National Youth Trends Product Manager

As Product Manager for our National Youth Trends insight subscription product, your role will be to:

  • Plan, manage and create a variety of creative insight content for our proprietary research subscription product (we’d love you to be confident creating content as well as working with content creators)
  • Manage and track the quarterly content and event schedule for the product, against timeline, milestones and budget
  • Manage our annual public-facing National Youth Trends survey and analysis
  • Bring a creative approach to developing the National Youth Trends online platform with external suppliers
  • Respond to the needs of the National Youth Trends customer base.

We’re looking for someone with experience in successfully managing an online product. You will thrive in a fast-paced, youthful environment, be a self-starter, happy to get hands-on and have a high standard of yourself and others.



  • Salary – £30,000 – 40,000 per annum
  • Flexible & Hybrid working model
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing and taking accountability for National Youth Trends (NYT) as a Beatfreeks product, which includes conducting research projects, creating digital & social content, copywriting, conducting focus groups, interviews and surveys.
  • Monitoring and evaluating progress and performance of the subscription offering, ensuring we’re analysing data and continually improving the platform.
  • Actively managing & monitoring budgets, timelines and risks, as well as providing regular feedback and status updates internally to key stakeholders.
  • Taking an innovative and creative approach to gathering insights from 16-35 year olds.
  • Working with the internal team and external resources to proactively create content and undertake research, based on current events and trends.
  • Acting as an ongoing point of contact for NYT clients and working with Premium subscription clients to schedule and ensure they are getting value from their consultant time.

(Experience of working in a creative, marketing or digital agency, an interest in journalism, digital knowledge and expertise, and experience working with young people would be a real advantage)

About the Candidate

We’re not just committed to being an equal opportunity employer, we actively celebrate diversity and respect intersectionality. We strive for inclusion.

We warmly welcome and want applicants from people who are from marginalised or minoritised communities.

If you’re excited but feeling unsure. If you are cautious about putting yourself out there (we’ve been there…) drop us a message to find out more or to talk things through.

First and foremost, we are seeking a person who embodies our core values; brave, real and useful. The ideal candidate is highly productive, passionate and empowered, with a growth mindset. You are a reliable individual with excellent communication skills, who never stops being curious. You know how to ask the right questions.

You are mission minded and commercially driven. You believe in our vision and want to help us get there, whilst leaving the world in a better place. You have experience working within a creative agency or similar fast-paced environment. You know what will appeal to a business audience but also can inject personality into the work you do. You know, or want to know, about popular youth culture.

You’re someone who pays attention to the small things. You’re able to take, and give direction.

Skills & Experience Required

  • Experience of managing, owning and delivering products (insight products would be a benefit)
  • Experience of developing and managing an online platform, app or website
  • Ability to run product development cycles and report on timelines, budget and milestones
  • Experience of UX, design processes and working with branding guidelines
  • Experience of conducting market research or academic research projects
  • Track record of working, thinking and executing creatively
  • Results-oriented
  • Proven ability to manage others and make things happen
  • Curious mind, interested in the social and global affairs affecting 16-35 year olds
  • Creative writing / copywriting
  • Strong commercial focus gained in a client/customer-focused environment
  • An understanding of budgets and keeping financial records
  • The highest level of written and verbal communication
  • Extremely well organised and able to work efficiently
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to set realistic but ambitious goals and reach them to the deadline
  • Motivated and resilient – able to deal with bounce backs and maintain a solution focussed approach

How to Apply

The deadline to apply is 07/12/2022. Please email your CV and a brief covering letter or video to info@beatfreeks.com, explaining your experience and how you meet the criteria we are looking for. Let us know if we can do anything to make the application or interview process more accessible.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place on week commencing 12/12/2022. Successful applicants may be invited to a second interview.

Interviews will be held on Zoom with our Managing Director. There is a possibility that the second interview could be face to face. We will send out interview questions in advance so you can prepare. We don’t want to trip you up, we want to see if you’re truly a good fit for us.

The role is due to commence ASAP after the offer has been made, but we can be flexible with the start date depending on prior commitments. Please note, offers of employment will be dependent on proof of the right to work in the UK and completion of a DBS check.


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