Digital Project Manager

Operations · Durham, North Carolina
Department Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Durham-based DesignHammer is seeking to hire a Project Manager looking to collaborate with our clients and contribute to their success while growing professionally. The ideal candidate will have agency experience and a passion for working with clients to turn challenges into solutions that achieve results.


Founded in 2001, DesignHammer is an award-winning full-service web strategy, design, and development firm that builds smarter websites for smart companies. Our vision is to make the world a better and more sustainable place by helping clients achieve success. We partner with clients to solve key business problems; leveraging web technologies and our documented, repeatable process.


Our Core Values center on:


  • People — We are client-centric while maintaining a healthy work/life balance for employees
  • Sustainability — We look to minimize our carbon footprint by maximizing available technologies and methodologies.
  • Collaboration — We believe in collaborative decision-making both in the office and with clients
  • Innovation — We use proven practices and the latest technology to help companies achieve organizational goals and solve their greatest business problems

DesignHammer offers a fun, casual, and flexible work environment built around forty-hour workweek.

DesignHammer encourages professional development through support of industry organizations though sponsorships, company and individual memberships:


  • AIGA, the professional association for design
  • American Marketing Association
  • Drupal Association
  • Raleigh PR Society
  • User Experience Professionals Association


Job responsibilities will include:


  • Managing multiple simultaneous projects that typically run for three to six months
  • Collaborating with client stakeholders and DesignHammer staff to complete projects on time and to specification
  • Maintain open and collaborative client communications
  • Manage production capacity and work with DesignHammer staff to adjust to changing deadlines and priorities
  • Conduct in-person and remote meetings
  • Write articles for DesignHammer blog
  • Attend local professional meetings for professional growth and represent DesignHammer


We are looking for candidates who are:


  • A good fit with DesignHammer culture — nice people of integrity who work hard and play hard. No drama.
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented who can work independently 
  • Able to contribute as a team player on an interdisciplinary team
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience managing projects in a creative or digital agency or managing in-house web projects required
  • Experienced in common project management methodologies a plus
  • Experience with website design and development a plus
  • Experience with Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, and Google Data Studio a plus
  • Able to communicate with clients and manage their workloads to meet shifting deadlines and budgets
  • Interested in learning new techniques and technologies
  • Interested in growing professionally
  • Looking to play a role in shaping the online presence of local, regional, and national organizations


Employment benefits:


  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • SIMPLE Individual Retirement Account with company match
  • 26 days PTO/holidays
  • 2 days for volunteer work
  • Bonusly peer recognition program
  • Conference attendance/presentation opportunities
  • Relevant professional membership dues (AMA, AIGA, UXPA, etc.)
  • Cube-free work environment
  • Free snacks and drinks
  • Weekly staff lunch

DesignHammer recognition:


  • Nationally recognized for workplace flexibility and work life balance (winner of the Alfred P. Sloan, and When Work Works awards)
  • The Durham Living Wage Project Accredited employer (Founding member)
  • Bull City Workplace Challenge Green Workplace award winner
  • Winner of over forty awards for web design and development in international competition including The Communicator Awards, The Davey Awards, dotCOMM Awards, Hermes Creative Awards, Summit Creative Award, Vega Digital Awards, and W3 Awards


Selection criteria:


  • Communication skills
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Relevant work experience
  • Successful independent work history


To Apply:


To be considered, you must attach a resume, and cover letter that fulfills the following:


  • Describe in your cover letter the type of work you have done, and what you are interested in doing in the future, as well as what you would like to learn to do.
  • Explain how you can be an asset to DesignHammer's staff and clients.
  • To help us get a sense of your project management philosophy, please briefly share two to three projects you have managed, what project management methodology you employed, and how the methodology impacted the projects positively or negatively.

Note: If you are applying through an employment site such as Glassdoor or Indeed that does not allow you to upload a cover letter, please either include it as part of your resume upload or let us know, and you may upload it via email in response to the message you will receive after submitting your application.

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  • Location
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Department
    Operations
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level