South China Morning Post is a leading news media company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century with global impact. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record. Our teams span across Asia and the United States, working together to connect with news consumers around the world. We are committed to informing and inspiring through journalism of the highest standards. Our vision is to “Elevate Thought”, and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”.

 

Against the backdrop of shifting discovery and consumption behaviours, SCMP reaches users across distributed media platforms including scmp.com, smartphone and tablet apps, social media and messaging platforms, as well as our flagship newspaper. Additionally, SCMP is Asia’s leading magazine publisher with a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire, Harper’s BAZAAR and The PEAK. We are also home to cpjobs.com, a big data-powered recruitment platform that matches jobseekers with their dream jobs.

Associate Director, Labs (Ref: PROD-ADL)

Purpose of the Position:

As an Associate Director of Labs, your team is responsible for launching and iterating on innovative news-consumption experiences from ideation to MVP. These experiences represent both near-term and far-horizon products and features that augment and may redefine existing paradigms of media content consumption, some of which must eventually prove to be scalable, profitable businesses on their own.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prioritize and test a roadmap of innovative content-consumption experiences (e.g. voice/audio, VR, AR) to discover new, untapped opportunities
  • Drive all product development, from ideation to go-to-market, and everything in between 
  • Experiment with different channels and models of monetization, including but not limited to: ad-tech, e-commerce, subscription, and premium channels 
  • Lead a team of engineers and designers, in collaboration with journalists, marketers, data scientists, and stakeholders, with an emphasis on impact and speed of execution 
  • Fulfills managerial roles such as assigning duties, hiring new talent, ongoing coaching employees and evaluating their performance 

 

 

Job Requirements:

  • Degree holder preferably in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Statistics, or other quantitative field 
  • At least 8 years of experience in product management or similar relevant capacity. Startup experience preferred 
  • Extremely analytical and data-driven, and able to think strategically yet quickly despite uncertain environments 
  • Being a competitive, voracious learner resilient to failure to drive continuous improvement
  • Have a bias towards action and impact, and a “done is better than perfect” attitude 
  • Domain expertise in the media industry a plus, but having a deep understanding of content-consumption behavior patterns and being an innovative product visionary is a must
  • Strong leadership experience and intuition, with the ability to inspire a team 
  • Technical and analytical enough to garner the respect of engineers and data scientists 
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills 
  • Work location will be at Causeway Bay Office 

 

Candidate with less experience will be considered for Senior Product Manager, Labs.

 

Interested parties please send curriculum vitae with full career details, salary history, availability and expected salary to the People Department, Morning Post Centre, 22 Dai Fat Street, Tai Po Industrial Estate, New Territories, Hong Kong or by clicking .

 

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