Billboard Technical Project Manager

New York
Mar 21, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
Human Resources
Full Time
Job Description: Digital Project Manager - Billboard

The world's premier music publication, Billboard is looking for a talented Project Manager for it’s fast growing digital team. Having just relaunched on a new technology platform and content management system, Billboard is ready to take their digital offerings to the next level. An exciting roadmap awaits and the right individual will have a huge impact as we innovative products on web, mobile and social.

The role reports into the Product team and will interface closely with the technology team, editorial staff, ad sales and senior management.

*Schedule and lead weekly status and daily stand-up meetings
*Facilitate team communication, negotiation and decision making
*Facilitate the resolution of project issues and conflicts in a timely manner
*Identify and manage risks to avoid project delays and missed deliverables
*Manage business expectations and communicate project status on a timely basis
*Manage, evaluate and respond to change requests and Production tickets.
*Participate in application deployment and maintenance releases, during non-business hours
*Capture and organize new feature requests, modifications, enhancements, fixes and work with management to prioritize and schedule
*Serve as key liaison between product team and technology team
*Help organize system and user acceptance testing with both internal and offshore teams

Desired Skills & Experience
*Positive attitude
*Resourceful and responsible
*Strong project management and time estimation abilities
*Ability to work on multiple concurrent assignments with shifting priorities
*Understanding of software development lifecycle processes and best practices
*Strong written and oral communication skills
*Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills
*Expertise with project management tools such as Rally, and Microsoft Project Server, JIRA
*Experience with web content management, ad serving and video streaming a strong plus
*Ability to demonstrate previous experience with medium to large scale web applications
*Ability and desire to excel in a fast-paced environment, and accept interruptions and setbacks as part of the routine
*Takes initiative and follows through on both large and small tasks
*Understanding of web technologies which may include HTML, JavaScript, XSL, XML, ASP, .NET, Flash, a plus.
*Expert knowledge in Project Management tools and software eg, OmniPlan, Microsoft Project, Basecamp, Jira, Bugzilla, etc.
*Offshore development team management experience a plus
*At least 3- 4 years project management experience for web based projects.
*Basic understanding of the usability and accessibility aspects of web design and development
*Bachelor’s Degree required

The world's premier music publication, Billboard has served the entertainment business since 1894. Beginning as a weekly for the billposting and advertising business, Billboard and its popular music charts have evolved into the primary source of information on trends and innovation in music, serving music fans, artists, top executives, tour promoters, publishers, radio programmers, lawyers, retailers, digital entrepreneurs and many others.
As Billboard's consumer-faced online home, features an extensive array of searchable, playable charts, breaking music news, artist interviews and exclusives, news, video and more. Launched in 1995 as Billboard Online, now attracts ten million unique visitors each month in more than 100 countries and has become the de facto digital destination for popular music.
Billboard is a property of Guggenheim Digital Media and is headquartered in New York with bureaus in Los Angeles and Miami, and has editorial correspondents in major cities around the globe.

In order to be considered, please be sure to include your salary requirements! Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted. No phone calls, no agencies please.