Features Manager, Apple Media Products
Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Software and Services
The people here at Apple don’t just create products — they create the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it. The Apple Software and Services Product and Design team is looking for an experienced Features Manager with excellent project management and communication skills to partner with cross-functional teams on upcoming media product launches. Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. You bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. We're growing and urge you to apply. We Believe the role would place you in a highly-energized environment with some of the most talented creative individuals in the industry where you would be inspired to share your years of experience along with providing extraordinary support for the team.
- 5-7 years as a producer or project manager in the tech, media or digital entertainment worlds
- Do you have excellent social, oral and written communication skills?
- Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
- Deep familiarity with the Apple ecosystem (iOS, macOS, tvOS, Apple Music, iTunes, Apple TV App, App Store, Apple Books, Podcasts, Apple News, etc.)
- Proven ability to meet deadlines and get results while juggling many priorities within tight timeframes
- Experience writing technical and functional specifications
- Proven ability to grasp complexity quickly and adapt to change seamlessly while delivering projects on-time
- Experience producing internal and external user facing projects
- Do you have fluency in Keynote, Numbers, and other Apple software?
- International experience is a plus
Product and Design create the vision and aesthetic, and the Features team coordinates the functional implementation. Working across the suite of Apple Media Products, you’ll take product requirements documents and design comps, and layer in editorial and content use cases. You’ll create clear functional specifications that help engineering teams understand how everything fits together, and manage the impact on cross-functional partners including business, editorial, production, localization and marketing; ensuring that the end product meets everyone’s expectations. You will work closely with product, design and engineering to understand and define the project parameters, and then run a tight ship; juggling the priorities of many key stakeholders, while remaining a strong advocate for an exceptional user experience. CORE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: You will collect input and requirements, and advise on functional implementation of proposed editorial features at scale Craft detailed flows and functional specs around editorial and content-rich features You'll run cross-functional meetings to review major landmarks and changes as the projects evolve Document and communicate project status on a weekly basis and highlight the impact of project changes to various leaders. Run pre-launch functional demos with senior leadership and handle expectations Coordinate the build-out of editorial featuring suites in QA environments Constantly refine process, workflow and communication in a fast-paced, demanding environment Strong fundamentals are a basis, but you have more. You take responsibility; you feel a personal stake in the product you ship; you communicate responsibilities clearly; you value integrity; you handle conflict; you know how things work; you thrive in uncertainty and strive to bring order to it; you work for the success of the Product and Design team; you have deep wisdom and judgement; you keep your eye on the ball; you form relationships; you are aware of politics but do not get mired in them and you are constantly looking to improve yourself and the team around you.
Education & Experience
BA/BS degree or equivalent