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Jr. Project Manager

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Want to work at a beautiful location downtown on Michigan Ave, for a big name educational technology company? The reputation and feel of this company is unmatched. This is a perfect platform for a Junior Project Manager to make your career mark.

We are seeking a Jr. Project Manager for a 2 month engagement, tracking, updates, making sure everyone knows of their deliverables, knowledge of AtTask and/or MS Project a plus.
The primary objectives for this position are to be responsible for successfully coordinating the production (planning, implementation, and delivery) of a variety of projects in support of the company's publishing program.

The Content Project Manager (CPM) is responsible for coordinating the production of a variety of projects on schedule, adhering to internal customer and market specifications/requirements, meeting quality assurance, and within budget to achieve financial targets. Also provides support to the Sr. CPMs on large/complex projects or to department management. Builds and maintains effective, collaborative relationships with Editorial, Marketing, Technology, Permissions, Media Research, PreMedia, and Manufacturing teams and vendors to ensure project objectives are met. Manages vendors through/by competitive bidding, monitoring workloads, and successful communication; escalates issues appropriately. There will be product planning and product implementation.

So what does the winning candidate bring to the table?
-BA/BS or equivalent work experience.
-Minimum of 2 years relevant experience in print and/or media production, which may including include but is not limited to scheduling, copyediting, proofreading, composition, prepress, design, and permissions.
-Minimum 1 year project management experience; able to successfully manage, organize, prioritize, and handle multiple projects and tasks including complex interdependencies between projects.
-Experience with formal project management software and/or techniques.
-Able to clearly communicate in a variety of styles and settings; with the ability to interpret and translate information to teams and individuals and to report effectively to management.
-Ability to work collaboratively, provide feedback in a constructive manner and relate product requirements succinctly and effectively.
-Advanced knowledge and use of Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft applications, including spreadsheet, database and word processing skills.

Preferred
-Previous experience working in publishing industry or related field.
-Knowledge and experience working in Adobe Creative Suite applications.
-Knowledge and experience working in Workfront (formerly known as AtTask) or Microsoft Project

Interested? APPLY NOW!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to quick turnaround of this role, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you!

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