Project manager contract Job at Paramount, New York, NY

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  • Paramount
  • New York, NY

Job Description

Paramount Digital is looking for a Project Manager to assist in delivering on roadmap initiatives for our team that governs the Sports and News OTT Apps as well as News Mobile Apps..


We seek a natural leader who can gain the trust of the team and will partner with leadership to deliver on the strategic vision and drive the team to success.

Key responsibilities:


  • Operations: Own project team agile ceremonies and meetings such as standup, sprint planning, backlog grooming, stakeholder meetings, etc

  • Governance & Accountability: Ensure all team members and stakeholders adhere to defined roles and responsibilities within our organizational workflow framework, and foster a culture of accountability.

  • General Oversight: Maintain project status oversight for all initiatives within the OTT / App teams across all stages of the SDLC.

  • Project Evangelist: Partner with the project champion/product owner to advocate and evangelize tasks and project goals.

    Project Tracking: Support Manager in creation and maintenance of detailed project timelines with clear phases, milestones, and deliverables. Track project status, identify risk, and ensure stakeholder alignment. Utilize project management tools, such as jira, confluence, and product plan etc, to streamline communication, collaboration, and task management across all team members.

  • Documentation: Establish and maintain a comprehensive project documentation repository adhering to defined governance standards, encompassing key artifacts such as product requirements, technical specifications, design files, and project timelines.

  • Reporting and communications: Responsible for squad-level metrics (such as velocity, and sprint planning) and reporting that data out at regular cadences. This should include detail on project status as well as the team’s operating metrics.

  • Resource allocations: Efficiently manage engineering and design resources to meet delivery expectations and optimize team output.

  • Critical thinking & Problem solving: Drive positive outcomes and forward progress by navigating interdependencies, analyzing risk, and facilitating solutions.

  • Leadership: Act as liaison between PMO, engineering, product, and executive stakeholders to build strategic partnerships and provide leadership perspective that drives decisions in ambiguous or difficult situations to avoid miscommunication and delays.


Requirements

  • 2+ years of experience as a project/program manager

  • Knowledge and execution of agile development methodologies and project management principles.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Proficiency in project planning tools (like the Atlassian suite) which facilitate tracking for large projects, but also enough flexibility to support groups that do not work within those toolsets.


You may also have

  • Past experience in a large-scale internet or technology-based organization, media company, or agency.

  • PMP certification or similar program/project management certification.


CBS Sports, a year-round leader in cross-platform sports coverage, broadcasts a portfolio of events on the CBS Television Network, including THE NFL ON CBS; college football, including the SEC ON CBS; college basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship; golf, including The Masters®, PGA Championship and PGA TOUR; soccer, including the UEFA Champions League and NWSL; and CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR.

In addition, the division includes CBS SPORTS NETWORK, the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports which televises live sports programming throughout the year, including college football and basketball games, UEFA Champions League and Europa League action, Italy's Serie A matches, Concacaf national team competitions, as well as a full slate of original programming and studio coverage.

CBS Sports also delivers an extensive lineup of global soccer coverage on Paramount+, including every UEFA club competition match, all Serie A matches as well as Concacaf national team competitions, and produces INSIDE THE NFL for Paramount+. CBS Sports Digital's multi-platform offerings include CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports apps for mobile and connected TV devices; the 24/7 streaming sports news network CBS Sports HQ; 247Sports; MaxPreps; CBS Sports fantasy games; and SportsLine.


Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to paramountaccommodations@paramount.com. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned.

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