This gig is for an indisputably seasoned tech pro looking to step into a solidly senior role at one of the country’s most important digital companies. You’ll be the one setting strategy and overseeing the company’s entire digital publishing effort, from content management through application development, data management, content delivery networks and everything in between. It’s a gig that calls for the kind of thoroughgoing expertise that only comes with significant experience, and it’s perfect for someone who’s hungry for the chance to deploy that kind of expertise in a strategic way.
Reporting directly to the CTO, you’ll manage a team of roughly 50 software engineers, systems architects, analysts, and project managers. The broadest way to think of your work is the translation of the company’s business goals into tech strategy — and the successful execution thereof. You’ll sit right where technology and product development meet, driving revenue through the creation of consumer digital products and ensuring that all of the company’s technology — digital publishing systems, CMS, web, mobile, the whole gamut — are functioning optimally in service of the overall strategy. You’ll oversee the development of applications and systems in an iterative, agile environment, and you’ll see to it that dynamic, highly engaging content is being created, managed and delivered on a massive scale (to the tune of 100 million people per month).
This gig will have you mumbling “collaboration” in your sleep: Not only will you spiritedly encourage a sense of collaboration among your reports, but you yourself will be constantly interacting with a truly far-flung cast of players — content creators, news editors, marketing folks, salespeople, Platform as a Service, DevOps, product development teams, infrastructure types, data managers, cybersecurity pros — to make absolutely sure that all of this tech rolls out smoothly and smartly, with minimal duplication of effort, a high degree of coordination, and an eagerness to leverage efficiencies and pull in great ideas from all quarters.
Hired Gun Proﬁle
You’ve been mucking fruitfully about in the world of tech for 15 or more years now, with a good solid decade of that spent in senior management jobs, especially in digital media. By this point, you’ve got your hands firmly around cloud platforms, cybersecurity issues and audience analytics. You’ve proven yourself more than competent, and ultrareliable, at managing budgets and schedules. You can easily point to your recent experience and show how you’ve executed against overarching strategy by managing workflows and allocating resources — and how you’ve done so by collaborating with all kinds of partners and stakeholders.
Aside from those more technical considerations, you’ve got an unmistakable air of executive leadership about you. You know how to articulate a vision, how to elicit smart ideas, how to take responsibility for your reports, how to make hard decisions in the moment, and, most importantly, how to light an inspirational fire within an entire organization and create a culture of innovation and cooperation.
This company’s meat-and-potatoes is the world of news, so don’t fail to highlight any newsroom experience you might have, be it ever so humble.
It’s a perfect, perfect gig for an expert on the tech side of digital media who’s got the gravitas for a high-ranking post with one of the giants of the publishing world.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.