NEW YORK MEDIA: SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER/ ScrumMaster

Posted by | November 18, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: New York City

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER/ ScrumMaster
New York Media
 
About New York Media:
New York Media is the parent company of the ground-breaking weekly New York magazine, founded in 1968; the website nymag.com, an up-to-the-minute news and service site for New Yorkers; the national restaurant search Website MenuPages along with GrubStreet.com; and the twice-yearly New York Weddings magazine. New York magazine is the regional and national authority on the greatest city on Earth, read by more than 1.7 million people each week. Through smart writing, beautiful photography and sophisticated design, New York chronicles news and social trends, explores the city’s cultural happenings and serves as a navigational tool for all aspects of city life. Nymag.com attracts more than 5 million monthly unique visitors, making it one of the most visited online destinations focused on New York City.
 
New York Media seeks a Senior Project Manager whose primary responsibilities include a successful execution of the Agile process within the organization and managing launch schedules with aggressive yet realistic deadlines. This involves education, training/coaching, evangelizing, and, when necessary, evolving the process itself to help our teams be as effective as they can be. The SPM will also produce reports that track progress and give insight to the executive team on our product development progress. The role will work closely and collaboratively with the Product Managers, the CTO, and the Design Director to resource teams, help manage scope, report on progress, and identify risks. With several teams each pursuing their own projects, effective resource allocation and prioritization will be essential to leading the teams through successive product launches. Most importantly, within a broader project schedule, the SPM will make sure all projects in the organization have clear milestones on which team members and business owners are focused.
 
The Senior Project Manager will oversee his/her own projects while also managing at least one other ScrumMaster. Project managers run scrum and release planning meetings, proactively identify issues with hitting sprint commitments early enough to make a difference, work closely with team members to eliminate (and identify) blockers, help resolve conflicts, help track product backlogs, assist with QA, follow up and prioritize bugs with QA engineers, set up meetings/demos, write training documentation, conduct training sessions, and alert management and team members to risks. Project managers should understand the project requirements as well as any member of the team and work across the organization to execute the project.
 
Candidates should be able to lead and motivate team members, fostering collaboration and creativity. Some projects will be highly technical and, to be effective, the PM must be able to understand web development frameworks and technical issues enough to drive the team to smart decisions and to anticipate possible risks/issues surrounding approaches.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
• At least 5 years project management experience working on Web products; at least 2 years working as a ScrumMaster in an Agile environment
• Strong leadership and communication skills.
Experience with:
• Scrum and other Agile methodologies and software engineering practices, as well as traditional waterfall approaches.
• Managing Projects involving web site launches, content management systems, data warehousing, systems integration, or other large technology implementations.
• Managing mobile app and mobile web development projects is a plus.
• Expertise in an online businesses environment.
• Working with software developers, designers, department heads, product owners and QA teams.
• Management of vendor relationships.
Education:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, minimum.
 
To apply, please send resume, cover letter including salary requirements to:
Please put “PM/Scrum” as well as web-site source in the subject line.
To expedite the review of your credentials, please include all of the requested information.
 
No phone calls, please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Please regard your resume as having been received unless your email is bounced back. EOE.

To apply: To apply, please send resume, cover letter including salary requirements to:

HR@NYMag.com

Please put "PM/Scrum" as well as web-site source in the subject line.

To expedite the review of your credentials, please include all of the requested informat

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