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4 days ago
  • Level Junior
  • Professions Production & Project Management, Operations
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom
Projects Assistant, Digital DevelopmentPenguin Random House UK


We have a brand new opportunity for someone to join the Development team within Penguin Random House’s Digital Development Team as Projects Assistant with a start date of early September 2018.
In this new role, you’ll be responsible for balancing needs of both the consumer and the business to help prioritise and launch products and new developments alongside our Product Managers.
Day-to-day, you’ll be responsible for the smooth running of the Development team schedule and allocated projects, including sprint planning, owning the BAU development backlog, as well as leading on organising team meetings and ensuring appropriate governance structures are in place. You will facilitate and contribute to design sprints for new projects as well as organising sprint logistics and ceremonies.
Working closely with your colleagues in the wider department Audiences and Audio, you’ll gather consensus in order to deliver product development and enhancements, and will be responsible for documenting all workflows and development work around our existing portfolio.
If this sounds like it could be right up your street, here’s what you’ll need to make the role a success…
Knowledge of and preferably experience in working with Agile methodology and the tools that come with it – JIRA and Confluence. Excellent Microsoft Office skills - including Word, Excel PowerPoint and Outlook.
A strong interest/experience within Digital and industry trends – with knowledge or understanding of the following: App & Website Development, Digital Marketing (i.e. SEO, Social, Email), WordPress and AEM Content Management Systems, Google Analytics.
This is a role that will directly impact the service we’re delivering to our authors and consumers, so working collaboratively with colleagues in the business, and using your communication skills to connect with people will be crucial.
Your ambition to raise the bar on quality, and your energy will inspire others about great quality product development, maintenance and innovation.
Finally, you’ll have a passion for our overall purpose which is to connect audiences to the new ideas and stories that matter.
Please apply with a CV and covering letter by 24th July.

Skills Required

  • Production
  • Project Management
  • Operations