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Project Manager, Content Marketing Creative

Company: ZAR IT Solutions
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Project Manager, Content Marketing Creative

Location: Newark, NJ

Duration: 9 Months

Description:

The CM Creative team is looking for a Project Manager to help support the execution of title launch campaigns across a wide variety of digital and traditional platforms. This role is part of the Integrated Marketing team but supports all CM Creative projects.

Be part of a smart and passionate project management-production team that helps our CM Creative team create stunning promotional assets for our top priority programming. In collaboration with the Director, Project Management and Operations, you'll collaborate with your projects' creative teams (CDs, ADs, copywriters, designers) and partner with internal stakeholders to produce distinctive, best-in-class campaign launches that attract and convert new customers, and engage our existing community of listeners in authentic and compelling ways.

ABOUT YOU:

You're a skilled project management professional with an obsessive need for order and a background in managing creative projects both internally and with external production partners.

You're operationally grounded and adept at using data to inform planning and capacity decisions.

You are comfortable speaking your mind and presenting a recommendation with a diplomacy that yields results.

You're adept at defining and managing tasks, milestones and multi-month timelines across all aspects of creative development, including the conceptual, pre-production, production and post-production/delivery phases.

You're well-versed in digital asset deliverables and delivery workflow for internal and media agency deployment

Your insight and overall demeanor works to build strong rapport and trust with partners across multiple functional areas

You bring together the information, the resources, and the forums to get work done on time and on budget.

You have strong time management skills with the ability to set priorities, multi-task, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

You are a fast learner and take direction well.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Manage the end-to-end creative development and production lifecycle for mid- and large-scale content-focused marketing campaigns.

Work with the PM Director to review new project requests from internal partners submitted through our project management system for timing and feasibility and to develop comprehensive project plans across a variety of disciplines/platforms.

Lead communication around project status with internal stakeholders. Participate in creative team assignments in collaboration with PM Director, creative directors, and creative VP.

Develop comprehensive milestones and schedules for all assigned projects and work collaboratively with creative and marketing teams (designers, copywriters, creative directors, and strategists) to procure required kickoff information/assets, and communicate project status, deliverables, specs, dependencies, and potential issues.

Work with external production companies and internal partners to execute large scale photo and video shoots: secure photographers and/or directors, negotiate budgets, draft contracts, coordinate talent logistics, and other shoot details

Distill and translate complex information into clear takeaways and actions for the team

Assist in tracking and balancing resource utilization and creative team capacity

Lead regular production and status meetings; generate reports for these meetings

Help the creative team prioritize their work on a daily/weekly basis

Proactively keep team members on deadlines in an effective but positive way

Manage budgets for individual projects: tracking expenses, creating SOWs and PO's, and processing invoices. Collaborate with PM director on month-end reporting

Onboard and manage creative agencies and partners as needed

Manage compliance aspects of projects, including talent and footage restrictions, title clearances, music/ footage/ image licensing, talent & location releases, and standards and practices in conjunction with our Legal team.

Quality check final creative as needed, and traffic final assets to stakeholders for campaign execution.

Provide project support to the Director of Project Management and Operations as needed

Provide administrative support to the department as needed, such as managing the schedule and agenda for regular executive reviews

Proactively research and implement new tools and workflows

Qualifications

5+ years project management experience preferably at a TV network, creative agency, or entertainment company

Excellent organizational and project management skills with experience managing multiple projects with competing priorities in a calm and efficient manner.

Experience managing creative development and developing production processes and timelines that support the creative process.

Strong video and photo shoot planning and production experience

Broad project management experience across a variety of media channels, including but not limited to; digital advertising, broadcast, OOH, paid social, organic social, experiential

General knowledge of project management principles, processes and tools

Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills.

Basic knowledge of video and digital file types

Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Keywords: ZAR IT Solutions, Newark , Project Manager, Content Marketing Creative, Advertising , Newark, New Jersey

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