Digital Tech Lead in Online Media

SWI swissinfo


IT is where things come together: administrative services, innovation management and project management. The product owner is the link between IT and the product specifications laid down by Communications + Marketing and the editorial teams.

Digital Tech Lead in Online Media

Digital Tech Lead in Online Media



Your mission

In the board of directors and as head of the IT team you will have the overall responsibility for IT and technology strategy. In this position you will ensure that we have a stable, scalable, user friendly and secure infrastructure as well as a smooth product development process. As our implementation partner you will make sure that our product development requirements can be efficiently realised by our employees and our internal and external suppliers. You will contribute to the SRG SSR Technology and IT-strategy and steer the implementation for SWI

  • Develop and implement a technology roadmap that aligns with the strategic goals of SWI and of the SRG SSR
  • Drive our digital transformation: work closely with cross-functional teams to identify and address technical challenges
  • Follow trends and developments in the areas of web and app development and operation, innovative technologies and artificial intelligence and evaluate their added value and relevance for our business
  • Drive innovation, propose and contribute to valuable improvements
  • Be a decisive partner in transformation: foresee and implement change in our production and publication process by introducing fresh solutions
  • Take on responsibility for data protection and IT Security and guarantee consistent and smooth operation
  • Support and mentor team members
  • Monitor KPIs and IT budget to evaluate technological performance
  • Participate in national strategic committees (IT and Operations) and their project boards in the SRG SSR
  • Develop and use your networks inside and outside the SRG SSR (on a national and international level)

Your profile

  • Broad knowledge and enthusiasm for the media industry and working in an editorial environment
  • Expertise of web technologies and platforms and knowledge of the technical challenges of publishing online products
  • Proven experience in IT Management (managing an IT department, architecture, security, workplace)
  • Knowledge of how to combine the "new" IT world with "classical" IT and how to leverage their common elements
  • Managerial skills with experience in change management and digital transformation
  • Ability to switch between strategic and operational levels and take a hands-on approach
  • Your professional experience means you can build bridges between IT team members and online journalists
  • You are passionate about users and have a strong sense of empathy, enabling you to interpret and understand their needs in a multicultural environment
  • You know how data fuels innovation and business value
  • Fluency in English and an additional national language. French or German is essential
  • You are a creative team player, and know how to inspire others while helping to get the job done
  • You are curious and eager to improve yourself and keep learning

What we have to offer

  • We offer a dynamic and challenging environment in digital media and public service
  • We are one company, one team
  • Great creative freedom
  • Continuous education and training
  • We value diversity and inclusion, and work in a multicultural and multilingual environment
  • Remote work possible

About the position
Larissa M. Bieler
Director SWI
Phone +41 58 136 27 95

About the application process
Maryline Cerf
Leiterin Human Resources SWI
Phone +41 58 136 28 00


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