Future PLC is hiring a

Project Manager - Creative Solutions

London, United Kingdom

The Creative Solutions department provides a crucial service to the commercial teams allowing them to generate revenue across all Future brands. Our Design and Content arm provides innovative sales packages and pitching options, and our Delivery Team ensures all projects run smoothly and deliver above expectations. The team works across a wide range of projects such as video productions, online content marketing, digital advertising and print and we coordinate with internal departments and third party suppliers to put it all together. It is a fast paced department that offers daily challenges and we have a fantastic team that loves what they do.


Job Summary & Purpose

Using your excellent organisational, time management and communication skills, you will be responsible for the smooth delivery of projects, big and small. From the moment we receive the brief you will become the point of contact for the client and responsible for distilling that brief into a project plan with a clear set of deliverables and objectives. From sourcing writers and designers, to coordinating with the social media team on how best to reach our audience, you will be responsible for every element of the project. We work across internal and external teams and to tight deadlines so staying on top of all your projects, reporting on progress or problems is part of your day to day. Our projects and clients are wide ranging and varied and from one day to the next you could find yourself working on a You Tube live stream event, or a complex cross branded multi channel launch across our online magazines. The days are never dull.



Requirements

  • Manage a range of small, fast turn around projects at the same time as other more complex projects.
  • Co-ordinate with internal and external suppliers, ensuring all projects are tracking on time. We need someone who can super organised whilst multitasking at high volume.
  • Raising POs and monitoring costs to protect the P&L. We need someone who has excellent attention to detail.
  • Communication with internal and external stakeholders. You will need confidence to deal with people from all levels.
  • Client Management skills.
  • Assist with enquiries from the Commercial department. You will need to know your stuff.
  • Produce End of Campaign reports by using a range of social media and analytics tools.
  • Ensuring departmental objectives and workflows are being followed.
  • Assist with Junior team members training ( as appropriate )
  • Experience in the production of photoshoots, podcast creation, video production, rights management would all be beneficial to the role.


Essential skills and experience

  • Experience of project management within a creative field ideal but transferable skills considered.
  • Experience of print advertising / digital advertising / online content preferred.
  • Knowledge of social media targeting and publishing useful but not essential.
  • Ability to manage a complex and high volume workload.
  • Confidence to manage cross departmental issues and ensure the Project Management team's aims and objectives are communicated and maintained.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Happy attitude to work and the people around you.
  • A desire to get stuck in and get the work done.

Benefits

What will I get in return?

As well as our standard benefits, we have a number of awesome perks available to our staff including:

  • Unlimited paid time off (yes you read that right!)
  • A share in our success- every member of staff receives a profit pool bonus at the end of our financial year
  • Central office locations with safe working spaces and tonnes of flexibility to work remotely as required
  • Discounted digital magazine subscriptions and access to back copies of our print magazines and bookazines
  • Annual Future conference - get together with your colleagues to celebrate success and look forward to what's next
  • Regular colleague events arranged by our wonderful Community & Culture committees
  • Huge opportunities to learn and develop whether through professional qualifications, exposure to incredible business projects or informal lunch & learns, hosted by your colleagues

We are Future

Connectors. Creators. Experience Makers

We’re Future. We’re 2300 colleagues over 200 brands speaking to 400 million people every month across the globe through websites, events and magazines. We haven’t just survived in 2020, we’ve thrived, increasing our audience share, taking more number one positions, acquiring new businesses and launching new brands.

And we don’t plan on stopping any time soon.

We’ve got an ambitious plan for 2021 that will build on our growth momentum and unlock new opportunities. We’re calling it Future 3.0 and we’re looking for talented people who want to be a part of it.


Inclusion & Diversity

At Future we are passionate about ensuring that as a business, we are continuing to promote diversity and inclusion not just in our recruitment processes, but everything we do.

Future is an equal opportunity employer and we will continue to ensure our recruitment process will be free of bias and our workplaces are inclusive, positive, free of discrimination and respects all backgrounds and beliefs. Our culture is underpinned by our values which will continue to ensure that all applicants, current and future employees are treated with respect and fairness.

We are continuing to be inclusive in our approach to flexible working, ensuring that we are making adjustments where required and providing our employees the tools and support to enable them to grow and flourish in their careers