Associate Project manager

Are you super organized? Do you love working with a nimble crew on varying sizes of accounts; are you someone who wants a challenge, a place to grow, and enough autonomy to feel like you’re actually doing something for a change? Then this is a prime opportunity to work on big, known-brand clients without any of the downsides of big agency life.

We are seeking a dedicated, organized, and efficient Associate Project Manager to join our team. In this role, you will report to the Director of Creative Operations to coordinate and execute a wide range of projects.


  • Have an eye for detail and the capacity to synchronize all project elements from inception to completion.
  • Understand production processes, timelines, creative lead times, different types of deliverables, etc.
  • Evaluate and streamline the production processes, as needed.
  • Maintain organization across all project documents and shared drives.
  • Own the task of assisting the team in accurate timesheet-keeping.
  • Pull and create reports on hours/tasks, as needed.
  • Create project plans/timelines for deliverables ranging from photo/video pre- and post-production, photo/video shoots, print projects, digital projects, etc.
  • Monitor project plans/timelines to keep agency and/or client on track with deadlines.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with internal agency team and external stakeholders/clients.

About You

  • 2 years minimum project management experience (agency preferred)
  • A positive, cooperative attitude – we leave egos at the door
  • Very organized and super detail-oriented
  • Work well with people across a wide variety of roles
  • Self-starter who works well independently
  • Adaptable and calm under pressure
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment and quickly pivot as needed
  • Comfortable with last minute changes and ability to problem solve those priority adjustments
  • Strong communication skills — one-on-one and in a group setting
  • Experience keeping client aware of project statuses and deadlines
  • Demonstrated understanding/experience with the creative process and creative production
  • Familiarity with Harvest, Asana, Google Suite; other project management systems and processes a plus

Note: Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Recreation is a full service design and brand strategy agency located in the Jackson Square neighborhood of San Francisco. You will work with talented creatives and strategists across multiple disciplines (digital, print, social, environmental, and experiential) to develop engaging creative communications. We offer full benefits, a work environment without a lot of layers or politics, and a chance to learn, grow and make a difference for both our clients and the agency. If all that sounds good, we look forward to hearing from you!

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