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Project Lead

We are Calder Bateman – a communications agency that asks bigger questions because that’s how we find the best answers. We also like to think we hire the best people – talented, quirky, fun collaborators, who are passionate about our business – because that’s how we create breakthrough work.

We are looking for an individual with a minimum of 2+ years of hands-on account management experience, preferably in the marketing, advertising and communications industry. You love the frantic pace of timelines and deliverables – and you thrive under pressure and constant change. You are a collaborative team player and are passionate about finding solutions for our clients. We like that about you.


  • Assisting with strategy development
  • Client contract review/familiarity
  • Review/analyze client and competitor info
  • Drafting memos/recommendations
  • Timeline development and management
  • Estimate development, budget management, PO approvals
  • Client presentations: creative/media/strategy/research
  • Subsequent briefs (creative, production, media)
  • Creative review
  • Creative/production management
  • Other promotions – planning/coordination
  • Coordinate/manage/attend outside production
  • Proofing
  • Final approval/green sticker materials
  • Direction for Ad Release and Traffic/posting instruction
  • Research
    • Manage timeline/deliverables (Screener, guide, survey)
    • Assets/materials
  • Contact reports – writing/proofing
  • Main client liaison, foster relationship (can depend on the size, complexity and phase of a project)
  • Training/mentorship of project coordinators
  • Contribute to new business pitches
  • Represent Calder Bateman in the community and be an ambassador for the company at all times


  • Bachelor’s degree – marketing, communications, advertising, journalism; public relations degree; or related experience
  • Minimum 2+ years’ experience in account management/project lead role preferred


  • Ability to think strategically, creatively, autonomously, critically, analytically and collaboratively — you are a quality idea generator
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong verbal and presentation skills
  • Comfortable in the boardroom presenting to colleagues and clients
  • Must show an ability to thrive under pressure and constant changes
  • Effective time management skills and organizational skills are a must
  • Ability to make a judgment call and act swiftly upon it
  • Superior relationship-building skills
  • Energetic, highly proactive team-player
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines with ease
  • Discretion and good judgment working with confidential/sensitive information
  • Understanding of all agency disciplines
  • Trustworthy, honest and sincere
  • Leads by example—professional, punctual, business-like
  • Knowledge of online etiquette and legal issues
  • Additional designations/memberships an asset (i.e. ACE, IABC, CAAP)

Please email your cover letter, resume and portfolio to:

Subject: Project Lead
Closing Date: February 16, 2018

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Thanks to all applicants for their interest – only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

About the author

Calder Bateman

Calder Bateman has joined forces with ZGM. This move melds the mutual and complementary expertise each company is known for, and creates a powerful full-service company across Alberta’s marketing, advertising, public relations and digital communications sectors.

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