SNA1638 - Digital Products Manager

Division: Digital (Non-Editorial)
Department: Abu Dhabi Studio HQ
Section: Digital Designer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Abu Dhabi
Closing Date: 14-Dec-2019

Under the guidance of the Chief Digital Products Officer The Digital Products Manager will be a key contributor to the digital product transformation for Sky News Arabia 24 hour News Channel working closely with the Digital Editor, Online Editor and Social Media Editor.


  • Create, analyze, launch and optimize digital product projects working closely with the data, optimization, digital, online, social and software development teams.


  • Work closely with the software development team UI/UX, front and back end teams to deliver an engaging content consumer experience across all Sky News Arabia owned assets including connected devices and aggregation platforms.


  • Provide the optimal work flows and returns for content being re purposed from TV / Audio or digital firsts onto owned assets.


  • Manage relations with distribution and product partners with clear objective of maintaining best practice, driving traffic and user engagement across Sky News Arabia owned assets.


  • Manage the digital solutions, tools and processes required to drive growth across Sky News Arabia’s owned assets including connected devices.


  • Manage the digital product development side working with the software development team for all Sky News Arabia digital assets.
  • Working closely with Sky News Arabia digital teams, software development and digital partners to deliver on annual KPIs across all owned assets.



Key Skills, Experience & Education


  • Minimum 10 years Digital Product experience. MENA experience is a pre-requisite.
  • Fluent Arabic and English Speaker, educated to degree level.
  • Possess strong communication skills and an ability to articulate strategy right through to delivery of initiatives
  • A team player with a deep understanding of editorial and commercial imperatives.
  • Demonstrated experience and confidence to take the lead and guide other departments when necessary.
  • Ability to manage key relationships internally & externally, building and leveraging relevant, successful partnerships
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, managing multiple priorities under tight deadlines.
  • Identify opportunities with partners who will drive Sky News Arabia’s beyond its intended targets, creating product synergies and efficiencies across the business.
  • Possess strong people management skills with the ability to lead others.
  • Be performance and results orientated and have an ability to influence multiple stakeholders across all levels   
  • Be a strategic thinker with a desire to create and implement new initiatives  
  • Be a thought leader at industry events and conferences, representing Sky News Arabia’s values accordingly.
  • Be a Positive, Passionate and enthusiastic leader driving the company’s digital product optimization and transformation. 


Other Information:


Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume / CV
2. Passport-size photograph


Due to the fast paced nature of our business, vacancy closing dates are subject to change.

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