Schibsted Products & Technology AS · Publicerad 5 sept 2019

We are looking for the right person to take on the responsibility as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Schibsted News Media. The CTO will have a leading role in driving Schibsted's ongoing transformation from a traditional media company to an even more successful technology-driven media company.

As CTO you will have overall responsibility for Schibsted News Media's technology organisation across Aftonbladet, VG, Aftenposten, SvD, Bergens Tidende, Stavanger Aftenblad and Fædrelandsvennen. You will manage a group of highly talented and dedicated team of engineers across Sweden and Norway.

The position reports to EVP News Media and will be part of the News Media leadership team and together with this team you will set our technical strategy and enable our organisation to execute on them.

Our current Tech & Product organisation - working across the functional areas editorial, advertising, and consumer business - is designed to build and onboard our publications on to one common stack to easily scale innovations across brands, increase levels of efficiency and security. Our Product & Tech organisation consist of approx 350 colleagues and are located across Oslo, Stockholm, Bergen, Stavanger, Kristiansand, London, Krakow and Gdansk.

As CTO your most important job is to enable our development teams to deliver news destinations with excellent user experience and functionality that users love while enabling a sustainable business model. We are looking for someone who insists on and drives analytical, data-driven tech management and who has proven execution ability. The right candidate lives our company values and is people-oriented, agile, collaborative and entrepreneurial.

Your main tasks will be to:
  • Develop and execute on a technology strategy for the news media organisation
  • Ensure that services, systems, and tools provide good business support to the whole value chain
  • Proactive evaluation of system technology for use in the value chain and balance buy vs. build
  • Follow up suppliers and collaborators/stakeholders within the technology area
  • Stay up to date on technology trends, recommend technology investments and prioritize development roadmap for the unit
  • Extensive stakeholder management across our functions and business areas
  • Close cooperation with other product and tech environments - along with the start-up environment in Schibsted
  • Participate in technical due diligence when Schibsted evaluates acquisition targets
To succeed in this position you will have:
  • Extensive experience from leading and navigating in complex organisations, and managing multiple stakeholders
  • A strategic mindset and strong execution ability. Must be able to lead and oversee multidisciplinary teams to deliver products, focusing on impact and profitability
  • A truly T-shaped leader with excellent collaboration, relationship building, presentation, motivational and communication skills
  • Ability to work well with all parties in the News Media Leadership team. Demonstrate trust, respect, and transparency towards all parts of the organisation
  • Be user focused, data-informed, and result driven. You have a proven track record of managing complex product portfolios and are genuinely interested in creating and delivering products that solve user and business needs.
  • Unquestioned credibility, judgment, character, and ethics
Working location Stockholm or Oslo, extensive traveling will be required.

Applications will be handled confidentially.
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Schibsted is an international media group with more than 5 000 employees. We have world-class media houses in Scandinavia, leading marketplaces and digital services that empower consumers. Millions of people interact with Schibsted companies every day.

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