Thrillist is looking for a project manager to join our creative team. The Creative Team at Thrillist develops the design, style and spirit of every Thrillist-led initiative across editorial photo, social, video, and experiences. Our team of artists, photographers and writers breathe visual life into the brand, and we are seeking an organized, style-savvy project manager to coordinate our projects, optimize workflows, and ensure success at every touchpoint with other teams. This project manager understands the nature and timelines associated with digital, social, video and experiential production, knows how to seek and secure freelance talent, can balance a budget, and works well with a large team on a wide range of project types. You are a self-starter who is very detail oriented, and exhibits grace under fire. This role reports to the Creative Director and is based in New York. 

The Project Manager will lead by example in demonstrating Group Nine’s values - Care Deeply, Be Brave, Go First, Do Good, Stay Close and Win Together.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Oversee the work flow of all editorial design needs by working closely with editors, producers and designers to make sure all projects are appropriately staffed and timed
  • Work with designers to manage the editorial workflow on Airtable, assigning and tracking projects 
  • Work closely with producers on the video team to create award winning graphics packages, sets, and other design needs
  • Work closely with the social team to coordinate design elements across all social media 
  • Ensure design assets are organized on our servers
  • Maintain the Creative team office calendar
  • Work with the group nine legal, workplace, and finance teams to keep contracts organized and up to date
  • Maintain permissions and licenses for creative team programs
  • Seek, onboard, and allocate freelance creatives 
  • Track the monthly budget and report to creative director
  • Work closely with creative director to produce special projects and initiatives such as events and merch

SUCCESS WILL LOOK LIKE:

  • Strong relationships with members of the creative team as well as key point people on the other teams 
  • Working relationships with freelancers and program vendors
  • Knowing where the budget stands at any given moment
  • Clear and complete timelines for larger projects 
  • Ability to take meetings independently and report back to creative director with recommendations on how to staff and time a project
  • Strong ability to negotiate for time and resources when necessary 
  • Clear understanding of our brand’s visual style 

MUST HAVES:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in project management, line production, or creative resourcing. Agency experience preferred
  • Mastery of excel and similar programs
  • Familiarity with adobe creative suite programs
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Problem-solving attitude

Why Work at Group Nine:

We are committed to diversity, equity and 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 and executive sponsors, that host everything from weekly safe space chats to community events.

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

We care about you. We offer company-paid parental leave for everyone #inclusion. We also offer health, dental and vision insurance, along with a selection of voluntary benefits. We’ve partnered with best-in-class virtual care providers to bring health care, mental health support and 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 and religious observances), ensure you have time to take care of yourself.

We invest in your future. We offer competitive compensation and 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. You’ll need to be great to get hired here and we promise you’ll get even better once you’re here.

About Thrillist:

Thrillist is the #1 food, drink and travel brand for Gen Z and Millennials [source: Comscore Media Matrix & Plan Metrix, Q3 2020.] Thrillist serves as a guidebook for those that want new experiences and long to turn a good time into a great time. Our nonstop coverage of local culture inspires audiences to discover their world and celebrate every moment. In a serious world, we take fun seriously. In December 2016, Thrillist joined forces with NowThis, The Dodo, POPSUGAR and Seeker to form Group Nine Media -- a global top 10 publisher.

About Group Nine Media:

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 Nine’s 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 and politics brand globally on social [Tubular Labs, May 2020]; The Dodo, the #1 media brand for reach on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, November 2019]; POPSUGAR, the #1 most engaged-with Women’s Lifestyle site in the U.S. [Comscore, February 2020]; Thrillist, the most-trusted digital brand in food, drink, travel & entertainment; and 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 Edward R. Murrow, James Beard, Cannes Lions, Critic’s Choice, among others.

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