Creative Project Manager

Greensboro, North Carolina | Freelance | Job ID #48423 |
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Onward Search is looking for a Creative Project Manager to join our agency client in Greensboro, North Carolina, for an onsite contract opportunity! We are looking for candidates with the following skills and competencies to fill the role. 

Job Summary:

  • Define and manage project scope while delivering quality assets.
  • Serve as the primary liaison between the client Account teams and all of the Creative, Development, Interactive Design, Social Community Management, QA Testers, and Analytics teams.
  • Projects will cover a wide range of topics, including creating brand content, social assets, websites, microsites, marketing campaigns and the like.
  • Prior marketing/advertising agency experience STRONGLY preferred.


  • Responsible for the coordination, completion, and delivery of projects.
  • Oversee all aspects of a project, from initial request (before Discovery) through Deployment and subsequent Maintenance.
  • Manage multiple projects of widely varying time-lengths, from quick-turnaround content initiatives to large-scale web platform development projects.
  • Define and manage project scopes, estimate costs, and timelines, schedule tasks, and resources.
  • Monitor budgets and help to develop a strategy.
  • Prioritize tasks for product bugs, enhancement requests and maintenance updates.
  • Set deadlines, assign responsibilities, monitor progress, and periodically summarize and communicate project status for Account teams and/or upper management.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
  • 3+ years of experience managing creative projects. Marketing or advertising agency experience STRONGLY preferred.
  • Must be comfortable in a fast-paced agency environment.
  • Must be able to work independently on multiple projects and also identify potential project risks via collaboration with product, technical, and creative stakeholders, including escalating where appropriate.
  • Coordinate and manager the workflow of Developers, Interactive Designers, Social Community Managers, QA Testers, and Analytics team members.
  • Able to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously and efficiently; superior multi-tasking skills.
  • Experience working on teams using Agile and/or SCRUM methodologies preferred.
  • General familiarity with Development and QA processes (SDLC or PDLC).
  • Excellent writing, grammatical/proofing, communication, presentation, and follow-up skills. Impeccable communication and organizational abilities are a prerequisite for consideration.
  • Exceptional organization and resource planning skills.
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Familiarity in at least one Project Management suite and Time Tracking tools.
  • Familiarity with Bug Tracking tools like JIRA and at least one CMS such as WordPress, Expression Engine, Alfresco, etc.
  • General familiarity with other tools, such as Analytics Reporting Suites (SiteCatalyst, Google Analytics), DAM (Digital Asset Mgmt), FTP utilities, and SEO products.
  • General familiarity with Internet applications and technologies preferred (HTML, .PHP, CSS, Java, Flash, social media platforms) preferred.

Does this sound like you? Apply today! 



  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances, nationally and internationally. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V