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Purpose of the Role

ESI Media are looking to recruit a Product Manager to work in the Digital Product team.

You will play an integral part in developing the next generation of digital experiences for all newspaper titles. You will report to the Head of Product and have exposure to the senior management team.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an established national news media group with a fast-growing digital business. You will be working on products that are at the heart of news consumption and a massive driver of growth for the group.

Responsibilities

  • Development & maintain product roadmaps that meet the product vision and business goals
  • Own the delivery of product roadmaps (enhancements + changes) from ideation to launch
  • Proactive stakeholder management
  • Hold workshops with stakeholders to identify consumer problems and develop multiple solutions to solve those problems
  • Document requirements from business stakeholders to a degree that they can be easily understood by all teams (using user stories, basic wireframe creation etc)
  • Liaise with stakeholders to get further information on requirements where necessary
  • Use data, product usage and market analysis to make product prioritisation decisions
  • Highlight potential risks in product delivery pipeline
  • Highlight potential conflicts in upcoming development work
  • Ensure the product backlog is kept prioritised and does not include redundant requests
  • Work with the development teams in getting high-level estimations for delivery of new features + functionality
  • Develop release plans for upcoming enhancements to the products

Required Competencies

  • Lateral thinking - you ask the right questions in order to get a full understanding of stakeholder and customer problems and potential risks
  • Problem solver - you have the ability to develop multiple solutions to resolve product problems
  • Stakeholder management - you’re able to modify your approach to best suit each stakeholder
  • Agile delivery methodology (SCRUM as a bonus) & working with cross-functional teams
  • Exceptional drive - you’re happy to help by whatever means necessary in order to get the job done
  • Takes the initiative - you’ll identify what needs to be done and will make it happen
  • Customer Focussed - you know the importance of customer feedback
  • Use of Visio, LucidChart or similar to draw basic wireframes to be used as talking points
  • Experience using JIRA or equivalent SCRUM board / issue management tool
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills
  • Comfortable asking questions of stakeholders at all levels
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Experience Necessary

  • Previously worked in a start-up or small product & tech teams
  • Has 4+ years experience working in software product delivery
  • Has worked in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Has worked on news media websites and had previous exposure to different CMSs
  • Has experience working with 3rd party technology
  • Familiarity with aha! for developing roadmaps is a nice to have

Working With

  • Head of Product
  • Product Managers
  • User Experience
  • Product & Creative Designers
  • Engineers
  • Quality Assurance & Test Analysts
  • Business Stakeholders across Editorial & Commercial
  • MD Consumer
  • Chief of Technology
  • Project / Delivery Managers
  • 3rd Party Suppliers

All of our employees are entitled to benefits including great pension, private healthcare and life insurance schemes. We also offer cycle to work and season ticket loan initiatives to make our employees’ journeys to work easier. We want our employees to enjoy working for us and we invest in training and development to support and develop rewarding careers.

To apply please send an up-to-date CV + covering letter, including salary expectations.

Due to the high volume of applications we will only be contacting candidates who have been shortlisted and progressed through to the next stage.

Location: You will be based at our Head office in Kensington, London, W8.

Hours: Your hours will be 37.5 hours per week working Monday to Fridays.

ESI Media is an equal opportunities employer, if you require any reasonable adjustments to complete your application, please do not hesitate to advise us accordingly.

Apply

Key responsibilities

  • Find, pitch and write exclusive stories that will lead The Independent website and Daily Edition app.
  • Produce quick and accurate breaking news stories
  • Write analysis, features and long reads on key developments on your beat
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key contacts
  • Suggest and write headlines to best promote stories on the website and social media
  • Choose pictures and videos to accompany stories

Skills and experience

  • At least two years’ experience in a similar role for a newspaper or news website
  • A proven track record of bringing in exclusive stories
  • Experience of writing under intense deadline pressure in a breaking news environment
  • Ability to run their own patch and develop contacts
  • Experience and / or enthusiasm for capturing video content while reporting

Expected behaviours

  1. Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focused way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  2. Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  3. Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  4. Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  5. Responsive Delivery - Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with three story ideas and a full covering letter with salary expectations.

Due to the high volume of applications we will only be contacting candidates who have been shortlisted and progressed through to the next stage.

Location: You will be based at our Head office in Kensington, London, W8.

Hours: Your hours will be 40 hours per week.

ESI Media is an equal opportunities employer, if you require any reasonable adjustments to complete your application, please do not hesitate to advise us accordingly.

Apply

The Independent is looking for a Science correspondent to deliver hard-hitting exclusives and quick turnaround breaking stories.

