Should have 5-8+ years experience managing interactive projects from discovery and design to technical development and implementation. Experience in a creative studio environment implementing both project management and digital best practices is ideal.
The Project Manager must value the details and be able to understand and drive towards the big picture. Analytical and quick thinking skills in a fast-paced environment are essential. The Project Manager is an enthusiastic problem solving partner and thrives on being engaged at all levels of the project. As the key point of contact for both the Client and the project team, the Project Manager must be a great communicator, and play a pivotal role in the success of projects.
The Project Manager at King Design will work side by side with designers, strategists, developers and copywriters to ensure client goals are met on time and on budget. They're responsible for the execution of every deliverable. You must be comfortable making decisions and solving problems on your own from day one; expect training but not handholding.
So, What Are We Really Looking For?
- Someone who is confident and comfortable with the demands this role will require from the very start.
- Impeccable organizational skills. With projects under their charge from start to finish, we need a person that has an inherent knack for spreadsheets, timelines, budgeting and juggling.
- Excellent communication skills are a must, as PMs need to manage expectations for the client and internal teams, synthesize different points of view and incorporate other people's ideas into an active project plan.
- Someone who has a strong sense of ownership/leadership. The project manager is the person most responsible for the project's success or failure. It is important for this sense of ownership to occur in order for the project to have direction.
- Someone who is comfortable working collaboratively. Because our project manager needs to bring together complex, often multidisciplinary teams, he or she needs to be able to facilitate a collaborative work environment.
- Someone who uses both sides of the brain. He or she needs to have creative problem-solving skills as well as a head for numbers and schedules. The ideal candidate must be creative, analytical and tactical.
- Have basic writing and design skills (and a technical understanding). The project manager does not need to be an award-winning writer or designer, nor does one need to be a programmer. But he or she needs to have a strong understanding of all of the roles in the process, particularly those most related to the skills of the core team. And it helps to have direct experience in these areas, even if it is minimal.
- An ability to facilitate. Must be able to lead meetings, negotiate conflicts, build team and group dynamics, and enabling creative thought processes.