Associate Project Manager

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Department: Idea Production

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

The Team One C.O.R.E.

C = Collaborative

Builds and sustains strong, genuine relationships with people of all levels and takes positive steps to extend network and cultivate connections. 

O = Optimism

Is utterly reliable, always delivering on promises and maintains the highest standards of honesty and integrity.

R = Results-Driven

Acts strategically to exceed goals and has the ability to adapt to changes in process and execution. 

E = Entrepreneurial

Constantly looking for and identifying actionable and thought provoking opportunities for the company and executing them.



The Associate Project Manager (APM) manages portions of the project life cycle, and helps lead and integrate the project(s) across all disciplines. They seek timely input from experts in all areas required for successful delivery the completed project. An APM participates in the wrangling of projects at the direction of a Project Manager (PM) or Senior Project Manager (SPM). An APM may also be assigned to manage projects with less complexity or fewer media disciplines than those handled by a lead PM.



Project Management

  • Develops project plans, partnering with appropriate project leads within the agency.  Disseminates documentation internally.
  • Facilitates the day-to-day deliverables of internal deadlines with a focus on stabilizing the shifting “project triangle” (Budget, Schedule, Scope). 
  • Works to manage and mitigate scope impact with appropriate team members, knowing to escalate dramatic scope impact to Associate Director of Project Manager.
  • Routes work for internal reviews and approvals to ensure Quality Controls are transpiring (Creative approvals, Business Affairs, Legal, Product, Proofreading, etc.)

Project Initiation and Scope

  • APM screens to ensure pertinent information is supplied when jobs are started.
  • Starts the job if enough information is available and ensures that needed information is added as the project progresses.
  • Gets the job number assigned in a timely manner.  
  • Stays aware of and alerts the PM or SPM to any changes in the project’s scope, cost, timing and quality, especially if the project takes on a new path.
  • Learns what to look for in order to raise red flags.

Project Communication/Integration

  • Creates and Manages Project Management documents throughout the course of the project.  Affectively communicates fluctuations to appropriate parties and garners partner buy-in. 
  • Manages portions of project communication internally and between all departments. The APM communicates directly with individual team members to clarify the scheduled deliverables and revision requests, addresses obstacles as they arise, and records the job’s progress.
  • Identifies integration check points to facilitate a smooth collaboration between internal departments in the creative development process.
  • Documents certain internal meetings’ decisions and deliverables in writing; shares information to team regarding due dates, internal direction and documented history.
  • Routes work for formal approvals and keep a record of approvals.


  • 1-2+ years of direct experience as an Associate Project Manager overseeing Broadcast, Interactive and/or Print.
  • Will consider Non-Agency, Non-Project Management skills that translate.


  • Bachelor’s Degree



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