Senior Project Manager

We are Periscope, and we’re proud to be the most visionary, independent, fully integrated agency in the country. Our mission is Do Things People Love, and our project management team embraces this philosophy every day while keeping an eagle-eye on budgets, timelines, workflow and process for a wide variety of projects – everything from the smallest print or digital banner ad to an expansive multi-discipline campaign.

We’re in the hunt for a Sr. Project Manager to join our team – if you’re a critical thinker, creative problem-solver, proactive communicator, bold asker of the right questions and promoter of positivity, you could be just the person we’re looking for.

 

ABOUT YOU:

  • Have been working in an advertising agency environment for a minimum of 8 years
  • Fluent in the language of print advertising, with in-depth experience from concepting to final production
  • Capable of working across all media channels
  • Previously or currently managing other PMs (either formally or informally)
  • Fast, organized, cool under pressure and always thinking several steps ahead
  • Demonstrates the ability to make the right call even when there isn’t a precedent
  • A natural at infusing collaboration and supportiveness into all interactions
  • An effective mentor, keeping an eye out for opportunities to help guide others
  • Knows how to impart a sense of urgency when needed, while remaining unflappable
  • Maintains optimism and motivates in tough situations
  • Keep the “what ifs” in mind at all times and have top notch solutions at-the-ready
  • Highly self-motivated and willing to learn new things around every corner

ABOUT THE GIG:

  • Manage multiple projects – own the assignment, manage the plan, power the team – juggling a high volume of work on frequently short deadlines
  • Schedule and attend internal team meetings for projects: kickoff, internal briefing, internal creative review, status and pre-production as needed
  • Create project estimates, collaborating with other internal team members as needed to pull pricing together, and communicate costs to the team
  • Develop and manage the timeline throughout the life of a project
  • Manage and enforce deadlines with a sense of urgency, priority and humor
  • Nurture, manage and rally colleagues to deliver better results; bring order to chaos
  • Understand what problems could affect quality, timing or budgets and know when to notify the team
  • Facilitate open, timely and effective communication amongst team members

SKILLS / EXPERIENCE:

  • College graduate – B.A. or equivalent education and/or work experience
  • Agency experience required
  • At least 8 years of experience working with cross-functional teams for projects of all scopes, from the highly strategic to volume-based production
  • Solid knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and work
  • management software

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