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Dow Jones Sr. Program Manager, Ad Product in NEW YORK, New York

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Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced and passionate Sr. program Manager who wants to be part of a growing team where everyone has the opportunity to come up with new and creative ideas to help shape the future of our company by building game-changing software for both our world class newsroom as well as our large and attentive user base.

Our program managers play a critical role in all stages of the product life-cycle, so we look for people who welcome accountability, enjoy solving the hard problems and have the initiative to drive processes that ship high quality software while maintaining a creative and inspiring environment for everyone involved.


  • You will work closely with engineering, design and product managers in order to support the day-to-day delivery of our advertising experiences across WSJ.

  • OKRs - Identify program dependencies, and mitigate risks including resource gaps by working with the Digital Experience teams to formalize plans, facilitate trade-off discussions, and triage issues ensuring the team is meeting OKR targets.

  • You will represent the eyes and ears for the programs affecting ad product -understanding dependencies and advocating for optimizations across the execution tracks.

  • You will be involved in hands-on management of the Ad Product backlogs, using Agile and Scrum best practices to execute on the priorities set by the Product Managers. You will advise on how to iteratively approach medium and large programs, assist in writing and maintaining clear user stories, and help to prioritize the work for each sprint.

  • You will be responsible for teaching, enhancing and enforcing the values and rules of Agile specifically leveraging the Scrum framework.

  • Promote an iterative working style and self-organization across the teams

  • Work closely and partner with the Product Managers to deliver high quality products and drive user satisfaction.

  • Plan and facilitate the various Scrum meetings (daily scrum, sprint review, retrospective and planning), manage key milestones and critical path

  • Convert requirements documentation, epics and user stories to requested work in Jira scoped, sized and organized for execution in partnership with QA and Engineering

  • Track velocity as well as other delivery metrics to help best understand and broadcast our ability to execute against the plan

  • Create status reports in the program as needed with a frequency and cadence defined by the Product Managers.


  • Passionate about working as a bridge between Engineering, Product, Design and Advertising as well as other stakeholders like news and membership, and have a depth of experience and comfort in supporting the translation of Product and Design requirements into accurately sized and clearly explicated Engineering tasks in partnership with the Engineering team.

  • You have delivered quality web and/or mobile products and know well how to either build an Agile framework out of nothing, or jump into an existing one and make an immediate impact through enhancements.

  • Experience balancing priorities from multiple product managers

  • Experience working in a cross-team dependent Enterprise environment and ensuring approvals prior to launch from those teams in order to deliver to scope, on time.

  • Experience reporting program status to upper management

  • Comfort with various agile tracking tools (e.g. JIRA, Pivotal Tracker, etc) regardless of whether you’ve used them or not

  • A knowledge of when rigor is required vs flexibility

  • Budget and resource allocation management and forecasting

  • Experience working with OKRs or KPIs desired, as our organization has shifted to an objectives and key results driven environment.

  • An expressed desire to help build and sustain a top quality digital platform clearly worthy of the highest quality WSJ journalism it supports

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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: 20249