• Job Title: Project Manager – Design
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Date Posted: 10/02/2017
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Job #: JO-1707-754

Provides primary project management and scheduling assistance to the Creative Services Team.  Also serves as a production artist on an as-needed basis.  This includes managing project schedules, tracking budgets, status reporting and client traffic management


  • Be main point of contact for project; developing good working relationships with project stake holders (internal and external). This includes clarifying, setting and meeting expectations.
  • Perform project management tasks from project conception to delivery (maintain client contact, record client communication in the MIS schedule and attend meetings, and send meeting recaps.)
  • Work closely with the design and technical teams to develop project plans, schedules and budgets.
  • Create and deliver clear and accurate statements of work (SOWs) to clients for all projects.
  • Coordinate print projects, request quotes, and route invoices to appropriate parties for payment
  • Provide clients with any required materials to facilitate project processing including:  design brief, meeting recap, schedule, project instructions, etc.
  • Distribute list of action items after each meeting and follow-up with client and Creative Services team for completion.  Manage and monitor scope and alert stakeholders of project risks.
  • Create and revise project schedules; distribute to client and project team.
  • Manage the delivery of design proofs, and final files between internal/external printers and the Creative Services team.
  • Meet deadlines and deliver to budget.
  • Proactively participate in any other initiatives (i.e. documenting processes creating training manuals, customer education.)
  • Work on design projects, as needed and serve as back-up to designers.
  • Other duties as assigned including answering Multimedia Section phones, as needed.


  • A clear understanding of the principles of Project Management and appropriate methodologies and processes
  • Proficient in project management software, Microsoft suites (Excel, Outlook, Word) and Adobe CC
  • Able to identify and delegate tasks effectively and manage multiple projects
  • Strong communication skills (face-to-face and written)
  • Excellent time management skills


  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing/communication or Graphic Design
  • PMP certification a plus
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a traffic/project manager in an advertising or creative agency, or an in-house agency environment. 
  • Minimum of 2 years Graphic design experience

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