Director, Project Management | Creative Services

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    Website DroneRaceLeague The Drone Racing League

    Reports To:   VP of Marketing

    The Drone Racing League (DRL) is the premier, global drone-racing league and producer of world-class drone sports content. At once a tech, media, events, and sports company, DRL blends a diverse array of disciplines and industries. We are building a team of driven Project Managers to work across various, cross-functional projects, including marketing, events, business development, content production, and technology. We are in search of an experienced project management leader to establish and grow this discipline within DRL. This role requires strong organizational skills, incredible detail-orientation, exceptional communication skills, and passion for executing effectively. The ideal candidate is a team leader with the ability to define and implement project management/production processes within a creative environment. This candidate must also have the ability and willingness to roll up their sleeves, directly managing multiple projects simultaneously. This is an opportunity to build both a discipline and a team from the ground up within a truly innovative and creative driven environment.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Define, implement and socialize necessary project management processes that fit the unique creative and media production needs of the DRL
    • Oversee resource management of multi-disciplined, co-located (NYC and Santa Cruz) creative and production teams
    • Manage all marketing and media production requests and establish prioritization in collaboration with discipline leads
    • Partner with internal and external stakeholders to understand project scope, goals, and milestones to effectively and efficiently plan project lifecycle
    • Monitor and manage day-to-day activities of the project team to ensure work is progressing as planned while consistently managing internal/external expectations
    • Oversee and create updates of all project documentation including master timeline, project status updates, risk and issues tracker, budget, and others as needed
    • Assist in the coordination and management of all project planning meetings through the project lifecycle, including preparing agendas, circulating key documents, note taking, and meeting follow ups

    Desired Skills and Experience

    • 8+ years in a professional marketing, advertising, media, sports or start-up environment in a role where project management across departments was a primary responsibility
    • Strong team leadership skills and ability to work with and support cross-functional project teams
    • A genuine interest in driving great branded content and storytelling forward
    • A genuine interest in building holistic processes to drive integrated production
    • Highly organized with a keen attention to detail (spreadsheets, checklists and Google Docs are your best friend)
    • Ability to be flexible and calm while addressing challenges as the arise with a positive, empathetic approach
    • Willingness to sometimes work irregular hours that include nights, holidays and weekends
    • Willingness to travel on a monthly basis
    • Curiosity about or interest in drone racing and/or drone cinematography
    • Desire to work at a high growth, early stage company

    Compensation:

    DRL offers a compensation package that is commensurate with experience and abilities

    To apply for this job please visit www.linkedin.com.