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Project Manager, AP Technology

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Date: Jan 19, 2023

Location: New York, NY, US, 10281

Company: Associated Press

The Associated Press is an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting. Founded in 1846, AP today remains the most trusted source of fast, accurate, unbiased news in all formats and the essential provider of the technology and services vital to the news business. More than half the world's population sees AP journalism every day.

 

 

 

The Associated Press seeks a motivated Project Manager to join its Technology team in New York, NY. The Project Manager will be part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team that supports content creation and various platforms and services that enable content distribution to AP’s customers.

 

Applicants are expected to have a working knowledge of the software development lifecycle, and tools used to create products roadmaps and project plans. Project managers are expected to participate in project planning; developing business requirements; managing scope, budget and schedules; collaborating with software development and support teams and managing all stakeholder communications.

 

This role calls for strong communication and organizational skills and a willingness to learn internal workflows and the needs of AP’s customers. This full-time position will be based in AP’s New York City headquarters. 

 

Please note: AP is currently a hybrid office-remote workplace. This role would require the successful candidate to work from AP’s New York office at least 2 days per week, subject to change.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage multiple initiatives simultaneously across a variety of teams
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders across the organization to analyze and translate business needs into technology requirements, and report out on project status
  • Organize and report project status to all stakeholders
  • Create and manage work tracks
  • Adapt to changing conditions and modify project execution plan as appropriate while managing multiple projects concurrently
  • Proactively highlight and resolve risks and issues and clearly communicate those risks to stakeholders
  • Identify blocks and facilitate the removal of those blocks

 

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years project management experience leading co-located project teams
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related discipline
  • Have a strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, concurrently managing multiple initiatives, and manage priorities
  • Analytical, deadline-driven, and process-oriented personality
  • Entrepreneurial drive, with the ability to understand tradeoffs and how project decisions are made
  • Excel in leading effective meetings (keeping teams on track), plan, document decisions, and follow up
  • Excellent communication skills – especially in written and oral presentations – and the ability to facilitate parties working collaboratively and efficiently
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and use data to inform business decisions

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • PMP (Project Management Professional) / CSM (Certified Scrum Master) certification
  • Vendor management experience a plus

 

 

 

 

Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required.  Authorization to work in the US for any employer is mandatory.

 

The anticipated salary range for this position is $110,000 - $120,000, contingent on experience and other job-related factors.  Employees are eligible to participate, according to the terms of the official plan documents, in a 401(k) plan, employer-sponsored health insurance plan, and are eligible for paid time off and holidays in accordance with AP policy.

 

Application Deadline: February 11, 2023 at 11:59PM ET

 

AP seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity and provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable nondiscrimination laws.

 

 

 

 


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