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The Kyiv Independent – Ukraine’s biggest English language publication is looking to fill a head of product position.

The Kyiv Independent is Ukraine’s main English-language news outlet. It was founded in November 2021 by a team of reporters and editors who were fired from the Kyiv Post for defending editorial independence, in partnership with a media consultancy company Jnomics. Today it’s a team of around 40 people based mostly in Kyiv. Publishing in English, we serve as Ukraine’s voice in the world and the world’s window into Ukraine.


  • Design & implement a product roadmap for the Kyiv Independent;
  • Work hand in hand with the company’s top management and make sure product strategy fits into overall company development;
  • Work with our engineering team on improving the Kyiv Independent’s digital presence and website experience;
  • Grow and lead the product & technology team, develop and implement quarterly and annual hiring plans;
  • Be knowledgeable of external best practices and industry developments for continuous product improvements;
  • Analyse user needs and behaviour and work on tailoring Kyiv Independent’s digital assets to meet those needs;
  • Develop external product partnerships and help further improve Kyiv Independent’s product and improve user experience (e.g. article’s automated audio versions, external subscriptions management tools);


  • Experience of working as a Product Manager / Head of Product / other relevant product & tech experience;
  • Experience of work in the news media industry would be considered an advantage;
  • Strong command of English language (fluent or native);
  • Strong business sense and a passion for using data to make decisions;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and external stakeholders;
  • Professional knowledge of audience analysis and engagement tools and methods ( Google Adwords, Google Analytics, Chartbeat etc.);
  • Leadership skills and the ability to set and prioritize goals;
  • Understanding of news and current affairs in Ukraine and the region would be considered an advantage;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the values of the Kyiv Independent;

We offer:

  • Market-level compensation;
  • Working with a young and highly motivated team, for an award-winning media startup;
  • Busy but flexible work schedule;
  • The ability to work remotely upon agreement;
  • Work with foreign companies, and world opinion leaders.

Candidates with relevant skills and experience will be invited for an interview.
Note: It’s a full-time position in Kyiv office or remote (upon agreement).

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