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A+E Networks

New York
Media
Mid
5 weeks ago

The A+E Networks product team is obsessed with helping to define the future of television. A+E Networks is at the forefront of the changes taking place in TV business and is building the next generation of digital products that enable viewers to watch and be entertained on every screen.

Part of this change is redefining what it means to be a TV network. A+E Networks is committed to telling great stories on every platform. For the Digital Media team, we are strengthening our ability to use a variety of editorial approaches on the Web and are seeking an experienced product manager with a passion for storytelling. This product manager should be experienced with all aspects of Web development and user experience and optimally will have worked in a digital editorial environment. Working closely with the VP of Editorial and a dedicated team of designers and engineers, this person will help define how A+E tells stories in the future and how it reaches and attracts new audiences.

The ideal candidate will have years of technical product management experience utilizing user-centric product management best practices (Agile/Scrum/Lean) and will be adept at managing work in a fast-paced, corporate environment with many stakeholders. Optimally, this person will be a voracious consumer of online news, magazines and other editorial products and have keen insights into what's possible as well as new trends within digital storytelling.

  • Operate as the product owner and leader of a dedicated, collaborative, multi-disciplinary team, continually adding work (stories) to a backlog, and making prioritization decisions to determine what gets worked on, based on a range of inputs from stakeholders, including site leads, executive management, ad sales, marketing, analytics and others. Proactively drive products toward launch or through product iterations, removing roadblocks and solving issues.
  • Perform product discovery working with users, data and other inputs. Develop concepts into products and services through collaboration with software and QA engineers, visual and UX designers and project managers via generation of wireframes, story maps, prototypes, and other techniques
  • Ability to synthesize data from numerous sources (research, analytics, user testing, etc.) and make informed product decisions and refine product strategy. Desire to constantly evolve products based on the needs of users and to drive teams to continually improve the user interface and user experience.
  • Perform technical and platform due-diligence to identify vendors and technology solutions for all products
  • Create presentation materials to communicate products and priorities to both internal audiences and external customers.

Qualification Requirements

  • Strong technical, creative and business acumen. Solid visual, design and information architecture vocabulary
  • Curious and innovative, with the ability to connect the dots between market and technology changes and product opportunities
  • Experience with Web technologies - iOS and Android a big plus.
  • Experience with Freewheel or other video ad serving platforms also desirable.
  • Happiest working as part of an Agile team (you'd rather chew your own arm off than go back to waterfall)
  • Strong wireframing and prototyping skills, ability to sell creative ideas internally and quickly come up with concepts for new applications and features incorporating A+E Networks intellectual property
  • Experience with client and server application development as well as an understanding of mobile platforms and their unique UI/UX requirements
  • Proven ability to deliver great outcomes in fast-paced, deadline-oriented environments i.e. "not afraid to get your hands dirty" and do whatever is necessary to get the job done.
  • Outstanding attention to detail and organizational abilities, ability to troubleshoot and provide feedback, guidance and solutions for product development plans a must.
  • Results and execution oriented with excellent communication and relationship skills with all levels of employees

Educational Requirements

  • 4+ years product management experience in a software, Web or mobile application environment.

Other Skills and Knowledge

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Company Overview

At A+E Networks, we are passionate about programming that brings human stories to life, knowing that it is in life itself that those stories originate. We are committed to empowering our people, strengthening our partnerships and engaging audiences across the globe. We're a global entertainment media company with six original brands: A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime, H2, FYI and LMN. We reach 330 million people worldwide, can be found in eight out of 10 American homes and have 500 million digital users. The best part? We did it our way.

A+E Networks, LLC. is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

A+E Networks is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans