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Technical Product Manager, CMS


New York, NY 06-16-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Technical Product Manager, CMS (Remote)

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from Paramount Global, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world's biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the US in addition to the ability to stream Paramount Streaming's other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

Role Details:

As a member of the Paramount+ Content Systems Product team, you'll own the tools and systems that power our streaming experiences. You'll play an instrumental role in ensuring that Paramount+ can be operated efficiently as we grow with millions of new subscribers in numerous countries around the world.

This is a brand-new team that is rapidly growing and is passionate about solving problems and improving workflows and tools for the people we work with every day. We're looking for inquisitive, dedicated and highly collaborative individuals to help us build forward-looking, intelligently-crafted tools that can allow our team's efforts to scale as our business grows. The solutions we're working on are critically important and are at the heart of how we deliver premium content to millions of people every day!

This role is committed to delivering on and contributing to the vision and strategy for our content management system (CMS). From feature inception through launch, this person will deliver CMS functionalities that align with the objectives of the business for all the platforms that rely on it (Web, Apps, OTT). You'll be on the forefront of our product development process defining brand new experiences for our millions of users while also iteratively improving on our existing offering in partnership with our content management, machine learning, product, and engineering teams. Come help us improve the future of streaming!

Responsibilities Include
• Run Scrum team activities (grooming, planning, standups, story writing, and prioritization)
• Clearly define feature requirements and business logic for the Scrum team, engineering and content management partners
• Collaborate with developers, project managers, designers, and other partners to implement and lead product releases; direct QA efforts; and to grow ongoing third party relationships
• Align various stakeholders (product, operations, engineering, etc.) on delivery scope in preparation for launch
• Handle cross-functional relationships as well as prioritization and trade-offs between user experience, cost, and timeline
• Support strategic discussions on the future direction of the product and user experience
• Maintain a roadmap and regularly review with stakeholders and partners
• Operate both independently and as part of a broader team; balance multiple tasks and projects simultaneously in a goal-oriented environment
• Set KPI-driven priorities for the scrum team and work to achieve the desired outcome
• Work to meet agreed upon time frames / target dates with the scrum team and PMO partners
• Develop trust across teams and establish relationships to ensure collaboration across groups; facilitate execution within a complex organizational environment
• Build a positive relationship with Engineering; work together to determine solutions and ensure that the development team has all the information they need to successfully implement initiatives
• Additional other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualities / Experience We're Seeking
• 3+ years of experience in product management and directly leading a scrum team, preferably in the area of back end applications that power websites and apps
• Motivated and meticulous; Energized by big challenges
• Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to communicate well with teams and stakeholders of all levels
• Experience contributing to engineering discussions about technology decisions and strategy as it relates to a product or feature
• Passionate about user experience and building backend systems that improve our applications
• Ability to drive alignment across multiple cross-functional teams (product managers, designers, engineers) to ship new products and features
• Eager to learn how our internal customers and cross-functional teams use the CMS
• Comfortable analyzing information and addressing stakeholders
• Able to form valuable relationships with people across functional groups in order to facilitate effective product development
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to function efficiently and provide delivery when faced with frequently changing and sometimes ambiguous goals.

Bonus Points:
• Experience managing internal tools at a large media company
• Experience handling video/content distribution
• Experience in content operations
• Familiarity with APIs, web services and data modeling
• Familiarity with software like Jira, Sketch, Figma or other tools
• Experience working with video streaming technologies

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gk9064-44-201-94-72-42 in your application.

Company Profile

BET Networks is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news, and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and sub-Saharan Africa.