The Project Manager - Digital will be responsible for accomplishing project objectives by planning, evaluating, and executing project activities for digital initiatives of various types for Al Jazeera America. These initiatives will cover a variety of platforms, including but not limited to web, mobile, tablet, online video, and social media.
The ideal candidate is a proactive, independent, self-starter with experience in all stages of the digital project life cycle. This role reports to the Head of Digital Products.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
- Define, organize, and consolidate business requirements for digital products, services, and platforms.
- Create, communicate, and manage project plans.
- Track key milestones, deliverables, resources and communications for ongoing projects within the digital department.
- Maintain and manage project related documentation.
- Work closely with design, development, and sales/marketing to ensure smooth communication and project completion.
- Assist with communication and intra- and interdepartmental scheduling.
- Assist digital Product Managers in discovery and requirements gathering.
- BA/BS required
- Certified in project management (e.g. PMP)
- 4-6 years of experience in project management
- Organizational skills
- Time management skills
- Presentation skills
- Technical writing skills
- Excellent written/verbal communication skills
- Technical background, with experience in online production and/or engineering, along with experience in general project management software tools.
- Experience working in a multi-divisional environment with programming, visual design, business development, and sales/marketing.
- Experience gathering requirements and specifications
- Experience with broadcast television and/or international online expansion a plus.
- Ability to adapt to circumstances as they change and take on new challenges
- Strong multi-tasking and prioritization capabilities.
- Composed under pressure to deliver against aggressive deadlines.
- Ability to work independently in fast-paced, rapidly changing, entrepreneurial startup environment.
- Al Jazeera ethics and code of conduct
- Al Jazeera spirit
- Office work, field and abroad
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
- Quality of managed digital properties
- Creativity and innovation
- Accuracy and meeting deadlines
- Time management and efficiency in meeting project deadlines
- Research and Planning effectiveness
- Both PC and Mac platforms
- Mobile and connected devices
Aljazeera - 16 months ago