Your team: News Broadcasting is part of a thriving engineering community in Technology who design, develop and operate all of News UK's customer facing products and platforms. We are ushering in a new age of radio and audio products, focusing on new technologies and platforms that will drive our strategic goals across our brands; talkSPORT, Virgin Radio, Times Radio, TalkRADIO and TalkTV.
Your Role: We're looking for a Business Analyst to join our News Broadcasting Digital Team. You'll work across 2 agile teams: News Broadcasting App Team & The Platform team. The app team currently supports 4 apps - Virgin Radio, Times Radio, TalkSPORT and TalkRadio. We are currently in a process of re-platforming our current mobile tech stack as well as continuing the journey to develop and improve the features offered through the apps. The platform team is responsible for providing the data that feeds both the App and the Web platform and they also look after development of our smart speaker products.
Day to day
You will work within an Agile product team that also comprises the following disciplines - engineering (which also includes QA), product management, project management, UX&D.
You will engage in business analysis activities that ensure that we continue to develop and improve our widely recognised media products.
You will work in partnership with the Product Manager to ensure backlogs are high quality in terms of content, visibility, and understanding of business value.
You will be expected to perform in depth analysis on prioritized initiatives in a way that they can eventually be broken down into clearly understandable epics and user stories that can be prioritized according to their clearly outlined business value.
Part of your role undoubtedly will include coaching the dev teams on how to structure and format good requirements and stories further ensuring the team is self-sufficient and you are not acting as a translator/scribe.
When stories are delivered you should ensure there is feedback to the team and the business stakeholders on the value that was created.
You should also expect to actively research best practice and strategic direction within the industry and find ways to share this back into the team. Part of your role will also include contributing and maintaining the quality of BA standards and practices
What we're looking for from you:
Requirements elicitation and analysis
Ability to elicit requirements through various techniques - workshops, interviews, shadowing, etc. - outlining business value, cost to deliver and time constraints
A great communicator who can share risks, assumptions and constraints effectively with dev teams and business stakeholders alike
Experience facilitating conversations outlining potential solutions and prioritising options based on business value or required outcomes
Ability to present information in different styles according to the need and maturity of the dev team AND according to the stakeholder type
Experience of the entire technology delivery lifecycle from inception to release and maintenance.
Building Trust and Collaboration
Encourage and establish (or re-establish) ways of working for the product teams and third parties with clear accountabilities
Seek ways to collaborate across the wide spectrum of stakeholders in order to achieve common understanding of challenges, opportunities and next steps
Contribute towards creating a trusted empowered team that feels comfortable handling challenging conversations around scope, benefits, failure and ways of working
Seek to improve and be a positive influence on the team and other colleagues
Have a positive attitude and an optimistic outlook
Motivate and support members of the team
Delivery Focus within Agile ways of working
Deliver in agile/iterative environments with some experience of methodologies such as SCRUM, Kanban and Lean. Understanding of iterative product development including MVP, prototyping and lean start-up techniques.
Help teams achieve their and the associated organisational goals
Improve a team's performance by promoting Agile values alongside ways of working in order to mature the team's Agile understanding and confidence to manage itself
Facilitation & Communication
A believer in continuous improvement
Able to tailor approach to communication, analysis and team activities according to the situation and audience
Comfortable with managing own and team's work based on constantly changing business requirements and priorities by keeping focus on the business strategy and cost of delay
We are News UK: One of the leading media businesses in the UK and Ireland, our newsbrands include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, The Sun on Sunday and The TLS. Our national broadcast brands include talkSPORT, Times Radio, talkRADIO and Virgin Radio UK, and we have market-leading local radio stations across Ireland. In 2022 we launched TalkTV, a major new TV channel available to everyone across the UK, delivering a schedule of news, current affairs, entertainment and sport, with Piers Morgan in a primetime evening show. Our world-famous brands provide news, analysis, opinion and entertainment to almost 40 million people each month. Spanning digital and print, audio and video, events and experiences, our brands are home to a plurality of opinion, representing the diverse communities we serve. News UK is wholly owned by News Corp.
Life at News: At News UK our people are our heartbeat - they are the driving force behind our brands and we want to enable people to thrive. Some of us work flexibly, in many different ways. We encourage you to talk to us about the flexibility you would like. Many of us work in a hybrid way between one of the News UK & Ireland offices and remotely.
We championdiversity and inclusion (https://www.news.co.uk/diversity-and-inclusion-at-news-uk/) , we strive to maximise and encourage every individual's potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity Board, D&I strategy & training, creating more diverse content and our intern and apprenticeship programmes. We also have 11 employee-led networks.
We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK supporting the Health and Wellbeing of our staff. Some of what we offer includes:
A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%;
25 days holiday and up to 4 volunteering days per year;
Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weeks;
Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access.
Private medical insurance covering pre-existing conditions
Discounted gym memberships, ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual HIIT, yoga and run club classes
'Bikes for Work' scheme
Access to wellbeing benefits such as physio/massage and counselling
We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when interviewing. Please let us know, at any stage, whether you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, and we will do our best to accommodate.
News UK is an official partner of the Journalism Diversity Fund, founder of the Journalism and Disability Forum, and proud member of the Valuable 500. At News UK, we will continue to promote an inclusive and diverse workplace, to help people with visible and non visible disabilities create careers in media and aim to make our content accessible to all.