We’re Hiring: Project Lead

JAR Audio is looking for a creative and resourceful Project Lead to help us manage our audio production projects. As the project manager, you will lead your project team and your client to success. Your goal will be to deliver every show on time on budget and mitigate any problems during production. As the project manager, your role in a project sometimes requires you to wear many hats, from acting as an associate producer to performing account management duties.

We’re looking for a multitasker specialist who loves leading teams and a proactive leader who will act as the ‘superglue’ that will keep our projects moving forward.

The role will report to our Head of Operations.

Who We Are: 

We produce original podcasts for brands to elevate dialogue and drive results. Our recent clients include Expedia, Lululemon, Royal Bank Canada, American Express, IBM, and more.

We take an audience-first approach. We believe podcasts are a perfect medium for a brand to engage with a new or current audience. We collaborate with our clients to uncover who their podcast audience is, what they care about, and how a podcast can deliver value. We root our podcasts in this strategy to provide value.

We’re a fully remote team that works with audio experts worldwide. At JAR, we’re proud of the team we’ve built, a culture that supports each member to speak up and keeps us on our toes, challenging us to raise the bar higher each time. We are building a team of independent thinkers and leaders who are not afraid of trying new things.

Who You Are:

JAR Audio is looking for someone with 2+ years of experience in the following areas:

Account Management 

  • Build great relationships with our clients, from onboarding to offboarding and beyond.

  • You will be responsible for “traffic” related to several ongoing podcast projects.

  • Be the main point of contact for internal teams and clients.

  • Own the project kick-off process to ensure the client understands every part of our project.

  • Assist accounting and sales with invoicing as required.

  • Ensure the account manager knows when to step in for check-ins and season renewals

  • Manage scope prioritization and client expectations successfully

Project Planning 

  • Own the project plan with schedule, communications, risk, and deliverables.

  • Evaluate, manage and mitigate project risks and opportunities.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define project roadmap.

  • Leading client and team weekly meetings, kick-off meetings, and retrospectives.

  • Project management software updates: setup of tools, tasks, and update files.

Project Financials 

  • Managing production budget, project financials, resources allocation and priorities.

  • Champion the creative workflows, processes, and project scope.

  • Review and provide feedback on work progress, ensuring high-quality standards and project goals are met.

  • Coordinate all project vendors, invoicing reviewing, and proper follow-up documentation.

  • Purchasing and invoice approvals of all third-party vendors.

Producer Assistant Tasks 

  • Help producers onboard guests successfully

  • Ensure podcasts guests are ready for recording sessions as scheduled

  • Assist the creative team with episode transcripts quotes, and manage all creative assets.

Marketing Assistant Tasks 

  • Build PR lists supporting our podcast marketing department

  • Support our audience growth specialists with a diverse range of digital marketing tasks that may include, but are not limited to: building databases, contacting the press, choosing promotional quotes, among other things.

What You Need:

  • Agency experience is a must.

  • Experience in audio, film, or media production, behind the scene.

  • Superb communication skills in verbal and written form; we like good grammar.

  • Ability to be a sponge; if you have never worked in podcasting, you should be ready to efficiently absorb and digest new information.

  • Experience working with various clients: startups, enterprise, corporate, etc.

  • Love for spreadsheets and meticulously organization

  • Familiarity with tech tools: Slack, Google Drive, Basecamp, Zoom, etc.

  • A detail-oriented approach.

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

  • Experience working in a remote environment.

  • Passion about the podcast and the podcast industry.

Bonus:

  • Podcast production experience is a nice-to-have.

  • Bilingual proficiency or multiple languages is a nice add-on (especially if French is your second language).

Location:

Remote (Canada-based).

Culture & Benefits: 

Remote Flexible Work 

This role is a fully remote position; you can work from anywhere, anytime. We believe that everyone is responsible for their time management; that’s why we give you the freedom to manage when and where you work (as long as goals are met). Additionally, we will set you up for success with tech tools, Macbook, and anything your office needs.

More paid vacation time

We encourage everyone to schedule time out of the office, enjoy family time and share photos when they return to our #life channel in slack. On average, our team members take at least a few weeks off a year plus all statutory holidays.

Career Growth 

We are invested in watching you grow. We offer lots of training and opportunities to develop your career. From career coaches to group activities, you name it.

Independence 

We don’t micromanage. We hire the best, and we trust you to use your best judgment and do what’s best for our clients and JAR.

Company-wide meetups 

We meet up in Vancouver once a year, where our headquarters are located. We will fly you in to enjoy a weekend of learning, brainstorming, eating out, and socializing.

Team-bonding events 

Remote life doesn’t limit us from socializing. From our virtual weekly ‘happy hour’ to virtual block parties and music bingo games, we love to catch up with each other regularly.

Work-life balance

In compliance with the Canadian government guidelines, JAR provides sick leave, maternity, and parental leave to employees who need it. We have clear policies to help you balance your work, life, and mental health.

Committed to the Community 

JAR donates annually to different non-governmental organizations on behalf of its team and clients. We’re committed to giving back to the community and getting involved in social projects.

Compensation 

$60,000 – $70,000

Remote roles currently do not currently include health benefits. * This job has the opportunity to turn full-time in the short term. 

Equal opportunity employer

Research shows that women and other marginalized groups tend to only apply for a job when they meet every single criterion. Does this role sound like it was made for you, yet you don’t check every box?

Reach out anyway. We’re an equal opportunity employer and are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment for employees from all walks of life. We hire based on talent, and we’re proud of our global perspective.

Think you would like to work with JAR? 

Our teammates help make JAR Audio great, and we are happy to get to know you.

Instructions for submitting your job application 

  • Please add your time zone and location to your resume.

  • Make sure you add your LinkedIn URL to this application.

  • Please submit a 1-3 minute video of what makes you want to work at JAR and why do you think you’re the best fit! We highly recommend you send us your video in a Loom video (or a simple video taken with your phone will do).

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