The Hill and Nexstar’s Product team are looking for a seasoned, results-focused product leader to help drive the evolution of The Hill’s digital consumer experiences, including thehill.com Website, video, native mobile apps, newsletters, and more. The Sr. Director, Product Management will be a key member of Nexstar’s product center of excellence, contributing to the strategy, implementation, and maintenance of internal and consumer-facing features and functionality in The Hill’s portfolio of digital offerings. Interfacing directly with Nexstar Digital’s wider Product, Program Management, Technology, and Revenue teams, the Sr. Director will also represent The Hill in the larger product development process and lifecycle.
This Washington, D.C.-based position requires experience with news, politics, policy, and elections content in digital formats. The Sr. Director will collaborate closely with The Hill’s editorial, video, digital, and revenue teams to craft, communicate, and execute on priorities and projects. Simultaneously, there will be close collaboration with the Nexstar Digital team to see projects and initiatives through to completion.
An ability to navigate both strategic and day-to-day product priorities is essential to this role, as is a relentless focus on users and success metrics. Clear, actionable communication to and with a variety of multidisciplinary stakeholder groups is also key. Given Product’s centrality to the digital product lifecycle, the Sr. Director will be a highly organized, but flexible, problem-solver and solution-seeker.
Drive Product-focused feature development for The Hill’s digital properties, including thehill.com Website, digital video products, mobile apps, and more
Collaborate on a day-to-day basis with The Hill’s business, content, video, and revenue teams to help meet engagement and revenue goals
Liaise directly with Nexstar’s Digital Product, Revenue, Engineering, Program Management, and Analytics teams to drive The Hill’s digital product priorities
Contribute to/help communicate group priorities and roadmap to stakeholders.
Author clear, actionable requirements in an Agile development environment.
Use a variety of reporting and project management tools to communicate and document across The Hill’s portfolio including Jira, Confluence, etc.
Participate in end-to-end digital feature rollouts and maintenance including:
Feature Definition (User Stories, Acceptance Criteria, etc.)
Conducting user acceptance testing
Creatin detailed product artifacts such as PRDs and training documentation.
Intake, triage, and follow-through on stakeholder bug/feature reports via systems like Zendesk
5+ years of experience as a Product leader with proven knowledge and experience working on digital Politics/Policy/Elections products
Demonstrated record of driving digital product growth via both ideation and iteration (KPI/OKR growth and material increase in core product value)
Ability to own end-to-end Product development, from ideation to deployment
Fierce advocate for users
Consumer digital experience expert
A focus on both revenue/ROI and engagement
Stellar communication and project management skills with the ability to weave strategy, insights, priorities, and plan into a structured and organized storyline at all levels of management and stakeholders.
Basic digital Analytics acumen (traffic/engagement, etc.) using reporting tools such as Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, Looker, etc.
Ability to create wireframes and work with design-focused software like Photoshop, Adobe XD, Figma, etc.
Strong analytical skills and data-driven decision making
Product experience working directly with Content, Video, Revenue, Design, Program Management, and Engineering teams to build and ship features products
Proven track record of launching, maintaining, measuring, and improving Politics/Policy/Elections Websites, video products, or mobile apps
Expert at communicating effectively with a variety of stakeholders and collaborating and managing projects within a large geographically diverse company.
Knowledge of Agile Software Development Product Management methodologies, tools, and practices (gathering and writing requirements, prioritization, user acceptance testing, etc.)
About Nexstar and The Hill
Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Nexstar Media Group, Inc. is the largest local broadcast television group in the United States and one of the world’s leading diversified media companies. Nexstar operates 125 websites and 239 mobile apps, delivering premium and trusted content from Nexstar Media Group’s portfolio of media assets, including 200 owned or partner local broadcast stations in 116 U.S. markets, NewsNationNow.com, TheHill.com, and BestReviews.com. Collectively, Nexstar Media Group’s digital assets are a Comscore Top 10 U.S. digital news and information property.
Established in 1994, The Hill is the country’s definitive digital source for non-partisan political news and information. Inside the Beltway, it’s known as an essential, agenda-setting read for lawmakers and influencers. Beyond the Capitol, The Hill’s trusted content is shared more often on social media than any other political news brand in America.
Our properties include TheHill.com, reaching a monthly audience of 41M; The Hill TV, the largest independent video platform within the Beltway with 1.4B annual views; The Hill’s print edition, one of the most influential sources for law and policy makers; Elevate Studios, creating breakthrough branded content offerings for leading marketers; and The Hill Events, which hosted 70 virtual events last year, featuring 92 Members of Congress and 88 industry leaders in meaningful policy discussions.
Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that produces and distributes engaging local and national news, sports and entertainment content across television, streaming and digital platforms, including nearly 300,000 hours of original video content each year. Nexstar owns America’s largest local broadcasting group comprised of top network affiliates, with 200 owned or partner stations in 116 U.S. markets reaching 212 million people. Nexstar’s national television properties include The CW, America’s fifth major broadcast network, NewsNation, America’s fastest-growing national news and entertainment cable network reaching 70 million television homes, popular entertainment multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network. The Company’s portfolio of digital assets, including The Hill and BestReviews, are collectively a Top 10 U.S. digital news and information property. In addition to delivering exceptional content and service to our communities, Nexstar provides premium multiplatform and video-on-demand advertising opportunities at scale for businesses and brands seeking to leverage the strong consumer engagement of our compelling content offering. For more information, please visit Nexstar.tv.
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