Creative Project Manager

M+RinLos Angeles, CA

We're looking for a Creative Project Manager to join one of the best firms in the do-gooder business to support our Advertising Practice Area.

When you come work with us, here's what you'll find:

Work that is meaningful.We only work with clients who are changing the world. And, we say no to clients if we don't believe in their cause or if we can't help them.

Colleagues you can count on.Kind, dedicated, passionate people who bring the smarts, get things done, and help you to do your best, too.

So that's us. Now about the work:

  • We run online advocacy and fundraising campaigns. Great big ones you read about in the news and tiny ones you've never heard of that are saving lives. Lots of politically progressive groups - Planned Parenthood, League of Conservation Voters, PETA. Environmental groups such as National Geographic and Oceana, and cultural organizations we love, like Sesame Workshop.

  • Day-to-day, we're raising revenue, acquiring new donors and supporters, winning campaigns and elections, and improving brand and issue recognition.

Here's what you'll be doing in this role:

  • Work directly with digital designers, outside vendors, client teams, and clients to route advertising and other creative from conception through approval.

  • Do a thorough and detailed review of creative to ensure it incorporates all direction, feedback, and is within our clients' brand guidelines.

  • Use our internal task management systems to manage teams to meet all deadlines.

  • Develop and maintain internal processes to improve the creative process that are focused on efficiency and high quality work.

  • Maintain M+R's creative portfolio and our internal database of creative examples/inspiration.

  • Handle basic creative edits and management tasks within advertising and other platforms, for example making simple copy edits in Photoshop.

  • Do your part to help us run smoothly - including carefully tracking all of your client hours as well as pitching in with small office management responsibilities.

Skills and experiences required for this role:

  • 3-5 years of creative project management experience with a focus on digital production and digital design.

  • Basic Photoshop proficiency - you can make minor changes, such as text edits.

  • Experience working with others to implement processes, systems, and tools that increase accuracy, effectiveness, and efficiency.

  • Able to manage up and across to secure what you need to get the job done.

Skills and experiences we expect of all M+R employees:

  • Acute attention to detail.

  • Ability to prioritize your time to meet deadlines for multiple projects.

  • Strong ability to write clearly, concisely, and logically.

  • Proven track record to successfully pick up new skills on the job, including learning new technologies.

  • Successful experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

  • Capability to tackle big projects by breaking them down into smaller pieces.

  • Ability to see a problem and propose a solution.

  • Drive to seek what can be improved and offer ways to fix any potential roadblocks.

  • Understanding of how your words and actions affect others.

  • Kindness and consideration for others.

  • Experience bringing a lens of inclusivity to all of your interactions with colleagues.

  • Passion for the role that your work plays in creating change in the world.

  • Drive to work collaboratively - soliciting ideas, seeing each other's perspectives, and always doing what you say you will do.

  • Comfort admitting what you don't know and recognizing that seeking and receiving feedback is part of the learning process.

Skills and experiences that are preferred, but not required:

  • Agency experience, including direct client management.

  • Familiarity with creative best practices for direct response advertising.

  • Familiarity managing rich media/HTML5/video projects.

  • Familiarity with tools like Swayable and Smartly.

Salary, benefits, and some perks:

This is an exempt, unionized position, represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild.

The salary for this position is $66,000 with eligibility for an approximate $4,900 year-end bonus depending on start date and firmwide performance. As part of M+R's commitment to compensation equity and transparency, we have a no negotiation policy. Salary negotiations can introduce bias and perpetuate wage inequality. Successful staff at M+R have regular opportunities for promotion with accompanying increases in compensation.

We also offer a generous benefits package, plus some perks:

  • Three week's vacation as well as paid sick and personal days;

  • Generous health, dental, and vision benefits;

  • 401(k) plan with an employer match and quarterly employer profit-sharing contributions;

  • Professional development stipend;

  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical, dependent care, and transit;

  • Regular brainstorms where we cook up our most creative ideas;

  • All kinds of benefits depending on which office you're in (once we're back open!). Free lunch once a week. Snack breaks. Cold brew coffee on tap. Records and record players.

  • While our physical offices are closed, we offer reimbursements for cell phones and internet, plus a small monthly working-from-home stipend to make your work-at-home life a bit more comfortable.

The fine print:

Due to COVID, our offices are currently closed. Our primary concern is the care and health of our employees, and will not reopen our offices until it is safe to do so. When M+R reopens its offices, we have a preference for this position to work out of one of the following M+R offices:

  • 1101 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC

  • 11 Park Place, New York, NY

  • 262 Washington St, Boston, MA

  • 1611 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

  • 1275 East 6th St, Los Angeles, CA

If you would prefer not to be based in one of our offices, we will discuss those logistics during the interview process.

To apply, use the button on this page. No calls please.

Of course...

M+R is an equal opportunity employer and all applicants will be considered. As a firm we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn and work together to change the world. M+R is strengthened by our staff's diversity, including race and ethnicity, social class, national origin, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, language, and so much more. We strongly encourage folks from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

About M+R

We are communicators, marketers, fundraisers, and campaigners who unleash the power of people to do good. We work exclusively with nonprofits fighting for a just and sustainable world.

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