Studio Manager

Bay Area
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Job Description:

Studio Managers work with Creative Directors and functional marketing managers to lead partners through the full cycle of program management—from initiation and planning to execution—and ensure that quality work meets all program objectives and is delivered in a timely, cost-effective manner. They manage collaboration by serving as the single point of contact between the creative team and any stakeholders. Studio Managers drive the entire creative production process—from consulting on briefs to resourcing (sometimes outsourcing), production, asset delivery, and archiving.


The role of Studio Manager encompasses:

  • In-depth knowledge within a discipline—Must demonstrate solid working experience and a firm understanding of the functioning of an in-house creative team or agency. 
  • 4+ years of experience in an account or operations role at an agency, or similar job function.
  • Act resourcefully and work independently with attention to detail.
  • Understand the creative process, from initial objective setting to creative concepting, evaluation, and production.
  • Manage open-ended, ambiguous, or ill-defined projects.
  • Successfully manage budgets.
  • Take ownership for asset management.
  • Active participation and advocacy: maintain a presence with the marketing teams as a key contributor and proponent for effective communications to the target audience.
  • Proactively identify issues, actively involve others, and propose solutions.
  • Successfully juggle priorities.
  • Show eagerness to broaden your skills and improve.
  • Leverage the knowledge of others, working closely with the broader Studio team.
  • Willingly answer questions within the team and offer help.
  • Receive, weigh, and integrate diverse feedback from a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills—Explain the rationale for Studio work to others within Studio and outside the team.


Project management—Manage marketing communications projects across media in a highly matrixed organization, track and report on the creative process, and move the process forward on time, on budget, and most of all, on brand

Clear communication—As the account manager for internal clients and stakeholders, Studio Managers must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to effectively manage stakeholder expectations while simultaneously upholding the vision and standards 

Problem-solving ability—Setting appropriate expectations, managing conflict, and tracking resources is challenging. To succeed, Studio Managers and Project Coordinators need strong problem-solving skills and must negotiate deadlines with stakeholders, making appropriate resource trade-offs in a fast-moving and everchanging environment.

Artistic sensibility—While studio management is primarily a project management function, Studio Managers and Project Coordinators should understand creative standards and vision, and assist in enforcing guidelines and routing questionable materials to Creative Directors for review.

Technical proficiency—Studio management roles require a firm understanding of software programs including the Creative Suite + Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as project management software like Wrike.

Client Description:

Covid-19 Message 

With the spread of COVID-19, Aquent is committed to ensuring the safety and well being of our employees. This includes providing technology to support video interviews, resources and support for employees to work from home successfully, and fully covered healthcare for eligible employees. 

AQUENT STUDIOS: Why work with us?  

Long term career opportunities supporting Fortune 500 brands

Comprehensive health and dental insurance subsidized

Paid weekly

401(k) through Fidelity

FSA's and Voluntary insurance programs​

Access to free training and continuing education


AQUENT STUDIOS: Why work with us?

Long term career opportunities supporting Fortune 500 brands

Excellent health and dental insurance subsidized

Comprehensive benefits package including 401(k), FSA's and voluntary insurance programs

Paid weekly​

Vacation, Sick and Holiday pay

Access to free training and continuing education


Company description:

Aquent Studios is a global creative studio that delivers scale, speed and efficiency to the world’s most recognized brands.  We create the work that matters the most to them—work that has a real impact on their business. As an Aquent Studio team member, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with the largest and most influential companies in the world, solving design challenges and extending their brands across tactic types and platforms, including digital design, UI/UX, video, motion, content, print design, web development, and more. If you want to do work that matters in a collaborative setting that values ingenuity and personal growth, you have found the right place!