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Project Manager (E-commerce) for The Kyiv Independent

The Kyiv Independent – Ukraine’s English language publication, is looking to fill a project manager (E-commerce) position.

The Kyiv Independent is Ukraine’s fastest-growing 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 50 people, mostly based in Kyiv. Publishing in English, we serve as Ukraine’s voice in the world and the world’s window into Ukraine.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement the Kyiv Independent e-commerce strategy, which would incorporate selling physical and digital goods;
  • Work closely with the company’s leadership to ensure the success of the e-commerce & adjust the strategy based on the market needs;
  • Together with the Product and Tech teams, coordinate the development and continuous improvement of KI’s e-commerce platform;
  • Lead the creation of the Kyiv Independent value offering through coordination with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Manage work of various contractors, service providers, external partners, and other stakeholders to ensure the smooth running of the product;
  • Coordinate any other operational work that is related to this vertical.

Requirements:

  • At least one year of experience in e-commerce projects;
  • Experience working with e-commerce-focused service providers (e.g., Shopify) would be considered a plus;
  • Strong command of English language (at least a С1 level; B2 can be considered in some cases);
  • Ability to work effectively with people and lead your team;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and external stakeholders;
  • Understanding of news and current affairs in Ukraine and the region;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the values of The Kyiv Independent.

We offer:

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

Note: It’s a full-time position in the Kyiv office or remote (upon agreement).

Please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your suitability.

Please note that while we would like to meet with all applicants, we may not have the opportunity to do so due to the volume of applications we receive.

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