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Senior Project Manager

Product | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

ASCAP is home to more than 700,000 music creator members across all genres - the greatest names in music, and thousands more in the early stages of their careers. We are the world leader in performance royalties, advocacy and service for music creators, and are the only PRO in the US run by its members including songwriters, composers and music publishers.

As a Senior Project Manager at ASCAP, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the product development team throughout key strategic projects from discovery to launch. Our Senior Project Managers are responsible for connecting the dots across departments, including cross team collaboration and project management as it relates to your assigned initiative, led by Product.

In this role, you will help us...

  • Ensure successful launches that align with established strategic goals (on time) by supporting the Product Lead throughout the product life cycle

  • Manage project timelines, risk mitigation planning, and serve as liaison between product, design, technology, marketing and other business stakeholders to ensure alignment and achievement of previously established project milestones

  • Ensure clarity around project goals and priorities within the product team, technology and other relevant cross team members

  • Closely monitor project progress and proactively escalate to the product manager and/or management as needed

  • Develop and execute an efficient internal communication strategy for ensuring communication with all levels of management within the team and external partners as pertinent

General responsibilities

  • Develop detailed project plans, timelines and manage a project action log

  • Organize & facilitate all project meetings, including meeting agenda and meeting notes 

  • Capture and memorialize key decisions and assure team members are aligned on next steps

  • Work with the product lead to ensure that all pertinent team members and stakeholders understand project goals, identify/ track KPIs and prioritize deliverables in accordance with strategic goals previously identified

  • Create weekly status reports 

  • Create and maintain project documentation, including kick off deck, requirements, project plans, risk mitigation plan, users stores, and design assets

  • Implement effective project management processes that help initiatives run well and integrate seamlessly with agile methodologies 


  • 5 - 7 years of experience working with Product Management and Design teams, including an understanding of the product development lifecycle

  • Bachelor’s degree; PMP certification a plus

  • Experience driving change through effective project management

  • Experience with JIRA, Smartsheet, PowerPoint, Lucid Charts and/or other presentation & reporting tools

  • Experience with or exposure to agile development environments desired, but not required -- we can teach you!

  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills, along with strong written and verbal communication skills

Besides providing a unique and dynamic work environment, there are a few other reasons you should consider ASCAP in your career planning. We also offer generous benefit options that are comprehensive and provide the flexibility that most employees want and need. These health care and financial plan options include the following:

  • A choice of either network only provider medical and dental plans or more flexible medical and dental plans where you can see providers in or out-of-network 
  • Vision plan that offers both in and out- of network provider options
  • Immediate eligibility for 401(k) participation with an employer provided match
  • An additional Employer paid retirement savings program regardless of your participation in the 401(k) Plan
  • Generous time-off policy
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Short term disability Insurance / salary continuation and Long term disability insurance
  • Company provided basic life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Supplemental and dependent life insurance options