The Production Technology Project Manager will be responsible for planning, prioritizing, organizing, and tracking progress toward execution across the division. This role will lead concurrent strategic initiatives focused on media asset management initiatives, implementing new technologies, requirement gathering for metadata / taxonomy initiatives. The Project Manager will interact with teams across a Distribution, Production, Marketing, Sports, Social Media, Archives and other evolving user-bases. In addition to excelling at traditional project management – including requirements gathering, scope definition, and tracking/reporting progress – the successful candidate will be a self-driven problem solver, capable of becoming a deep subject matter expert of digital media platforms and production tools.
Ability to generate solutions based on research, analysis and expertise, navigating through complex business challenges.
Serve as liaison between Users Groups to translate user needs to engineering requirements.
Create, maintain and ensure project artifacts are accessible to all key team members. (e.g. project plans, workflows, timelines, meeting agendas, summaries, etc.)
Proactively author and disseminates project documentation, status reports, presentations, requirements, test plans and communications
Work with development teams to tease out implementation details and identify roadblocks before they occur.
Cultivate business relationships internally and externally and help maintain department as “go to” resource for information and expertise.
Collaborate with Technology Project Management and Technology Business Management to ensure a smooth transition for the user base to the new system(s).
Schedule, run, capture feedback, and create reports from project meetings.
Minimum 5 years of experience working as a project manager or product manager.
Prior work experience with broadcast or media workflows in production and\or post-production environments.
Adept in a fast-paced environment while prioritizing and managing several projects at once.
Excellent analytical and research skills.
Very strong presentation, communication (oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills a must.
Skilled in quickly connecting with and influencing people.
Highly proficient in MS Project, Visio, Excel and PowerPoint, SharePoint, Confluence, Jira, Workfront
Keeps abreast of latest trends/methods
Familiar with Metadata and Taxonomy
Understanding of non-linear video editing platforms and workflows
Understanding of production tools and workflows
Coding a plus