Traffic/Project Manager

NDG Communications, Inc.
La Plata, Maryland
Up to $75,000 per year + benefits
Aug 01, 2019
Sep 05, 2019
Full Time

The Traffic/Project Manager, under the direction of the Vice President, Operations, sizes up every job the agency takes on and assigns a step-by-step schedule to see it through to completion.

Each day, the Traffic/Project Manager hosts an internal meeting to review and update the status of all new and active projects, creating a daily production schedule for each NDG team member. From there, the Traffic/Project Manager keeps a close watch, monitoring progress and sometimes physically moving a job from one desk to the next. As changes in timing or scheduling take place, the Traffic/Project Manager remains informed so an accurate schedule can be produced each day.

Reports directly to Vice President, Operations



  • Reviews daily work schedule with Vice President, Operations, creative team members, production artists, and digital development staff
  • Reviews any creative briefs or change orders from account services team members
  • Revises schedules and maintains to all departments a digital “Priority List,” constantly reflecting the most pressing jobs for the day and their current status
  • Publishes a weekly production status report to advise all departments of schedules and job status
  • Expedites all “crisis jobs”—the majority of work should flow through creative/production on a reasonable, scheduled basis, as directed and supervised by the Vice President, Operations and Creative Director
  • Notifies account services team members and the Vice President, Operations when necessary to contact clients for any materials, information, etc., required to complete scheduled projects.
  • Communicates regularly with account services team members about the current status of all jobs in progress in creative/production, based on input from Vice President, Operations and Creative Director
  • Reports any problems affecting job quality, due dates and costs to account services team members, after being advised by Vice President, Operations and Creative Director
  • Works with Vice President, Operations in working with outside vendors for all projects, based on quality control, budget, timing, etc.
  • Proofreads all artwork/digital proofs
  • Is notified when internally approved copy, layouts, etc., are forwarded to Vice President, Operations/account services for client approval
  • Makes sure all material is properly approved by account executive and client
  • Regulates time to allow for an internal review of all concepts with account services
  • Assists Vice President, Operations in coordinating schedules of collateral materials to arrive before final deadlines
  • Obtains quotes from art and photo suppliers, freelancers and other vendors as required by Vice President, Operations
  • Archives paperwork for all stock photography
  • Creates job folders for newly booked projects, prints associated proposal from OPS, and then passes these items along to the Accounting Director
  • Adds new projects to online file management system
  • Assists Accounting Director and Vice President, Operations with billing (printing out reports, organizing contents of job folders, mailing invoices, and archiving completed projects in OPS)
  • Assists with billing and pulls job folders ready for billing and presents to Vice President, Operations
  • Archives and maintains any in-house client mechanicals/original artwork, digital production file backups and photo files according to the agency archiving process
  • Maintains updated agency sample files
  • Arranges delivery of samples to client and agency personnel for all completed jobs
  • Works with media department to obtain publications’ specifications and extensions when necessary
  • Researches specialty items and purchases items for clients
  • Prints, binds and collates materials for presentations and client meetings
  • Maintains current computer skills related to daily job functions


  • At least two (2) years of project or traffic management experience in an agency environment is preferred.  Similar project management experience acceptable.
  • Energetic, resourceful, positive attitude and a passion for learning
  • Exceptional organizational skills and time management skills
  • Must be personable and possess excellent people skills & sound judgment