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Product Owner 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Forum Communications Company  
City, State Fargo, ND  
Close Date 3/28/2020  

The Role

We are looking for an experienced Product Owner seeking a new challenge and an opportunity to further advance your skills and career in a great working environment. As a highly-motivated individual with a genuine interest in technology and a passion to deliver cutting-edge products, you will play a key role in building and improving the impactful products that our customers use every day.


We are transparent, creative, passionate, fun, honest and humble. If you want to make a positive impact with an agile team delivering innovative software solutions for industry leading products - this is for you.


Day in the life of a Product Owner

Our Agile Team collaborates to meet sprint commitments while delivering impactful results to our customers. Utilizing your strong technical background and innovative thinking, you will help support an environment of continuous learning and product improvement. You will partner with stakeholders to foster strong, trusting relationships, bring clarity to business needs and work with our Agile team to create and deliver innovative solutions.


Who We Are

Forum Communications Company is a next-generation multimedia company developing and delivering content, technology and business services to our network of customers and communities.


We are driven to connect and inform communities through quality journalism, entertainment and business solutions. Our passion and purpose is fueled by collaboration and innovation. We believe in supporting each other, working hard towards common goals, and having fun.


Come for the perks, stay for the people. Competitive pay, generous paid time-off, excellent benefits package, paid parental and pregnancy leave, and not to mention an inclusive culture that is focused on our employees and, most importantly, having fun.



  • Collaborate with stakeholders, technology leadership and Product Owners to define the product roadmap
  • Work alongside agile/scrum teams in the development of new products
  • Acquire and document detailed needs from stakeholders and customers
  • Prioritize and manage the backlog for an agile development team
  • Provide detail in epics and user stories to help the team build products that our customers want and need
  • Set and communicate product release plans
  • Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals
  • Assess value, develop use cases, develop personas and prioritize stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with product strategy
  • Research and analyze market, the users, and the roadmap for the product
  • Follow our competitors and the industry
  • Keep abreast with Agile/Scrum best practices and new trends
  • Have fun!


Preferred Qualities & Experience

  • Previous working experience as a Product Owner for 1+ years
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Creative thinker with a vision
  • Ability to become a subject matter expert in your field
  • Ability to build cross-departmental relationships
  • Understanding of the lifecycle of software products, especially web based products
  • Ability to communicate high level software and application architecture concepts clearly to non-technical stakeholders
About the Organization At Forum Communications Company, our legacy is deeply rooted in harnessing the power of communication to connect and inform people in the communities we serve. Since 1917, everything we do is driven by creating and sharing information, ideas and insights.

Today, we're a leading media and technology company that's home to a family of people whose passion and purpose is fueled by collaboration and innovation We believe in supporting each other, working hard towards common goals and having fun.

Come for the perks:

Excellent employee culture, competitive pay, 401(k), company-paid volunteer time, health and wellness initiatives for all employees. Additional perks for full-time positions include comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time off, paid holidays and paid time off for birthday, company-paid volunteer time, health and wellness initiatives, paid parental and pregnancy disability leave for qualifying employees.

Stay for the people:

Family-owned and operated since 1917, development and growth opportunities, inclusive, creative culture, safe working environment, employees of all ages and backgrounds, positive collaboration.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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