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Job Introduction

***You must be authorized to work in the United States to be considered for this role.

This role is part of BBC Studios, our global content company that supports the BBC Public Service mission of maximising the greatest commercial returns to the license payer by building BBC brands, audiences and reputation across the world.

The BBC Studios Product and Technology group is responsible for the design, development and delivery of the Studios portfolio of products.

Our portfolio is diverse but is fully focused on supporting our functions and businesses around the globe whether that be back-office functions, content production or direct to consumer offerings. We are a growing function and will provide an important contribution to the business growth targets over the coming years.

Core to that growth will be the launching of new or enhanced digital products into the market in order to monetize our content offering. You will be joining the team as a key member for shaping and delivering a commercial news subscription offering which is at the mobilisation phase.

The Team:

Commercial Digital are a multi-function delivery team focused on delivery of world class direct-to-consumer and business-to-business solutions within BBC Studios. We are a small agile team delivering big change. We work in a fast-paced environment more akin to a start-up.

Our products include a number of marquee brands including Britbox, and Top Gear as well as a number of market leading B2B products.

You will join a team where everyone - including you – strives to better understand our customers and improve our products on a daily basis.

As a team we are adaptable, supportive, highly business focused and continually looking to improve.

This role provides the opportunity to be part of an exciting and entrepreneurial internationally focused team that values creativity and proactive problem-solving.

The Opportunity:

We are looking for an experienced Product Manager to join the team to help shape and deliver a major News based Direct-to-Consumer suite of products

The proposition is at an early stage and we are looking for someone who will own the prioritization and requirements of critical parts of our product roadmap. They will lead initiatives to help us better serve attract and serve users as well as further our business goals.

Role Responsibility

  • Work with stakeholders, key technical staff and within governance groups to understand business needs and drivers, and confirm objectives and priorities
  • Adept at moving products from discovery to definition, working with multi-functional stakeholders
  • Lead requirement gathering sessions with stakeholders looking to uncover deeper strategic needs and opportunities.
  • Develop relationships with pan-BBC and external stakeholders, delivery partners and suppliers as well as with colleagues and senior internal stakeholders.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to adapt messaging to the right level and language to ensure process, need, approach and outcomes are clearly understood.


  • Own product deliverables from inception to delivery. Use quantitative and qualitative reasoning to make the right product decisions and then clearly define solutions to meet user needs.
  • Use analytics and user behaviour to generate ideas, features and drive continuous product improvements, prioritising as required.
  • Work with stakeholders, key technical staff and within governance groups to understand business needs and drivers and confirm objectives and priorities.
  • Lead requirement gathering sessions with stakeholders and manage change in relation to specified requirements, looking to identify deeper strategic needs and opportunities.
  • As the product moves from discovery to definition, work with user experience design, project management and engineering teams to create an appropriate execution strategy.
  • During build, optimise the product for the needs of the business, bringing together user experience, business and technology.
  • Develop relationships with pan-BBC and external stakeholders, delivery partners and suppliers as well as peers and senior internal stakeholders.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Excellent product development skills and product life-cycle management including an understanding of agile methodology
  • Proven experience turning ideas into tangible functional product feature sets
  • Experience of working on direct-to-consumer, digital media or news products an advantage
  • Experience of end-to-end product delivery
  • Experience working directly with cross-functional teams to ship and iterate features
  • Demonstrable experience of making product decisions based on user needs – supported with research, usage data, or predictions of either
  • Ability to coordinate among multiple business, geographically dispersed stakeholders through an ongoing dialog to ensure product is aligned with business needs and activities

Compensation information: $80,000-$200,000. Dependent on experience & market conditions.

**This range is not inclusive of a flexible, hybrid working schedule and comprehensive benefits package including but not limited to: 100% BBCS covered medical and dental insurance for employees and their dependents, vision, competitive 401(k) match, mental health, gym reimbursement, pet insurance, commuter benefits.

Job ID 38288812176 Date posted 02/12/2022 Location New York, New York, United States
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