Project Manager

Chicago, IL | Freelance | Job ID #50748 |
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Our client, an agency in the Chicago Loop, is looking for a freelance Project Manager to join their team.


Three to five years project management experience in an agency environment working on integrated campaigns including both print and digital (website, marketing automation/emails, banner ads, social, video). Experience working in Agriculture, Dairy, or Pharma is required.


  • Coordinates all activities of the project and ensures that project tasks are completed by scheduling and facilitating project-related team meetings and communicating action steps to team.
  • Develops, maintains, reviews and distributes project documentation including SOW, project schedules, budgets, status reports, invoices, change orders, and post mortem reviews.
  • Organize and conduct internal status/job kick off meetings. Attend status calls with clients on assigned accounts as needed.
  • Act as primary internal liaison from project conception regarding timing and next steps
  • Coordinates cross-functional teams and manages project scope and the change control process to ensure that projects are completed according to schedule and within budget.
  • Responsible for raising awareness of all project issues and risks, proactively managing changes in project scope, identifying potential crises, and collaborate with stakeholders to devise contingency plans as needed.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion, and liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.


  • Agency experience is a must; 3-5 years in a small to medium sized agency setting is preferred
  • Able to prioritize work and shift priorities as needed to meet aggressive deadlines and milestones.
  • Integrated experience including both print and digital (website, marketing automation/emails, banner ads, social, video).
  • Technically competent with various software programs, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat and Keynote. Experience with Project Management software a plus.

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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.
  • 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.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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