CBS Corporation Project Manager in Burbank, California

Project Manager

REF#: 27084

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Interactive

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE:

JOB LOCATION: Burbank, CA

ABOUT US:

CBS Interactive is a premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the industry. Our websites dive deep into the things that people care about: business, entertainment, games, news, sports and technology. With more than 290 million unique visitors each month, CBS Interactive is a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks.

DESCRIPTION:

The CBS Television Distribution group at CBS Interactive creates video-based desktop, mobile, and app experiences for our syndicated television brands, including: Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, Rachael Ray, Doctor Phil, and The Doctors. The team works across broadcast and digital to deliver premium video, social, and mobile experiences.

As we expand our business, we need a Project Manager (Scrum Master) to be our guiding star. Our ideal candidate can lead a distributed project team from start to finish. You know what it takes to manage large and complex projects, involving multiple stakeholders and a diverse team of collaborators. You have a mastery of both agile and traditional frameworks know when to use each for the best results. Your communication skills give new meaning to the word "transparency" and you’re not afraid to crack the whip when deliverables start to slip. You speak the language of aesthetics to designers, code to programmers, and results to stakeholders. Above all, you deliver your projects on time, on budget, and on target.

Responsibilities:

Scope project details

Organize project teams and estimate timeframes for deliverables

Manage and document daily stand-ups

Build/manage project schedule

Communicate status internally and externally across multiple departments and stakeholders

Identify blockers and resolve issues

Mentor junior product and project managers

Schedule and lead calls

Provide daily/weekly progress updates

Revise schedule based on workflow and communicate new revisions to wider team

Aid in our transition to a more agile/scrum development process

Must have a positive, flexible, and "get-it-done" attitude while managing change and devising options/solutions

QUALIFICATIONS:

2-4 years experience in digital media, content development, or related fields

Experience with online/mobile product and project management

Ability to create project schedules and scrum artifacts

Ability to operate independently and decisively, work well under pressure and manage multiple tasks simultaneously (should have extensive experience releasing multiple products at once and project management of each) in a fast, round-the-clock, results-oriented environment

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Ability to hold and conduct meetings in a time efficient manner resulting in desired outcome.

Ability to multi-task, pivot, and change focus when necessary

Solid understanding of design and development processes, methods, and principles

Have a proactive, efficient, and resourceful approach

Good writing and presentation skills

Ability to thrive in a creative, cross-functional team, and deadline-driven environment

Minimum of a BA required

Certified Scrum Master

Must successfully pass a background check

Preferred:

Knowledge of advertising concepts (traditional and/or online)

Deep experience with video

Familiarity with agile/scrum product development lifecycle

Experience working with content management systems

Basic proficiency with graphic design software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat Basic familiarity with general Flash, HTML, JavaScript, XML, Ajax, PHP capabilities (do not need to be able to code, but a general understanding of what each can do, etc.)

Experience with electronic file organization on mixed PC/MAC network Experience with Salesforce PMP Coursework or Certification table

In addition, CBS will be guided by applicable federal, state and local laws when considering for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled