Director of Product

Date PostedMarch 13, 2018
IndustryTV Jobs
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

Make your mark in the broadcast and digital media landscape!

We seek a Director of Product up to the challenge of leading the team charged with defining and developing the most effective omni-platform news and entertainment publishing tools and audience experiences in the industry.


As the Director of Product, you will be expected to develop, lead, and mentor a team of product managers across multiple products that…

  • Collaborates with the senior leadership, product managers, and engineering, design, and quality leaders to create and evolve a vision, strategy, and three-horizon roadmaps across our portfolios of Publishing, Audience, and Integrations digital products to address customer problems in a way that aligns with the company’s mission, goals, and strategic initiatives, and accomplishes business objectives.

  • Evangelizes a customer-, business-, data-, and design-centric product development ethos.

  • Integrates research and qualitative and quantitative data analytics into your product team’s methodology.

  • Fosters calculated risk-taking to make big gains to solve customer problems and achieve business goals, but knows how to mitigate the downside.

  • Builds consensus and excitement with multiple stakeholders for the product portfolios’ vision, strategies, and roadmaps.

  • Executes against that vision and strategy across a matrix organization.

  • Influences key stakeholders (including senior executives) on the design and implementation of our product and service offerings.

  • Ensures that successful customer and business outcomes are defined for the product(s), and are tracked against those key performance indicators (KPIs).

  • Effectively kicks-off the design and engineering teams efforts and guides them through deployment and operations to deliver the expected outcomes.

  • Fosters collaboration with the design team to create engaging user experiences, with the engineering and quality assurance teams to deliver every increasing, flexible business capabilities, with the sales team to increase revenue and profitability, with the program management team to ensure timely deliverables, and with other product managers to delivery cross-functional initiatives.

  • Maximizes team productivity in a constantly changing environment of shifting priorities while tracking towards a product vision.

  • Ensures regular coordination and communication with customers, executives, senior management, and other key stakeholders.

  • Continually improves the product, design, engineering, and operational cycle.

  • Ensures the product management team stays current with and communicates relevant industry trends, and identify and recommend product improvements, as well as process and technology improvements.

  • Hires, mentors, and develops the product management team.

  • Is recognized to be a thought leader by the industry, and positions the product managers as thought leaders.

  • Ensures that the team and products specify and track against the most impactful objectives and key results (OKRs).

  • Lead in the fun.


The ideal candidate will have...

  • A proven track record of planning, leading and implementing customer- and business-centric IT product development strategies, as demonstrated by the management of portfolios of successful product launches.

  • Ten years of experience providing product management support to innovative software development teams with at least two years of experience leading a team of product managers, ideally including remotely located team members.

  • Experience in media/video production, streaming/broadcast media distribution, ad technology, or data analytics preferred.

  • Deep expertise with design and development of responsive websites, mobile apps, OTT apps, and related technologies.

  • Experience with content management systems, integration with back-end technologies and data sources.

  • Deep expertise of user-centric design and branding best practices and deliverables such as user flows, wireframes, and style guides.

  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills geared towards addressing root-cause issues while getting the job done.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Expertise in team organization, time management, decision-making and problem-solving.

  • Experience at Director level position, working with senior executives.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Product Design, or related field, or equivalent practical experience.

  • Ability and willingness to travel for company business.


There are few companies that can provide the breadth and depth of audience impact and scope of work that Sinclair can. Sinclair Digital is transforming how television is produced, distributed, and consumed. We are the innovation team for the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country, with more local television stations than anyone and affiliations with all major networks. Our multidisciplinary team works together to create elegant solutions to the complex problems around delivering the most trusted, empathic, engaging, quality news, information, and entertainment to web, mobile, broadcast, and over-the-top (OTT) media distribution to audiences all over the country. Our digital portfolio combines websites, mobile apps, over-the-top (OTT) apps, a content management and publishing platform, and into a seamless user experiences. We run lean, move with agility, and take pride in our charter to transform the Sinclair Broadcast Group from a broadcast-centric company into a omni-platform enterprise while maintaining our corporate entrepreneurial spirit.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

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