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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 is a communications agency that asks bigger questions – because that’s where we find the best answers. We provide creative services including graphic design and copywriting, marketing, advertising, media planning and buying, SEO/SEM, strategic planning and facilitation, public and media relations, crisis communications and issues management, and digital and social media strategy and training – all under one roof, because we find the best results come from multi-disciplinary collaboration.

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