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Digital Product Director, Latin America

Miami , Florida

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Company Overview:

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, 3000 Pictures, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. Sony Pictures Television (SPT) operates three complementary lines of business: 1) Distribution of SPE's feature films and television programming to television outlets around the world, 2) Local television production in key international markets, 3) International television networks and digital networks. 

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General Summary:

The Director of Product will oversee the strategy, development, and management of SPE LATAM Digital Products including Apps, Web sites FAST Channels, as well as recommending and managing technologies and partners to exponentially grow audience and monetization.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Establish the product and content strategies, including creating digital programming road map, consulting clients on available technologies, presenting marketplace trends, provide recommendations, and leading the definition of future opportunities in the space.
  • Onboard, lead and manage a team located across the LATAM region
  • Originate, lead, and manage web, application, social and digital platform product development projects from initiation, deployment, and live production.
  • Lead the complete portfolio of digital product development focusing on TV programming and network and theatrical goals, including digital platform stunts, social media plans, marketing asset development, mobile, social and web site applications features.
  • Establish and own industry relationships with social media services, development partners, software manufactures.
  • Partner with the SPE’s Research Team to develop data strategy for products
  • Lead creation and development of content along with programming content for live in-market products. CMS entry and editing as needed.
  • Create product requirement documentation for enhancements or new products including business requirements, functional requirement, use-cases, user stories, wireframes, and presentation materials.
  • Develop request for proposals and project plans
  • Lead and direct third-party vendors and developers to successful product completion.
  • Manage routing deliverables to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for product development, ensuring all stakeholders are kept informed and up to date.
  • Supervise and manage budgets, ensure vendor payment, and identify financial efficiencies.
  • Lead the global deployment process for products developed.
  • Lead and develop relationships with third party studios from which network content is licensed and facilitate the acquisition of assets that support priority shows.
  • Lead the creation of persuasive presentations in order to sell through ideas and concepts to worldwide network stakeholders
  • Establish a procedural relationship with the Marketing Team in order to provide value to their campaign needs

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Keen interest in digital pop culture, TV, Film and emerging technologies.(Web 3.0, Mobile Products, Social Media, Video and Entertainment Sites.)
  • Extensive knowledge of Agile methodology applied to managing large projects in concert with stakeholders, direct reports and external partners
  • Able to prioritize feature requests based on a broad strategy and goals
  • An enthusiastic user of new technologies, i.e., an early adopter
  • Experience developing data strategies for audience and engagement growth
  • Solid understanding of web and mobile technology; 5-7 years of experience involving product development and production.
  • Competent in leading and managing teams, projects, including complex, dynamic web sites, touch screen, mobile and tablet functionality.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and manage multiple complex initiatives simultaneously
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate issues and report project status to a diverse non-technical audience
  • Ability to troubleshoot and keep a project on track a must
  • Must be detail oriented, quality driven, straightforward, self-motivated, and proactive.
  • Experience mentoring other team members
  • Self-starter who is able to work independently and communicate back to peers, and the team.Managing up is a must.
  • Must be a team player and manage tight deadlines professionally
  • Technical knowledge involving project development tools such as Drupal, JIRA, analytics tools, video CMS.
  • Basic understanding of programming and markup languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Java, and/or XML.
  • Knowledge of English and Spanish language and Portuguese a plus
  • 4+ years of education required
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 5-7 years work experience within the digital industry working directly on one or more of the following: Streaming, Messaging, Web, Video, Mobile or OTT.
  • 5-7 years work experience within the media/television or a related industry
  • Experience managing web or application development teams is a must
  • Knowledge of Drupal 7.x or a similar CMS is required
  • Knowledge of iOS and Android development is required
  • Experience with content creation is a plus
  • Must maintain an entrepreneurial mindset

Education:      Bachelor's degree is required

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*Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.


*As part of our commitment to health and safety, all U.S. non-union and O.P.E.I.U. Local 174 applicants and employees must submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request and obtain approval of a reasonable accommodation based on disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance. To request an accommodation for purposes of participating in the hiring process, you may contact us at SPE_Accommodation_Assistance@spe.sony.com.

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