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Project Manager

Universal City, California
Freelance | Job ID #70327 | $32 - $50 hourly | Posted 2 weeks ago
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Our client, an entertainment company, is seeking a Project Manager, Digital Production & PM to join the Senior Manager, Digital Production Operations team.

You will report to the Director and be responsible to:

  • Assuring program deliverables are presented and reviewed at key milestones to ensure all overarching program timelines are met and approvals received.
  • Creative Project Management - creates project timelines in project management software (Workfront)
  • Organizes creative briefing kick off meetings when applicable and ensures appropriate creative team and necessary stakeholders are represented
  • Ensures all relevant information and assets are relayed to creative team for kickoff and execution
  • Ensures deliverables are reviewed in line with program and project timelines and requirements
  • Manages all project change orders
  • Ensures all program/campaign tactics are approved by LP and/or Legal prior to final file handoff when applicable
  • Works and communicates with digital content production teams
  • Flags project scope creep
  • Identifies and helps to alleviate blockers
  • Project Administration - Ensures estimates are approved before work commences when applicable
  • Participates in Agile team ceremonies including identifying and presenting creative projects in End of Sprint Demos with creative team
  • Works with Digital & Technology Creative Project Management team to align processes as necessary, establish and update SOPs and onboarding materials, find efficiencies and identify and remove process and project blockers
  • Resource Management - Alert Senior Management team, Scrum Master and Marketing Owner of any potential concerns or issues with meeting key client deliverables due to resourcing.
  • Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established company policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities
  • Successfully manage all client programs, ensuring the team meets schedule deadlines and due dates within approved program budgets. This position is expected to understand the execution needs of client programs, creating campaign timelines and estimates that fit within overarching program schedules and budgets.

Musts:

  • 5+ years in creative project management a corporate environment with focus on developing marketing and advertising messaging strategies and overseeing tactical execution. Experience with external and in-house creative agencies or marketing/advertising is strongly preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience. or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Strong understanding and proven experience with creative workflow software and workflows for print, video, digital (web, mobile app, CRM, etc.) production required.
  • Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Consistent attendance is a job requirement.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Advertising, Project Management, Business, Organizational Management, Graphic Design, or Art Design is required
  • Experience with project management workflow software (Workamajig, Basecamp, Workfront, MS Project, etc.) a plus, WorkFront strongly preferred. Proficiency or working knowledge of MAC OS and Adobe Creative Suite, and digital asset management software (MediaValet) also a plus, but not required.
  • Advanced project management skills, including strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple demands simultaneously in fast paced environment.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Thorough understanding of studio/graphic arts and creative workflow processes.
  • Strong working knowledge and proven experience with print production processes and techniques (artwork, pre-press, printing.)
  • Strong working knowledge and proven experience with digital development and production processes and techniques (web, mobile, CRM, social, etc.)
  • Great Communication skills
  • Ability to multitask Scrum/Agile experience

Employer Details:

  • 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. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • 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.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.

Pay: $32 - $50 hourly

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