Full Time Job

Program Manager

NBC News

New York, NY 05-28-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
We are looking for a Program Manager to help drive cross-functional programs, projects and initiatives across editorial, operations, technology, engineering and other stakeholder teams to deliver industry-leading software to NBC News Group customers.


Drive cross-functional programs aligned with strategic goals and business objectives across editorial, operations, engineering, finance, HR, and other News Group stakeholders
Lead PMO governance and best practices for Agile based work as well as traditional programs
Help execute the News Group product roadmap helping maintain existing and new product and functional specifications, and associated project plans
Understand business requirements and user stories for products, features and migrations, and build relationships with key stakeholders
Work with technology, development and infrastructure teams to scope, build, scale and run projects on time and budget
Communicate project calendars, milestones, progress, and blockers to all stakeholders
Monitor program status and proactively identify issues and risks to stakeholders, and collaborate to ensure timely resolution
Identify and reconcile interdependencies among multiple projects, products, and strategic initiatives across the News Group
Drive reporting and communication around goals, timelines and creative direction for new products and initiatives
Execute roadmap deliverables to ensure adoption and success criteria, as defined by stakeholders
Maintain repository of all PMO portfolio of responsibilities

• Bachelor's degree in Project Management, Computer Science and Engineering, Communications, Technology, Business Administration or related field
• 5+ years of experience working in a Program Management Office (PMO), or Project Management role
• Coursework in Agile, Scrum, PMO, Governance, Leadership, Lean Six Sigma, Program Governance, Project Management, PMP or PGMP prep work
• Experience with various PMO methodologies such as a mix of Waterfall/Agile/Scrum/Kanban

Desired Characteristics
• Media background preferred
• Ability to adapt to changes quickly, capable to pivot and focus on competing initiatives, as well as manage multiple priorities simultaneously
• Proven track record of managing different products and platforms
• Knowledge of structure, capabilities, and standards relating to databases, browsers, content management systems, operating systems, software packages and languages
• Strong written and verbal communication and negotiation skills with ability to relate complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences
• Proficiency with Jira, Jira Align, Smartsheets, Tableau, Confluence, PPM tools, Microsoft PowerPoint, Visio, Word, Excel, MS Project, SharePoint and or related tools

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re8642-3-215-79-116-42 in your application.

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