Director, Product Development, Linear & Live Events

NBC Universal   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Media

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8 - 10 years

Posted 65 days ago

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This Director, Product Development for Linear and Live Events will focus on creating an innovative experience of live events and linear programming.


  • Core Product Experience role focusing on defining the discovery and viewing requirements for News and Sports events for TV, mobile and web applications
  • Working closely with NBCU editorial, engineering and design teams to create the best real-time content experiences
  • The acknowledged owner and expert within the business of these product experiences
  • Lead complex work and difficult features through the full software lifecycle – from inception, through requirements, design, build, release, testing, evaluation and iteration
  • Prioritize delivery through a roadmap: balancing commercial and customer impact and technical effort/complexity
  • Translate complex business problems into compelling features and functionality
  • Manage senior stakeholders through the full product lifecycle: from definition to go/no-go decision
  • Create and deliver exec presentations that explain product features and roadmaps, as and when required
  • Carry out thorough analyses of multiple data sources to inform feature prioritization, definition and longer term product strategies

Qualifications/Requirements

• Minimum 8 years of experience developing and managing multiple different products at scale, delivering excellent customer experiences and measurable business impact

• Specific experience of usage tracking and evaluation of user experiences (e.g. through AB testing, MVT, journey mapping, etc.)

• Strong analytical skills to evaluate a wide range of detailed information, clearly identifying the pertinent points to determine coherent approaches to problems

• Excellent organizational and time management skills with a demonstrable ability to manage a vast array of information and work on multiple work streams

• A passion for internet-delivered TV and the potential to do more with it for customers. Experience of working within the digital TV industry in a product/technology related role or related discipline would be a significant benefit

• A solid technical understanding that will enable you to have technical conversations and to know when to challenge developers and ask pertinent questions

• A team player who is willing to share responsibilities, confer with others, help others do their jobs, lead work streams where necessary

• High degree of software literacy and comfort with various project management tools such as Asana, Jira, Trello or similar as well as analytics software.

• Understanding of software development concepts and familiarity with Agile or Continuous Integration methodology - able to think holistically while building and learning iteratively

• Product or program management experience for large media or digital video sites a plus

Desired Characteristics

• College degree in a related field preferred

• Experience converting business ideas and research into well-thought-out and timely product releases with an emphasis on customer value, revenue and performance

• Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal communications with proven ability to work collaboratively with Sales, Marketing, Operations & Engineering Leadership to foster shared ownership of product deliverables and shape and refine market specific agendas

• A passion for digital products and services including but not limited to streaming video, social media, interactive television, gaming, etc.

• An understanding of the television industry including business models, trends, and ecosystem of companies that comprise it.