Deputy Director Innovation & Workshops

New York City, NY, United States Full Time Lead
Role

Be a critical contributor to the ongoing success of the Dow Jones Innovation Unit

and help carve the future for all Dow Jones product lines.

We are looking for an experienced leader who has a keen mind for digital product

development and a holistic view of new and adjacent markets in the digital media

space.

You will have a deep understanding of digital technology to support subscription,

ad driven and B2B businesses at scale. You will also require credible and current

insights into the latest market trends and technologies that support high growth

digital media. You should have the ability to spot opportunities through data

driven evidence, business models, and constant customer validation.

You will be responsible for driving the new ideas funnel, including managing

intensive workshops, and fostering a spirit of innovation across the global group.

This will include regular presentations to both colleagues and clients.

You will thrive off problem solving, working in small and large teams and possess

the leadership to inspire, influence and champion change in a highly dynamic

environment.

Responsibilities

· Ensure operational excellence and efficient execution across all Dow Jones

innovation initiatives, providing encouragement, inspiration, efficiencies and

cohesion

· Help steer the Innovation Unit’s strategy, priorities and budget

· Own the product roadmap with ownership of product checkpoints, pivots,

growth or termination. Own the ideation funnel to vet, filter and assess.

· Help manage the Opportunity Workshops, coordinating with leadership teams to

recruit candidates and deliver product plans inline with the group’s strategic goals.

Execute on product plans with key stakeholders and constantly validate with

customers. Help recruit candidates for the workshops across all

· Communicate both internally and externally the team’s mission and

accomplishments through all channels, including public speaking

· Support all partnerships and sales functions including ad sales, custom

content and B2B in prospecting, pitching and closing.

· Mentor and coach all team members and colleagues to promote best

practice, innovation and foster entrepreneurialism.

· Monitor and report back on impactful market developments, emerging

technologies and relevant startups.

Skills & Experience:

· 12+ years of digital product management experience, with a track record of

delivering high growth digital media initiatives

· Understanding of software development, design school thinking, agile methodologies and

best practice and ability to co-ordinate off shore teams

· Data driven analysis skills and detailed road-mapping abilities

· Leadership and decision making skills using empathy and persuasion

· Deep understanding of technology, platforms, digital marketing metrics and

growth levers.

· Enthusiasm for and willingness to embrace emerging technologies such as

AR, VR, AI and NLP.

· Ability to prioritize and problem solve amongst competing pressures and

business demands

· Confidence in sales environments with strategic accounts, ability to brief

executive leadership teams and to motivate and challenge all colleagues

· Excellent communication skills, including high profile public speaking

engagements

· Willingness to travel extensively, often at short notice

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