Project Manager

Edelman New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 months ago

UEG is an award-winning global agency specializing in entertainment, sports and lifestyle marketing. We create breakthrough marketing by leveraging the people, places and platforms that shape pop culture. Our suite of services includes celebrity/influencer programming, music-film-tv/digital-sports partnerships, communications, branded content and experiential.

The team at UEG is a dynamic group, bringing together best-in-class expertise across entertainment, sports and lifestyle, paired with a strong understanding of brand building and effective marketing communications. This is a work hard, play hard environment where a true passion for culture are married with the desire to create business changing work for our clients.

The Project Manager will be responsible to oversee operations, process, and management within a content development & production team of creatives and producers. The PM should have strong working knowledge of the development & production process of visual media from still photography to video.

The individual will work with the SVP, Branded Content Account team to set up and manage the project process and define scope, cost and time parameters, resources as well as partner with Producers & Account leads throughout the process to track all elements of development, production, and delivery. The PM/SPM will have client contact and will be responsible for ensuring that project deliverables meet time specifications and quality goals. We're looking for someone is unafraid to step out of their lane & embody an entrepreneurial spirit.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with SVP, Branded Content on organizational best practices and team management

  • Partner with account services to ensure delivery of initiatives to the client's satisfaction

  • Develop and manage timelines and project plans for client-facing initiatives

  • Coordinate amongst account, creative, production and technology teams to drive client initiatives ensuring on time delivery

  • Plan and coordinate internal and external resources, including vendors and development partners throughout all stages of the project lifecycle

  • Proactively handle dependency, risk/issue management, and problem resolution

  • Provide updated status reporting to senior management and business units

  • Provide scheduling, facilitation, and coordination of all project related meetings

Qualifications:

  • This role requires 6 years minimum managing interactive web-based technology projects.

  • Previous experience with content-driven projects and in a creative, digital or interactive agency

  • Technically adept and fully understanding of SW development methodologies and practices

  • Experience managing direct reports, and providing leadership and mentoring to junior project managers

  • Excellent organizing, time management, and oral & written communication skills

  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills

Client-facing.

  • Unphased by being a point of contact & a voice to and in front of our clients

  • Proficiency with the following programs is required: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Vizio), Microsoft Project

  • Ability to balance a sense of urgency with a calm and confident demeanor, especially in stressful or pressured situation

  • Producing experience a big plus, but not necessary

  • Bachelor's degree

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