Consumer Reports (CR) is a trusted nonprofit that works to shape a fairer, safer, and healthier marketplace. Through its Digital Lab, CR is advocating for stronger consumer privacy laws and pioneering new ways for consumers to take control of their data. We are seeking a dynamic leader to drive innovations in this space, and who will work with our New Ventures team to commercialize and bring them to market.
You will design, build and launch new products and services that grow CR’s revenue and profile while advancing our marketplace change goals around digital rights.
You will model the practices of highly effective software organizations, engaging the Digital Lab’s broader technologist community and New Ventures to identify promising product concepts, bring them to market, and grow happy and paying user bases.
To accomplish this, you will draw as appropriate on the Digital Lab’s broader capabilities (in research, prototyping, policy). You will seek out partnerships with like-minded organizations, support CR’s efforts to attract top technologist talent, develop organizational competencies in key areas like open source, and generally take the initiative as required to deliver on the product strategy.
You will bring a startup founder’s energy to getting things done. And because you are an entrepreneurial technologist yourself, you’ll roll up your sleeves and get involved in technical and design details. You know that building great products requires not just constant attention to user needs, but also pride and craftsmanship on the part of the builder.
Finally, you’ll play a key role in securing resources needed to scale the most promising product concepts. In close collaboration with the Digital Lab, New Ventures, Digital and IT teams, senior leadership and development colleagues, you will shape fundraising and investment strategies; develop pitch decks and investor materials; identify and cultivate prospects, and close on the catalytic funding opportunities that will fuel continued innovation and growth.