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Product Manager

10380

New York, NY, US, 10036

Production
New York
Full-Time

Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, Paramount's portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. Paramount delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, the company provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.

Overview & Responsibilities

The Product Manager will be responsible for working on the features and roadmaps for systems and workflows in the Paramount Media Platforms Operations portfolio. You will work with various internal and external clients, including managers and operational leads to understand the overall business strategy and product requirements as well as prioritize and communicate those requirements to all development teams (internal and/or external).

The role will work to ensure successful translation of requirements into high-quality software applications and operational workflows, taking full responsibility for the development, user experience, timelines, and ongoing enhancements!

The Product Manager will be required to prioritize tradeoffs, elucidate & validate requirements, and write user stories throughout the development lifecycle!

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with key business partners, engineering and operational teams and support teams to define, develop, shape and refine requirements to align with the overall business strategy and goals
  • Define, prioritize, and clarify user stories by collaborating with others to understand use cases, features, business, and technical domain goals
  • Build and maintain feature backlogs
  • Create and maintain short, medium, and long-term product roadmaps and generate internal agreement with key partners
  • Maintain the functional quality of the work being delivered by setting and evaluating requirements and acceptance criteria
  • Periodically (quarterly) review the product/applications with internal customers to ensure all features meet expectations
  • Work with engineering teams to continuously improve product ownership and development cycles via Agile methodology.
  • Collaborate with internal developers, designers, media operations and external partners to conceive, implement and manage product features
  • Develop documentation, use cases, workflows, wire-frames, design requirements, product requirements, and other materials as needed to support design and development
  • Monitor metrics and report on progress to internal customers
  • Perform product demos as needed and evangelize across other teams as needed
  • Stay in sync with overall company product strategy
  • Own and maintain product documentation including feature lists, roadmaps, costs, knowledge-based articles, internal training materials, etc.
  • Study competitive offerings in the market and anticipate changes in available technologies and applications
  • Annually audit existing applications/workflows to ensure continual optimization
  • Managing, documenting, and presenting proof of concepts around emerging technology as it applies to the video content supply chain
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Basic Qualifications

  • 4+ years of working across departments to evangelize and continuously align teams with an overall technology strategy
  • Experience writing user stories, grooming product backlogs and coordinating/prioritizing conflicting requirements in a fast-paced environment
  • Understanding of media technology (broadcast, multiplatform), lifecycles and workflows a plus

 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Expert level understanding of the entire video supply chain and a familiarity with media production hardware and software systems is highly desirable.

  • Knowledge of client and server operating systems, networking, and corporate information systems infrastructure is desirable.

  • Experience in the media & entertainment industry relating to one or more of the following areas – metadata management, digital video and audio, asset management systems/platforms, multimedia formats, and international localization

  • Experience of working to an Agile project management framework and associated tools

  • Experience interacting/collaborating with enterprise IT support teams (compute, network, storage) to resolve issues

  • Experience working in a customer-service oriented environment, processing user requests and collaborating with engineering teams to provide new solutions

  • Excellent collaboration, written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language

  • Experience deploying software or systems in a cloud environment like AWS, Google or Azure.

  • Good knowledge of media file standards, content supply chain workflows, video standards and networking topography

  • Ability to successfully work under tight project deadlines

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and resolve urgent issues

  • Experience operating effectively as part of a project team as well as managing own project work

  • Experience working in a distributed global technology environment is a plus

  • Self-motivated and results oriented teammate

  • High command of verbal and written communication with strong reporting skills

  • Ability to rapidly adapt to changes in technology solutions and business requirements

  • Operate both independently and within a broader team; balance multiple tasks and projects simultaneously in a fast paced environment

  • Interpret usage data and develop reports and presentations based on that immerse yourself in customer needs, competitive landscape, and the business

  • Knowledge of cloud technology including Amazon AWS is preferred
  • Experience with XML, JSON, Web Services, video formats and protocols for VOD and live streaming concepts
  • Agile experience and familiarity with JIRA
  • Engineering or development backgrounds highly desirable
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred
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Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

 

 

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

 

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