Project Manager Professional

Hooker & Company is a St Paul Agency with over 25 years of developing advertising that matters. We pride ourselves on advertising that surprises and produces results for our clients. H&C is seeking an experienced and passionate Project Manager to play a critical role in executing and advancing a variety of advertising mediums and projects.

In your cover letter, please provide detail on how many clients and projects you have managed simultaneously, with some indication of services areas covered.

Primary Requirements:

  • BA/BS in Advertising, Marketing or related field
  • 3-5 years of Project Management
  • Advertising Agency or Marketing experience preferred
  • Demonstrate a record of successful juggling of multiple projects and clients
  • Project Management Professional certification a plus
  • Bill Quick Online experience a plus
  • Sense of humor
  • Love for advertising and promotion
  • Proficient use of Mac computers

Primary Duties:

Plan the Project

  • Define the scope of the project in collaboration with senior management
  • Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project
  • Determine the resources (time, money, equipment, etc) required to complete the project
  • Develop a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities
  • Review the project schedule with senior management and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise the schedule as required
  • Determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion

Staff the Project

  • In consultation with the manager, select staff and/or contractors with appropriate skills for the project activities
  • Manage project staff and/or contractors according to the established policies and practices of the organization
  • Ensure that all project personnel receive an appropriate orientation to the project

Implement the Project

  • Execute the project according to the project plan
  • Develop forms and records to document project activities
  • Set up files to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured
  • Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project
  • Establish a communication schedule to update senior managers including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project
  • Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards

Control the Project

  • Write service reports on the project for management and for clients
  • Monitor and approve all budgeted project expenditures
  • Monitor cash flow projections and report actual cash flow and variance to senior management on a regular basis (weekly/monthly)
  • Ensure that all financial records for the project are up to date

Evaluate the Project

  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Regular on time attendance
  • Pursue quotes from vendors and contractors
  • Proofreading
  • Light clerical duties when necessary
  • Other duties as requested or required

To Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to sue@hookerandcompany.com

Please Note: This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills and due to the changing nature of the job is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice.

Web Developer / Designer

Hooker & Company is a small and nimble ad agency that pounds out top notch creative work for diverse group of clients. As an employee, you will enjoy free gourmet coffee, a delectable selection of candy, chilled spring water and a jovial greeting when you walk in the door each morning. In return, all we ask is that you stay shackled to your desk and work harder and smarter than you may be used to (the whole shackles thing is negotiable).

Since we’re a small business, it is imperative that you understand the need to wear many hats while you’re here. Although we are primarily seeking a person to assist with web duties, additional responsibilities will be part of your daily routine.

Primary Requirements:

  • Web Design/Developer degree or certification. BA preferred but not required.
  • 3-4 years of industry experience with a strong online portfolio.
  • Mac Environment
  • Content Management System: Joomla. WordPress
  • Proven knowledge of markup and style sheet languages (XHTML & CSS) Must be proficient in hand coding without dependence on a visual code editor
  • Design: Adobe Creative Suite
  • Server-side language: PHP
  • Database: mySQL

Primary Skills:

  • Strong experience hand-coding clean, compliant, and semantic XHTML
  • Extensive knowledge of CSS, web standards, and web technologies
  • Strong understanding of website layout and usability
  • Strong understanding of advertising and motivation
  • Strong understanding of cross-browser compatibility, IE rendering issues, and non-hacked fixes
  • Creating and editing images and graphics for website use
  • Making routine changes to websites per client feed back
  • Respond to routine and non-routine questions regarding graphics and web construction
  • Maintaining existing websites and providing tech support for clients with existing websites

Secondary Skills:

  • Marketing and or Advertising Agency experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with open source software
  • Familiarity with SEO
  • Familiarity with social media
  • Familiarity with .Net environment

Primary Responsibilities:

Websites/Programming/Coordination:

  • Design website layouts (visual mock, sitemaps, wireframes)
  • Develop client websites using Joomla or WordPress
  • Test, retest and test sites and launch websites
  • Maintain proper functionality of client websites (cross browser and mobile compatibility)
  • Handle updates to client websites
  • Project manage website jobs and adhere to designated budget
  • Ongoing database management for specific client web programs
  • Train clients on backend management of Joomla CMS
  • Coordinate programming with outside vendors when needed
  • Perform updates to client sites (components, plugins, modules, extensions, etc.)
  • Run email marketing campaigns through Constant Contact
  • Maintain PCI Compliance via SSL Certificates
  • Perform regular backups of client website files/databases

Secondary Responsibilities:

Hosting/Domains

  • Manage hosting billing on monthly basis
  • Maintain hosting performance (disk space, bandwidth, etc.)
  • Coordinate domain renewals where applicable
  • Manage IPs (updates, client vs. internal, coordination, etc.)

IT Support:

  • Configure, create, maintain email (internal and client)
  • Maintain proper software program functionality (Adobe, Microsoft Office, etc.)
  • Maintain proper hardware functionality (make sure all computers running properly)
  • Combat spamming for both internal and client sites/email

  • To Apply:

    Please email your resume and portfolio to sue@hookerandcompany.com

    Please Note: This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills and due to the changing nature of the job is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice.

    Remote or freelance need not apply.