Project Manager, Creative Management - IGN

Marketing Culver City, California Los Angeles, California


Description

Position at IGN

Project Manager, Creative Management

 

The Creative Management team is responsible for execution alongside the Build and Video Production teams within the Global Studios group at IGN.  Our collective goal is to drive revenue for IGN by creating cool, innovative programs that exceed the expectations of our audience and our partners.

 

The Project Manager role is responsible for the management of multiple sponsored and custom partnership programs from the point of being sold through all production phases. In partnership with both internal and external stakeholders, it is the responsibility of the Project Manager to ensure each deliverable and creative expectation is executed to client’s satisfaction as well as tracking all elements and projects encompassed in a partnership program.

 

The Project Manager at IGN will work across internal teams (design, product, engineering, ad operations, social, editorial, promotion, video, etc) as the day-to-day contact and driving force that ensures IGN will deliver on and fulfill client partnership initiatives.

 

IGN’s team is made up of all kinds of people that share a common love of games, TV, movies, comics, tech, and all things geeky. We strongly encourage people of every race, gender, sexual orientation, and background to apply.

 

 Experience:

        Prior experience facilitating large-scale commercial program initiatives from inception to launch, while managing multiple digital media and video deliverables, stakeholders, and platforms.

        Project Management experience preferred with focus on digital and/or integrated marketing/advertising agency

        Experience scoping and advising project needs for video production including budgets, schedules, lead-time, and deadlines

        Prior experience with advertising partnership productions and client-facing deliverables

        Strong understanding of digital advertising principles, branded content, and current digital media trends

        Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects across multiple clients

        Ability to identify, communicate, and resolve project issues with a solutions-first approach

        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

Responsibilities:

        Ensure all aspects and requirements of a program are met on time and within the established scope.

        Managing and prioritizing multiple programs and associated tasks across multiple teams, productions, and stakeholders.

        Keep key members of each program on task and on timeline.

        Liaise with Design, Product, Video Project Management, Social, Ad Operations, and Sales/Account Management teams to ensure program definition, deliverables, and expectations are consistent with client’s needs and expectations.

        Manage a variety of partnership programs with custom deliverables across different platforms and media formats.

        Build robust full run production schedules for major productions, high-impact media, and long-lead programs.

        Lead and organize efficient internal meetings

        Develop tasks lists, status reports & meeting notes to track programs from kickoff through program end.

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