Manager, Product

Ref#: 36680
CBS Business Unit: CBS Interactive
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Location: Burbank, CA, US

About Us:

CBS Interactive, a division of ViacomCBS, is the world’s largest publisher of premium digital content and a perennial top 10 Internet company. CBS Interactive’s brands span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming.

Properties include the websites, apps and streaming services of the CBS Television Network such as the CBS All Access subscription service, CBS News Digital platforms including the 24/7 digital news network CBSN, and CBS Sports Digital brands including the 24-hour streaming sports news network CBS Sports HQ, as well as digital-first properties in key content verticals, including CNET, ZDNet,, GameSpot,, Metacritic and Chowhound.

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Division Overview:
The CBS Television Distribution (CTD) group at CBS Interactive leads and creates highly engaging digital entertainment experiences for first-run television syndication brands such as: Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, Rachael Ray, Dr. Phil, The Doctors, and The Drew Barrymore Show (launching Fall 2020). CTD is a fast-paced group whose portfolio also includes original digital channels ET Live (the free 24/7 direct-to-consumer streaming network dedicated to all things entertainment available on OTT, mobile devices and online platforms) and Dabl (a multiplatform, advertiser-supported lifestyle network). CTD also re-launched and manages, the official site of the iconic StarTrek franchise.

Role Details:
CTD is seeking a Manager of Product leading,, and ETLive. This role will manage the long-term roadmap constantly iterating to respond to new opportunities, and our business needs while creating innovative initiatives with high impact. In a flexible and fast-paced environment, you will guide products from conception to launch by connecting the technical and business worlds and support the day to day business of our brands and cross-brand initiatives. The role is an exciting combination of product leader with vision and technical product manager engaging with engineering at a technical level solving problems. The ideal candidate will shift seamlessly from creative ideation to tactical / technological environments and inspire the team and co-workers to push the limits and deliver excellence.

Your Day-to-Day:
  • Oversee the success of the product roadmap for all aspects of digital product experiences
  • Lead a team of product managers on various initiatives - visualize, identify, and create efficiencies between ETOnline and ETLive
  • Responsible for leading products using the Agile process and mindset from the planning stage to defining requirements, creating user stories, and prioritizing features
  • Launch new products and features, test their performance and iterate / reiterate quickly
  • Collaborate with product and scrum teams on business requirements, managing changes, removing roadblocks, and communicating broadly with multiple stakeholders
  • Partner with engineering on evaluating and prioritizing critical technology initiatives and integrating them into the CTD roadmap
  • Develop innovative solutions and features by collaborating as needed with our functional groups: Ad Operations, Video Operations, SEO, Audience Acquisition, Business Intelligence business units
  • Lead cross-platform digital video strategy and implementation to grow our rapidly expanding O&O video business
  • Manage the A/B testing roadmap and pipeline
  • Externally leverage CBSi emerging development technology trends for the CTD group
  • Additional duties and responsibilities, as assigned
What you bring to the team:
You have -
  • 5+ years of experience in product management and directly managing a high performing team
  • Developed and maintained multiple entertainment roadmaps
  • Experience in evaluating and prioritizing the competing factors of objectives, limited resources, and various stakeholder requests
  • Hands-on experience working within SCRUM or other agile development methodologies
  • Experience defining complex technical requirements
  • Experience defining, developing, and managing experiments for A/B testing or user testing
  • Demonstrated success defining and launching excellent products
  • Extremely motivated and detail-oriented individual who is energized by significant challenges works well under pressure, can manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and has excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Experience in product managing OTT platforms and mobile applications
You might also have -
  • Experience working with video streaming technologies (live streaming and VOD)
  • Knowledge of digital advertising concepts (video and display)
  • Knowledge of online publishing environments and revenue streams
  • Experience with software Jira, Confluence, Omniture, Kendis, Product Plan,  or other tools
  • Bachelor's degree in business, technology, computer science, media, or relevant fields preferred
EEO Statement:
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