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Project Manager, Werk It

New York, United States

The Project Manager is responsible for the planning, execution, and roll up of Werk It, a three-day, single-venue festival for women in podcasting produced by WNYC Studios that will take place in fall 2017. To get a sense of who we are and what we do, check out the last two festivals here: This is a temporary, full time position reporting to the executive producers of Werk It, beginning immediately and ending in December 2017.

The Project Manager will run the day-to-day operations of the festival, from the planning stages through the event itself. You’ll work closely with the executive producers and coordinate with other WNYC stakeholders (marketing, social, sponsorship, finance, digital operations, etc.) to make sure that the scope and direction of the project remains on schedule, on budget and on mission. You must be a diplomatic self-starter adept at juggling priorities, resolving conflicts, and keeping track of details large and small. Although our team is highly collaborative, please note that this is an administrative role and does not involve work on the editorial content of the festival.

Responsibilities include

  • Creating a master timeline embracing all aspects of the production and holding team accountable for deadlines
  • Creating and tracking the budget
  • Scheduling and running meetings
  • Serving as the liaison between festival producers and all key project stakeholders, internal and external
  • Processing all contracts, invoices, travel bookings and other necessary transactions
  • Documenting all aspects of the project and producing necessary reports
  • Managing freelance staff assigned to the project
  • Tracking submissions and applications
  • Working with the digital team to maintain and manage the website, and with social media on the maintenance of the Werk It Facebook group
  • Coordinating and communicating with presenters and their representatives


  • 3+ years in project management and/or line production
  • Fluency in Excel and budget-tracking tools
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. (You’ll be drafting many many emails to talent.)
  • CMS experience is preferable
  • Basic knowledge of social media platforms

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