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[JOB] Project Manager / SCRUM master, New York Public Radio

Project Manager/SCRUM Master
New York Public Radio is home to three of the country’s leading public radio stations – WNYC, WNYC AM and WQXR FM – as well as New Jersey Public Radio and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space.

Through our digital platforms, which include websites and mobile apps for our leading brands, we’re reinventing the way audiences engage with public radio.

New York Public Radio is looking for a Project Manager/SCRUM Master to join the Digital Product & Technology team. The Project Manager/SCRUM Master will manage internal software development projects and work with the Digital Product and Technology team to facilitate the agile development process. Strong understanding of and hands-on experience with Agile methodology and tools is a must.

Interest in working with cutting edge digital technologies is essential for this position.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the Digital Product and technology team in Scrum processes, including Sprint Planning, Backlog Grooming, Story Point Estimation, Daily Standups, Sprint Reviews, Sprint Retrospectives.
  • Provide leadership to help the team achieve its maximum and sustainable Sprint Velocity. Ensure Sprint Goals including throughput, predictability and software quality are met.
  • Coach the team to ensure they adhere to Scrum values, principles and industry best-practices.
  • Identify ways to improve the product development processes
  • Shield the team from outside interference and ensure they can achieve the Sprint Goals that were committed to deliver to the business at the end of each Sprint.
  • Partner with the Product Owner, Business Owners to ensure that Epics, Themes, Stories and Tasks are well-defined or have sufficient information that will be progressively elaborated for the team to progress with development.
  • Work with the team and other business partners to remove impediments.
  • Create timely project status reports to stakeholders and managers.
  • Manage integration with 3rd parties and vendors as needed to ensure successful project delivery.
  • Escalate project risks and issues, develop mitigation plans as required.
  • Responsible for efficient and timely deployments to production.


  • 2 years experience as a Scrum Master role or in a similar capacity in an Agile environment
  • Knowledge of basic fundamentals of iterative/agile software development
  • Good understanding of other agile processes and methodologies and leverage other techniques to provide value to the digital team
  • Knowledge of basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures
  • Knowledge of backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
  • Requires ability to successfully manage multiple teams and projects
  • Excellent communication, diplomacy and collaborative skills required
  • Ability to work/collaborate/communicate effectively with upper management, stakeholders and other external dependencies
  • Experience managing projects using Atlassian tools like Jira, Jira Agile, Confluence, etc.
  • Ability to work extended hours as needed, including some evenings and weekends, and to be on-call for emergencies required