Refinery29 is hiring a

Project Manager/Producer, Freelance to Perm

New York, United States

Refinery29 is looking for a proactive, engaging, assertive and detail-oriented Project Manager to join our growing team. This is a great opportunity for a project manager or agency producer looking to transition from managing ad campaigns (digital, broadcast) at an advertising agency to working on branded content at the fastest growing media company in the world.

Our sold content features a diverse range of clients/brands seamlessly integrated into the Refinery29 editorial voice, so you’ll be touching stories that go up on our site every single day (for real) amidst a fast-paced environment.

Job Description

The PM is entrenched within the creative department, working very closely with our writers, designers, photo editors, video producers and account team to bring projects to life.  

This is a critical role as you will have executional ownership over several internal work streams to implement branded content (note: this is not a day-to-day client facing role). The PM will have executional ownership for projects in the $150K-$750k  level, including but not limited to sponsored content and custom content including video, photo and experiential activations.

In addition to these core programs, the PM may act as a support layer to our Associate Directors or Senior PMs on larger programs and large scale projects anchored in original photography, video, social contests, custom content, sponsored editorial programs, experiential, among others, and will range in size from a few days to many months.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to truly drive a project forward, anticipate needs, facilitate communication and thrive in a fast paced, collaborative environment. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Executional ownership for mid sized programs, including but not limited to, sponsored content, custom content and video

  • Understand the project vision, assess requirements of the project to develop the scope/timelines, milestones and the specific deliverables  to effectively and efficiently ensure all sold projects are executed on brand and on time

  • Ability to manage and provide executional ownership for a volume of mid scale programs at once (10-15) while simultaneously supporting Senior PMs on large-scale programming.

  • Understand the program KPIs, assess requirements to develop and evolve production plans and timelines through launch

  • Creation and management of program schedules, deliverables, resources, deadlines, budgets;

  • Partner with revenue, creative, editorial, video and product to ensure smooth execution process; Task assignment and management of short order and long order to do’s for copy, design, photo, edit, video, and technology

  • Understand the risk and challenges of projects but be able to respond to and proactively manage solutions as well; Consistently bring a positive outlook and calm but commanding leadership presence in order to lead all groups toward the common goal

  • Drive projects forward, anticipate needs, strategize solutions with poise, confidence

  • Be a savvy, confident, problem solving ninja


  • 3-5 years of prior project management and/or production experience within an established digital company or online media publication; ad agency experience is a major plus

  • Solid knowledge of project management methodology and use of Project Management tools

  • Must be passionate and respectful of the creative process, acting as the supportive, problem-solving anchor within any large scale execution

  • A genuine interest in digital advertising and specifically, branded content

  • Confident, calm and collected with strong people management chops - ability to lead a team from both a project and people perspective

  • Must have exceptional communication, collaboration, and attention to detail skills

  • Must thrive in a face-paced environment and possess a strong ability to multi-task and manage multiple deadlines at once

  • Process oriented, but can easily adapt to a growing company with an evolving process

*This is merely an overview.