Digital Project Manager

I’m posting this on behalf of Discovery Communications.

About Discovery Communications:

Discovery Communications’ 13 U.S. cable and satellite television networks comprise one of the media industry’s most widely distributed portfolios of brands. The portfolio includes three channels – Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet – that reach over 90 million households each and eight channels – Investigation Discovery, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Science Channel, Discovery Family Channel, American Heroes Channel, Velocity, Destination America and Discovery Life Channel – that reach between 47 and 85 million households each. The portfolio also includes two Hispanic brands in the U.S. – Discovery en Español and Discovery Familia

About Role


  • Drive scope definition/documentation
  • Work with appropriate team resources to drive requirements definition
  • Develop/maintain actionable project schedules – clearly identifying: key milestones, deliverables, outcomes; dependencies; effort/durations; resources; abstract project schedule into more digestible presentations
  • Develop/maintain actionable project budgets – tracking/reporting on budget vs. actuals vs. forecast
  • Identify, track, and drive resolution of: issues and risks; project change management; key project decisions and action items
  • Facilitate recurring team status meetings / stand-ups – covering key accomplishments, upcoming activities, decisions, risks, issues, action items, etc.
  • Communicate project status, team velocity, and release progress to multiple audiences (project team, management, key stakeholders, clients, etc.) via multiple vehicles (email, presentations, etc.)
  • Manage applicable deliverable sign-offs
  • Identify and communicate team staffing requirements
  • Identify and understand cross-project dependencies and risks – coordinating with respective teams as applicable
  • Support QA team in driving resolution of defects
  • Support designing and implementing program and project management processes and templates

Position Requirements:

  • 4+ years managing digital projects (eg., marketing websites, e-commerce, social, mobile, etc.)
  • Strong written/oral/presentation skills with the ability to absorb low-level business/technical detail and translate into relevant, actionable information digestible by multiple audiences (project-level resources to sponsorship)
  • Experience managing projects that bridge both business and technology teams
  • Experience working for a professional services organization and/or account management
  • Experience managing vendors
  • Prefer experience with cloud-based project management tools (e.g., SmartSheet, Jira) and CMS (e.g., Drupal)
  • Prefer understanding of agile /scrum methodologies
  • Experience in development of K-12 educational products a plus


  • Detail Oriented
  • Obsessively Organized
  • Diplomatic with strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Comfortable driving teams and management to decisions – willing to push-back for information and answers
  • Self-motivated – not requiring significant managerial direction
  • Adept at adjusting to changing circumstances quickly and professionally