General information

Agency: Initiative

Function: Project Management

Seniority Level: Manager

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: New York, United States

Job Ref#: 15761

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

The project manager is responsible for managing multiple projects within the constraints of scope, quality, time, and cost to deliver specified requirements and meet customer satisfaction. Project work includes business analysis, requirements gathering, building use cases, status reporting, testing, and documentation. Projects may include building collaborative solutions such as intranets or extranets and will be either proprietary or via third party vendors. The PM will work closely with the Director of Global Operations of the account, their clients, partners within other internal departments, and a variety of personnel across Mediabrands agencies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assemble key players for the project team; motivate and manage the team; delegate responsibility and tasks; establish and update plans with actuals and forecasts, delivery to time and cost; report to respective stakeholders; conclude the work documentation upon completion
  • Liaise extensively with sponsors, internal and external customers, colleagues and vendors
  • Ensure all project requirements and objectives are properly documented and followed
  • Identify stakeholders and verify the key success indicators as the basis for managing the projects
  • Ensure timely activity, integration and productivity of technical support, and administer efficient use of resources to meet requirements
  • Manage trade-offs among scope, quality, time, and cost
  • Facilitate project risk reviews and mitigation, then escalate issues to executives as needed
  • Document and track all changes in project parameters, prepare end of project reports, close all project documentation, and archive appropriate records
  • Produce user documentation as appropriate for project size and user community
  • Establish agendas and clear follow ups from all meetings
  • Partner with stakeholders across internal teams to support resource management, new business, partnerships, and other craft workstream

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 4+ years of demonstrated work success in digital media buying, project management or operational environment with at least 3 years in a project management role
  • Goal-oriented and action-focused with strong time management, multi-tasking, project planning, delegation, and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to articulate results and recommendations of analysis to a variety of audiences within the organization (e.g. laterally across peers and upward to senior management)
  • Flexibility to plan, monitor, and deliver projects in a timely manner using cost effective methods
  • Adaptability to shift priorities, demands, and tasks via analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Ability to develop solid professional relationships with clients, colleagues, and vendors
  • Required PC proficiency and expertise with MS Office (Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and a working knowledge of Asana, Smartsheet, or a similar project management or issue tracker tool
  • Working knowledge of the Google workspace, Slack and other Salesforce products is a plus, but not required

Wage and Benefits

We offer a Total Rewards package that includes medical and dental coverage, 401(k) plans, flex spending, life insurance, disability, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and paid family benefits to support you and your family. To give you the ability to better meet your personal needs, and in support of your physical and emotional well-being, you will receive discretionary time off days and company-wide Appreciation Weeks and Wellness Days.

We also offer a competitive Total Compensation package, including a competitive salary and eligibility for an annual discretionary incentive award or a relevant incentive award.

The salary range for this position is $90,000 to $100,000.  Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position, market considerations, budgetary considerations, tenure and standing with the Company (applicable to current employees), as well as the employee’s/applicant’s skill set, level of experience, and qualifications.  

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Employment Transparency

It is the policy of Mediabrands, division of the Interpublic group, to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

For applicants to jobs in the United States: In compliance with the current Americans with Disabilities Act and state and local laws, if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with Mediabrands, please email

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About Us

Initiative is different to other media agencies.
We are not trapped by a legacy structure primarily centered on paid advertising. Instead, we are liberated by a new world structure designed to deliver highly differentiated and highly effective communications strategies for our clients.
We are the world’s fastest growing media agency built upon the strongest strategic capability of any agency in the market. Core to this strategic proposition is the belief that the faster a brand can move through culture the more relevant it can become.
We call this Cultural Velocity ™.
Our process is designed to create ideas that move through culture through unique insight, market leading analytics and strategic media brilliance.
Our new world model is comprised of “craft centers” – Client Advice and Management, Strategy, Communications Design, Partnership and Culture, Insights & Analytics.