Project Manager (Portland)

Portland, OR
Job Terms:
$70K-$80K (DOE)
Start date:
Posted By:
Gloriane Yi

Job Description:

An exciting digital agency is looking to hire a Project Manager on a full-time basis. In this role, you will be responsible for the flow of the project from inception to completion, from kickoff to delivery. The project manager leads by partnering with account managers and creatives to negotiate the multiple relationships within any project—whether with internal team members, or any variety of partners. This is not an account management/client facing position, although being comfortable communicating with clients is a must, creating confidence and trust in the production process.

• Owning and managing the production process (from creative development through production and final delivery or launch)
• Researching and vetting outside creative partners, freelancers and vendors, and allocating resources (internal and external) in conjunction with creative director
• Defining project steps, tasks and requirements
• Creating schedules; communicating and tracking timelines and milestones
• Providing specifications and project requirements
• Producing the work! Which means sometimes having an engineering mindset.
• QA/proofing and confirming creative work meets specifications
• Trafficking and coordination
• Facilitating kick off meetings along with account manager, negotiating conflicts, building up teams and group dynamics, and enabling creative thought processes
• Collaborating on budget with account manager and developing and managing estimates
• Corresponding with clients as needed throughout the production process
• Resourcing and working with various vendors for estimates, schedules and execution as it relates to the project
• Maintaining an enthusiastic and positive work environment
• Maintaining a watchful eye on the goals and objectives of the project

• 5+ years of agency production management experience required
• Degree in advertising/marketing or related field
• Digital experience (understanding digital specs, digital media and advertising, web development, CMS)
• Traditional experience (understanding print process and production, traditional media and advertising)
• Video experience (understanding the video production process, including production, talent, editing, trafficking, video content development)
• Ability to manage a high volume of agency projects from start to launch
• Experience developing and managing schedules & estimates
• Ability to traffic all projects