Senior/Lead Project Manager
Location: Baltimore, MD
About the Company:
The company is a high profile, well-funded startup that is supported by some of the top names in the media industry, including The Lenfest Institute, Mike Bloomberg and Stewart Bainum Jr.
Solely focused on the Baltimore area, they are creating a new paradigm for digital-first, cross-channel local media. Their content will extend across web, mobile (app), radio (terrestrial and satellite) and video (TV and digital). Their vision is to be the leading provider of news and lifestyle content in the Baltimore area.
About the Job:
This is a newly created and exciting opportunity to join a startup media company. We are looking to add Project Managers at the mid and senior-levels across the organization. These roles are all client facing. They are responsible for planning and overseeing projects to ensure they are completed in a timely fashion and within budget.
The Senior/Lead Project Manager will start out as a senior-level individual contributor, working to develop our mobile and web solutions. In the near-term future we will need the Senior/Lead to move into a management / supervisory role over other mid-level project managers.
Clear, concise, timely, and accurate communications (both written and verbal) with the right audience. Drives business and technical discussions.
Effective end-to-end delivery of projects and programs. Ensures the right plans are developed, the right connections are made, the right actions taken, and ultimately, the right technical solution is delivered with quality.
Mitigates risks effectively balancing short term decisions with long term consequences when delivering projects. Escalates with good judgment. Is proactive.
Works independently to build consensus, secure commitments, and negotiate positive outcomes on engineering processes, team alignment, and delivery across teams.
Collaborate with engineering teams to drive product roadmaps.
Address bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints.
Partner with multiple teams across multiple locations with varying sets of priorities to ensure a timely delivery of products or solutions.
Clarify and drive project commitments as well as establish and maintain clear chains of accountability.
Coordinate meetings with internal and external project team members to identify and resolve issues
Establishing effective project communication plans and ensuring their execution
Analyze business situations, create processes, and demonstrate problem solving and analytical thinking skills for the success of the project
Generate reports to track the progress of projects and deliverables
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience
At least 8 years project management experience
Ability to make good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward
Ability to anticipate and balance the needs of multiple stakeholders
Agile Project Management Professional certification and hands-on, real world expertise
Experience supervising the work of other project managers, either formally or informally
Desire to move into a management / leadership position