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Project Manager

U.S. News & World Report
Washington , District of Columbia 20007

U.S. News & World Report is a multifaceted digital media company dedicated to helping citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy officials make important decisions in their lives. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for nearly 90 years. Our platforms on usnews.com include Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews.

We reach more than 40 million people monthly during moments when they are most in need of expert advice and motivated to act on that advice directly on our platforms. Our signature franchises include our “Best” series of consumer guides on colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, diets, cars, financial services and more. These guides provide an easy-to-digest list for consumers to better understand and compare when making their decisions. We continue to publish annual guides of the authoritative Best Colleges and Best Hospitals rankings on our website and in print. And our U.S. News Live flagship conferences highlight important national conversations including Healthcare of Tomorrow and Healthiest Communities.

Your role in helping us shape the future:

U.S. News is looking for a Project Manager to provide project leadership and support to one or more cross-functional product development teams. This highly collaborative position involves working closely with Product Owners, Engineering, Editorial and other stakeholders across the company to create realistic project plans and track their progress. Your work will range from managing complex, transformational projects, to leading process improvements, to facilitating the day-to-day work of your teams.

Are you up to the challenge?

As a project manager, you will:

  • Keep projects moving forward on a day to day basis by leading standups, flagging risks, removing impediments and streamlining communication among stakeholders

  • Help teams achieve their full potential by recommending ways of working that increase quality and efficiency

  • Work with product, content and engineering to create realistic project plans and product roadmaps

  • Provide clear, concise status updates to project stakeholders

  • Help teams analyze multiple approaches to problems and arrive at solutions that meet user and business goals

 

Requirements

You should definitely

  • 2+ years of experience working as a project manager in a software development environment Understand the agile software development lifecycle and be able to recommend appropriate processes based on team composition and goals

  • Be able to adapt project management and productivity tools such as Jira, G-Suite and Slack to help teams collaborate and communicate effectively

  • Have excellent communication skills and be comfortable communicating with stakeholders at all levels of the company

  • Be able to build solid working relationships with team members with different personality types, areas of expertise and skill sets

  • Be able to analyze problems and opportunities, come up with potential solutions, and present the pros and cons to project stakeholders

  • Be comfortable juggling multiple projects and priorities

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree

It would be nice if you

  • Certified Scrum Master or Agile Certified Practitioner

  • Worked in a digital media company

What it’s like to work with us:

  • Talent is our best asset!

  • We invest in people with passion and potential who understand U.S. News’ dedication to our consumers.

  • Entrepreneurial, mission-driven culture with core values of quality and integrity

  • Focus on fostering personal and professional growth

  • Competitive benefits including paid vacation time, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training

  • Collaborative Work Environment ~ Fun, diverse, inclusive and ambitious co-workers

Other Job Info:

  • Candidates must provide a resume to be considered.

  • This position will require the successful candidate to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.  As an equal opportunity employer, the Company will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.
     

 

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Posted: 2021-11-16 Expires: 2021-12-31

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