Category Archives: Project Management

Digital Operative - Hiring

We’re Hiring — Project Manager Coordinator

By | agency life, Project Management | No Comments

We are searching for a Project Management Coordinator with a minimum of 2-3 years experience coordinating and supporting operations and or web project management ideally in a marketing or web agency environment. If you have an eye for detail and a can-do attitude, always considers a client’s goals, with the capacity to juggle schedules and a passion for setting the right expectations, who meets the qualifications, apply now and become part of the DO Team!

What you will be doing

  • Tracks and manages team hours through Harvest to make sure all time-sheets are submitted on time and accurately
  • Stays on top of resource allocations to ensure that project hours are staying within scope
  • Assist senior level project managers in gathering client assets, managing budgets, keeping multiple projects on schedule and managing resource requirements
  • Ability to work with cross-functional team members, interfacing with clients, and ensuring projects get delivered on-time and on-budget,
  • Lead small internal and external projects as assigned
  • Runs small projects from initial SOW to completion
  • Plans, monitors and keeps on top of project deliverables, goals and milestones
  • Keeps management informed of any issues or delays related to project
  • Reviews deliverables prepared by team before passing to client
  • Effectively applies our methodologies to enforce project standards
  • Monitors task management software to ensure that tasks are being completed in a timely fashion and that team and clients are adhering to proper channels for communication

Role Requirements:

  • Minimum 2+ years experience as a project coordinator, associate producer or project manager within a deadline-driven agency
  • Proficiency within MS Project, MS Office or other industry standard software
  • Experience within ecommerce business environments and PHP projects a must.
  • Familiarity using online project management tools (Basecamp, Activcollab, Clients & Profits) and billing software such as Harvest
  • Facilitate, manage and maintain timely and effective communication across teams including senior team members, clients and 3rd parties
  • Contribute to the agency’s set of methodologies and best practices as it pertains to project life-cycles – yes we want to hear from you
  • Understanding of SOW’s, Scope, and project timeline and deliverables
  • Ability to produce budget reports in accordance with the company’s standards and on time
  • Very comfortable with user experience and web development terminology and processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Self-starter, dead-line driven, hands on
  • “Can do” attitude, willing to go the extra mile
  • Team player
  • Passion to learn the newest web technologies and design principles
  • 4 Year college degree preferred
  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) highly desired but not required

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience working with Magento platform a plus
  • Ecommerce experience
  • Basic knowledge of HTML
  • Experience with marketing projects

What’s in it for you?

Collaborative work environment, modern office space, team lunches, free snacks and drinks (coffee and drinks), Bagel Fridays, plethora of whiteboards, plant life, Foosball, internal project time, flex-time, progressive vacation policy, pet friendly, paid holidays, company events, health and dental benefits.

 

To Apply – Please send us a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume 

Apply Now

Maya Krupa

Meet Our Gamma Phi Beta Project Manager Intern

By | Internships, Project Management | No Comments

It’s that time again where we tap into our series, “12 weeks – what it’s really like to intern for a digital agency”  and welcome our Fall class of digital interns. Over the course of the next 12 weeks we will focus on bringing you a fresh perspective from our Strategy, Marketing and Design interns on what it’s really like to intern at a digital agency. To start we will focus on DO’s Project Management Intern, Maya Krupa.

Hey all! My name is Maya Krupa and I am originally from the Eastern Bay Area, specifically a town called Walnut Creek. When I am not loving my time spent in the DO office as the project management intern, I have plenty of extra curricular activities to keep me busy. I hold the position of Philanthropy Delegate for my sorority, being an event manager for SD Greek Life at a second internship, being CFO of the International Business Society, and many more.

All work aside, I am a huge advocate for the work-hard play hard-balance. On the weekends I spend quality time with the people I love, enjoying all San Diego has to offer. Another huge passion of mine is all things travel and international relations. After having the privilege of interning abroad in Barcelona this past summer I know international work and travel is also something in my definite future.

1. Where do you go to School? What is your Major? When do you plan on graduating?

I am currently a senior attending San Diego State University majoring in International Business (Spanish and Western Europe emphasis) graduating in May 2015.

2. How did you hear about Digital Operative?

I heard about Digital Operative through a girl in my sorority who had been a previous intern at this great establishment.

3. What do you hope to learn from your internship?

I am hoping to learn about the internal workings of digital marketing, and the most current and valuable methods, systems, and means of operations companies must utilize to stay ahead of the ever changing market.

