Project leader

The project leader is the liaison between the client and the agency design team. An effective problem-solver on a day-to-day basis, the project leader must be adept at anticipating problems and recognizing opportunities.

The project leader position requires superior project management skills. S/he must be a conscientious team player and a good organizer. This person also demonstrates excellent verbal and written communications skills. The project leader is a creative problem solver, exhibiting initiative and a take-charge attitude.

Reports to VP of Creative Services.

Responsibilities:

  • Acts as the primary client contact for assigned projects, developing relationships with clients and working closely with them to learn their business and communication needs.
  • Regularly checks for and responds promptly to all client communications, including calls and emails.
  • Schedules both staff and freelance designers in order to meet stringent deadlines set by the client.
  • Has a thorough understanding of the planning, creative and production processes.
  • Proactively gathers the necessary information to plan and implement each client project.
  • Provides timely issuance of all documentation: project initiations, creative briefs, estimates, timelines, meeting summaries, and status reports.
  • Manages time and financial resources to ensure client projects are on time and on budget
  • Checks and approves creative/production materials, copy, layouts, and production art, and coordinates client approval of same.
  • Proofreads all text and corrects spelling, usage and grammatical errors.
  • Resolves original copy queries directly with the copywriter, and amends text files.
  • Proofreads all files produced by the design staff; annotates PDFs and/or edits in word files using software edit/markup tools.
  • Maintains working knowledge of pertinent software and peripherals needed to complete work.
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