Communication and Campaigns Project Manager

ThinkingAhead

The Communications Project Manager (CPM) is a key player working across departments and platforms to amplify the issues driving the mission.

Communications Project Manager
Los Angeles, California
  
ABOUT FARM SANCTUARY
  
Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. As one the nation’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organizations, Farm Sanctuary has rescued thousands of animals and cared for them at their sanctuaries in New York and California. The organization educates millions of people about the plight of farm animals and the negative effects of factory farming on health, the environment and social justice. Farm Sanctuary also advocates for laws and policies that prevent suffering and promote compassion, and engages legislators and businesses to bring about institutional reforms.

POSITION SUMMARY
  
The Communications Project Manager (CPM) is a key player in a busy in-house communications shop working across departments and platforms to amplify the issues driving the Farm Sanctuary mission.  This role manages the process and deliverables of editorial projects including programmatic, website, and social, as well as marketing and advocacy campaigns.  This encompasses creating production and editorial schedules and guiding teams to ensure a steady and timely delivery of quality content and creative. The Communications Project Manager will also oversee distribution of content on the organization’s website, www.farmsanctuary.org.  The CPM reports to the Chief Communications & Brand Creative Officer and manages the Communications Project Coordinator.
  
OPPORTUNITY
  
Over the years science has illuminated the disastrous impact of animal agriculture on our health, the animals, the environment, social justice, and our food system.  And for 33 years, Farm Sanctuary has fought abuses of factory farming and encouraged a new awareness and understanding of the benefits of plant-based living.  Here’s your chance to get involved in our next chapter.  This is a vital role as we embrace new opportunities to educate and help consumers make mindful and compassionate lifestyle choices.  
  
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
  
  • Create and developing content and marketing project plans that support the creative process from conception to project completion, ensuring timely and quality execution of deliverables utilizing scheduling/production knowledge of different media channels and industry best practices.
  • Assess and optimize current systems.
  • Manage the content creation and approval process.
  • Manage the print production process ensuring projects are delivered to spec, with an eye for quality assurance.
  • Manage the website publishing process.
  • Manage contracts, rights and licenses.
  • Monitor workflow and initiate preventive or remedial actions as needed.
  • Monitor risks (known or unknown) and elevate issues to supervisor when projects are at risk and create contingence planning.
  • Lead internal project status meetings and communicate ongoing updates to the team.
  • Coordinate and assist with workload and resource allocation within and between creative teams, ensuring established due dates are met for each project during the creative process.
  • Support the team in obtaining assets and collateral needed to complete projects.
Engagement with Internal and External Stakeholders:
  
  • Interface with various Farm Sanctuary teams: Marketing, Merchandising, Copy, Design, UX/UI, Education, Development, Visitor Experiences, and Advocacy to interpret marketing objectives and communicate feedback for each project.
  • Ensure all required project owners and proofreaders have reviewed and approved projects continuously throughout the project life cycle.
  • Coordinate copy, art, and proof corrections with various internal teams and vendors.
  • Assist with the execution of media buys and budgets.
  • Work with vendors to coordinate needs and follow up on delivery.
  • Obtain final approval for release of completed projects.
  • Interface with additional external stakeholders as needed.
  
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
  
  • 3-5 years’ experience in project management.
  • Proven ability to manage relationships and drive process.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to adopt the style, tone, and voice of our organization’s various types of content.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines while effectively managing multiple projects with creativity, flexibility, and sense of humor.
  • Ability to work well as part of a diverse creative team, keeping others informed, and highlighting opportunities and risks associated with campaigns and projects.
  • Experience in defining and managing the scope of online and offline projects, effectively setting, observing and re-evaluating project priorities often.
  • Ability to think creatively and bring innovative solutions to project management and marketing challenges.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot and be solution-oriented.
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to experiment and draw insights from data.
  • Strong critical thinker with a high level of accountability.
  • BA/BS in marketing, communication, or business preferred.
Key Technical Skills:
  
  • Experience with Project Management systems. 
  • Experience entering content in WordPress or other CMS templates.
  • Experience with QA tools and methodology.
  • Basic HTML proficiency.
  • Adobe Creative Suite Experience and Keynote experience preferred.
  
Other Key Characteristics:
  
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and team-oriented.
  • Very strong organizational skills and eye for detail.
  • Familiarity with digital marketing strategies and best practices.
  • Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, high volume environment.
  • Strong relationship building and communication skills.
  
JOB SPECIFICATIONS
  
  • Full-time, exempt position.
  • Position based at Farm Sanctuary’s Los Angeles office.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Competitive benefits package, including paid holidays; personal days; vacation and sick leave; health, dental vision, and life insurance; 403(b) plan; flexible spending accounts; long-term disability insurance; and support for professional development.
  
TO APPLY:  Farm Sanctuary has retained the services of Thinking Ahead Executive Search. 
Please submit your resume and expression of interest to:  
Chris Spagnola, Partner at cspagnola@thinkingahead.com and
Jessica Martinez, Senior Recruiter at jmartinez@thinkingahead.com.