Mobile Product Manager

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal seeks a product manager to join its growing Mobile News Desk and joint editorial-product mobile group. As part of journalism’s most-experienced mobile and tablet team, the manager will help guide the development of WSJ apps on mobile, tablet and wearable platforms – those include iPad and iPhone, Android phones and tablets, Apple Watch, Apple News and emerging devices.

Mobile is increasingly the dominant platform for news and information and this manager will play an important role in serving WSJ readers and helping the newsroom embrace mobile-specific approaches.

The ideal candidate has spent 3-5 years as a mobile product or project manager in a newsroom or media environment or has similar experience. Candidates must be able to meet tight deadlines in a fast-moving environment and independently and creatively troubleshoot problems involving both mobile app technology and editorial publishing.

Responsibilities may include: managing roadmaps and projects for iOS, Android and other mobile platforms; working closely with editors, developers and designers on prioritizing tasks, sprint planning, app testing and troubleshooting; assembling and clearly documenting user and business project requirements and KPIs; working with data and analytics; communicating with customer service, design, marketing, sales, and advertising to ensure project business needs are met; coordinating with partner firms, app stores and vendors; writing status reports for executives; overseeing project/product launches.

This job exists at the intersection point of journalism, technology and product development. Having a diverse background that includes experience with more than one of these areas is a plus. The manager may be called upon to learn digital publishing systems and help support news publishing tasks. The ideal candidate has a passionate interest in mobile technology and trends, excellent organization and communication skills, accomplished writing ability and follows news and current events.

A high comfort level with technology and a natural affinity for new digital tools and systems are a must. Candidates should have experience with content management systems and should be adept with both Windows and Mac operating systems.

Experience with graphics design and programming, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Photoshop, news content algorithms and/or the Methode content publishing system is a plus.

The position reports to the notifications and mobile projects editor.

Applications should include a resume and cover letter.

Company Overview:

About The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. & world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published byDow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

Equal Opportunity Employer:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets

Requisition ID 2016-28834

Job Locations USA – NY-NEW YORK

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Business Area NEWS/WSJ

Job Area1 News

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