#185266

Creative Events Project Manager

Location:
Remote • Remote- WEST COAST ONLY
Job Terms:
Temporary
Salary:
$45-50/hr (DOE!) + Benefits
Start date:
December
Date:
11/16/2022

Job Description:


Aquent Studios x Adobe is a custom-built creative agency partnership that provides scalability with world-class talent to Adobe’s in-house studio and web team. This collaboration creates exciting opportunities to work with Aquent Studios and impact millions of customers, showcasing Adobe’s products via innovative storytelling and unique visual experiences.

We’re looking for a Creative Events Project Manager to join the Aquent Studios x Adobe team to manage from start to finish all marketing requests for MAX events, working with designers, writers, and creative directors. The Studio Manager will assess the creative briefs/requests and have a full understanding of what is needed to carry out the request. They will set up and run any kickoff or review meetings, manage the review process for all projects, keep track of all deliverables on Dropbox, and be responsible for organizing files and sending final files to stakeholders and vendors. They should be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and know the status of all at any given time, for deliverables that include the marketing website, banners, social media banners, swag, on-site signage (large and small), mobile app assets, maps, media trades, etc. They will ensure that the work produced is high quality, meets all business objectives, and is delivered in a timely, cost-effective manner. The MAX event is a high-visibility, high-volume, and fast-paced project for the Studio team, who create the visual identity for the entire event and all of the marketing assets requested by the Events team and other internal groups. Deadlines must be met in order to keep the event marketing on schedule.

What you need to succeed:

  • 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
  • 5+ years of creative project management and event experience within a corporate tech marketing organization or creative ad agency
  • Understanding of the creative process and timelines, from initial objective-setting to creative concepting, design, and production
  • Ability to manage projects and teams in a highly matrixed organization
  • Manage multiple marketing communications projects, tracking and reporting on progress and status
  • Negotiate and own the schedule, budget and resource-planning to ensure the Studio team is set for success
  • Build relationships and work closely with partners to understand their needs and priorities, clarify objectives and clearly communicate plans
  • Ability to manage outside partner relationships and steer communications with prominent stakeholders
  • Proactively identify potential issues and problem solve with the extended team, while keeping all parties informed and tracking
  • Confidence to set firm boundaries with stakeholders and drive the work
  • Identify roles and responsibilities at project outset, to clearly understand and set expectations, while also ensuring a streamlined and efficient program delivery
  • Foster a collaborative environment and promote team harmony
  • Act resourcefully and work independently with high attention to detail
  • Manage open-ended, ambiguous, or ill-defined projects
  • Skilled in usage of Microsoft Office and project management software, such as Workfront
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with flexibility, while prioritizing tasks and meeting timelines
  • Active participation and Studio advocacy — Collaborate 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 skills and improve
  • Show flexibility and adaptability to a changing environment
  • 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
  • Take ownership for asset management
  • Manage creative process and workflow from creative brief submission to release of digital assets
  • Strong presentation and communication skills — Explain the rationale for Studio work to others within the Studio and outside the team.
  • Utilize strong written and verbal communication and problem-solving skills, with keen attention to detail, to promote collaborative partnerships and successful program delivery


 

Client Description:

Aquent Studios has partnered with Adobe LLC’s In-house studio. This is an exciting opportunity with the potential to impact millions of customers via innovative storytelling and human experiences. You’ll be working with the Aquent Studios team to support their digital presence, major events, and all of Adobe's products. 

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!

Requirements:

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  • 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 in the Adobe voice.
  • 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 of Adobe Studio.
  • 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 ever changing environment.
  • Artistic sensibility—While studio management is primarily a project management function, Studio Managers and Project Coordinators should understand Adobe 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 like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as project management software like Wrike.