• Senior Program Manager

    Job Locations United States-NY-New York
    ID
    2019-6221
    Function
    Program Manager
  • Introduction

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    Interested in leveraging your program management and relationship management skills to help an iconic media brand as it transforms to address the complex and changing media environment? 


    The Economist Group is seeking an experienced Program Manager comfortable in an environment of change and experimentation to operate and evolve multi-disciplinary programs that address the full breadth of our business.

     

    As a Program Manager you will be focused on managing integrated projects of strategic value to the group by working cross-functionally with Editorial, Marketing, Advertising Sales, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Circulation Digital Product Management, and other teams. In this capacity, you will be the single point of contact for all internal communications, the primary partner contact during execution, and act as the responsible party for fully executing against all program deliverables.

    Accountabilities

    How you will contribute: 

     

    • Project management, planning, executing, and reporting on multiple facets of the project
    • Communicating to project stakeholders on program progress, insights, recommendations and driving the decision-making process
    • Predict roadblocks and obstacles, and establishes meetings or integration points between teams
    • Work with Editorial, Marketing, Circulation, Sales and other teams to establish deadlines related to overall project goals, ensures team is aware of key milestone dates, and communicates issues related to staying on schedule
    • Propose solutions to process and workflows challenges
    • Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to drive alignment and strategic decision-making
    • Work with key stakeholders to define and measure success for the project

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    Ideal skills for this role are:

     

    • 8+ years of working experience with 6+ years in program/project management
    • Program management, project management, prioritization, and organizational experience
    • Integrated marketing or publishing experience a plus
    • Proven track record of working with and influencing stakeholders across all levels of the organization, including executives
    • Experience defining and managing KPIs and organized action plans
    • Strong proficiency with Word, PowerPoint and Excel and G-Suite, as well as project planning tools
    • Experience leading departmental and enterprise-wide projects

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