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Project Manager, Contract Role, NYC

Member of Group Nine Medias Creative Services Group

About the team:

G9 is looking for a well-organized Project Manager to join the Creative Services Group in NYC. This role serves as the operational anchor for client-funded campaigns & special projects, working cross-functionally with Sales, Photo, Video, Written, Design, Edit, Social, Talent, Events, & Product teams to successfully execute programs from kickoff through campaign delivery.

This position will sit within the Creative Services Group & will report into Senior East Coast Project Manager Lead. This is a full-time contract role for four months from October 2021 through January 2022.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Account Strategists & Creative Services Managers to understand the project vision for a dedicated client to ultimately deliver best-in-class content & campaign performance
  • Assess requirements of a project to develop the scope/timelines, milestones, & oversee the specific deliverables to effectively & efficiently ensure all sold projects are executed on brand & on time
  • Work to secure creative assets & direction from internal stakeholders & teams
  • Facilitate campaign execution by working with cross-functional teams to ensure proper execution of all sold program elements
  • Work with design & product teams to develop custom units & oversee the build to ensure proper functionality, including first-to-market ad product launches 
  • Coordinate calendars to schedule meetings & own status updates, providing an agenda along with follow up notes


  • 2+ years of prior branded content project management or production experience within an online media publication or ad agency
  • The desire & ability to drive a project forward, anticipate needs, facilitate communication & thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • A knack for identifying potential roadblocks & the confidence to problem-solve along the way
  • Process-oriented, but can easily adapt to a growing company with an evolving process
  • Passionate & respectful of the creative process, acting as the supportive, problem-solving anchor within any execution
  • Strong ability to multitask & manage multiple deadlines concurrently
  • Great communication, collaboration, & attention to detail
  • An interest in digital advertising & specifically, branded content

About Group Nine:

Group Nine has the most optimistic, fast moving, deeply connected brands in the categories that matter NOW. As the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, June 2020], Group Nines brands are built for the platforms where young people spend the majority of their time. We reach over 80% of Americans in their 20s every month [Nielsen DCR, June 2020]. Audiences spend over 90 million hours a month engaging with our category-defining brands [platform analytics, August 2020] - NowThis, the no. 1 most-watched news brand globally on social [Tubular Labs, January 2021]; The Dodo, the no. 1 animal brand globally on social [Tubular, January 2021]; POPSUGAR, the no. 1 most engaged-with Womens Lifestyle site globally [Comscore, September 2020]; Thrillist, the no. 1 food, drink & travel brand for Gen Z & Millennials [Comscore Media Matrix & Plan Metrix, Q3 2020]; & Seeker, the no. 1 science brand on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, April 2020]. Group Nine has been recognized with hundreds of prestigious awards including Oscars, Edward R. Murrow, James Beard, Cannes Lions, Critics Choice, among others.

Why Work at Group Nine

We are committed to diversity, equity & inclusion. As part of our larger DE&I strategy, every employee goes through a series of DE&I training. We have incredible Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), with the support of our Head of DE&I & executive sponsors, that host everything from weekly safe space chats to community events.

We have amazing people. We can promise youll work alongside some of the smartest & most interesting people in the industry. Our people work hard but we always have fun doing it. Bottom line: we care about each other & we take our values seriously.

We care about you. We offer company-paid parental leave for everyone #inclusion. We also offer health, dental & vision insurance, along with a selection of voluntary benefits. Weve partnered with best-in-class virtual care providers to bring health care, mental health support & meditation to all employees. Additionally, knowing that time away from work is integral to employee well-being, our time off allowances (consisting of vacation, sick, company holidays, volunteer & religious observances), ensure you have time to take care of yourself.

We invest in your future. We offer competitive compensation & a matching 401(k) plan. Depending on the role, options may also be granted.

We value development. We are a high-performance organization that challenges itself to continuously grow. We invest in employee development. Youll need to be great to get hired here & we promise youll get even better once youre here.

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