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Technical Project Manager / Assistant Account Executive at Daniel J. Edelman Holdings

Posted in Public Relations 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington, Washington DC

Job Description:

Edelman is a leading global Communications Marketing firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Edelman was named one of Advertising Age’s “Agency to Watch” in 2014; one of Forbes’ “14 Most Influential Agencies of 2014”; and The Holmes Report’s “2013 Global Agency of the Year.” Edelman was awarded the Grand Prix Cannes Lion for PR in 2014 and was among Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” for the third time in 2014. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Intelligence (research) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, experiential), a joint venture with United Talent Agency.

Edelman is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Edelman Public Relations is looking for a detail-oriented and highly motivated project manager to assist the Development & Technology team in creating, managing and maintaining high-profile client web properties, email marketing programs and marketing technology applications. You will bring your technical skills to the intersection of communications marketing and new media in a dynamic, fast-paced agency environment.


  • Serve as the coordinating project manager on a variety of technical development projects, including website builds and updates, mobile app development, email marketing and marketing technology projects, and other technical projects in support of communications marketing campaigns – specific tasks include:

    • Assisting technical team leads in collecting client needs and developing recommended technical solutions

    • Drafting client contracts for technical projects

    • Creating project budgets and timelines, and monitoring adherence to these plans

    • Interfacing with vendors for specialized services such as graphic design, animation, web development, etc.

    • Configuring third-party accounts for web hosting, domain management, bug tracking, email marketing, etc.

    • Loading content into websites using content management system (CMS) admin interfaces

    • Creating email templates and campaigns in email marketing programs

    • Delivering email marketing campaigns and analyze metrics from campaign performance

    • Conducting quality assurance (QA) activities on technical projects, logging issues or bugs to be addressed by developers

    • Coordinating project status meetings and other touchpoints to ensure project success

    • Participating in post-project analysis to measure effectiveness of the project plan and budget

  • Perform technical maintenance activities, such as updating website content, renewing domain names, etc.

  • Partner with development & technology team leadership and account team staff to assist clients in researching and analyzing potential technology solutions

  • Serve as development & technology group representative on cross-functional teams assigned to client projects


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business administration, information technology or related fields

  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to function under deadline pressure

  • Basic understanding of web development process (hosting, DNS, HTML, CSS)

  • Ability to work on multiple projects and determine appropriate priorities across projects

  • Strong Excel knowledge

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Resourcefulness – you know how to get things done

  • An eagerness to learn about new and emerging technologies and share this knowledge with others to support agency clients

  • Proficiency with project management principles

  • Excellent writing and editing skills with strong attention to detail

  • Comfortable speaking in front of a group and presenting a point-of-view

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a project management role, especially in support of web development projects

  • Experience in quality control of web properties

  • Experience managing web properties on Expression Engine, Wordpress and/or Drupal CMS platforms

  • Experience with design software, specifically Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Coding a webpage in HTML and CSS without assistance of a WYSIWYG editor

  • Experience designing/building basic HTML e-mail templates and/or working with email marketing tools (MailChimp, Constant Contact, Eloqua, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Campaign Monitor, etc.)

  • Experience with customer relationship management (CRM) applications, especially, or other relational database applications

  • Exposure to data management principles