Sr. Technical Product Manager, Podcasting

Job Locations USA-NY-New York
ID
2023-4929
Category
Production
Type
Regular
Telecommute
Yes

Overview

The Sr. Technical Product Manager role provides guidance, leadership, and execution of Podcast technologies in support of the Revenue Organization. This individual works on multiple, technically complex, mission-critical, and/or high-profile projects and this position requires a blend of project management, business analysis and client/vendor relationship management skills.  This position is an internal business and external client and/or vendor-facing role that supports the entire software development lifecycle for the pitch-to-pay process and associated systems, platforms, and data solutions.

The anticipated starting salary range for NYC based individuals expressing interest in this position is $140,000-180,000. Ideal location for this position is New York. Philadelphia or remote will also be considered.

 

Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and location of the applicant, as well as internal and external equity.

 

Audacy offers full time employees with a comprehensive benefits package to include:  health care coordinator, medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, disability, life insurance, critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, paid time off (sick, vacation, personal, parental, volunteer), 401(k) retirement plan, discounted employee stock purchase, student loan payment assistance program, legal assistance, life assistance program, identity theft protection, discounted home and auto insurance, and pet insurance.

Responsibilities

What You'll Do:

 

This person must be forward thinking, constantly pushing our third party relationships to be able to identify ad tech advancements.

  • Act as primary POC with all podcast technology vendors (Current and Future). This includes contract negotiations, problem solving, technical updates, roadmap design and execution.
    • Partners include but are not limited to:
      • Megaphone
      • Frequency
      • Sounder
    • Uncover and understand Revenue org customer needs and translate them into documented use cases and requirements.
      • Using Agile methodologies to document requirements in user stories (business capabilities/problems to solve) that include relevant information, functional design and acceptance criteria.
      • This may require shadowing users in various roles and diving deeply into how they are using our technology today to help guide Audacy toward a future state where systems are more connected and interoperable.
      • Ensure requirements are fully understood and that implementation plans match expectations.
      • Create system/data process flows and systems diagrams as needed
    • Maintain the prioritized product backlog of new business features, as well as maintenance and support items.
    • Contribute to the product and data strategy in your focus area.
    • Own and drive forward technical product roadmaps, ensuring alignment against business objectives.
    • Coordinate as needed on roadmaps and managing tasks with other product teams and integration partners to deliver integrated solutions with cross-team dependencies.
    • Facilitate effective meetings with customers and project teams. Develop meeting agendas, minutes, and subsequent communication so that all appropriate parties are informed of decisions, project status and issues.
    • Operate successfully in an agile team environment and ensure success of the project by taking ownership of deliverables and performing project management, testing, support, training, or other tasks when needed.
    • Understand, research, and follow technical trends in the industry and in general. Able to assess emerging products and companies to measure their potential value or threat to the company and its products, as well as make recommendations on which new technologies to invest in or leverage.
    • Answer incoming questions about the product and its capabilities. Be responsible for overall product quality, ensuring technical solutions are well supported.
    • Assess and address technical risks.
    • Serve as a product evangelist and subject matter expert to the technical/developer community.
    • Plan, organize and facilitate User Acceptance Testing with documented results.
    • Responsible for understanding all podcast tech capabilities across departments and training all internal teams that could use these capabilities
    • Internal and External training on Ad Server and third party podcast technologies
      • Production Lead
      • Sales Planning
      • Campaign Management
      • Ad Ops/Pod Ops
    • Facilitate the creation and maintenance of proper product documentation.
    • Prepare business-focused application release notes and distribute them to the customer, as needed.
    • Communicate regularly with senior management regarding project status, risks and opportunities to improve service levels, or business processes.
    • Promote a positive working relationship by maintaining an open and constant communication among the team, management, and customers.

 

Qualifications

More About You:

 

Required & Preferred:

  • Minimum 6+ years of experience in technical product management or product management roles in the audio/podcasting space.
  • Bachelor's degree, CS preferred.
  • Proven track-record of ownership and delivery of digital products.
  • Strong communicator who is able to articulate their point-of-view, engage in fact-based discourse, collaborate, compromise, and bridge gaps across teams and stakeholders at every level.
  • Proven experience with project scoping, requirements elicitation in the form of user stories/epics with acceptance criteria, and product validation.
  • Analytical and creative problem solver.
  • Experience managing multiple complex products/projects.
  • Strong technical background and an ability to hold their own with architects and engineers re API design, systems integrations, data pipelines, reporting etc.
  • Proven ability to deliver on commitments partnering with product, engineering and vendor partner teams.
  • Experience presenting to executive leadership and handling sensitive customer/stakeholder situations.
  • Experience in interfacing with end users to provide hands on support of critical applications.

 

About Us

Audacy, Inc. (NYSE: AUD) is a leading multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with the country’s best collection of local music, news and sports brands, a premium podcast creator, major event producer, and digital innovator. Audacy engages 200 million consumers each month, bringing people together around content that matters to them. Learn more at www.audacyinc.com, Facebook (Audacy Corp) and Twitter (@AudacyCorp).

EEO

Audacy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Audacy affords equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion or religious creed, sex/ gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (over 40), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Consistent with our commitment to equal employment opportunity, we provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who need assistance in applying electronically for a position with Audacy, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship. To request a reasonable accommodation for this purpose, please call 1-610-660-5614. Please note that this phone number is to be used solely to request an accommodation with respect to the online application process. Calls for any other reason will not be returned. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.