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Marketing Project Manager

Req #: 202529

Department: KUOW / PSPR

Job Location: Seattle Campus

Job Location Detail: U District; open to hybrid work schedule (combination in-office + remote)

Posting Date: 01/31/2022

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $5834 to $6250/month ($70,000 to $75,000/year)

Shift: First Shift

KUOW and the University of Washington are equal opportunity employers. KUOW is dedicated to building a culturally and ethnically diverse staff and creating a working environment that promotes racial equity and inclusiveness. KUOW believes attracting and retaining diverse staff is crucial to serving our community and fulfilling our mission to create and serve a more informed public. Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities and veterans are highly encouraged to apply.

KUOW has an outstanding opportunity for a Marketing Project Manager reporting to the (Interim) Chief Marketing Officer. The Project Manager has responsibility for coordinating and advancing station-wide initiatives and marketing campaigns. They will define business requirements, establish SMART goals, identify KPIs, analyze data, document decisions and workflows, manage calendars and budgets to ensure projects are launched on time and on-budget. Projects may include technology infrastructure refreshes/changes; data and reporting infrastructure development; new program launches; marketing campaigns and events; vendor management; and business process analysis/improvements.

The Project Manager will define business needs as well as assess impact and cost. They will collaborate cross-functionally to develop solutions. The PM will manage communications with (and expectations of) clients, leadership and support staff; address the competing interests of varied stakeholder groups; and work cross-functionally with Content/Programming, IT, the Digital Team, Community Engagement, Marketing, Membership, Corporate Sponsorship, and Operations to obtain the right mix of internal/external services to achieve project goals.


Project Management

  • Define stakeholders, objectives, scope, risks, and success criteria for core KUOW marketing and audience development projects.
  • Process business requirements documents. Develop communications, timelines, and measurement plans.
  • Manage the expectations of the project team, end users and sponsors with clear ownership structures and timelines.
  • Acquire leadership approvals at various project stage gates.
  • Monitor project schedules - identifying and addressing project issues; escalating to management/administrative roles when necessary.
  • Manage project communications to include the sharing of team meeting minutes, project status reports, and issue/risk logs.
  • Manage costs, budgets and vendors as needed for large marketing initiatives, including paid media campaigns and audience research projects.

Project Documentation

  • Ensure key project documents remain up-to-date throughout the project life cycle.
  • Create and implement detailed Go Live Plans for marketing campaigns, show/podcast launches, and communications pieces.
  • Discern and process lessons learned in ways that improve future work, including leading debrief meetings.

Project Coordination

  • Foster and maintain cooperative relationships with a wide variety of internal and external business and technical partners.


  • BA in business, marketing, communications, or comparable degree/experience, plus 3+ years’ experience managing complex integrated marketing campaigns/projects
  • Demonstrated familiarity with sound project management and business analysis methodologies and tools.
  • Demonstrated accountability related to project process, communications, risk assessment, needs definition, work definition, status tracking, change management and overall project success.
  • Proven ability to adapt communications to a range audiences (Executives-Managers-Staff).
  • Ability to perform basic data analysis using standard tools and systems
  • Willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.


  • Works well in team-oriented, collaborative and matrixed project environments.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Excellent analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks while under pressure.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


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Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the UW Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or


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