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Digital R&D Specialist

TRT World believes in reaching our audiences on their preferred platforms through innovative formats that make us relatable to our community. Be it snapchat, whatsapp or something more traditional like facebook or our website, we’re looking for a candidate who understands the importance of creating unique experiences for each platform.

The R&D Specialist reports to the R&D Manager and is responsible for building the global strategy for TRT World across emerging platforms and technologies. He/She will be responsible for developing and implementing industry leading strategies across a variety of cutting edge technologies.

The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience working with in an R&D space for digital media organization. He/She must have experience in identifying emerging technologies, developing prototypes and finding effective use cases for a media organization.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Continually experiment across a wide variety of technologies such as VR, AR & Audio etc.
  • Identify new trends within the technology space and provide frequent feedback to management on opportunities for experimentation
  • Develop product roadmaps and project plans
  • Lead discussions around best practices and continually innovate to identify new opportunities as new technologies emerge
  • Develop use cases and implementation plans to take concepts from ideation through to launch
  • Work closely with the software team to ensure the CMS is able to effectively publish to the various products
  • Work closely with the key stakeholder across the newsrooms to effectively identify use cases for R&D products
  • Develop new methods of creating and distributing content

KEY SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

  • Demonstrated understanding of the news and media industry
  • A passion and commitment to the TRT World spirit of journalism.
  • Sound leadership and communication abilities.
  • Mastery over the mobile landscape.
  • Demonstrated experience running creative teams around mobile products
  • Experienced in contributing to large digital organizations.
  • Experienced in analyzing trends in the digital space.
  • At least 5  years experience in digital media or a related field.
  • At least 3 years experience in media R&D.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital media
  • A proven track record of success.
  • Proficient in English
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