The Digital Program/Project Manager works in the Digital Services section which produces and supports our public website and mobile apps, and implements our digital strategy. The Program/Project Manager is the primary contact for internal business units that need a new or updated presence or other digital solution. The incumbent is, in effect, a business advisor and project manager to internal business units. In addition to working directly with business unit staff and management, s/he interacts regularly with Product, Development, Design and Editorial colleagues to ensure that efficient, quality digital solutions for desktop and mobile devices are implemented to effectively address business requirements.
A clear understanding of digital technologies that support large scale websites is essential to success, though this is not a technical project management role. The work environment is fast-paced.
To be successful in this role, the Program/Project Manager must:
•be a professional who has demonstrated outstanding client and account management skills;
•have strong project management skills;
•have strong oral and written communications skills;
•be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously;
•be comfortable working in an environment where standard processes are evolving;
•be able to work independently or with a team, and with oversight from a manager; and
•be a quick study in learning the business and culture.
In addition, successful candidates will be able to demonstrate:
•the ability to identify, coordinate and manage stakeholders and resources for projects, set expectations and be perceived as a strong project leader;
•the ability to work collaboratively with Digital teams to ensure they deliver solutions that meet client needs and adhere to the overall digital strategy and styles;
•strong analytical and project management skills, including the ability to interpret customer business needs and work with design and technical staff to translate them into application and operational requirements;
•strong general knowledge of the technical aspect of Web sites, including how to work with Product, Design, Development and Editorial groups;
•experience working effectively in both the client management/business advisor and project/program management roles;
•experience using content management systems to post and manipulate content on Web sites. S/he also performs quality checks, troubleshoots issues and works with technical staff to resolve problems.
Minimum Technical Skill/Background:
General experience with Web content production tools (Web editors, CMS, etc);
5 years using an established, large scale CMS (e.g., Communique, Vignette, Teamsite, etc);
Microsoft Office Products.
Adapting content and tools for mobile and information architecture and/or user experience work a plus.
Minimum Business Background:
Ten years business experience, including five years web project management;
Demonstrated leadership skills; strong writing and interpersonal communications skills.
PMP certification a plus.