Senior Project Manager

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the internal management and direction of projects, development of key client relationships, and maintenance of accounts. Portfolio of work will have a strong focus on creative, web development, digital and social media marketing. The Senior Project Manager works in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment, and serves as an integral link between the Strategy, Web Development, and Creative Services divisions. The position reports to the Head of Strategy & Client Services.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Support the Head of Strategy & Client Services in the management and growth of a diverse roster of high-profile clients, accounts, and project-based work
  • Will help lead and grow the agency’s practice – with an emphasis on strategic creative and web development execution, audience analysis, content development and management, and community engagement
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for select clients, partners, and vendors, and provide a premium level of customer service and responsiveness to all
  • Effectively manage internal processes and advance projects from start to finish, while coordinating with team members and providing continuous reports
  • Smartly develop strategic plans, conceptual ideations, and tactical recommendations for select clients
  • Efficiently manage various project timelines and deliverables to match internal production with external expectations
  • Effectively communicate with clients on digital and creative services strategies and capabilities 
  • Grow and nurture long-term client relationships with a solutions-oriented approach
  • Gather and analyze data to develop and present well-informed metrics reports, for both internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist in the development of workable budgets, project scopes, performance reports, and timelines for multiple project deliverables
  • Remain on the cutting edge of industry developments and trends, and assist in effectively integrating those developments and trends into the business and client work

Basic Requirements:

  • 3+ years of client-facing experience working at the crossroads of digital communications, design, and creative services (website development and management, graphic design, video, animation, photography, branding, marketing, event production, etc.)
  • Agency experience with a portfolio of projects on which you have worked
  • Must be able to work across a number of projects and teams to respond to ever-changing client needs and deadlines
  • A proven track record of developing strategic plans to benefit the client
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • The ability to think creatively and contribute to a team environment
  • Proven experience and comfort level with open-source website CMS solutions like WordPress and Drupal
  • Self-motivated and driven, willing to take ownership of projects and your role within the agency team
  • Superior communications and presentation skills (both written and verbal)
  • Eagerness to help contribute to the agency’s own marketing and business development initiatives

For Bonus Points:

  • Strong leadership skills and an eagerness to advance professionally
  • Experience with project management programs like Teamwork
  • Experience developing and managing events
  • Familiarity with current affairs and ability to “get smart” quick on various issues
  • A sense of humor and a love of tacos, pandas and the occasional dog

THANKS, BUT…

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To Apply:

To apply, please send your resume and a few paragraphs explaining why you have what it takes to work@njimedia.com. Please include a link to a website, writing sample or other online profile you’re particularly proud of.

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