Associate Technical Project Manager

Posted: 10/19/2019

Location: Washington, Washington D.C.
Function: Production
Specialty: Web Production
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

About the Team

Serving over 6 million senior executives, thought leaders, and industry professionals, SmartBrief is the leading online publisher of targeted business news and information by industry. By combining technology and editorial expertise, SmartBrief filters thousands of sources daily to deliver the most relevant industry news in partnership with more than 180 trade associations, professional societies, nonprofits and corporate entities. Visit for more details.

Job Purpose

SmartBrief is looking for an Associate Technical Project Manager who will be responsible for managing software development projects related to SmartBrief’s content and advertising systems. In this role, you will work directly with  the Development, QA, and Tech Operations teams as well as the Product Owners and other Business Stakeholders across the company to both develop new products for external clients and maintain and improve existing internal software used to create and support SmartBrief’s suite of products.  

Key responsibilities

  • Act as a liaison between the Tech Department  and Product Owners and other Business Stakeholders to identify and prioritize project requirements

  • Translate the requirements into technical deliverables for the Development team

  • Set and manage Product Owners and other Business Stakeholders expectations, schedules and budgets 

  • Identify potential risks and determine mitigation plans 

  • Create and maintain project documentation

  • Lead Development team stand ups 

  • Meticulously track tasks and deliverables, manage and coordinate developer schedules

  • Motivate  the project team and keep them on task and on schedule

  • Determine roadblocks and work to remove them 

  • Manage communication with Product Owners and other Business Stakeholders

  • Provide demos and trainings for end users

  • Develop, maintain, and groom Product Backlog for projects

  • Facilitate team retrospectives and work to continuously improve the development process

What do I need to succeed?

  • Two to three years of experience managing software development projects

  • Knowledge of project management principles and Agile development methodologies

  • Technical knowledge to support development teams in resolving issues

  • Detailed and process oriented mindset

  • A proven track record of bringing opposing viewpoints to a consensus

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with the ability to handle multiple projects at the same time

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science

​​​​​Nice to have:

  • Familiarity with JIRA and other Atlassian products

  • Scrum Master certification or experience acting as Scrum Master

  • Experience working with digital organizations

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science/information management/ engineering/ maths

We are Future
Connectors. Creators. Experience Makers

We have big ambitions to transform media and change people’s lives. Together, we connect people to their passions through the high-quality content we create and the innovative technology we pioneer. It’s an incredibly exciting time to join!

Future is the name behind market-leading brands in specialist sectors across technology, gaming & entertainment, music, creative & photography, hobbies, knowledge and home interest. 


We’re dedicated to creating loyal fans of our brands, and the number is growing all the time. Our global reach is phenomenal with over 250 million consumers across 180 + world-leading brands. It’s an incredible privilege to have such a passionate audience base across our websites, magazines, social media and events.

Every kind of talent is celebrated here.. We hire for person not for the role, looking for people who share our ambitions to be bold and innovate, making Future a global success story.

Let’s do this!

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining why this is your dream job!

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