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The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organizations, recognized internationally for its authority, integrity, and accuracy, with offices in more than 35 cities, including London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing, Manila, Sofia, San Francisco, and Tokyo. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. 

 

Join us and find an inclusive and fast-paced environment with unique opportunities to support every step of your career. Learn more about the FT at aboutus.ft.com.

 

Team & Position Overview

The FT provides a broad range of essential services, including news, comment, data and analysis, to the growing audience of internationally business minded people.

Our commercial division is responsible for the circulation and subscription business (print and digital) and advertising revenues of the FT, as well as operations, production and design. 

This is an exciting opportunity to work remotely while being part of a Global Project Management team in London, New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing branded content and marketing solutions across a number of channels booked out of the US sales teams in NY, IL, CA, Canada and South America, as well as creating high value relationships with internal and external clients. You will ensure excellence in delivery for all aspects of a campaign including stakeholder management, content creation, design and client servicing. 

Project Management is intrinsic to the sales process, not only protecting revenue but key to securing future revenues. The Associate Project Manager will work hand in glove with the Project Director and Project Manager, based in NY, and will be responsible for consulting at pitch stage, checking the feasibility of projects, ensuring processes and procedures are in place in order to deliver on time to budget. Ensuring the client’s needs are at the heart of this process is paramount. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Deliver outstanding client service and be a key point of contact for all stakeholders and a trusted partner to clients and agencies.

  • Advise and consult on key areas of expertise, ensure appropriate processes and procedures are in place internally so projects run on time to budget so as to maximise profit

  • Manage the production and delivery of branded content and partnership publishing campaigns. This includes:

    • Working with the global sales team at the point of pitch/proposal to answer advertiser/agency briefs with innovative ideas

    • Completing a full suite of documentation for each project: including scope of work, timelines and contracts

    • Briefing all internal and external stakeholders: including editorial, marketing, design, copywriters, advertising operations and third party providers

    • Working with FT editorial staff and external content providers to produce content

    • Work with tech providers to produce the microsite destinations

    • Manage a P&L, bringing projects in on time and on budget.

  • Work closely with Project Directors and the Global Client Services team as well as our content providers to ensure efficient working practices and the consistent quality of content.

  • Contribute your ideas to the Project Directors and the Global Client Services team to drive change and implement processes and workflows that will enable a more efficient and effective delivery of projects.

 

Required Skills & Experience 

 

  • Experience managing complex clients with multiple touch points 

  • Aptitude for problem solving, influencing and motivation

  • A meticulous attention to detail with the ability to pre-empt problems

  • A good communicator with the ability to build strong working relationships with stakeholders at all levels of the business

  • Flexible, organised, proactive and hardworking, proven ability of working to deadlines under pressure

  • Experience using Project Management tools such as Basecamp, Asana, Salesforce, etc… and is proficient in Google Workspace.

Personal Qualities:

  • Can do attitude, willingness to deliver the highest level of service to clients

  • Results-driven, high-performing, high-quality work ethic

  • A collaborative nature with the ability to work within and lead a project team but also efficiently manage workloads remotely

  • A self-starter, entrepreneurial individual, able to demonstrate past success in managing innovative projects that meet client needs and generate strong profit (this could be client, agency or media-owner experience)

  • Highly organised, numerate and with a high level of attention to detail across multiple projects at once

  • Excellent communicator, presenter and listener

  • Accountable, resilient and action orientated.

 

Benefits
Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working, medical cover, and enhanced maternity & paternity packages. Full details of our benefits can be found here.Further information


Candidates should be aware that new employees will be required to be vaccinated by their start date, meaning they have received all of the recommended doses for either a one dose or two dose COVID-19 vaccine, and provide proof of vaccination status (e.g. CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card) , which will be kept confidential. We are an equal opportunity employer, and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those who are unable to be vaccinated due to a sincerely-held religious belief or a medical disability where it does not pose an undue hardship on the Company.


At the FT, we know our most valuable resources are our people and we embrace our employees’ unique skills, experiences, and perspectives. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer that seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. We aim to treat all employees in a fair and consistent manner, promote good working relationships to encourage high standards of conduct and performance within a work environment free from harassment, bullying, and discrimination. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help.

 

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