Job Opening: Project Manager

Rizen Creative in Boise is looking to add a Project Manager to their team. From the job description on LinkedIn:

You love working with a strong client service team to manage all marketing communications projects for assigned clients. You’re involved at the beginning, from new business meetings and pitches through project completion, you’re responsible for initiating proposals and project plans, guiding the project through development and creative. You’re the liaison between the client and the agency design team. You’re an effective problem-solver on a day-to-day basis, and must be adept at anticipating problems and recognizing opportunities.

This role requires superior project management skills. You must be a conscientious team player and a good organizer, demonstrate excellent verbal and written communications skills, exhibiting initiative and have a take-charge attitude.

Responsibilities:

  • Acts as the primary client contact for assigned projects, developing relationships with clients and working closely with them to learn their business and communication needs.
  • Works closely with all agency department staff to develop and implement strategic project plans.
  • Has a thorough understanding of the planning, creative and production processes.
  • Proactively gathers the necessary information to plan and implement each client project.
  • Provides timely issuance of all documentation: proposals, project initiations, creative briefs, estimates, timelines, meeting summaries, and status and budget reports.
  • Manages time and financial resources to ensure client projects are on time and on budget.
  • Handles monthly billing and reconciliation of all projects for assigned clients; maintains ongoing accounting status reports for clients.
  • Maintains working knowledge of pertinent software and peripherals needed to complete work.

At minimum, you have 2 years of advertising agency experience, are accountable to a team and believe that a job is not done, until it is completely done.

See the original job listing for more details and how to apply.

Job opening – Project Manager

Rizen Creative in Boise is looking to add a Project Manager to their team. From the job listing on LinkedIn:

Job description
You love working with a strong client service team to manage all marketing communications projects for assigned clients. You’re involved at the beginning, from new business meetings and pitches through project completion, you’re responsible for initiating proposals and project plans, guiding the project through development and creative. You’re the liaison between the client and the agency design team. You’re an effective problem-solver on a day-to-day basis, and must be adept at anticipating problems and recognizing opportunities.

This role requires superior project management skills. You must be a conscientious team player and a good organizer, demonstrate excellent verbal and written communications skills, exhibiting initiative and have a take-charge attitude.

At minimum, you have 2 years of advertising agency experience, are accountable to a team and believe that a job is not done, until it is completely done.

Full details and how to apply can be found in the original job listing.

Job opening: Project Manager

Curious Media in Nampa is looking for a Project Manager to join their team. From the job listing recently posted on craigslist:

Job Description:
Curious Media is seeking a motivated and energetic Project Manager, who takes initiative, is detail-oriented, and takes pride in their work. This is a full time position, requiring normal office hours at our Nampa, Idaho location.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage projects from start to finish, including the following phases: project kickoff, wireframes, design, development, and final delivery
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope, and within budget
  • Manage changes to project scope and schedule
  • Carefully track project progress to ensure deadlines will be met successfully
  • Work with various teams to provide consideration to design and technical questions
  • Coordinate resources for execution of projects
  • Establish and maintain relationships with clients
  • Create project proposals based on RFPs received from
  • Follow established protocols

Required Skills/Attributes:

  • Previous project management experience, in a related field
  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies
  • Excellent written and verbal communications, both internally and with client interactions
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Well-developed time management skills
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Immersed and well versed in technology
  • Genuine interest in games/gaming

Qualifications:

  • Previous project management experience in a similar field (required)
  • Bachelors degree in Business Management, Project Management or a related field (preferred)
  • Experience managing projects for web games, apps or other digital media content (preferred)

See the original job listing for the full details and how to apply.

Job openings at Drake Cooper

Drake Cooper in Boise has a couple new job openings they let us know about recently:

Art Director

DESCRIPTION
Are we a good match?

YOU: Strategically minded Art Director/Designer rock star type person. Highly developed collaborative muscles and concept chops with mad execution skills. Comfortable living and playing in the digital world. Fluent in geek, gradient, GFX and glass half full vernacular. Not afraid to throw ROI into a sentence, between FTW and a fist bump. Have the talent to back up a huge ego, but you don’t. Passionate, driven, curious, resourceful, inventive, problem solver.

