Creative Producer / Project Manager

Location
Seattle, WA
Posted
Oct 01, 2022
Closes
Oct 05, 2022
Ref
232657202210
Industry
Other
Hours
Full Time
Creative Producer / Project Manager Job Summary:

We are looking for a Creative Producer / Project Manager to join a global communications firm. This role will be the common thread on creative projects, working closely with account managers, planners, researchers, analysts, designers, copywriters, social media strategists and others. Creative Producers / Project Managers define and monitor scopes, budgets, workplans, milestones and timelines, as well as manage end-to-end production of deliverables. The ideal candidate must have strong organizational and time management skills, excellent communications and tenacious problem-solving abilities. While this is a senior position, it is very much a hands-on role working closely with creative teams as well as the account teams.

Creative Producer / Project Manager Responsibilities:
  • Lead multiple projects simultaneously, working directly with account and creative teams to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget.
  • Develop and oversee project workplans, schedules, budgets and key communications to ensure the creative team and other key team members are fully briefed.
  • Determine all facets of the project to inform the creation of clear and detailed project briefs for the Creative team—answering all internal and external questions pertinent to the project.
  • Monitor and track the project; produce and distribute status tracking reports, provide proactive recommendations to ensure projects are delivered on time, within scope and within budget. Ensure agreed next steps are understood and completed.
  • Lead production of deliverables for print, digital, video and paid media assets (banners, social assets, etc.)
  • Manage communication and approvals between creative and account teams—ensure project handoffs are thorough and clear.
  • Manage and mitigate day-to-day problems, understand when (and why) to escalate issues, and ensure strong and effective communications in difficult and time-sensitive situations.
  • Build strong working relationships with internal and client team members, establishing a role as a trusted resource and advisor.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other producers to develop consistent management practices and ensure effective support for creative teams.
  • Thoroughly QA all creative work product to ensure error-free deliverables.

Creative Producer / Project Manager Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 5 years of project management and production experience, preferably in a fast-paced agency environment, managing multiple creative projects simultaneously.
  • Outstanding attention to detail with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-motivated, flexible, quick, assertive, measured, calm and collaborative.
  • Thorough understanding of creative process, brand standards, and print and digital deliverables.
  • Extensive experience in development of workplans, budgets and production schedules for print, digital, web and video.
  • Deep knowledge of production for print, digital, web and video.
  • Experiential activation and influencer experience a plus.
  • Understanding of archival and asset management, and thorough knowledge of required file type by asset (print, video, digital, etc.).
  • Knowledge of abilities and limitations of Adobe Creative Cloud applications (specifically InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and Premiere).
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Experience with oversight and management of third-party relationships, including print, media, photography and video vendors.

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Qualified candidates should send their resume AND call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note, resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

Sparks Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, citizenship, family status, genetic information, disability, or protect veteran status.