Job Opportunity Digital Project Manager

Job Opportunity Digital Project Manager

Our boutique agency is seeking support for the on-going management of our client’s website design, development, and digital marketing campaigns as well as overseeing our website maintenance and analytics offerings. The ideal candidate is a freelancer with strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and a background in project management.

Our clients are a friendly and professional mix of small – medium-sized businesses in the health and wellness space as well as trade associations and labor unions in the maritime industry.

This is primarily a remote position, but you must be available during east coast business hours. Option to work at the WeWork 200 Mass Ave NW location in downtown Washington D.C. The ideal candidate will be able to come into the office for on-boarding and some working sessions at inception, followed by weekly check-in meetings and monthly comprehensive reviews, but will primarily be working independently with minimal direct supervision. All appropriate COVID precautions / social distancing will be in place.

While you will have additional resources at your disposal for advanced WordPress configuration and troubleshooting, configuration, website updates, and graphic design, to the extent you can manage these yourself, you’ll be awarded more work and a higher rate.

As the immediate website design and development projects move towards completion, you will also be a key figure in helping to further our emerging marketing system automation practice. We are a SharpSpring agency partner.

Learn more about our past clients and general approach to digital strategy in our capabilities deck

 

Job Summary

Right-hand (wo)man for CEO of fast-growing digital agency. Manage and oversee digital media projects for a variety of clients, from growing small / medium-sized businesses to influential trade associations. Contribute to the launch of a new business line (marketing system automation). Work with management to ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget. This position will be at the center of agency operations and will provide multiple avenues for continued professional development and growth. A proactive, and customer service orientated mindset is key.

 

Responsibilities and Duties 

Help CEO organize, manage, and standardize work processes to enable continued agency growth and profitability. In the immediate short term, you will be leading two to three WordPress website design and development projects for existing clients. As these progress towards completion, the work will shift more towards helping to further our marketing system automation business development goals. 

 

Team and Project Management

      • Following-up on client meetings: turning discussion points into action steps
      • Coordinate project timeline on Asana: who/what/when steps; connect with correct credentials, content, and references
      • Check and ensure all outstanding tasks and deliverables are on track
      • Check final products against discussions and client wishes

Administrative

      • First point of contact for developers: confirm project details (e.g. timelines, budgets, location of resources)
      • Produce internal reference documents: onboarding summary document for temporary/new hires; formalizing processes; keep track of credentials; Draft emails, schedule meetings
      • Analytics and Website Maintenance Reporting

Qualifications and Skills 

Hard skills

  • Experience with WordPress: Able to make front-end content edits, perform quality assurance 
  • Digital Advertising: Familiarity with AdWords / Facebook Business Manager/ Twitter / LinkedIn 
  • We need at least one, preferably two or more, of the below: 
  • (strongly preferred) Asana experience
  • (strongly preferred) Google Analytics certified and experienced
  • (strongly preferred) experience working with a small agency
  • (strongly preferred) experience as a project manager in digital content development
  • (strongly preferred) basic graphic design skills/experience, basic video editing experience

Soft Skills

  • (required) Highly organized, great attention to detail, and proactive in catching mistakes and making suggestions
  • (required) Tact for client-facing interactions, e.g. courteous and concise emails and calls
  • (required) Ability to proactively solve problems and find solutions; ability to do high-quality, context-appropriate work with little supervision

Compensation

  • Introductory Hourly Rate $50 (Internal Admin / Training and On-Boarding: (Week 1)
  • On-Going Hourly Rate: $50-$75 (15-30 Hours / Week. Depending On Experience: Weeks 2+)
  • Generous bonuses for up-sells to existing clients, achieving project profitability goals.
  • Lifetime commissions for successful business development efforts regarding marketing system automation.

After success on a few projects and tasks, our ideal candidate will move into an on-going monthly retainer to oversee client accounts, monitor, and improve on account performance. Opportunities for additional hours for project management and taking on fixed-fee projects are also available for new client on-boarding and more complex account configurations for e-commerce and B2C clients. Opportunity to transition into W2 role is available if interested.

 

Next Steps

Please indicate your level of expertise on a level from 1-5, with 5 being the highest (training will be provided):

  • Experience with core software suite and CMS systems:
    • Asana
    • WordPress CRM
    • Google Apps / Suite
    • SharpSpring
    • Marketing CRMs (in general, i.e., Hubspot)
  • Certifications (Please include confirmation with your portfolio)
    • While not essential, certification in Google Analytics is strongly desired.
      • Major Plus: Experience with Google Tag Manager & Google Data Studio

Please send your 1-5 ranking, along with your resume, portfolio, any case studies, and 3 recent client references. Please, no recruiters or other agencies (solo practitioners are ok).

 

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