Full Time Job

Director, Product

NBC News

New York, NY 06-02-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description

We are looking for a Director of Product to help shape the future of our Newsroom Product platforms in the NBC News Group. We want a leader with a passion to innovate, tackle complex issues, provide a bold vision to solve problems and be both the voice of the product and voice of the stakeholders. We're looking for someone to think big, make it simple, and move fast.


Define and drive long and short-term vision and strategy for new and emerging technologies across customer, data, business and industry sectors
Lead the definition, development, and launch of initiatives to drive innovation and growth for News Group products
Develop deep understanding of stakeholders, user communities, business, and industry
Be the voice of the users advocating for user-focused product initiatives and improvements using roadmaps to evangelize product vision
Discover opportunities worth pursuing through analysis and rapid experimentation via product discovery and design thinking methods
Drive iterative product development from conception through launch
Define minimal viable product and make trade-offs between user wants and business/stakeholder needs
Evaluate and manage relationships with possible partners and vendors
Develop proposals, RFPs, presentations, and business plans
Provide regular updates to stakeholders on roadmap and KPI targets
Contribute to a strong team of product managers through training and ongoing coaching
Cultivate culture of executional excellence and analytical rigor

• Minimum of 10 years of experience working with design and engineering teams on products with complex user interfaces
• 4+ years of experience leading and managing small to mid-sized teams

Desired Characteristics
• Bachelor's degree in Product Management, Computer Science and Engineering, Communications, Technology, Business Administration or related field
• Media background preferred
• Well versed with Agile and Scrum methodologies with an in-depth understanding of writing user stories
• Experience with product releases involving various systems and working closely with the release manager to roll the product out in a measured way
• Proven track record of managing different products and platforms
• Experience with multi-platform projects, media delivery applications for small to large audiences
• Expert knowledge of structure, capabilities, and standards relating to databases, browsers, content management systems, operating systems, software packages and mark-up and languages (such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript)

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gq8w5x-18-204-2-146-42 in your application.

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