Product Engineering Manager

May 07, 2013
Jun 06, 2013
The Chronicle
Full Time
Product Engineering Manager

A journalism-driven multimedia company, The Chronicle of Higher Education
and The Chronicle of Philanthropy provide award-winning news coverage to
people on college campuses and to nonprofit organizations around the world.

We're looking for a Project Engineering Manager to lead a collaborative
team that brings together The Chronicle's journalists and technologists to
create an interactive and dynamic digital experience.

Our ideal candidate has a passion for storytelling and presenting
information to sophisticated audiences in a way that makes it a joy to
learn about news, ideas, and research that can change how our readers do
their jobs and think about the world.

You also know how to lead and inspire a project team to foster innovation.
You love to create fast, scalable code. You're flexible and open to
experimenting with new ways of working and you are exhilarated by the
fast-paced, deadline driven environment of a news organization.

As the leader of our Digital Studio team, you'll work on our showcase
editorial projects, from big data news apps to new tools and templates that
make our journalism more compelling and useful to readers. (You can see
what this group has already created at

As product engineering manager, you'll bring your ideas, experience, and
leadership skills to help shape the future of our digital journalism and
expand the horizons of our staff members to help all of us improve reader
interaction with our Web sites.

If you're a product-driven team player, you will find plenty of
opportunities for professional growth here at The Chronicle.


-Lead a team of in-house and outsourced individuals to collaboratively
create innovative projects and products for our audiences.
-Keep abreast of new technologies and implement these features into our
microsites or standalone projects when the technology suits our needs.
-Own the architecture and code. Prioritize development initiatives and set
timetables for evaluation, development, testing, and deployment.
-Work closely with our editorial staff to shape projects developed by the
-Develop tools and templates that will support our fast-paced, breaking news
environment and create sustainable, repeatable design implementations
-Liaison to our business departments.
-Provide insight and evaluation regarding the latest technological solutions
as they pertain to development and implementation objectives.
-Work closely with management to develop strategic technology alliances.
-Represent Digital Studio needs in planning meetings.
-Monitor technology trends and apply them to the Digital Studio as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

-Strong proficiency in PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, jQuery, Linux, MySQL5 (or
similar RDBMS)
-Expert experience with dynamic Web publishing and database technologies
-Current on any new, innovative technologies that the team can leverage
-Pro-active problem solver with strategic and analytical capabilities
-Seven plus years of CMS, CRM and Architectural experience
-Strong written and verbal communications skills
-Interest in news and journalism

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience with Agile/SCRUM
-Knowledge and experience using GIT and AWS technologies
-Experience with a news organization
-Self-driven, independent, with a healthy disrespect for the impossible
-Can inspire a team
-Comfortable working in a fast-paced, creative and innovative environment

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to with "Product Engineering Manager" in the subject heading. Candidates who fail to supply all three aforementioned materials will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

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