Creative Project Manager

M+RinWashington, DC

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

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

Work that is awesome.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 the American Museum of Natural History.

  • Day-to-day, we're figuring out how to recruit supporters, influence policy, raise money, hold corporations accountable, make the most of news moments, and leave no idea unconsidered that might engage regular people in the world around them.

  • Critical to our success is making sure we're continuously taking advantage of all opportunities using both tried and true and cutting edge digital advertising technologies.

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

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

  • Do a thorough and detailed review of creative to ensure in 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 ad platforms, for example making simple copy edits in Photoshop or uploading creatives into Google Campaign Manager.

  • 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 you should have:

  • 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.

  • Acute attention to detail - you don't drop the ball.

  • Ability to prioritize your time across projects that have varying complexity and competing deadlines.

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

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

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

  • Proven track record to successfully pick up new skills on the job.

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

  • Comfort working in a fast-paced environment with tight turnarounds.

  • Thoughtfulness, empathy, and self-awareness. You go out of your way to help others and look out for your colleagues.

  • Passion for the role that digital advertising plays in creating change in the world. You are excited by the idea of working across many issues.

  • Ability to set goals and drive toward them - never missing deadlines, and always producing high-quality work.

  • Recognition that feedback is a part of learning and growth and are committed to both seeking and receiving feedback.

  • Preference to work in a team. You are able to do the hard work of seeing things from others' perspectives.

  • Ability to see a problem and propose a solution. You don't wait for others to notice issues or assume someone else will fix it.

  • You bring a lens of inclusivity to all of your interactions with colleagues.

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 status, unionized position, represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild. The salary for this position starts at $66,000, plus bonus eligibility. Exact salary is dependent on experience and new staff rarely start above this salary. 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 quarterly employer contributions and an employer match;

  • Professional development stipend;

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

  • Free lunch once a week;

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

  • All kinds of non-traditional benefits depending on which office you're in. Records and record players. Snack breaks. Cold brew coffee on tap.

The fine print:

The position could be located in one of the following 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

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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