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Discovery

Sr. Product Manager

Discovery hires the very best and brightest talent who are enthusiastic and passionate to fulfill the company's mission of empowering people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity.

In exchange for their talent and drive, employees are provided with an engaging, diverse workplace and the resources they need to learn, thrive and grow in their careers.

About Us

Discovery's Digital group is a well-funded start-up within Discovery, Inc. We are fast, nimble, and have fun developing new, innovative, and immersive digital products and content for iconic brands. We are working at the crossroads of technology, entertainment, and everyday utility. As content creators across the digital ecosystem, we continuously leverage our technology to create immersive viewing and interactive experiences.

We tell engaging stories to millions of viewers across the Internet every day and bring new interactive experiences to life to not only entertain but improve the lives of our customers. Most recently, our group is behind the launch of discovery+, Discovery's global streaming service, serving as the definitive destination for real life entertainment with the largest ever content offering at launch, which debuted in the U.S. on January 4, 2021.

About the Role

We are looking for a Sr. Product Manager, Video Player to lead video-focused initiatives that will drive our KPIs. The position will be responsible for the roadmap, analysis, and execution of video playback performance improvements for consumer-facing video player features across mobile, web and living room platforms. Areas of ownership for this role include: Video Player technology and features, workflows for live and on-demand content, and managing relationships with key video delivery partners.

Responsibilities

  • Drive the improvement of video player performance metrics including video start times, buffering rates, video error rates and more
  • Collaborate with other members of the product team and drive experimentation of new features within the playback experience
  • Work closely with video player engineering teams by defining use cases and requirements
  • Develop and nurture relationships with external platform partners and technology vendors
  • Manage video player functionality across multiple products, platforms and/or initiatives
  • Collaborate with Data Science, Product Marketing and Content Operations teams
  • Analyze data using various tools to find the insights that matter
  • Prioritize and manage feature backlogs
  • Craft well-constructed user stories based on consumer and business goals
  • Keep on top of industry trends, technologies, and techniques
  • Be a strong and vocal voice of the consumer
  • Identify and push through new opportunities for Discovery Digital to continue to improve their standing as an industry leading video streaming platform


Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of proven Product Management experience
  • Background in digital media
  • Previous experience working in an agile development environment
  • Video player product management experience
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, proven ability to build and maintain relationships and to influence and lead without direct authority.
  • Ability to make decisions quickly and independently with minimal oversight.
  • Demonstrated ability to gather and synthesize requirements across diverse functional areas and convert them into a product roadmap and vision.
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Experience dealing with vendors is a plus
  • Vendor Management experience
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States


Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

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Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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