is wide enough that it's hard to even start.
Our mission at Kapwing is to make content creation easier and more accessible. Our main product, Kapwing Studio, is an online video editor that is both powerful and easy to use. Millions of creators every month choose Kapwing to tell their story and bring their ideas to life.
Our vision is to build a modern video editing platform that serves as the go-to tool for anyone creating video for Youtube, social media, or work. Being in the browser allows us to turn video editing, a traditionally heavyweight, time consuming workflow, into a joyful, collaborative, and fully-featured experience. We believe that we can use technology to augment the video editing and content creation experience, and we've already started on this path with a wide array of templates, applications of artificial intelligence, and new pipelines for exporting and video processing.
While software is the core of our product, being creative is the core of our work. Every team at Kapwing, from engineering to content to customer success, values trying new things, moving quickly, and helping creators in new ways. With remote work, remote learning, an economic downturn and the rise of social media as a political advocacy channel, video and media entrepreneurship have never been more relevant for the world. Join us on our journey to democratize creative tools and invent the future stack of video creation.
We're looking to bring on a Product Manager or Associate Product Manager to improve our execution velocity and guide strategy for the Studio. This full-time role reports to our Head of Product at the San Francisco headquarters.

What You’ll Do

    • Own Product Execution: Turn our roadmap into prioritized and well-defined projects + manage our sprint process to help lead our development team
    • Define Success Metrics: Define and leverage product analytics to determine if our product hypotheses and execution are correct and course correct as necessary
    • Roadmap and Brainstorm: Help define the company’s product strategy with the Head of Product. Conduct needfining exercises and come up with product hypotheses.
    • “Relentless Execution”: Figure out and do whatever it takes to help ensure our team is pointed in the right direction


    • 2-5 years as a product manager for consumer software.
    • Strong UX and design skills. Loves delightful, polished experiences. Keen eye for great visual design. Comfortable creating low-fidelity mocks and sketches.
    • Strong writer and communicator. Can quickly write up documentation, roadmaps, presentations, and PRDs.
    • Decisive. Can make decisions quickly and defend their reasoning. Looks for data and analytics to make decisions when needed.
    • Creative. Comes up with many potential solutions for a problem.
    • Entrepreneurial. Curious and passionate about startups. Has built things from scratch, loves 0 to 1 product development.
    • [Preferred] Experience as a PM for a web-based SaaS product or consumer productivity tool
    • [Preferred] Experience and/or degree in software engineering: Can review code, write automated tests, and dig deeply into new commits
Done is better than perfect: Trying new things quickly matters at Kapwing. We've always believed that the best way to learn is to try to put something out there, and then iterate and improve it over time.
Get better everyday: We strive for excellence and we value our craft of writing quality software. At work, we want to challenge ourselves to improve every day.
Have fun: We don't take ourselves too seriously here at Kapwing. We're a product that people use to make all sorts of silly memes.
Inclusion matters: We take pride in our diverse team and a safe and inclusive community at work. We're a female-founded, female-led company. We actively make sure our office (virtual or not) is a safe space for everyone.
Speak up: Kapwing is a place where different stories and opinions are valued. We want kind debates, because we know that they will lead us to the best product.
Think original: We love change - and we never want to get stuck in one way of doing things. We embrace what's relevant at any given time.
Health: Kapwing offers competitive benefits for well-being, including health, vision, and dental insurance.
Time off: We keep reasonable hours, and when it's time to rest, we take that seriously. We offer unlimited paid vacation and ask our team to take minimum 2 weeks off each year.
Parental Leave: We offer paid time off for new parents to focus on the things that matter most.
Team events: During the pandemic, we've hosted weekly virtual team events for everyone at Kapwing. We get together online for fun events like a flower arrangement workshop, tie dying, making candles, and more.
Company offsites: When the world is safe again, we're excited to have some fun company offsites. In the past, we've done ski trips and special dinners.
Equipment: We'll give you a new computer and help provide any other office equipment that you need to do your best work.
Hiring process
Our hiring process is designed for candidates to learn about our company just as much as it is for our team to learn about a candidate. Most candidates will start with a short, behavioral interview, and depending on the team, a sample project or work oriented interviews will be scheduled afterwards. Throughout our interview process, we strive to have empathy, communication, and professionalism.
Our Company
Kapwing is a Series A stage startup backed by top investors including CRV, Kleiner Perkins, Shasta Ventures, and Village Global. You can learn more about our company and the faces on our team by visiting our careers page, reading our popular blog, or following us on Instagram.
The positions that are currently open at Kapwing are constantly being updated. We also know that the best candidates don't always fit into a role description. If you feel excited about joining us on our mission, please reach out to us with how we could be a good fit.

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