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Dow Jones Product Director, WSJ in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a Product Director to work across product, design, engineering and our newsroom to help revolutionize our WSJ digital products. The role will work with the web, audio and video teams, driving delivery and collaborating closely with internal stakeholders, external partners, and Agile software development teams. You will support the VP of Product as they build a roadmap and rapidly assess, implement, test, and optimize various features and capabilities across our WSJ properties.

You will join an established team with a strong track record. The team sits with the Dow Jones Experience unit, which serves as an incubator for change and experimentation in our various newsrooms while supporting their current storytelling efforts. To succeed in our highly matrixed environment, you’ll need to collaborate with internal stakeholders and product development teams to build a roadmap, and assess and optimize initiatives.

In this role, you will be expected to:

  • Define the WSJ’s digital video and audio product both on and off platform, starting with a deep analysis of the current product offering, both from a content and UX standpoint

  • Own the short- and long-term roadmaps for video across WSJ’s digital products, ensuring video and audio are seamlessly integrated into the WSJ’s digital offerings

  • Partner with the video team, audio team and digital news desk to evaluate new product needs and opportunities

  • Work with newsroom and commercial stakeholders to develop new storytelling formats and reader experiences focused on mobile, such as vertical video, Read to Me capabilities, podcasts, voice activation features, AR and VR

  • Align work with directives that emerge and shape them where and when appropriate

  • Incorporate advertising and net growth roadmaps into the core app one, and work with those team to flesh out their requirements and define user experience

  • Communicate with stakeholders to keep all teams informed on product releases, performance metrics, future rollouts and activity with video and audio products. Present to the ELT quarterly on the state of video and audio both inside and outside the company.

  • Be a voice for the user as we look to improve the video and audio experiences on WSJ platforms. by spearheading user testing initiatives and frequent touch points with Customer Service

  • Perform vendor analysis and recommend integrations where it makes sense

  • Author requirements and gather user feedback. Write user stories and product requirements documents

  • Build a strong relationship between audience and news teams to drive video and audio strategy forward

  • Work with key stakeholders, define, analyze and report on product KPIs

  • Work in an agile fashion, including sprints, sprint reviews, sprint planning, retrospectives and grooming sessions. Architect the process that works for the team, and make sure it is adhered to religiously.

  • Be the primary resource for best practices, industry trends and competitive landscape

  • Use A/B testing tools to optimize performance and revenue opportunities

  • Be fearless in launching, experimenting, and shuttering products when it is time

  • Shepherd video and audio projects and be the accountable person from Discovery all the way through Launch and Go to Market. Ensure successful launch of all video and audio projects.

  • Be relentless in helping shift the mindset in the newsroom to thinking about mobile before anything else

Ideal candidates will have these skills and qualifications:

  • 5+ years product experience

  • 2+ years of people management experience

  • Familiar with the role of a Product Owner in the Agile software development lifecycle.

  • Experience working closely with engineering teams, familiar with the Agile principles as well as frameworks such as Scrum or Kanban, as well as an understanding of web and mobile platforms.

  • Excellent communication, organization and collaboration skills.

  • Able to think critically and constructively about complex business problems, clearly communicate your analyses and present solutions that address business needs.

  • Decisive with a bias towards action; you should thrive in fast-paced, agile environments.

  • Detail-oriented with excellent organization, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

  • Diplomatic, with a knack for synthesizing and prioritizing stakeholder requests.

  • Up-to-date and knowledgeable about the latest trends, innovations, and best practices.

  • Experience in a newsroom is preferred.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience.

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Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 29198