What’s the job? Head of Programme Management, New Business Ventures, Times Newspaper Limited
1 year fixed term contract, with a extending to permanent
Where do I work? News UK – Times Newspapers Ltd
Who reports to me? 1 x project manager
Who do I report to? Director of Product News UK, with a dotted line to the Director of New Business Ventures
Why are we here? To create, validate and scale new digital revenue opportunities for the Times and Sunday Times
New Business Ventures Department:
TNL New Business Ventures is an innovation division focussed on the development and incubation of new digital revenues for the Times and Sunday Times. As part of a rapidly expanding new business unit, you will uncover market opportunities; develop new concepts, rapidly testing and validating business models. The division operates autonomously from the rest of the business, and comprises a tiger team of cross-disciplinary experts who share an entrepreneurial passion for delivering purposeful and valuable customer experiences.
This is a unique opportunity to work in a start-up culture, but have all the advantages of leveraging the Times brand, and it’s unique ability to influence the affluent.
What’s my personal contribution?
This role will lead the programme management of all new product incubation, working in partnership with vertical business leads and key functional business owners across the department.
What are my Responsibilities & Accountabilities?
Managing programme of new incubation projects
Budget accountability for all projects
Delivery of across all projects
Managing resource budget
Roll-out incubation process management across projects to drive rapid
Escalation and guidance across all projects
Communication management to steering committee and project teams
What do I Know
Useful knowledge, skills and experience
Strong programme management experience
Expert in agile product development
Able to lead and influence in a matrixed team structure
Experience leading multiple simultaneous projects
Outstanding proposition development skills
Highly analytical, managing multiple experiments
Strong technical and financial management skills
Ability to influence people across departments, especially Technology Editorial and Marketing
What do I Show?
Think as one: ability to thrive in a collaborative and creative environment
Proud and passionate: unrelenting desire to deliver remarkable and truly innovative product and marketing experiences.
Flexible and adaptable: move fast and adapt
Experimental mind-set: challenge assumptions, testing in experiments
News UK is a great company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are a company which has journalism at its very heart. Our newspapers and associated websites are some of the most powerful media brands in the English speaking world, reaching 30 million people each week. They are very different products with different values and different strengths, but all are united by a commitment to independent journalism that connects with our customers.
News UK is a company which thrives on pace. Our people stretch themselves on a daily basis, challenging the status quo to produce the best service possible to our readers and customers. We embrace creativity and initiative and we have some of the most talented people in the industry.
If you want to work for one of the world's most exciting, challenging and creative media organisations then News UK is the place to build your career.