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Project Manager, Digital Experiences

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

National Geographic

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Summary

The Nat Geo Media Digital Ecosystem Team is responsible for the distribution and amplification of National Geographic’s award-winning content.

Working in close collaboration with Marketing and Technology, this team oversees Nat Geo’s websites, apps, and social media channels and is responsible for delivering products, experiences, and social content that inspire, inform, and engage consumers with our amazing digital storytelling.

The Digital Ecosystem Team’s objectives are to support NG Media’s KPIs —grow our addressable audience, grow our subscriber base, and increase profitability — by providing an experience that streamlines the path from strangers to friends, friends to subscribers, and subscribers into fans.

This role is responsible for coordinating all the projects that expand across lines of business, including but not limited to Technology, Marketing, International markets, and the National Geographic Society.

This person will report to the Director of Web and App, but its responsibilities expand to support the entire Digital Ecosystem team. The person’s major focus will be:

  • Leading the supervision and management of all technology projects from the business’ point of view, particularly projects that span across multiple technology teams.

  • Lead the development and oversee the management of a content calendar for all Nat Geo social media content, across platforms, in alignment with all internal and external stakeholders.

  • The final candidate will need to develop the processes and models for identifying and tracking all the steps and dependencies of each project, including negotiating timelines and deliverables with colleagues on higher positions. This person will also be accountable to report the progress of the projects to Sr. Leadership.

    It is critical that the Project Manager has the professional presence and experience to lead by influence rather than control, and the Emotional Intelligence to obtain results from a diverse set of stakeholders that don’t report directly into Nat Geo’s Digital Ecosystem team.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and management of a content calendar for all social media content, across platforms, in alignment with Marketing, Brand, Editorial, and Disney Tentpole priorities.

  • Lead the coordination of multiple projects simultaneously across lines of business, including stakeholder management, establishing launch timelines, tracking the development of each project, identifying and solving dependencies, and managing the execution of deliverables.

  • Establish the governance model for each project, including Executive Sponsors, Core Team, Work-stream Leads, and Key Stakeholders.

  • Track progress throughout the duration of a project (from definition to launch and beyond) with a mindfulness toward dependencies and facilitate effective communication within and across teams.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in product management, or a similar role.

  • Capability to provide project planning and leadership skills, taking a concept and driving to implementation, with a focus on people, process, and service delivery.

  • Track record of collaborating with a large and varied group of cross-functional teams and partners to tackle ambiguous problems and make forward progress.

  • Strong ability to multi-task and context-switch with ease, in a fast-paced and ever-evolving organization multiple work streams and multiple projects.

  • Strong process orientation with solid organizational and multi-tasking skills

  • Adept at establishing trusting relationships with both internal and external partners.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical individuals.

  • Proven track record of presenting to and influencing senior management.

  • Passion and commitment to diversity and inclusion inviting diverse perspectives, promoting and inclusive work environment.

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.



About National Geographic:

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with National Geographic, which is part of a business segment we call National Geographic.

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