Assistant Manager, Product Development - NBC Sports

Posted: 12/16/2018

Location: Stamford, Connecticut
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing, Web Production
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


Role Purpose
The Assistant Manager of Product Development will assist with the day-to-day operations of the digital product team. The ideal candidate will engage with research, project management, development, customer service, editorial, design, and others to help take a product, project and integration from conception to reality.



Responsibilities
  • Assist with the day-to-day management across NBC Sports, NBC Regional Sports Networks, and NBC Olympics digital products, including connected, mobile applications and live streaming video efforts
  • Identify new opportunities to optimize NBC Sports app across platforms based on analytics and customer feedback
  • Monitor and analyze product performance data and provide reporting and insights on relevant KPI metrics
  • Translate product strategy into detailed user stories/requirements
  • Perform day-to-day coordination and quality assurance of connected, mobile products and live streaming video
  • Ensure the successful implementation of products and services, including prioritization of features and functionality
  • Conduct comparative analysis of digital strategies and products of competitors and industry leaders
  • Research emerging technologies and social media trends
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and interest in sports, and how they’re covered in the digital media space




Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum two (2) years experience in digital media
  • At least one (1) year experience in digital product management
  • Experience working with content management systems such as Drupal and Wordpress
  • Proven record of successfully delivering quality digital products while working with multiple initiatives and deadlines
  • Understanding and dissemination of analytics
  • Strong analytical approach
  • Knowledge of analytic and project management tools such as Omniture and JIRA

Additional Qualifications
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to reduce ambiguity with attention to detail
  • Experience with APIs and/or customer-facing hardware platforms
  • Experience using Balsamiq, Visio or other similar drawing tools
  • Ability to transform business, editorial and design needs into product requirements
  • Familiarity with all web and mobile platforms, including Apple iOS, Android, and Connected TV devices
  • Knowledge of web and mobile standards, best practices, design and usability principles
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment



Eligibility Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
  • Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal’ s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


  • Ability to self-start, self-manage, and meet deadlines
  • Keep track of both the big picture and little details
  • Ability to coordinate with internal departments (sales, marketing, research, project management, development, design, and others) to complete projects on time
  • Ability to manage outside resources, including vendors and freelancers
  • Ability to think critically and creatively, and leverages logic and experience when troubleshooting and solving problems
  • Desire to continually grow and learn
  • Possess a passion for digital media and sports industries, and a drive for excellence
  • Enjoy a fast-paced environment that provides regular challenges
  • Excellent organization and communication skills, attention to detail, and creativity with the ability to articulate concepts to a variety of audiences


NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks.


NBC Sports Digital
NBC Sports Group serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBC Sports Digital, which includes NBCSports.com, NBCOlympics.com, GolfChannel.com, the digital assets of the NBC Sports Regional Networks, Rotoworld, the NBC Sports Talk franchise, multiple apps, and two transactional sports businesses, GolfNow and SportsEngine. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, IndyCar, PGA TOUR, The R&A, PGA of America, Churchill Downs, Premier League, Tour de France, French Open, and many more. In 2018, NBC Sports Group presented three of the biggest sporting events in the world: Super Bowl LII, the Winter Olympics from PyeongChang, South Korea, and the FIFA World Cup on the networks of Telemundo.

NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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