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Freelance Project Manager, Branded Video

BuzzFeed, Los Angeles

The social news and entertainment company.


BuzzFeed's Branded Video team creates entertaining, relatable content with brands all over the world. As a Freelance Project Manager on our Branded team, you will manage the daily tasks of branded video programs and ensure that branded products and other deliverables are completed according to client expectations, organizational policies, and within established timeframes/parameters. Reporting to our Director of Branded Operations, you will ensure assigned programs remain in scope and on budget, and provide escalation paths and resolutions when needed.

This is a 40-hour/week contract role, on-site on our Hollywood campus, ideally starting in early January 2019, running through April, with the potential to extend, depending on the specifics of the assigned project.

You will:

  • Manage the total health of larger upfront programs, ensuring deliverables meet requirements

  • Institute process that allows smaller programs to operate independently
  • Handle the transition from development to execution ensuring details are carried over to all teams

  • Manage the overall production process, ensuring all deliverables are met

  • Ensure each program’s brand guidelines are met and content is aligned with client expectations

  • Participate in client calls/meetings

  • Communicate with inter-departmental teams during the production process

  • Manage problems/escalations upward and provide solutions

You have:

  • 4+ years project management experience at an agency or competitive media or publishing company

  • Experience overseeing a portfolio of projects simultaneously

  • Working knowledge of Excel, other Office products, and project management tools including Basecamp

  • Experience managing client relationships

  • History of innovativestrategic thinking and planning skills

  • Collaborative instincts and a high level of emotional intelligence to excel within a setting with multiple timelines and with many styles of executives, communicators, program managers and experts, both at the corporate and business levels

  • Knowledge of digital marketing and video branding is a MUST

  • CPG client experience a plus

Life at BuzzFeed

At BuzzFeed, we believe our work benefits from the diverse perspectives of our employees. As such, BuzzFeed celebrates inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity employment. As a BuzzFeed employee, you can expect:

  • A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions

  • No shortage of perks and snacks, catered lunches, beverages, birthday treats... even leftovers from the Tasty kitchens in LA and NYC!

BuzzFeed is the leading independent digital media and tech company, delivering news and entertainment content to a global audience. We value experimentation, teamwork, inclusion, humble confidence. At BuzzFeed, you’ll work collaboratively with inspiring colleagues to create technology and content that helps connect people all over the world.

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