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Senior Product Manager II, Video Player Experiences

Company: Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution
Location: Tenafly
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Comprised of Disney's international media businesses and the Company's various streaming
services, the Disney Media Entertainment & Distribution segment aligns technology, content and
distribution platforms to expand the Company's global footprint and deliver world-class,
personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is
responsible for The Walt Disney Company's direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including
the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; Disney+; and the
Company's ownership stake in Hulu.

The Senior Product Manager, Video Player & Experiences will play an integral role in the
product vision and development of ESPN's video playback technology & experiences across
multiple platforms including mobile, web and connected devices. This role is responsible for
helping to create a world-class video playback experience that delights our fans. Our mission is
to be the first place fans choose to experience sports related media.

Within 3 months, you will:
--- Learn how our product operates, and how our tools and platform translate to what the customer sees.
--- Establish relationships with teams and stakeholders integral to video playback and end user experience (Media Engineering, Tooling & Instrumentation teams, Player teams, etc.).
--- Take ownership of a key project in the video player space.
--- Get access to various reporting tools and dashboards that you'll need to be successful.
--- Begin writing requirements, designing experiments, and working with an engineering team to build our product.
Within 6 months, you will:
--- Build a deep understanding of our customers, why and where they consider ESPN, and how and why they do/do not consume media on ESPN.
--- Collaborate with a cross-functional team including engineering, design, user research and data science to build a compelling product roadmap and facilitate the execution of that roadmap to ship impactful product features that delight our customers and increase ESPN's reach.
--- Identify areas to invest in as a product team.
Within 12 months you will:
--- Continuously capture insights from customer feedback, experiments, research, andanalysis to iterate on the roadmap and improve the product.
--- Be an advocate for our customers and the team's mission internally in the company andpresent our work and roadmap to internal and external partners.
--- Participate in interviews and hiring to expand the team.
--- Become a subject matter expert on various aspects of the playback experience andproduct.
--- Lead at least one major project that creates impact for the business and users.
The right candidate will have a strong vision and be capable of blending the fan's perspective
and desire with ESPN's business goals. Additionally, the candidate must be a self-motivated,
team player who can drive the overall business objectives of the organization. This person must
be able to work closely with other internal and external product & technology experts and have strong operational skills.

Responsibilities :

--- Writing Product Requirements
--- Data Analysis and Experimentation
--- Responsible for end-to-end ownership of large projects
--- Helps oversee delivery based on daily project schedules and coordinates activities across diverse disciplines
--- Develops detailed requirements, feature definitions and implementation plans
--- Makes recommendations to improve product(s) or processes utilizing user research and/or design concepts
--- Identifies problem spaces for potential product solutions

Basic Qualifications :

--- 7+ years of professional experience in product management, or a similar role
--- Organized approach to identifying, understanding, and solving customer problems
--- Experience with hypothesis-driven experimentation and deriving meaningful insights from data
--- Track record of collaborating with a large and varied group of cross-functional teams and partners to tackle ambiguous problems and make forward progress
--- Ability to think strategically and craft a compelling product vision
--- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
--- Strong ability to multi-task and context-switch with ease, in a fast-paced and ever-evolving organization.

Preferred Qualifications:

--- Bachelor's degree in a related field, or equivalent experience
--- Previous experience working in AGILE
--- Previous experience working with streaming media, data distribution or internal platforms with dynamic data ingestion
--- Previous experience working on client side media infrastructure

Additional Information :

Keywords: Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, Tenafly , Senior Product Manager II, Video Player Experiences, Executive , Tenafly, New Jersey

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