Dow Jones Director, Advertising Tech Programs in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

Director, Advertising Tech Programs

Dow Jones publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and other thought-leadership publications to inform the ambitious individuals transforming our world.

Dow Jones is also leading its own transformation of the media business by investing in industry-first advertising experiences that drive performance for our advertisers by combing machine learning algorithms with unique rich media executions that are industry-first.

The DJ Ad Product & Tech team is looking for innovative thinkers who want to explore and deliver new technologies in multimedia experiences across mobile apps, OTT devices and the web. Team members are effective communicators and thrive on cross-team collaborations to build great products that deliver big business impacts at global scale that are highly visible at the firm.

Dow Jones seeks a high impact Director of Ad Tech Programs to organize and deliver a portfolio of ad tech solutions to grow our digital ads business. Successful program leaders combine technical aptitude, business savvy and collaborative team spirit into disciplined execution of product strategies. These leaders look around corners to manage risks while identifying new opportunities in the digital ads marketplace that leverages Dow Jones' unique assets

Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Establish and own a portfolio of ad tech programs that power ad revenue growth of Dow Jones content brands such as Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and MarketWatch by integrating ad tech into their development roadmaps.

  • Develop an execution framework that delivers ad tech solutions by organizing and tracking cross-functional work efforts of engineering, product and operations colleagues.

  • Define, review and gain delivery commitment on product user stories, technical specifications and non-functional requirements that describe the tech solutions

  • Lead program delivery and coordinate required team workshops, meetings and status updates to senior management

  • Engage, analyze, recommend and integrate external ad tech partners to deliver innovative, revenue-generating opportunities.

Ready for the challenge? This is what we are looking for in broad strokes.

  • Bachelor’s degree (technical major preferred)

  • 6+ years of software-related project, program and/or product management experience preferably with digital businesses.

  • 2+ yrs experience developing and successfully delivering multi-phase tech programs including forecasts of costs and benefits

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including demonstrated success influencing senior business management.

  • Evidence-driven analytical mindset that prefers measurable outcomes to hyperbole

Here are some things that we'd prefer to see, though none is independently a requirement:

  • An MBA or advanced degree is preferred.

  • Experience in digital advertising, mobile apps and/or web-based technologies.

  • Experience as tech project, product or program manager within Agile/SCRUM enterprise-scale software development environments.

  • Hands-on experience with some form of software programming, whether scripting, SQL, analytics or advanced languages

  • Experience with businesses built in cloud computing platforms such as AWS, Azure, Digital Ocean or Google Cloud

  • Experience leading ad product development for mobile apps, OTT apps, outstream/instream video, and/or web pages

  • Experience with Javascript and HTML concepts and practices

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About Us

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

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