12 days ago
  • LevelJunior
  • ProfessionsProject Manager, Administrator, Business Development Manager
  • TypeFull Time
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Junior Digital Project Manager to join the Digital Production & Development team.  The Digital Production and Development Team is responsible for the rollout and continuous improvement of UKTV’s video on demand products under the digital brand UKTV Play, across a range of platforms including web, iOS, Android and TV devices.
The team is made up of frontend and backend developers and designers, test analysts and project managers.
We’re looking for a dynamic and proactive digital project manager to lead a key workstream within the project management team. Supported by the snr PM you will take ownership for a number of our TV apps, rolling out any high priority changes and ongoing maintenance. You’ll be responsible for the planning, scoping and management of projects, and communication to the rest of the team and stakeholders. You may also be pulled onto other projects, as necessary, juggling priorities appropriately.

In this role you will get to:

  • Manage the day-to-day production requirements of a TV app stream of work
  • Work closely with team members, specifically BE and FE resources to overcome technical challenges
  • Co-ordinate complex releases with platform partners
  • Be the first point of contact for our platform partners, understanding requirements for new devices or triaging reported bugs
  • Liaise with our platform stakeholders and Product team to on work in-flight and new projects on the roadmap
  • Contribute to daily stand-ups together with the other PMs to ensure the team is clear on their tasks and priorities
  • Break projects down into stories that clearly state the story requirements, test cases, size and any further information or assets as relevant
  • Work closely with fellow project managers to manage the agile events within the team
  • Contribute to the sprint planning process to accurately size stories, establish team velocity and prioritise stories according to the wider priorities and strategy of stakeholders
  • Contribute to sprint showcases to inform the wider business of progress and to the sprint retrospectives to strive to improve processes
  • Keep the product owners and head of digital production in regular touch with progress and issues
  • Follow UKTV’s financial procedures ensuring all supplier agreements and payments are processed within company guidelines
  • Take ownership of the team's documentation within internal project tracking systems

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Proactive in managing a range of direct-to-consumer projects within a multi-disciplined team
  • The ability to unblock technically complex issues and facilitate the right conversations to drive projects forward
  • Not afraid to challenge developers on technical solutions, to make sure all viable options have been explored
  • Confident managing stakeholders and building relationships with project sponsors
  • Adept at juggling conflicting priorities and multiple projects
  • Experience working with agile project management methodologies – sprints, stand-ups, stories, velocity, retrospectives, sprint planning, showcases etc.
  • Successfully deliver digital projects in a media-related industry, ideally in a broadcast environment
  • Awareness of wider market knowledge and tech trends to help make sound project management judgements and decisions
  • Strong relationship management and communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across several teams and departments
  • Experience of working on a product long-term, seeing it through various iterations
  • A genuine passion for TV and the entertainment industry in general
  • Experience using Jira or similar tools

Who you are:

  • Collaborative nature, with strong communication skills
  • Solution focussed
  • A team player, willing to go above and beyond to support colleagues
  • You are passionate about your work, knowing your projects inside out, always striving for better
  • You will have a technical mindset and feel confident speaking with developers around complex challenges
  • A want to learn and develop your skills in a psychologically safe environment


At UKTV, we are working in a hybrid environment with a mixture of home and office working. Getting together in the office as a team and a company gives colleagues an opportunity to build and maintain great relationships, encourages our culture of collaboration and creativity while recognising that colleagues need to have a healthy and happy work-life balance. You’ll agree with your manager the split of time you spend in the office or at home based on the role that you do, how often you come together as a team and your personal preference.

Diversity & Inclusion Commitment

At UKTV, our inclusion vision is to truly represent society in our workforce and on-screen, and create a culture of fairness and respect where we champion difference so that every person feels included and empowered to do their best work. We are committed to ensuring a level playing field at UKTV where all employees and job applicants are given equal opportunity, and that we have diverse voices at the table in everything we do. We welcome applications from everyone and we want UKTV to be a place where you can be your authentic self, give your best and develop your career free from discrimination of any kind.
Extra Useful Skills
  • Experience working within the industry client or agency side
  • Enthusiastic to learn and be part of the team

About UKTV

UKTV has been at the forefront of branded television for over 30 years, entertaining the nation with programmes they love. Its leading brands - Dave, Gold, W, Drama, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday - span comedy, entertainment, natural history, factual and drama, and are delivered to audiences through UKTV Play, Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat and Amazon Fire. The broadcaster is a significant investor in British creativity and is committed to working with new and established writers, directors and programme-makers.
UKTV is part of BBC Studios, the UK's most-awarded production company, a world-class distributor with international branded services, and a commercial subsidiary of the world's leading public service broadcaster, the BBC.

Skills Required

  • Project Management
  • Administration
  • Business Development

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