UpTrending is hiring a

Project Manager

Los Angeles, United States

Why we’re hiring a Project Manager…

Simple: We’re growing.

The UpTrending team has an immediate need for an experienced Project Manager who can lead clients and internal teams to success in a variety of website design, development, and digital marketing projects. Our team specializes in helping startups and high-growth companies build their digital brand, and we need someone who can help lead our teams to drive tangible results.



This position is based in our Playa Vista, CA office.


What will you be doing?

Reporting to the Director of Project Management, our PMs are responsible for directly managing client projects from initiation through launch. Project Managers plan and schedule project goals, key milestones and deliverables, and serve as a support to our design, development, and marketing teams on our projects.  Each PM ultimately owns the success of his or her projects, and continuously monitors project schedule, budget, risks, client communication and reporting.  

PMs understand potential risks to projects that impact schedules, budgets, and resources, and can identify solutions to resolve these issues in a timely, cost effective, and professional manner. PMs host our weekly client meetings to ensure we are moving at a proper pace, and that all of our priorities are in line with client expectations.


Daily Responsibilities:

  • Manages multiple projects, ensuring that projects are delivered on time, within budget, on schedule and within project scope.
  • Creates project plans and maintains the schedule for the duration of the project.
  • Identifies resource needs and tracks/maintains resource plan.
  • Creates overall status reports and leads weekly status meetings with the team and clients.
  • Identifies and monitors project risks, action items and issues.
  • Proactively communicates project status, issues and mitigations to management team.
  • Partners with internal and client stakeholders to ensure overall project or program achieves business goals.
  • Works directly with developers and other team members to track progress, identify and resolve issues, and look for ways to accelerate the delivery of the project.
  • Follows, adapts and develops processes to gain efficiencies in the workflow.

What we offer:

As a part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to work with clients on projects you’ll be excited about. You’ll have the chance to work alongside industry leaders, and learn from their experience and expertise. You’ll have the opportunity to master new technologies, sharpen your current skills, and maximize your creative potential. We want our team members to do more than just grow -- we want our team to thrive. We offer a competitive compensation plan, robust benefits, and paid vacation.

What we’d like to see:

  • 3+ years in a project management role, preferably in a digital marketing agency or web agency environment
  • 3+ years of experience managing digital marketing projects, website experience is a must (SEM, social, mobile, other applications preferred)
  • Ability to work with remote resources and teams
  • Must be a great problem solver and have an agile approach to complex challenges
  • Experience with managing priorities and projects
  • Proven leadership skills and responsibility for cross-functional teams
  • Ability to set and manage client and internal stakeholder expectations
  • Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change
  • Experience using Project Management Software like Basecamp, TeamGantt, Clarizen

What will set you apart:

The perfect candidate possess a deep understanding in the technical areas of web design, user experience, websites and application development. Ideally, our PMs have the knowledge and understanding of front and back-end development best practices and terminologies.

  • Basic understanding of HTML/CSS
  • Experience in WordPress
  • Experience using Harvest
  • Experience using Photoshop
  • Experience using Git/Github
  • Experience using Google Apps


Best way to apply:

Upload your resume with any other applicable case studies or experiences as appendices (in one document). We look forward to hearing from A+ candidates!

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