Freelance Project Manager

Updated: Yesterday
Location: New York, NY, United States
Job ID: 8864

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The freelance project manager is the subject matter expert for delivery processes and standards. The Freelance PM is the central figure for identifying and owning the tactical plan to execute a defined scope of activities and deliverables. This role is pivotal to agency function since the Freelance PM is the primary owner of the project schedule, scope, and financial reporting, and oversees adherence to scope and budget. 


Delivery Responsibilities

What goals would someone in this position have?


  • Manage non-complex tactical projects from inception to completion
  • Monitor project scope throughout the project lifecycle to minimize or eliminate scope creep
  • Monitor project budget and stay ahead of issues that can cause overages
  • Apprise project stakeholders of detailed project information: burn against plan hours and funding limit, health, risks, and mitigation plans


  • Identify risk, build and execute mitigation plan, and deliver impact assessments
  • Ensure that adequate project documentation (FRD, BRD, etc) exists on enterprise systems (Wrike, Smartsheets, etc.)

Skills Required

Necessary skills coming into the role


General/Soft Skills:

  • Can maintain a balanced and prioritized workload
  • Effective communicator (written and verbal)
  • Good negotiation skills



  • Can understand and drive processes
  • Comfortable working in technology
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Detail orientated

Project Management:

  • Understands general PMO topics and disciplines
  • Knows how to develop a project plan
  • Experience in leading meetings


  • Experience in creating repeatable and menu card estimations
  • Understands how to identify and escalate project risk



Deliverable Ownership

Primary contributions


  • Project plan creation
  • Review and distribute meeting recaps
  • Lead project kickoff and status meetings
  • Interpret and distribute project burn analysis
  • Contribute inputs to project status

Job Requirements

  • 3-5 years of project management experience
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