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Date: Jul 18, 2021

Location: New York, NY, US, 10281

Company: Associated Press

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day more than half the world's population sees news from AP.


The Associated Press seeks a highly motivated technology Project Manager for its video platforms and services. The Project Manager will work as a part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary project management team that provides support for the creation of AP products and services worldwide. The candidate must have a sound understanding of software development and project lifecycles, as well as a basic understanding of video and editorial workflows.  A successful candidate will develop and manage project proposals and plans, develop business requirements, manage project scope and resources against budget and be responsible for stakeholder communications. This role calls for a strong foundation in managing complex, enterprise projects using a variety of project management methodologies, especially agile, and have the flexibility to lead cross functional teams to deliver integrated technology solutions.  



  • Manage cross-departmental teams to oversee projects from planning through launch
  • Work collaboratively with business and editorial stakeholders to firm up requirements and objectives, including measurable success criteria
  • Develop and manage project plans, timelines, and dependencies
  • Perform risk assessments and develop mitigation plans
  • Communicate program status to stakeholders and senior executives through presentations and status reports
  • Provide leadership and motivation to project team members throughout the project life cycle


Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years project management experience leading complex projects
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related discipline
  • Understanding of the software development process, including requirements gathering, analysis/design, development tools/technologies, release/version control, contemporary testing methodologies and release management
  • Proven project management experience, including excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated, team player who will enjoy partnering with various subject matter experts to drive the best possible solutions
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and using data to inform business decisions


Preferred Qualifications

  • PMP (Project Management Professional) / CSM (Certified Scrum Master) certification
  • Vendor management experience a plus
  • Experience in traditional and cloud-based broadcast/online video workflows



This position will be managed from AP’s New York City headquarters.  Due to Covid restrictions, we are currently working on a remote basis.  When the restrictions are lifted, the successful applicant may work from AP’s New York office or on a fully remote basis anywhere within the United States.


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


The application period will expire at 11:59pm on August 2, 2021.


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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