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Junior Digital/Interactive Project Manager

Junior Digital/Interactive Project Manager

The Jr. Digital/Interactive Project Manager (DIPM) leads and facilitates the development cycle of all Matrex’s interactive and digital projects, including strategy, design, development, production, and delivery on a range of jobs from interactive engagement to live productions in a range of professional environments.

This highly collaborative position is required to work with the internal strategy, creative, and account teams, as well as outside suppliers. The Jr DIPM’s technical hardware and software knowledge is used to manage programing development and hardware preparation as we produce exceptional work, to exact specifications, on-time, and on-budget.

This is not a remote position.

Requirements/Responsibilities:

  • Implements and drives process including project schedules, resources, budgets, and scope of work deliverables under the direction of Senior Digital/Interactive Project Manager
  • Provides project team with specifications, technical briefings, best practice guidelines and feedback
  • Identifies potential problems in the project and addresses them before they interfere with project completion
  • Researches, negotiates competitive bids and hires suppliers (developers, talent, facilitators) in an effort to develop strong relationships to achieve best value for client and agency, and to stay current on opportunities
  • Responsible for application testing, interactive maps/layouts, quality control on project deliverables
  • Manages the collection, analysis, and reporting of lead collection data
  • Serves as digital evangelist within Matrex and with clients to educate about digital technologies, tactics, strategies, and trends
  • Comfortable with all facets of hardware management, including research, pricing, purchasing, configuration and coordination of logistics and fulfilment for projects

On-site Responsibilities

  • Installs hardware/software on-site
  • Maintains systems throughout the event and troubleshoots when necessary
  • Manages facilitators / performers
  • Provides instruction to client personnel in the use of interactive activities
  • Observes, strategizes, and improvises to make the most of the interactives at each unique show situation site

Skill Set Requirement

  • Significant client exposure and/or must be adept at client engagement
  • Articulate with strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience managing multiple and complex projects simultaneously
  • Deep and thorough understanding of the interactive development process and technologies
  • Need to understand the workflow process of creative digital projects from concept through on-site implementation
  • Knowledge of and experience with new technologies including hardware and software, programming, and content development methodologies
  • Must be an excellent communicator able to convey complex technical details in a concise manner for both clients and internal teams
  • Must be positive, energetic, self-motivated, proactive and team oriented
  • Must be comfortable communicating within all internal departments to achieve project goals
  • Understands screen configurations and ratios common in digital adverting media
  • Basic understanding of website architecture as it could relate to a digital interactive engagement

Qualifications

  • Associates degree or 1-2 years of relevant experience
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office, Teams, Word and Excel
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign knowledge
  • Experience in VR/AR, touch applications is a plus

 

Job Category: Creative
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Illinois

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