US: We have mad love for advertising and we thrive on creating great work that works. We value debate, breaking trail and making things better than we found them. We collaborate fiercely, we play nice and drink beer together. We’re good at what we do, but we’re constantly working to get better, we embrace change, we take risks, we show up, we stay late when we need to and leave early when we can but we don’t leave anyone hanging, we’ve got each others back. We don’t believe in limitations of titles, we dedicate time to learn and grow. We are artists, nerds, hackers, gamers, coders, storytellers, strategists, analysts, and makers. We don’t work for Drake Cooper, we are Drake Cooper.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Current experience talking the talk and walking the walk in marketing, advertising and design
  • Bonus for degree in advertising design
  • Video content and broadcast experience
    Understand how people live and communicate in the digital / mobile world
  • Understanding of all Agency disciplines and how they work together strategically

Project Manager – Part Time Contract

DESCRIPTION

A grown up job for a grown-up who isn’t sure they always want to be a grown-up.

At Drake Cooper, the Project Manager role requires imagination and attention to detail. Someone who rides the swings higher + waxes the slide faster + teeters AND totters by standing in the middle. Ruling the playground is kind of what this job is all about.

You already are a leader, a team builder, and a motivator. You are also articulate and strategic. You are a fundamentally sensitive person who stands up to bullies without being one. You have an empathetic understanding of the consumer as well as the ability to be a bulldog for our creative team to meet the objectives of our clients.
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You are the internal and external brand champion, Team Captain of Crack the Whip to stay on the brand message and client goals
  • Lead the team through the full production process, from concept, to pre-production, production, execution, and analytic wrap-up
  • Dominate the research, interpret analytics and watch industry trends to keep client strategy and goals within reach and measurable
  • Anticipate, troubleshoot and prevent production delays
  • Collaborate to define project strategy, message and scope. Create and track budgets and project plans, write briefs, reconcile hour tracking, POs, and invoices from project beginning to end. You are Quality Control.
  • Grease the wheels for creative and media collateral for review, revisions, and approval
  • Communicate. Document. Verify. [repeat repeat repeat] [repeat]

Follow the links for full descriptions about the positions and how to apply.

Job openings at Drake Cooper

Drake Cooper in Boise is looking for the right people to fill a few open positions:

Project Manager for Campaign Production

DESCRIPTION
At Drake Cooper, the Project Manager for Campaign Production role requires an innovative mindset that is always pushing for smarter more engaging and effective solutions in all areas of the modern marketing landscape. You will need to interrogate the brief, scope the project and allocate the necessary resources and budget. Flexibility, adaptability and the ability to build strong and durable relationships with colleagues and clients is essential.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the team through the full production process, from ideation and pre-production, through production and post.
  • Manage the coordination of on-site productions to deliver the product on brief and on budget.
  • Anticipate and troubleshoot production issues.
  • Select and negotiate all outside vendor contracts based on scope/budget/timeline/creative vision of project. Ensure proper paperwork is completed.
  • Develop on-going relationships with clients and vendors, facilitate client requests and help manage client expectations.
  • Collaborate with Brand Manager, creative team and strategists to define project strategy and scope, create budget estimates, write creative briefs, write media briefs, create production estimates, weekly job/budget tracking while ensuring that quality standards are adhered to.
  • Route creative layouts, scripts, copy decks, presentation materials, digital and media files, etc. to appropriate team members for review, proofing, revisions and approval.
  • Manage project accounting for all assigned project including developing a budget, hour tracking, reconciliation, purchase orders, invoicing and client reports.
  • Establish regular cadence of project communication and documentation.

Contract Interactive Designer/Front End Developer

DESCRIPTION
We are looking for a talented Interactive Designer to create amazing user experiences. The ideal candidate should have an eye for clean and artful design, possess superior user interface design skills and be able to translate high-level requirements into interaction flows and artifacts, and transform them into beautiful, intuitive, and functional designs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Execute all visual design stages from concept to markup
  • Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks
  • Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Present and defend designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and executive level stakeholders
  • Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards

Digital Project Manager

DESCRIPTION
We are looking for a Digital Producer/Project Manager who will take on the management of key client projects with the goal of delivering every project on time, within budget and within scope.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs
  • Measure project performance
  • Report to management as needed
  • Successfully manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation

Full details about each of these positions, and how to apply, can be found through the links in their respective titles above.

Job Opening: Project Manager

PM Digital in Boise has an opening for a Project Manager (Online & Offline). From the job posting on LinkedIn:

The primary role of Project Manager at PM Digital is to oversee digital projects from inception to completion.  You will work directly with Relationship Management, Creative, Development and other teams to deliver a quality product/service on-time to our clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the definition of project goals, objectives and scope
  • Define project tasks and develop project schedule
  • Define resource requirements and request assignment of project staff
  • Develop project budget and manage budget throughout the project
  • Gather estimates from internal team members, external partners and print vendors
  • Track project deliverables, ensuring all team members understand roles, expectations, deliverables and timelines
  • Traffic manager between agency, print vendor and client
  • Provide direction and support to project team
  • Identify project risks, develop mitigation plan and manage risks throughout the project
  • Quality assurance and reviewing proofs
  • Develop communication plan for internal and external (client) communication and execute plan throughout the project
  • Identify changes in scope, communicate to client and work with Account
  • Management (where applicable) on Change Orders

Full details about the job and how to apply can be found here.

