tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, which harnesses proprietary technology to present personalized, premium content to a global audience in real time. tronc draws content from its vast media portfolio, where a commitment to informing and inspiring communities has earned 92 Pulitzer Prizes and a monthly audience of 60 million. From pixels to Pulitzers, tronc brands optimize content and create engaging experiences for audiences across all channels.

Product Manager-Video Platforms at tronc
Overview:

At tronc we are growing the product team in our Los Angeles offices to help power the future of digital news and promote award-winning, culture-impacting journalism. We’re looking for a smart and talented product owner, an expert in their field who can come in and teach us a thing or two while ambitiously learning from a stellar team. 

 

Video is a core component of the world-class journalism tronc creates every day through brands like Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.  We are seeking a video product guru to join our team in the Los Angeles office. The video Product Manager will help us define the tronc video offerings, platform and grow our audience. The ideal candidate balances left-brain/right-brain modes to nurture user, business and content needs while optimizing for system efficiencies.

 

The person in this role works shoulder-to-shoulder with our Design, Tech, Marketing, Editorial and Business teams to develop and manage features. The Product Manager will become best friends with our data groups to understand platform performance and user behavior, planning optimization accordingly. He/She knows when, how, and why users engage with our video, manages the unique needs of homegrown video vs. content from feeds, works with the people and systems managing our CMS, manages hosting, transcoding and ad serving integrations and optimizations.

 

The video Product Manager owns the roadmap, manages communication with stakeholders and leadership, secures resources, and validates prioritization based on organizational goals and KPIs. We’re looking for somebody who can clearly and concisely express his or her points, know when to constructively say no, and diplomatically get everyone to yes.

Responsibilities:
  • Working closely with the Director of Product, define, manage and own the strategic product roadmap to execute on corporate strategic vision for video
  • Lead a small agile development group for your product
    • Be the primary interface between Engineering/UX/Editorial/Marketing/Advertising/Business for roadmap execution - Gather team requirements and feedback
    • Utilize analytics and data to make decisions
    • Prioritize features and bugs based on objectives and data
    • Perform UAT
    • Cultivate strong relationships with cross functional teams; be the point of contact to initiate new products and projects
    • Ensure that the cross-departmental team is informed on work status through bi-weekly planning meetings and status reports
    • Develop short term product roadmaps and report on status and efficacy of solutions
  • Write user stories, product requirements documents and feature tickets
  • Utilize A/B testing tools to optimize performance and revenue opportunities
  • Working with the management, define, analyze and report on product KPIs
  • Communicate often and openly with cross-functional stakeholders so that all teams are informed on product and release status, performance metrics, future rollouts and activity with video products
  • Lead vendor analysis and recommendations for selection, integrations and migrations
  • Be the go-to person for latest trends in video web & mobile technology, content, monetization, competitive landscape, best-practices and innovations in the space

 

Qualifications:
  • B.S / B.A degree with a strong academic record
  • 3-5 years working in Product Management with focus on video on web, mobile, and OTT platforms
  • Experience writing detailed product requirements
  • Bilingual in tech and layperson, and able to collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Experience working in Agile/Scrum environments
  • A/B testing and metrics analysis
  • Experience producing wireframes, user flow diagrams, and annotating mockups is a plus
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Why work with us
tronc is transforming the media landscape by using technology to more effectively monetize the vast content our world-class journalists produce every single day. For over 250 years, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, and our other leading publications have been the number one source of trusted news and information in the communities they serve. Poised on the edge of artificial intelligence and machine learning, we’re designing and building powerful digital experiences that engage people in innovative and impactful ways. Working side-by-side with the newsroom, new team members will be on the forefront of this movement and will help shape the future of how we deliver our stories. Our team is comprised of innovative leaders, with strong technology backgrounds and deep roots in driving transformational change. With a track record across multiple industries, you will be inspired by their relentless enthusiasm, boundless energy, and nonstop creativity for the future of our business.
Culture
While focused on producing quality results, tronc fosters an open, collaborative environment. You will be challenged to solve tough problems, but we also recognize the importance of a healthy work-life balance where employees can pursue personal interests and share time with friends and family. tronc provides opportunities to interact with other employees and to help make a difference in our community. By supporting various outreach partners and their programs, employees can develop valuable skill sets in the areas of leadership, teamwork, organization, decision-making and project management. In the landmark LA Times building, all employees have access to a music room where you can let your inner rock star out and jam with colleagues. We offer interactive lunchtime series to give our employees opportunities to learn more about how we gather and present the news, and to showcase our collaborations and successes, including in departments on the business side that help bring these stories to our community. Our offices are located in an exciting part of downtown L.A. The most-talked-about restaurants and hottest bars abound, which makes it easy for colleagues to get together and socialize. And there are plenty of public transportation options within walking distance as well.
Perks & Benefits
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
A flexible approach to time off that empowers a work/life balance
Onsite gym
401k retirement plans with matching contribution
Learning & Development Resources
Transportation Subsidy Program
Ergonomic desks available
Music room

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