Project Manager, Films

Job Locations United Kingdom-London | United Kingdom-London


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The Economist is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver world-class, thought provoking content through a range of formats, from web and app, to newspapers and magazines, conferences, film and audio. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.


Economist Films is currently seeking an experienced Project Manager to lead client servicing and day to day project management and execution of our content plans, as well as providing support for the strategic direction and organic growth of existing clients.


The ideal candidate will be an ambitious individual who is eager to join a vibrant and collaborative team, and who wants to help shape the long term growth programme of an exciting and entrepreneurial venture in The Economist.


How you will contribute:


  • Establish a good working relationship with clients – liaising with them on projects and activity as their key point of day-to-day contact and leading on account management, including meetings and status calls
  • Create Project Management-related strategies and action plans. Full management of all phases of project lifecycle
  • Be responsible for the effective coordination and delivery, ensuring client servicing documents are kept up to date and reporting on communications
  • Work with the different departments involved in our projects, i.e. Editorial, Production, Client Tech, Legal, Finance, Circulation, etc. ensuring they are fully briefed on any projects (e.g. timings, branding, client requirements, etc.)
  • Identify strategies for automating and implementing efficient work management processes
  • Prepare presentations and case studies for clients and new business purposes
  • Present our content production to existing and new clients

Experience, skills and professional attributes

Ideal skills for the role:

  • Experience of working with multiple projects and internal / external stakeholders 
  • Experience directly managing projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with global media and good knowledge of the global media landscape (across broadcast, online, print)
  • Experience in working for global brands
  • Strong organisational, administrative and time management skills
  • An ability to manage a multitude of assignments at once and prioritise accordingly
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work effectively independently and in team settings
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programmes (including Excel & PPT)
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience managing multiple projects scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed on time, cost, and quality parameters
  • Good stakeholder management and influencing skills, effective at the senior executive level
  • Personal pride in producing output of high quality
  • Organisational skills
  • Quick thinking, with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage changes often within a short time frame
  • Communication skills – articulating themselves to clients and internally persuasively and clearly through presentations, documents and in meetings
  • A collaborative approach as a team player, but also confidence and ability to lead
  • Enthusiasm for clients, showing creative flare in terms of suggesting ideas and different approaches for a solution
  • Commercial thinking, with regards to upselling products and services



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