One of the coolest (we think) aspects of the digital economy is when startup-like entities spring up within companies that are decades — or in some cases centuries — old, complete with their own nimble, flat structures and highly innovative cultures. That’s what’s going on in the case of this gig, where an eminently established news org is killing it on the digital front (At least that’s how we’d characterize 440% traffic growth). Now, it needs an experienced and sharp-as-cheddar manager who can own products and projects, seeing them through to glorious completion. Bring your hustle, bring your lean and agile mindset, and dig into the work on a highly mobile, entrepreneurial team that’s looking to grow its people.
Timelines. Resource allocation. Prioritization. Information Roll-up. Budget. Execution. Those are your watchwords as you juggle multiple simultaneous work streams and bring the product roadmap to life. Whether it’s a new build or iterating on an existing product, you’ll be there to provide guidance, to inspire, to spur collaboration, to facilitate clean workflows, to push things to production, all while keeping the customer’s user experience top-of-mind. Sometimes you’ll fail, but in this culture the idea is that you’ll fail quickly and quickly learn, pivoting on a dime and moving promptly on to the win.
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Where do you get your news? Web? Mobile? Newsprint? TV? Whatever your answer, we’re pretty sure it wasn’t “Meh,” because you’re the kind of person who’s immediately interested in the question, and with questions like these: What is currently the most popular way of accessing news content? How will that change in six months? In two years? What are the headwinds facing the news industry when it comes to content distribution? What are its greatest practical challenges? Creative challenges? Point is, you think about this stuff, a lot. In fact, a goodly heap of your work experience has been on editorial site projects at digital media organizations.
You’re a gifted project manager whose ability to track small details and the big picture all at once sometimes startles lesser minds. Nothing makes you happier than shepherding a product along through its life cycle and seeing it come to beautiful fruition making its mark upon the world. You habitually over-communicate, never leaving them guessing, and people respond to your fair and responsible leadership.
This gig should hold especial appeal for someone who thrives in a loose, fast-paced environment without a ton of hierarchical structure to fall back on — or to hold you back, depending on your perspective.
This is a stellar gig for a seasoned manager with real passion for the digital media space.
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.