Job Openings at Drake Cooper

Drake CooperDrake Cooper in Boise is looking for the right people to fill several positions that they have available, including:

Senior Application Developer

We are seeking a highly skilled Sr. ASP.NET developer with a strong background in building creative, scalable, high-quality and high-performance web applications.

Looking for someone who can both code and provide digital thought leadership. Standard front-end dev skills are a must: ability to code semantic, standards-based xhtml and bulletproof css. We want you to have javascript and jQuery experience.

Associate Creative Director/Art Director

We are looking for a talented, passionate, energetic, Associate Creative Director/Art Director rock star type person with highly developed collaborative muscles and concept chops who has mastered the intersection of art and commerce. Moody egoists need not apply.

Digital Project Manager

Digital Project Manager manages digital team function and day-to-day management activities including project management, deadline and budget tracking, building estimates and statements of work, basic edits to websites and support materials, and content writing for digital work.

Project Manager

Project Manager manages account service team function and day-to-day management activities including project management, deadline and budget tracking, creative team management, and conducting meetings and client presentations.

Full details about all of these positions and how to apply can be found on the Drake Cooper website.

Job Opening: Project/Traffic Manager

UPDATE: This position has been filled.

Mitchell+Palmer in Boise has an opening for a Project/Traffic Manager. From the job listing that they were kind enough to send over:

The Job

Job Title: Project/Traffic Manager

Department: Creative Services

Reports to: TBD

The purpose of this job is to control the quality, logistics and cost of the agency’s output.

Key Tasks

What the agency requires of this role:

Develop and manage creative and production processes within the agency.

Oversee file structure and organization (fonts, documents, etc) on server.

Produce timing plans/schedules for the production of creative work, from first internal review to finished product. Ensure changes to timings are communicated to the Account and Creative Teams.

Manage workload of the creative teams across projects ensuring resource allocation is evenly distributed based on scope of work. Co-manage PTO with HR Manager (CFO).

Ensure deadlines are sufficient for the best quality work to be produced, and that they are agreed, communicated to the teams, and met.

Provide input for production estimates and collate overall costs. Monitor production costs as jobs progress, communicating any exceptions to the account team and finance. Issue production estimates from agency system.

Ensure the agency is not financially exposed and production costs are billed at the appropriate time. Sign off all production and media supplier invoices for budgetary control. Assist in reconciling budgets at the end of projects.Advise when client estimates are approved. Work with account team to finalize monthly billing for finance and approve draft billing with finance (CFO).

Manage supplier relationships and negotiate terms – financial and timing – with suppliers, ensuring expedient delivery to the agreed quality and within budget.

Issue Purchase Orders to suppliers from system.

Produce accurate specifications for suppliers across all print and broadcast media. Issue print and broadcast insertion orders from system.

Ad hoc: order office/production supplies; manage IT services of outside IT consultants; trouble-shoot Xerox color copier issues.

Knowledge & Skills

To carry out their Key Tasks, the Production Manager needs the following knowledge and skills

Knowledge

Thorough understanding of project management software, tools and principles

Understanding of the overall agency system (ADVANTAGE) and processes

Familiarity with the creative culture of the agency, and the logistical and practical challenges this might present.

Skills

First-rate organizational skills. Able to prioritize multiple tasks and perform under often extreme pressure.

Able to communicate clearly and authoritatively verbally, whether face to face or on the phone.

Able to negotiate favorable terms for the agency with suppliers, and to buy time from Account Management when necessary.

Problem-solving capacity, identifying causes and suggesting innovative solutions.

Able to give clear verbal and/or written instructions to suppliers and monitor progress.

Numerical capability to produce estimates, monitor on-going costs and reconcile on completion of projects.

To apply or for more information, contact the folks at Mitchell + Palmer, and be sure to let them know what spirit animal you are.

Me? I’m a wolverine, according to the quiz.

Client-side job openings at Healthwise

It seems things are picking up on the job front over the past few months. Case in point:

Healthwise in Boise has a number of marketing-related job openings, including:

Senior Digital Media Producer (18 month project position)
Senior Animator (18 month project position)
Product Marketing Project Manager, Writer

More details about each position and how to apply are available on the Healthwise website.