Project Manager, Branded Content and Development - IGN

Video Culver City, California San Francisco, California


Position at IGN

The Project Management team is responsible for the management of multiple branded content projects from kick-off to completion. In partnership with content producers, it's their job to ensure each project is delivered on-time, within scope, and on brief.


They facilitate how and when things get done. Working across groups (creative, core content, strategy, etc), they are the day-to-day point person ensuring we  deliver innovative and profitable branded content programming.


They’re the driving force behind each project and the “go-to” person for all the details. They’re expected to know the "ins" and "outs" of a project, what happens next, where everyone needs to be, and can anticipate when to expect the unexpected.



  • Prior experience as a project manager within a digital and/or integrated marketing/advertising agency (required)
  • Experience scoping project needs for production including budgets, schedules, crew, and deadlines
  • Must have video production experience, from pre-production, through production and publish (ideally in games or an adjacent space.)
  • Prior experience with Client facing work and partnership productions is a must.
  • PMP Certification or any agile project management certification(s) (desired)
  • Prior experience in publishing digital content online preferred
  • Strong understanding of SEO principles and current internet media trends
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects across multiple clients
  • Ability to work with clients directly when called upon (client-facing)
  • Ability to identify, communicate, and resolve project issues by developing solutions instead of pointing out challenges
  • In-depth understanding of what resources to pull into a project and when
  • Must be able to work and communicate with creative teams to break down tasks and facilitate the resolution of issues
  • High-level cross-discipline knowledge of strategy, requirements gathering, content strategy, production, technology, analytics and quality assurance



  • Ensure all aspects and requirements of production are met on time and within the established scope.
  • Managing a prioritizing multiple projects and tasks across multiple productions and clients.
  • Keep key team members on task and on schedule.
  • Liaise with both Branded and Core teams to ensure strong collaboration on Branded opportunities.
  • Manage a variety of projects across different platforms and media, from video to print to social.
  • Oversight on Branded integrations on Core projects (e.g. sponsored Daily Fix segments.)
  • Build robust full run production schedules for major productions and long-lead projects.
  • Maintain comprehensive production notes and learnings.
  • Collaborate with Sr. Manager of Programming, Production Coordinators and cross-functional PM’s to ensure resources are properly allocated to meet all production needs across the Content team.
  • Lead and organize efficient internal meetings
  • Develop tasks lists, status reports & meeting notes
  • Create the conditions of great work without compromising budgets or timing