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Creative Project Manager

Brand Creative | Hybrid in New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description
Sesame Workshop is looking for a Creative Project Manager. The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for managing Brand Creative projects ranging across print, digital, video, motion graphics, animation, and production capabilities. Executes internal client requests ensuring on-target, on-time, on-budget and on-brand delivery of marketing, design, and collateral materials. The PM must exhibit outstanding project management and client communication skills to achieve the highest possible standards in client service. He/she needs basic knowledge of clients’ business challenges to provide communications solutions and project management execution. The PM will also be expected to participate in creative development meetings to ensure final output is on mark. In addition, the PM will provide project management follow-through and accurate delivery.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain solid relationships, coordinating and liaising across several stakeholders to understand requested needs, tracking and delivering against them.
  • Creates detailed project plan across the projects lifecycle, from initiation through to project close-out activities.
  • Prepares and leads project kick-off Marketing , builds timelines and contingencies, negotiates budgets, and generates estimates. (Modifies and communicates as needed).
  • Ensure all relevant information, such as creative briefs, project details, asset specifications, etc., have been provided and are clear for project initiation.
  • Initiate project review phases and coordinate and consolidate clear feedback and changes.
  • Review internal stakeholders change requests and respond with schedule/cost impacts along with alternatives if needed.
  • Manage all project related expectations with internal stakeholders and departmental teams.
  • Negotiate timelines and budgets and ensure that all deadlines are maintained.
  • Represent the interests of the internal stakeholders and project goals and objectives, in interactions with creative project teams.
  • Represent on brand and graphic standards in interactions with internal stakeholders requestors.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to gain approvals and ensure all, legal and branding guidelines are followed to the letter on their assigned businesses.
  • Provide final sign-off on projects to ensure compliance with creative brief and project specifications.
  • Leverage knowledge and understanding of graphic design, creative and production to facilitate effective communication between internal stakeholders and departmental teams.
  • Schedule and lead all project meetings and provide weekly status updates meetings for internal stakeholders.
  • Conducts post-mortem reviews on key projects.
  • Responsible for ensuring project related contracts and invoices are processed on a timely manner.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, communications, advertising or business, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of professional-level experience as a project manager either in an external or internal agency
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, Workfront Project Management Technology
  • Ad agency/ in house project management experience preferably including print, digital, video, motion graphics, and animation.
  • Proven track record for successfully managing strategic branding and creative projects from concept to completion.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence, manage and drive action in on-time and accurate execution of deliverables, balancing between competing priorities while remaining flexible and creative.
  • Excellent written, verbal, communication, and presentation skills
  • Excellent creative project management skills, unparalleled attention to detail, highly organized and able to multitask effectively.
  • Ability to gain internal stakeholder trust and effectively manage expectations
  • Strong understanding of Media and Entertainment marketing and non-profit philanthropic initiatives/ grants/ sponsorships
  • Foreign language skills a plus

Other

  • Team player with excellent relationship-building skills
  • Operates effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Adept at crisis management
  • Resourceful and solution-oriented
  • Excellent written, verbal, communication, and presentation skills
  • Excellent creative project management skills, unparalleled attention to detail, highly organized and able to multitask effectively.
  • Ability to gain internal stakeholder trust and effectively manage expectations
  • Strong understanding of Media and Entertainment marketing and non-profit philanthropic initiatives/ grants/ sponsorships
  • Strong understanding of the creative process as well as design and print/web production
  • Successful track record at client service in a marketing or creative environment


About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit media and educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re active in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit www.sesameworkshop.org.


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