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Technical Project Manager at KCRW (US)

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Job Description

KCRW is a public media leader, creating and curating a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of Los Angeles and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.

How You’ll Make An Impact

We are seeking a qualified, motivated and service-oriented Technical Project Manager to join our team in Santa Monica, California.

The Technical Project Manager is responsible for managing technical projects to make sure the proposed plan adheres to the timeline, budget and scope. Their duties include planning projects in detail, setting schedules for all stakeholders and executing each step of the project.

This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Head of Technology.

KCRW has in effect a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees beginning September 15, 2021. The mandate is subject to accommodation in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

What You’ll Do:

  • Drive projects from inception to delivery managing budget, timelines, and quality goals.
  • Maintain project time frames, budget estimates and status reports.
  • Identify, analyze, mitigate and proactively respond to project, financial and operational risks.
  • Create management communication plans and processes.
  • Define project responsibilities with stakeholders.
  • Participate in how the budget and staff are allocated for the project.
  • Execute delivery process so that the distributed resources can work as an effective, objective driven and collaborative team.
  • Provide leadership and help foster a work culture that recognizes, supports individual differences in work-styles, personalities, cultures and values to maximize team performance and effectively achieve team goals.
  • Help the organization put in place a continuous improvement program with focus on identifying and implementing best practices, measuring performance and driving improvements.


What we’re looking for:

  • Ability to motivate and model behavior that helps others stay focused and on-task
  • Strong data analysis skills and ability to appropriately evaluate metrics for informed decision making
  • Strong communication abilities with a large number of stakeholders, both verbal and written, with attention to every detail
  • Proven problem-solving and creative thinking capabilities
  • Leadership skills on the project and to the team in order to meet their goals and objectives, including a keen sense of prioritization and judgment
  • Helping to establish and foster adherence to guidelines, best practices and standards, including individual support, training and highly attuned communication
  • Ability to forge consensus among competing constituents on critical and time sensitive issues
  • Models and exhibits high energy, efficiency, collaboration, openness and results orientation
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity,effectively cope with change, handle risk and uncertainty

What You’ll Need:

  • Relevant degree and/or work experience
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience successfully managing multiple technical projects.
  • Understanding of the entire system development process
  • Solid understanding of technical concepts: SDLC, APIs, SaaS, standards and best practices
  • Experience implementing enterprise applications and integrations
  • Understanding of front-end technologies: JavaScript, CSS, and HTML, JSON
  • Excellent analytical and multitasking skills
  • Familiarity with on-prem infrastructure that extends into the (AWS) cloud
  • Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills; ability to forge consensus among competing constituents on critical and time sensitive issues.
  • Management style that exhibits high energy, efficiency, collaboration, candor, openness and a result orientation.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Ethical and values driven; innovative and open to different ideas/viewpoints.

Benefits & Perks

Compensation & Benefits:

  • The applicable annual salary range for this position is $90k-$110k, which is dependent on a variety of factors including; relevant experience, location, business needs, and market demand.
  • Sick leave award
  • Vacation leave accrual
  • Paid holidays
  • Health insurance (including medical, dental, vision, FSA, life and AD&D) eligibility
  • 403(b) with company match
  • Passionate office environment surrounded by an incredible community of curious and talented colleagues
  • KCRW is a qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program – read more here to determine your eligibility

Job Summary

Santa Monica, CA, USA Location
Full Time Job Type
Salary Competitive


KCRW is a National Public Radio member station broadcasting from the campus of Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, California, where the station is licensed. KCRW airs original news and music programming in addition to programming from NPR and other affiliates.

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