Lead Product Manager (News/Media)  -  Remote/UK &

Reference

PCO/AR/057668

Sector

IT & Internet

Salary

£90,000 to £100,000 Per Annum

Town/City

Remote / UK/ Ireland

Contract Type

Contract

Closing Date

10/02/2022

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Lead Product Manager (News/Media)  -  Remote/UK & Ireland

£90-100k basic (10 month FTC)

My client, an award-winning Media House is looking for a Lead Product Manager/Head of Product for their News Platform, which is a key role that is responsible for all products and projects in their Editorial Services and Platforms stream.

The client as big ambitions and to change the way their 100 plus million monthly online users experience their digital products, and revolutionise the world of online news in the process

This position can be100% home based (UK & Ireland) or a mixture of home and office working at their HQ in London.

This is a 10 month fixed-term contract position.

Job Introduction:

  • They provide the tools needed for editorial teams to do their job, the digital support to help those users get the best out of them, and ultimately the underlying Reach news platform that serves content across their digital publications.
  • They are embarking on a project to re-platform their back-end infrastructure that serves content to their audiences from their CMS (across their websites and Apps).
  • The Lead Product Manager/Head of Product will be accountable for the business value that this technically focussed project

Key Responsibilities:

  • Overall accountability for success of Editorial Services and Platform Products strategy and projects including creating and maintaining vision, KPIs and roadmap/s
  • Ensuring their technical capability within Editorial tools and platforms can support the business initiatives across their company for now and for the future.
  • Uphold policy around diversity and inclusion and work to ensure their values around non-discrimination are incorporated in everything they publish
  • Collaborating with Heads of Engineering to develop and drive tools and processes for the technology teams, promoting best practice.
  • Responsible for assessment, coordination and prioritisation of work into the various platform workstreams; driving a holistic approach to address technical debt whilst striving to innovate and scale their technology opportunities for future.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • 5+ years in product management ‘doing’ roles
  • Strong technical background preferably with experience of re-platforming or working on infrastructure products/projects
  • Demonstrable experience of greenfield products and taking an idea to a reality on a large scale.
  • Experience of working with Agile methodologies
  • Customer focussed but balanced with technical acumen that enables this to be translated easily to engineers, architects, quality assurance, developers and operations in the way of epics and user stories
  • Strong product delivery team leadership
  • Confidently sets Product Strategy, vision, mission and goals
  • A strong influencer and relationship builder who is comfortable presenting at exec level.
  • Product evangelist and subject matter expert to the technical/developer community.
  • Can undertake competitor analysis, trend watching / horizon scanning and market research to support product discovery

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