Media
Jan 20, 2022

Product Owner, Sport and News

Req Id: 338575 

 

At Bell, we do more than build world-class networks, develop innovative services and create original multiplatform media content - we advance how Canadians connect with each other and the world.

 

If you’re ready to bring game-changing ideas to life and join a community that values professional growth and employee wellness, we want you on the Bell team. 
 

The Bell Media team creates and delivers the best Canadian and international content across our digital media, television, radio, and out-of-home advertising platforms. We’re looking for innovative team players ready to take some of the most well-known entertainment brands in the country to the next level.

 

Are you someone who lives and breathes digital? Are you naturally curious about how people consume media? Bell Media is looking for people who think this way and want to create exceptional digital experiences for Canadians. As the guardians of some of Canada’s most respected brands, such as TSN, CTV, RDS, Crave TV and Canal Vie, we want Canadians to be entertained and engaged in our brands long past the 21st century, even as technology changes at lightning speed. Entertainment and information are our currency and maintaining our relevance to Canadians and their lives is what drives our work every day.


That’s why we’re looking for exceptional talent to push the Bell Media digital business transformation that has already begun. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!


Reporting to the Sr. Product Owner, the successful candidate will be involved in the development, and maintenance on digital products under the Sports & News portfolio. The brands included are CTV News, CP24, BNN Bloomberg, TSN and RDS. The product owner will use their knowledge and experience working in both Agile and Waterfall delivery environments, leading, initiating, and seeing through to completion changes to our online and mobile products to create an exceptional experience across platforms that supports Bell Media’s digital business and brand goals. The successful candidate will be moving certain brands and products from an internal system over to a new CMS while also adding new functionalities. This means close collaboration with the product, content, design, user experience and engineering teams, as well as other stakeholders to create a best-in-class consumer experience that supports audience growth and increased engagement. Ideally, candidates are bilingual. Knowledge and passion for the sports space is a huge plus.

 

Job Duties/Accountabilities:

  • Customer Focus: The ability to empathize and understand the needs of a wide variety of customers (internal and external), and apply that knowledge to day-to-day tasks, roadmap decision making and product backlog prioritization, all creating value for the business.
  • Strategic & Innovative Thinking: Assess value, develop cases, and prioritize stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with product & organisational strategies. Work closely with Product Management to create and maintain a product backlog according to business value or ROI.
  • Planning & Implementation: Own the product backlog, ensuring the backlog is prioritized, cleaned, refined and aligned with business goals in mind. Work with stakeholders to plan releases that are aligned with overall corporate goals. Write, modify and validate user stories. Be an active Scrum team member for key day-to-day activities, such as UAT, clarifying requirements, sharing the business value around features and participating in all Scrum events. Provide post-release education via demos, release notes and other documentation. Work with product, development, design, U/X, QA, security, operations, and data teams to drive delivery of releases.
  • Relationship Building: Be the face of the team, interact and communicate with senior management and critical partners to keep them informed or seek guidance when required. Lead the planning product release plans and set expectation for delivery of new functionalities.

 

Qualifications/Competencies:

  • A data geek: You enjoy investigating complex problems, and making sense of information. You're confident in your ability to communicate detailed information in an impactful way.
  • Digitally savvy: You seek out innovative solutions and embrace evolving technologies. You can easily adapt to new tools and trends.
  • A true owner: You thrive when you're empowered to take the lead, go above and beyond, and deliver results.
  • 3+ years of experience in a product ownership.
  • Experience with agile & waterfall management approaches and ability to be an effective product owner. You believe in the Agile methodology, but you are flexible and open to real-world twists and turns.
  • Working knowledge of the development flow and technologies involved in the delivery of products and features. Hands on experience specifically with Adobe Experience Manager would be a plus.
  • Experience working with Content Management Systems.
  • Ability to translate organizational vision into a product vision.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Comfort with technological solutions and terminology
  • Knowledge of the Atlassian suite of tools.
  • Leadership and communication skills.
  • Entrepreneurial drive with a passion for product excellence and partner success.
  • Bilingualism (English & French) would be an asset. 
  • CSPO & PMP certification, an asset.
  • Media experience is a plus.
  • Proficient in English and French is a plus.
  • Prior experience as a business analyst and project manager is a plus.

 

Bilingualism is an asset (English and French); adequate knowledge of French is required for positions in Quebec. 

 

Additional Information:

Position Type: Management 
Job Status: Regular - Full Time 
Job Location: Canada : Ontario : Toronto 
Application Deadline: 02/02/2022 

 

Please apply directly online to be considered for this role.  Applications through email will not be accepted.

 

At Bell, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible workplace where every team member feels valued, respected, and supported, and has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.

 

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For a confidential inquiry, simply email your recruiter directly or recruitment@bell.ca to make arrangements. If you have questions regarding accessible employment at Bell please email our Diversity & Inclusion Team at inclusion@bell.ca.

 

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