Project Manager/Producer

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HMH is a full-service creative marketing communications agency offering brand strategy, advertising, design, public relations, digital services and media planning/buying. We are united by our desire to apply creativity and smart thinking to everything we touch. We believe in the power of originality, strategy and, of course, fun.

HMH is looking for a full-time production Project Manager/Producer in our Charlotte, NC, office. If you thrive in a fast-moving agency environment, feel happiest when juggling and organizing, have deep experience running all types of projects and long to immerse yourself in whatever you’re doing, you might be the perfect addition to our team.

What you will do:
The project manager/producer functions as the hub of all projects, bridging the gap between the process of concepting great work and delivering it on time and on budget. They are responsible for the flow of the project from inception to completion, from kickoff to delivery. The project manager leads by partnering with account managers and creatives to negotiate the multiple relationships within any project—whether with internal team members or any variety of partners (such as freelancers or contractors). This is not an account service position.

A skilled project manager is always walking that fine line between leading and supporting, between keeping a team on track and keeping a team happy and productive. That’s why knowing how to communicate and work well with both the account management and creative teams at all levels within the agency is a huge part of this role. It’s having the understanding of how best to manage and inspire people with a wide range of personality types.

• Owning and managing the production process (from creative development through production and launch).
• Researching and vetting outside creative partners, freelancers and vendors and allocating resources (internal and external) in conjunction with creative director.
• Defining project steps, tasks and requirements.
• Creating schedules and tracking timelines and milestones.
• Providing specifications and project requirements.
• QA/proofing and confirming creative work meets specifications.
• Trafficking and coordination.
• Facilitating kick off meetings along with account manager, negotiating conflicts, building up teams and group dynamics and enabling creative thought processes.
• Collaborating on budget with account manager and developing and managing estimates.
• Corresponding with clients as needed.
• Resourcing and working with various vendors for estimates, schedules and execution as it relates to the project.
• Maintaining an enthusiastic and positive work environment.
• Maintaining a watchful eye on the goals and objectives of the project.

• 4+ years of agency experience required.
• Degree in advertising/marketing or related field.
• Digital experience (understanding digital specs, digital media and advertising, web development, CMS).
• Traditional experience (understanding print process and production, traditional media and advertising).
• Broadcast/video experience (understanding the broadcast process, including production, talent, editing, trafficking, video content development).
• Sense of ownership/leadership.
• Understanding of agency nuances.
• Advanced proofreading and writing skills.
• Deep attention to detail with process-centric focus is a must.
• Strong communication skills.
• Ability to manage a high volume of agency projects from start to launch.
• Experience developing and managing schedules.
• Experience developing and managing estimates.
• Strong understanding of all roles in the process.
• Ability to traffic all projects.
• Demonstrates ability to be proactive and a problem-solver.
• Demonstrates tenacity, determination and confidence.

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