Junior Project Manager

Full-time position with Folklore in St. Louis Park
Job posted February 24, 2023

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About The Role

Folklore is a digital experience company empowering our clients with unique solutions through clear design and smart technology. We’re chosen by clients when results matter most–becoming the agent of change and driving transformation that combines business strategy, user needs, branding and technology. Headquartered in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, Folklore was founded with a philosophy to always be humble, authentic and agile as we create enjoyable collaborations between ourselves and our clients.

Folklore’s Project Managers are insanely talented and driven to manage interactive projects from inception to implementation. You will work closely with project teams, account leads and our clients to efficiently plan and prioritize all deliverables and resources across multiple projects. You can be counted on to manage client expectations, schedules, budgets, assets and scopes while having a keen understanding of when to escalate support needs. Organization, attention to detail, and consistency in delivery are what drives you–and in any situation, you strive to deliver projects on-time and within budget, understanding that our clients’ success is our success.

Who you are:
– You are organized, adaptable and possess excellent time management and communication skills. All eyes look to you as the source of truth across multiple projects.
– Passionate about quality work and eager to help others get what they need. You’re self-motivated with a high degree of initiative and follow through.
– Able to determine the difference between urgency and emergency and when to employ both.
– Eager to learn new skills and technologies. What you don’t know you’ll jump right in and learn.
– You don’t settle for subpar or passable results–you strive to delight your team with extraordinary awesomeness.

What you bring to the table:
– 1-2 years of digital project management experience. You are confident and comfortable with basic interactive projects and are excited to take direction and learn new skills quickly.
– A familiarity with Google apps or other collaboration tools, as well with one or more project management systems (e.g. Monday, Microsoft Project, Smartsheet, Jira).
– Experience using traditional project management methodologies (such as those promoted by PMI) to manage digital projects. Related experience should include schedule building, budget tracking, stakeholder communication and other related activities.
– Familiarity of Agile principles and methodologies. Experience using these methodologies to manage projects or teams is a plus.
– An interest in digital products and experiences, and a curiosity about the technologies used to build them.
– The ability to guide internal teams from project kick-off to completion.
– An ability to motivate, support and understand your teams. You can easily work with everyone–from visual designers to tech developers to content strategists.
– Excellent presentation and communication skills. You must be able to clearly communicate the goals of the client and the ideas behind our solutions.

Key responsibilities:
– Support end-to-end project management for Folklore’s portfolio of client assignments, including but not limited to: website builds and optimization, interactive tools, custom solution builds, social media marketing, site UX and visual design services.
– Collaborate with project management and account leads to develop project strategies and plans, and identify the methods and tools required for the project.
– Identify and communicate how decisions or changes could affect priority, scope and timeline to clients and internal teams.
– Monitor progress and budget against plan.
– Contribute content and documentation for internal and client meetings, ensuring key decisions and action items are clearly communicated.
– Communicate across teams and ensure all members are aware of delegated tasks.
– Collaborate with cross functional teams to balance workloads and prioritize requests for concepting, strategy, messaging, website, applications, print collateral jobs, digital and video jobs when necessary.
– Drive project delivery to be on-time and on-budget while ensuring quality standards are met.
– Identify potential risks or roadblocks and act proactively to resolve issues.

Reporting structure:
– This position reports to the Associate Director of Project Management.

Working conditions:
– Expectation to work in a hybrid role from a home office in the Minneapolis area (or surrounding areas) and report to the St. Louis Park office two days a week.

Benefits and perks:
– Robust medical, dental and vision coverage (100% paid medical premiums for employees)
– Open and encouraged PTO
– 16 paid holidays
– Half-day summer Fridays
– 401k plus employer contribution
– Paid parental leave
– One-time home office stipend

Folklore is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

How to apply:
If all of this seems up your alley, send your resume and portfolio to


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