Product Owner - Data

Administration Raleigh, NC


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McClatchy is looking for an experienced Product Owner to join our team in our innovation-focused, product-driven, technology hub in downtown Raleigh, NC.

This position will be an integral part of our digital transformation, helping the business make data-driven decisions by guiding the implementation and refinement of our data platform. This position will be a liaison between business stakeholders and the development team. The Product Owner is responsible for transforming business requirements into detailed, high-quality technical specifications. A deep understanding of complex data sets and data relationships and the changing technical landscape is essential in executing all required duties.

  • Develop feature requirements with clear product acceptance criteria in a prioritized product backlog
  • Prioritize the backlog according to business goals and objectives while focusing on building and delivering the most value within the constraints of time and resources
  • Work with the team to establish and adhere to clear project plans, timelines, resources, milestones, etc. and help ensure timely and accurate completion of projects
  • Serve as a product expert, coordinating requirements and actions across multiple teams
  • Collaborate with technical, creative and business stakeholders to ensure timely and relevant product implementations
  • Work with a cross-functional team and have full understanding of engineering, analytics, project management, QA, and how these areas interact and work together
  • Work with customer support to identify, diagnose, and resolve live app issues as they arise
  • Collaborate with vendors to either provide or supplement product offerings
  • Collect feedback from stakeholders and, ultimately, accept the product development work
  • Participate in release planning and provide support for releases as needed
  • Champion a culture of teamwork and innovation while ultimately taking ownership of key product decisions
  • Keep customers and stakeholders apprised of status
  • Develop effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Maintain a solutions-oriented approach, working quickly to remove obstacles
  • Help the teams to deliver exceptional, timely results


  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Business, or related field, or comparable experience
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a product manager/owner
  • Well versed in SQL
  • Familiarity (at a minimum) with Cloud based technology (AWS, Google Cloud, MS Azure)
  • Keen understanding of data workflows (ETL), data engineering practice and data analysis including data validation
  • Continuous self-initiated learning is a necessary skill
  • Experience writing formal business & technical requirements and documentation for data platforms and integrated projects
  • Experience leading cross-functional efforts and working closely with analytics, user research, development teams, and business stakeholders
  • An effective and persuasive communicator who can contribute to or lead effective meetings and engage diverse audiences
  • Experience in completing projects using Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban)
  • Experience working on data platform projects
  • Previous experience in a technical role such as development
  • Local candidates highly preferred