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Company:

MCD Partners

Title: Freelance Producer
Location: Chicago, IL

Employer Description



MCD Partners, a member of M&C Saatchi Worldwide, is seeking a Freelance Producer. The Producer / Project Manager is responsible for managing the execution of digital projects from concept through development and delivery.  This includes liaising with clients (stakeholders), managing resources, project scheduling and management, budget tracking and status reporting – and any related factors that affect project success to ensure delivery of product within time, cost and quality parameters.
 
General Duties Will Include:
  • Develop, produce and delivery of digital online programs
  • Help to set tone for client engagements
  • Oversee user experience and implementation of interactive projects
  • Create and maintain project plans
  • Coordinate with the Production Director and other producers in the efficient utilization of resources
  • Work across the creative, design, copy, technical development and production teams to ensure proper and full implementation of the project plan
  • Update project plans/estimates and relay project status to clients

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Understanding the project ideals thoroughly and assessing the requirements of the project, the stages involved, the milestones and the specific deliverables
  • Creating project estimates that take into account what each project requires, and what external resources may be needed
  • Obtaining discovery material from clients and obtaining assets required for design implementation
  • Working with the Creative, Design, Technology and Production team leaders in assigning specific tasks to team members
  • Working with team leaders to identify critical milestones and ensuring the timely delivery of such milestones
  • Constantly monitoring work progress, primarily using MS Project and updating project plans to ascertain that there are no time or cost overruns
  • Updating the client extranet or other platforms on regular intervals with project status, design reviews and other major deliverables
  • Occasional travel to client offices for meetings/session collaboration
 
Requirements:
  • Prior interactive/digital media agency experience
  • 3+ years of interactive project management experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of project methodology approaches for digital online/marketing communications.
  • Solid track record of successfully developing projects from start to completion
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to lead teams in high-pressure situations
  • Outstanding organizational, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Ability to create SOW, staff plans and estimates for digital projects
  • Ability to multi-task and process information expeditiously
  • Strong web and technical knowledge as well as computer skills, including MS Project

We appreciate and thank you in advance for your interest in our openings. Qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, emails or faxes please. Direct applicants only, no third-party staffing inquiries please. MCD Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Scoop
Primary Industry: Advertising - Interactive/Digital
Secondary Industry: Marketing - Digital
Career Level: Mid Level Career (5+ yrs experience)
Minimum Education: None Required
Job Status: Freelance/Contract
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
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