Required Experience/Skills

  • At least two years’ experience working for a newspaper or news-led website

  • A proven track record of bringing in the kind of exclusive stories that will get the Independent noticed

  • Experience of writing under intense deadline pressure in a breaking news environment

  • Ability to run their own patch and develop contacts

  • An interest in social media as platform for serious journalism and a way to reach new audiences

  • Experience and / or enthusiasm for capturing video content while reporting

Expected Behaviours

  1. Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  2. Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  3. Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  4. Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  5. Responsive Delivery - Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

About The Independent

Created in 1986 by Andreas Whittam & co. with a reputation for innovation and quality, today the Independent is a leading digital newspaper through its website and social media.

Read The Independent at: http://www.independent.co.uk

Follow us on Twitter: @Independent

Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheIndependentOnline

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations.

Due to the high volume of applications we will only be contacting candidates who have been shortlisted and progressed through to the next stage.

ESI Media is an equal opportunities employer, if you require any reasonable adjustments to complete your application, please do not hesitate to advise us accordingly.

All of our employees are entitled to benefits including great pension, private healthcare and life insurance schemes. We also offer cycle to work and season ticket loan initiatives to make our employees’ journeys to work easier. We want our employees to enjoy working for us and we invest in training and development to support and develop rewarding careers.

Apply

You will be able to

  • Work quickly and accurately on a range of stories – news, comment, features, business
  • Spot and eradicate errors/typos and make improvements to copy
  • Write good headlines and page furniture
  • Be comfortable with digital working (prior knowledge is essential)
  • Work to tight deadlines on daily edition
  • Work within a team, adapting quickly to changes

Key responsibilities

  • The sub-editor must tidy up and polish stories on the website, check spelling and grammar, and ensure house style is followed and intros are tight and well-written.
  • All sub-editors must enrich articles by ensuring there are links to related stories, ‘read more’ boxes, pictures and galleries. Ultimately, the aim is to keep the user on the site for longer.
  • The sub-editor is part of the team creating the Independent Daily Edition mobile app. Articles (mainly but not exclusively from the website) will be prepared with appropriate style and furniture for the app. An eye for detail and presentation will be key to this part of the role.

Skills and experience

  • Speed
  • Accuracy
  • Good general knowledge of current affairs
  • Flexibility, can-do attitude
  • Willingness to learn
  • Previous sub-editing experience required
  • Digital experience would be an advantage for this role, but not essential. There would be opportunities to write and contribute in other areas.
  • Shift work including weekends. Extend vigilance across compliance and ethical status.

Expected behaviours

  1. Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focused way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  2. Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  3. Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  4. Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  5. Responsive Delivery - Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations.

Due to the high volume of applications we will only be contacting candidates who have been shortlisted and progressed through to the next stage.

Location: You will be based at our Head office in Kensington, London, W8.

Hours: Your hours will be 40 hours per week.

ESI Media is an equal opportunities employer, if you require any reasonable adjustments to complete your application, please do not hesitate to advise us accordingly.

All of our employees are entitled to benefits including great pension, private healthcare and life insurance schemes. We also offer cycle to work and season ticket loan initiatives to make our employees’ journeys to work easier. We want our employees to enjoy working for us and we invest in training and development to support and develop rewarding careers.

Apply

The Role

The Independent is looking for an Environment Correspondent to deliver exclusive stories, breaking news, features and analysis.

Key responsibilities

  • Find, pitch and write exclusive stories that will lead The Independent website and Daily Edition app.
  • Produce quick and accurate breaking news stories
  • Write analysis, features and long reads on key developments on your beat
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key contacts
  • Suggest and write headlines to best promote stories on the website and social media
  • Choose pictures and videos to accompany stories

Skills and experience

  • At least two years’ experience working for a newspaper or news website
  • A proven track record of bringing in the kind of exclusive stories that will get the Independent noticed
  • Experience of writing under intense deadline pressure in a breaking news environment
  • Ability to run their own patch and develop contacts
  • Experience and / or enthusiasm for capturing video content while reporting

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations.

Due to the high volume of applications we will only be contacting candidates who have been shortlisted and progressed through to the next stage.

Location: You will be based at our London office.

ESI Media is an equal opportunities employer, if you require any reasonable adjustments to complete your application, please do not hesitate to advise us accordingly.

All of our employees are entitled to benefits including great pension, private healthcare and life insurance schemes. We also offer season ticket loan initiatives to make our employees’ journeys to work easier. We want our employees to enjoy working for us and we invest in training and development to support and develop rewarding careers.

Apply

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