Project Manager

Project Management
Position Type
Full-Time Salary


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Do you have a passion for helping to see a project through from idea to completion? Do you love working across every channel including print, web and video? Do you obsess over being on time and staying within budgets? Do you love working with client and creative teams to assemble the best people and then helping them to be successful? Do you love to have a great time while doing all of that? If so, Ketchum Raleigh needs you for its growing, talented group.


Our ideal Project Manager candidate must have strong organizational and time management chops, possess good internal communications skills, but ultimately they must be a problem solver. He or she will build relationships, learn processes and work with other departments within our global agency. The candidate must be able to prioritize, manage multiple projects and actively communicate progress to teams. This person will define and monitor scopes, budgets, milestones, timelines, and deliverables. All with a great attitude and a “can-do” approach.


In other words: You work hard, laugh easily, and thirst for the next challenge. At the end of each day, you love knowing you’re part of a great team that delivers great work.

About the Job

Overview: Scope budgets and timelines, identify and activate resources, track and monitor budgets, ensure work is delivered on time and on budget

  • Work with internal teams to develop estimates, budgets and timelines for projects and SOWs
  • Monitor and track project progress, including producing and distributing status tracking reports and providing proactive recommendations to ensure projects are delivered on time, within scope and within budget
  • Facilitate conversations when projects start to go off track with enough time to address issues to minimize missed deadlines, bloated scopes or blown budgets. Report and escalate issues to management as needed.
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs and offer solutions when necessary
  • Identify and secure project resources, including third-party vendors, as needed
  • Serve as a liaison for internal resources (including creative, media, analytics, digital and client services) from planning through implementation for flawless execution of projects
  • Understand and apply knowledge of the business of the agency, its offerings/services and client industries
  • Identify learnings from projects to apply to future projects
  • Participate in special projects to identify and implement ways to improve Ketchum project management through process improvements, technology solutions, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Minimum of three years of experience in project management. Advertising, PR or creative agency experience preferred.
  • Previous experience managing print, web and video projects
  • Advanced Excel required and proficiency in Microsoft Office required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-task and balance priorities
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with staff, clients and vendors
  • Ability to work in a multi-faceted, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and maintain confidentiality

About Ketchum

As a global public relations and communications agency with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum builds brands and reputations for clients.  We start conversations, build communities and engage stakeholders—and have a lot of fun doing it.  We inspire and empower our people to think about products, companies, issues and challenges in a different way.   And we’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.


We believe great ideas shatter expectations, change thinking and build brands.  We call this break through, and it’s our mission to deliver it.  How?  Very simply—our people.  By listening, cultivating diverse perspectives and rewarding fearless creativity, we’ve developed a culture of break through.  


Interested?  We’ve got an opportunity for you.


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