Creative Project Manager

San Francisco, California | Freelance | Job ID #48537 |
Posted Last Month

Do you see yourself as a conductor of an orchestra?
Can you dance gracefully with multiple teams balancing the needs and wants of sales, clients, creative and production while making everyone feel that they have been heard and their needs have been met?
Do you thrive when coordination makes creativity sing?
Do you enjoy music metaphors?
If the answer is, “yes”…wait…really? Awesome! By all means, keep reading. You just might be the project manager our leading media client is looking for.


  • Develop timelines for creative projects.
  • Juggle multiple, fast-paced, quick-turn projects.
  • Be an expert and an evangelist for your projects and your department.
  • Mediate between internal teams to develop resourceful solutions.
  • Lead project-related meetings & check-ins.
  • Know the ins and outs of our sites, platforms, and products.
  • Manage client expectations and balance that with internal needs and priorities.
  • Translate requests from sales teams to designers and copywriters.


  • 2+ years experience in project management, preferably in an agency environment.
  • Superior coordination skills; able to comprehend the final product and break it down into actionable steps for team members including designers, developers, and sales.
  • Solid understanding of design and development processes, methods, and principles.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills.
  • Experience with online display advertising.
  • Sharp attention to detail with strong organizational skills.
  • Have a proactive, efficient, and resourceful approach.
  • Good time and people management skills.
  • Must successfully pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience at an advertising agency.
  • Client facing experience.
  • Experience with Salesforce.
  • Basic understanding of what Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects, HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript can accomplish.
  • Basic Knowledge of JIRA.

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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