Creative Project Manager Contractor 


Creative | San Francisco, California, United States

Creative Project Manager Contractor

  • San Francisco, California, United States
  • Creative
  • Contract

About Ancestry:

When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person’s story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery. 


With more than 30+ billion digitized global historical records, 100+ million family trees, and 20+ million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people’s lives? You belong at Ancestry.


Work with the Creative Project Management Team to manage all production and traffic aspects of marketing initiatives.  Must clearly define timing, scope of work, and materials for all projects that come through Creative Development. Projects may include but are not limited to landing pages, emails, banners, interstitials, painted door tests, etc.

What You'll Do:

  • Work closely with marketing stakeholders to understand deliverables, prioritization, develop project campaign schedules, and maintain those schedules throughout the production process as deliverables are revised and amended.
  • Communicate said deliverables and schedules to creative project team and follow up as needed to ensure deadlines and expectations are met.
  • Schedule all internal and external creative review and feedback meetings, from initial project briefing through final approval.
  • Consistently communicate and plan for high profile projects in conjunction with Management.
  • Coordinate and manage relationships with outside interactive vendors and design studios, including pricing, resource allocation, timelines.
  • Manage approval process from initial feedback to legal review, proofing and QA.

Who You Are:

  • Must have prior experience with content development across all channels.
  • Knowledge of creative production techniques and the ability to provide time estimates for production work.
  • Comfortable working within digital asset management systems desired (Widen).
  • Experience working with workflow tools highly desired (Workfront).
  • Excellent people management skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills—both verbally and written.
  • Intensely detail oriented nature, looking for ways to support the Creative team in a way that breaks down inefficiencies, and helps them do their best work.
  • Ability to respond and satisfy changing needs throughout the creative development process.
  • Capable of digesting multiple streams of feedback from marketing partners—and ensure all people involved are clear on next steps.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
  • 5+ years’ experience as a project manager in a creative production environment (must have).
  • Agency or corporate creative department experience preferred.
  • BA or equivalent work experience.

Additional Information:

Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law.  For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.  


Ancestry is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ancestry via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ancestry. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ancestry as a result of the referral or through other means.


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