Junior Project Manager

Partner Services · Portland, Oregon
Department Partner Services
Employment Type FT Exempt
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Who are we?
Thesis is a digital agency in Portland, OR. We're hell-bent on humanizing the relationship
between people and brands, which starts with our teams: real people making real work.
Come as you are. Bring what you bring.

The name is new to us, but we've been around for 17 years. In contrast to our former identity that
reflected what we do, we chose the name Thesis as it better represents how we do it: a
full-service agency believing our strength is in our approach—believing the work we make is only
as strong as the thought—and data—we put behind it.

That sounds intense. But make no mistake, we also play real hard.

The Job
We’re looking for an eager and motivated junior project manager to provide operational and
administrative support to the Thesis Project Management team. We look for proven self-starters
who can collaborate well with other project managers and support the work we do for our agency

You will ensure that the creative team and their projects stay on target while assisting in and
learning to manage the production process various deliverables within digital platforms.
You will support more senior project managers intake requests from our clients, turning those
requests into actionable project plans. You will help to build out work back schedules, project
task lists, risk assessments, cost and resource estimates and everything in-between.

You will brief in a cross-functional team of strategists, designers, writers, developers and
performance analysts, working closely with Studio Managers to ensure resources are
appropriately allocated. You will track projects through the various stages of production and client
approval, reporting back to the client status updates at regular touchpoints.

You should care intensely about your work without conflating work ego with personal ego. While
you’ll be working closely with clients, our agency’s integrated teams collaborate equally and
share accountability, in failure and success alike.
Be prepared to let the best ideas rise to the top.

As a person you are:
● Driven by organization, collaboration and problem-solving
● A strong and approachable communicator
● Up to speed with current best practices for web and know your PSDs from your PNGs
● Able to hold a hard line when required
● Cool under pressure
● Good at receiving and giving critical feedback in a constructive, open, and active way
● Allergic to lazy process, shortcuts and throwing things over the fence

As a worker you will:
● Learn the ins-and-outs of Project Management and production across a range of digital
● Support the planning, scoping, scheduling and resourcing across multiple projects
● Support and eventually lead with the intake of project requests, converting them into
actionable project plans in our project management tools with timelines, tasks and due
● Ensure projects stay on track and within the agreed scope
● Ensure clear communication between internal project teams, ensuring those teams
access to necessary files and materials

● Provide relevant stakeholders with regular comprehensive project updates in a
non-biased manner
● Track project costs and ensure projects stay within the agreed timeline and budget
● Document project progress, take notes in relevant meetings and provide summaries for
project and account teams
● Collaborate with low ego, suggesting efficiencies and process improvement where you
see room
● Ask lots of questions

As for experience, you need:
● 1-2 years of experience in a digital agency environment (or similar) with the ability to
demonstrate project management experience. Preferably within the digital marketing
● Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising/Marketing or Communications
● Demonstrated problem-solving skills and attention to detail

But even better, you have:
● B2B experience
● Experience working with project management software
● Excellent communication skills that provide clear direction and enable collaboration
between teams
● Experience building relationships, confidently interacting with clients
● Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a diverse, perpetually changing
environment, while maintaining a calm and positive spirit

Above all, be hungry to learn and grow beyond this job description.

Still with us?

Cool! Let's talk.

Workplace equity is not a single checkbox.

It's a new way of thinking, of working, and of moving through the world. At Thesis, we prioritize
diversity, equity, and inclusion. You'll see this in our hiring practices, growth plans, and workplace
programs—because our agency, our work, and our society are better when diverse perspectives
come together.
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  • Location
    Portland, Oregon
  • Department
    Partner Services
  • Employment Type
    FT Exempt
  • Minimum Experience