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Dir, Product Dev, Sports

NBC Sports Group

Location: New York, NY
Job Status: Full-Time
Posted/Updated: 2/19/2021

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Job Description:

Responsibilities

Meet Peacock, NBCUniversal's new, wildly entertaining streaming service that combines timeless shows and movieswith timely news, sports and pop-culture.?

We're growing our team of smart, hungry, and upbeat doers who crave the chance to build something new at theepicenter of content, tech, and culture. We need fearless leaders and pop-culture fiends who work hard and fan hard.Creative problem-solvers who just so happen to be the reigning champs atParks & Rectrivia night. So if this soundslike you, join our flock. And we promise, we won't put your stapler in Jell-O.

This Director of Product Development for Peacock Sports and Live content will focus on creating an innovative first class fan experience for the growing Peacock live catalog.

Responsibilities:
  • Own and maintain the strategy and vision behind a first class sports fan enthusiast experience.
  • Core Product Experience role focusing on defining the discovery and viewing requirements for sports content for TV, mobile and web applications
  • Working closely with NBCU editorial, engineering and design teams to create the best real-time content experiences
  • The acknowledged owner and expert within the business of these product experiences
  • Lead complex work and difficult features through the full software lifecycle - from inception, through requirements, design, build, release, testing, evaluation and iteration
  • Prioritize delivery through a roadmap: balancing commercial and customer impact and technical effort/complexity
  • Translate complex business problems into compelling features and functionality
  • Manage senior stakeholders through the full product lifecycle: from definition to go/no-go decision
  • Create and deliver exec presentations that explain product features and roadmaps, as and when required
  • Carry out thorough analyses of multiple data sources to inform feature prioritization, definition and longer-term product strategies


Qualifications/Requirements

• Minimum 8 years of experience developing and managing multiple different products at scale, delivering excellent customer experiences and measurable business impact
• Specific experience of usage tracking and evaluation of user experiences (e.g. through AB testing, MVT, journey mapping, etc.)
• Strong analytical skills to evaluate a wide range of detailed information, clearly identifying the pertinent points to determine coherent approaches to problems
• Excellent organizational and time management skills with a demonstrable ability to manage a vast array of information and work on multiple work streams
• A passion for internet-delivered TV and the potential to do more with it for customers. Experience of working within the digital TV industry in a product/technology related role or related discipline would be a significant benefit
• A solid technical understanding that will enable you to have technical conversations and to know when to challenge developers and ask pertinent questions
• A team player who is willing to share responsibilities, confer with others, help others do their jobs, lead work streams where necessary
• High degree of software literacy and comfort with various project management tools such as Asana, Jira, Trello or similar as well as analytics software.
• Understanding of software development concepts and familiarity with Agile or Continuous Integration methodology - able to think holistically while building and learning iteratively
• Product or program management experience for large media or digital video sites a plus

Desired Characteristics

• College degree in a related field preferred
• Experience converting business ideas and research into well-thought-out and timely product releases with an emphasis on customer value, revenue and performance
• Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal communications with proven ability to work collaboratively with Sales, Marketing, Operations & Engineering Leadership to foster shared ownership of product deliverables and shape and refine market specific agendas
• A passion for digital products and services including but not limited to streaming video, social media, interactive television, gaming, etc.
• An understanding of the television industry including business models, trends, and ecosystem of companies that comprise it.




 

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