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Daily Maverick is recruiting a Tech Project Manager

Are you a tech-savvy project manager who loves digital media and journalism? Do you have a passion for driving innovation and delivering impactful solutions? If yes, then we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Daily Maverick is a leading independent news platform in South Africa, known for its fearless and insightful reporting on politics, society and culture. We are looking for a Tech Project Manager to join our Product and Tech team and lead various tech projects that are essential to our digital news publishing operations.

As the Tech Project Manager, you will:

  • Plan and execute tech projects that enhance our journalistic impact and reader experience, in alignment with our strategic goals and vision;
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including editorial, development and technical experts, to understand their IT needs and challenges, and deliver solutions that meet or exceed their expectations;
  • Lead project teams with clear guidance and support, fostering a collaborative and productive work culture;
  • Manage project resources, budgets, timelines, risks and issues, ensuring quality standards and best practices are followed;
  • Communicate project progress and outcomes to stakeholders, ensuring transparency and alignment; and
  • Stay updated on emerging technologies and trends in digital media and journalism, and propose innovative solutions to improve our capabilities.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, or a related field;
  • At least five years’ experience in managing tech projects, preferably in the digital media or journalism industry;
  • A solid understanding of project management methodologies, tools and techniques;
  • A strong technical background and knowledge of web development, cloud computing, data analytics, security and performance optimisation;
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and leadership skills; and
  • A creative and problem-solving mindset, with a passion for innovation and excellence.

This is a remote position, but you can also work from our offices in Cape Town or Johannesburg. You will report to the Product Manager and work within the Product and Tech team.

What we offer:

– A remote-friendly, flexible work environment;

– Generous annual leave;

– Exposure to top talent in the industry and extensive learning opportunities; and

– A salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

The position does not offer benefits such as health insurance or a retirement plan. Your remuneration will be based on cost-to-company.

Daily Maverick is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity. In accordance with employment equity goals and targets, preference may be given to candidates from designated groups.

If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] by 27 October 2023. Please include “Tech Project Manager” in the subject line.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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