4. 1 week down – 11 to go……How do you feel after your first week of interning?

The first week of my internship has already been very rewarding and informative. I have been trying to act like a sponge and absorb all the hard-working intelligence and expertise all the people in this office have, and I can’t wait to see how future projects will unfold! My primary mentor is Robert, who you can tell is the kind of person who brings a task back into focus for the client and gets the results in, which is what all clients really expect at the end of the day. I have also worked frequently with Jessika and Thiago, and I have been picking up on everyone’s working style and strengths, which is something I am very lucky to experience.

5. What do you hope to do after completing your internship and graduating from college?

I hope to work in the realm of international business and see the true impact my strengths can have on other businesses and the world. With all the connectivity and upcoming trends of society, I think it is impossible to not want to leave a legacy of bettering the world through service to others, and that is exactly what I intend to do.

6. Tell us something interesting about yourself?

Something interesting about myself is that I love to cook and make pretty much anything from homemade Filipino to Mexican food that rivals some restaurants in San Diego. I think food, music and travel is the perfect way to find commonalities and comfort between people…and who doesn’t want that?!

 

Our first ever Project Manager Intern

By | Internships, Project Management | No Comments

It’s that time again where we tap into our series, “12 weeks – what it’s really like to intern for a digital agency”  and welcome our Summer class of digital interns. Over the course of the next 12 weeks we will focus on bringing you a fresh perspective from our Strategy, Marketing and Design interns on what it’s really like to intern at a digital agency. To start we will focus on DO’s first ever project manager intern Jenna Harris……

HI! I am Jenna, the first ever DO project management intern. SoCal born and raised I am 20 years old and a proud resident of Carlsbad, CA where life is always rad. I have always been a child of the water. I have swum competitively for 13 years and counting, in open water, club teams, high school and now college. You are talking to an NCAA All American.  Underneath this athletic façade lives a girl who loves to eat, drink and be happy.  I am always up for an adventure with friends whether it is traveling, trying new foods, singing karaoke, or anything really. One of my mottos: Don’t knock it until you try it!

At school, I am a total busy bee. Besides the swim team, I am a member of Delta Gamma Fraternity, Sports Marketing Team, CIAO: Chicago Italian Appreciation Organization, and I am a sports writer for our school newspaper The Maroon. I love that everyday is always filled with different people and diverse experiences. Organization is one of my strong points, which is why I want to go into project management especially at an agency where every day is different! Let’s DO it!

1.    Where do you go to School? What is your Major? When do you plan on graduating?

I am a rising junior at the University of Chicago (I know, why leave this beautiful place for Chi-beria right?).  I intend to graduate in June 2016 with a degree in Public Policy Studies concentrating in Organizational Management.

2.     How did you hear about Digital Operative?

While looking for summer plans, I decided I wanted to come home for the summer, rather than stay in Chicago. Thus started my crusade for internships at San Diego agencies.  I was immediately attracted to the work and culture of the company represented on the DO website. I actually sent an internship inquiry earlier in the year and was deferred.  A month later I saw the project management internship posted on Craigslist, applied and now I am here! I guess it was fate.

3.    What do you hope to learn from your internship?

I hope to derive a personal definition of what project management is, since my school doesn’t offer classes in it.  I also want to experience what real agency life is like and absorb anything and everything that it takes to successfully implement a project in a digital agency.

4.    1 week down – 11 to go……How do you feel after your first week of interning?

I love it! First of all: any dog friendly office is the best office. Everyone here is so friendly and helpful, and from the first minute I was here, I have been learning so much about project management and agency life (including Soccer 101 during the World Cup). At DO, I am not just an intern fetching coffee, but a valued person who actually contributes to real tasks.  Everything I do here has a purpose and I am so excited for the upcoming weeks.

5.    What do you hope to do after completing your internship and graduating from college?

Honestly after college, I will go wherever life takes me. I would love to come back to the west coast and work in an agency, doing project management or account management and maybe get my MBA in the future? We shall see!

6.    Tell us something interesting about yourself?

After this internship is over I am going to study abroad in Rome! It will be my first time in Europe and I hope my fantasy of living the Lizzie McGuire Movie (or any other romantic Italian movie) will come true while there, as well eating my body weight’s worth of pasta and gelato. Ciao!

Thanks for sharing in our excitement for the World Cup Jenna, we know you are going to gain so much from this experience at DO….even if it started off with us giving you a little World Cup 101.

Like what you see? Contact us for a quote. Get Quote