It’s not always fun, and it’s not always easy. We’re fun, and some of us are easy, but Wilderness Agency isn’t about the fun we have together. It’s not about sexy work or winning awards. It’s rigorous, demanding work. It’s about passion for projects and marketing that drives results for our clients. We love ugly babies. We love warhorses. We love crafting experiences that work, and to make that happen this team works too. Hard.
How hard? Hard enough that through pure tenacity, we bust through brick walls, red tape and unachievable problems.
Marketing isn’t magic. It’s a math equation. It’s creativity + psychology. It’s a battering ram guided by force and muscle. It’s the result of less talk, more action, and it’s what we dream about when we fall asleep at our computers.
It’s not about instagrammable team outings or beers on the patio at 3 p.m. on a Friday. But to this team and our clients, it’s everything. If what we do doesn’t mean at least as much to you as it does to the businesses that depend on us, no need to apply.
We are seeking a bad-ass pack leader and task master who can delegate, direct and develop, channeling creative talent into completed projects that meet deadlines and exceed expectations.
A successful Project Manager isn’t afraid to walk through fire or stare into the sun to keep everything running smoothly. Part therapist and part drill sergeant, the project manager inspires action, gets results and isn’t afraid to jump in where necessary to make sure shit gets done.
The successful candidate MUST:
-Juggle. Tasks, people, expectations, priorities.
-Perform under pressure.
-Communicate with the eloquence and decisiveness of Winston Churchill.
-Balance as elegantly as the gold-medal women’s gymnastics team.
-Read minds and adjust accordingly.
-Have a passion for marketing that courses through their veins, which should also be made of iron.
-Additionally, the following skills are necessary:
-Develop workable budgets, work plans and realistic timetables.
-Define project scopes and set realistic expectations for deliverables.
-Ability to distill and simplify complex requests into clear and actionable project plans.
-Ability to work under tight deadlines and respond to shifting priorities, schedules, and deliverables across multiple work streams
-Evaluate and analyze project risk and effectiveness on an ongoing basis.
-Monitors out-of-scope requests and initiates additional estimates and approvals.
-Provide regular updates and project status to clients and team members.
-Test and review completed projects and provide project analyses on demand.
-Source materials, resources and vendors to complete projects effectively.
-Understand data and campaign effectiveness and communicate effectively to those who don’t.
-Form specialized teams of highly-skilled operatives and passionate creatives.
-Ability to work effectively with creative, development, and cross-functional teams
-Assign work and give clear descriptions and deadlines for expectations.
-Answer questions from clients and contractors in different times zones quickly, clearly and effectively.
-Maintain communications with appropriate agency and client personnel to ensure positive workflow.
-Obtain quotes from vendors, contractors and internal staff to properly set budgets to maintain margins.
-Collaborate on the preparation of marketing recommendations and strategies, and is willing to bring new ideas to the table.
-Regularly monitor all internal and external costs for assigned projects and adjust as necessary to maintain margin.
Finally, we think the following are table stakes to perform this role effectively, but we’ve been proven wrong before, and we’re open to being proven wrong again. In fact, if you do, you may just be perfect.
-3-5 years of related experience in marketing agency environment
-Demonstrated ability to manage complete lifecycle of marketing projects
-Experience in marketing and the development of communications across multiple channels and platforms
-Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects simultaneously
-BA or BS degree in marketing, management, communications or a related field.
Think you can handle it? Apply now to Join Our Team