Digital project manager

Remote (London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom) London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

This integral role is to assist our team and clients, delivering digital projects for some of the UK’s most significant (and fun) cultural sector clients. 

Download the full job description.


Overview

  • You’ll be testing websites, trouble-shooting problems, uploading content, managing and interpreting data, checking-in with developers and designers, updating clients and much more.
  • You’ll need to be both systematic and adaptable, a tenacious completist who can calmly pick up multiple short-term tasks as they drop in.
  • We’re looking for someone who will learn quickly, working alongside our experienced team, and be or could grow into a confident project manager.
  • It’s a hugely rewarding role, helping arts organisations to inspire their audiences. You’ll be tackling different tasks and learning new skills, every day.
  • You’ll be a key part of a generous, supportive and ambitious team; a Certified B Corporation with three decades of experience and expertise. 
  • We work in the exciting overlap between the arts and technology so you’ll get even more out of the role if you have interest (and possibly experience) in both.


Salary: around £27K 

We’re genuinely open to a discussion if you feel you are worth more, or if you feel you’d need to work up to this level.


Location: open to discussion

We currently offer two ways of employing full-time people (alongside our freelance team) 

  • Home working with occasional trips to the studio, plus some client meetings
  • Hybrid: minimum of Mon – Wed in our studio in Greenwich, plus some client meetings


Flexible hours

7.5hrs per day, plus an hour’s lunch. Core hours are 10:00 – 16:00, weekdays (so people can start at 7:30 and work ‘til 16:00, or start at 10:00 and work ‘til 18:30; and anything in between).


Leave

We offer 25 days of annual paid leave (plus bank holidays) which increases after you’ve been here two years.


Things that mark us out: 

  • You’ll always be treated with respect and empathy. You’ll work with your line manager to keep learning and developing in ways that suit you
  • Funded monthly cultural outing with the team – in person or remote
  • Monthly breakfast briefings with leading figures from the sector
  • Regular training sessions delivered by team members and guests
  • Membership of the Arts Marketing Association with access to online resources
  • Membership of the Typographic Circle with discounted event tickets
  • Annual team discussion day – where we celebrate the past and play an active part in planning your future
  • Occasional team dinners
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Travelcard loans (interest free)
  • Free tickets and opportunities to attend shows and client events
  • A well stocked kitchen with cupboards full of fancy teas, coffee and biscuits
  • The world’s best portfolio of arts clients


The role

_ Liaising with clients

  • Responding to enquiries, understanding client needs and providing reasoned responses – options, action plans, timelines
  • Liaising with the rest of the team to take action
  • Assisting in scoping and mapping out requirements of new projects
  • Becoming a regular contact point for many of our regular ‘retainer’ clients
  • Providing support to the rest of the team and uploading content
  • Being a hands-on do-er in areas such as snagging and testing; providing or overseeing quality control before work is sent to clients 
  • Methodically problem solving issues and debugging website issues
  • Using and interpretting Google Analytics data
  • Setting up basic event tracking on Google Tag Manager
  • Proactively looking for ways we can help improve our clients’ websites
  • Describing complex ideas with the confidence of jargon-free language

_ Liaising with the team

  • Encouraging dialogue between developers and designers to ensure a clear shared understanding
  • Providing a client perspective in ways that chime with our designers and developers
  • Identifying opportunities and problem areas early so we can address them
  • Looking out for areas of best practice and technical skills that we can adopt; liaise with others and make that happen

_ An active team member

  • Being an enthusiastic advocate of our approach, ethos and culture
  • Maintaining and improving our systems: accurately recording time, following admin procedures, swiftly responding to requests from colleagues
  • Working closely with your line-manager: actively engaging in your personal development and supporting the development of others
  • Recognising the diversity of the individuals within our team and making useful accommodations


Qualities and knowledge required:

We’re looking for someone who can show us they’d be a great addition to our team. That probably means they can demonstrate the following: 

  • Highly organised tenacious completer, with a methodical approach and a meticulous eye for detail
  • A multitasker who is happy working concurrently on projects
  • Basic understanding of Google Analytics and Tag Manager (we will provide training to get you fully up to speed)
  • Some working knowledge of content management systems such as WordPress
  • A team player with a desire to constantly improve, and to help others do the same
  • Enthusiasm for the sector we work in and empathy for the needs of our arts-based clients, perhaps through experience, working in an arts organisation


It would be an advantage if you could demonstrate the following: 

  • Knowledge around SEO and content creation
  • Experience working in the arts and/or working in a design agency
  • Knowledge of email platforms: Mailchimp, Dotmailer or Campaign Monitor
  • Experience working with the technical integration of third-party systems, such as ticketing systems


How to apply: write (don’t send a CV)

We want to know about you not where you lived or went to school. Write to us about why you’d be the ideal fit for our team. Include examples of specific or transferable skills and tell us why you’re proud (or not) of what you achieved in previous roles.


Apply by: 11am, Monday 25th July 

Email opportunity@cogdesign.com


We’ve got work to get on with straight away. But we’ll happily wait for the right person. 


The process

We’ll respond to everyone.

If we need more clarification we’ll ask for it. 

If we select you for the next stage then we’ll arrange an online chat between you and a couple of our team. We’ll send our questions in advance and invite you to do the same so the meeting is as productive as possible. 

We might then invite you to the studio to meet in person. Again, we’ll send discussion topics in advance.

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