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Program Manager, BG BrandLab at Boston Globe Media

BG BrandLab, the branded content studio of Boston Globe Media, is looking for a Program Manager to join the team starting immediately.

The PM is the day-to-day project leader for all advertiser sponsored multimedia story campaigns, and reports to the BG BrandLab’s Content Director. Acting as a bridge between pre and post sale, this role is responsible for the seamless execution and launch of all BGBrand Lab and integrated campaigns. The PM will act as the lynchpin between all BGM departments to effectively communicate campaign expectations internally and externally to clients and partners. As the key to successful launch of campaigns, the PM will act as the arbiter for all resourcing and timelines.

An ideal candidate is a highly-skilled project manager who is obsessively detail oriented (you’ve never met a Gant chart you didn’t like). You are known as an effective communicator who is able to translate information into clear, concise deliverables. Your ability to keep calm under pressure is envious, and you believe in collaborative problem solving before escalation occurs. 

Responsibilities

  • Create and implement a new Project Management processes from the ground up
  • Partner with BG Brand Lab Content Director and Senior Design Director to resource and assign production teams at client kickoff
  • Act as the guide to Writers/Producers, Art Director/Designers, Video Manager/Videographers, Event Leads, Social and Campaign Managers, to ensure that campaigns are carefully planned to deliver against client requirements in a timely and efficient way.
  • Lead development of project plans, including creating detailed schedules, setting deadlines at each stage of a project, and supporting teams in course-correcting as project requirements change
  • Continually assess the needs of all projects and optimize across all campaigns to increase efficiency and appropriate resourcing
  • Manage all deliverables, operations of projects, and remove blockers across the entire team
  • Ensure a smooth and timely launch of all campaigns
  • Manage and track all campaign budgets, looking for ways to optimize margins across all campaigns
  • Act as the key link between the pre and post sales transition, owning the process from from IO to internal kickoff to production
  • When necessary, liaison with editorial and audience development leadership to ensure clarity of deliverables and timeline for any sponsored editorial elements
  • Partner with Campaign Managers to ensure projects follow mandatory client workflows and all internal quality control milestones. 
  • Work with sales leadership to enforce SOW, budgets, and schedules with the team and the client
  • Proactively problem-solve and troubleshoot any project issues; communicate and escalate project issues and risks to leadership as appropriate
  • Partner with the Revenue Operation leadership to track pipeline and analyze when content campaigns are forthcoming 
  • Analyze resource needs for future projects and highlight potential resource gaps; host internal campaign post-mortems to report out learnings 
  • Requirements
  • 2+ years project management experience in a fast-paced environment.

  • Expertise in agency creative development and production processes including digital media, websites, mobile, and social marketing.

  • Understanding of how to manage budgets and production margins 

  • Detail-oriented, organized and able to prioritize tasks and team assignments.

  • Ability to manage and motivate agency team members including a willingness to support other team members with work overflow.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Knowledge of business planning tools: Google Docs, and at least one Project Management and Workflow Tool (JIRA, MS Project, Workfront, Basecamp, Wrike, Asana, etc)

EEO Statement:

Boston Globe Media is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, citizenship or any other protected characteristic. Boston Globe Media is committed to diversity in its most inclusive sense.

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