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Project Manager

Careers  //  Location Toronto

Dog and Pony Studios is a Toronto-based marketing agency with offices around the world. We are financial services specialists, working with the big six Canadian banks, ratings and data companies, wealth management practices, capital markets, insurance groups and many more. Our work brings current consumer and retail sensibilities to large corporations, bringing a fresh perspective to their marketing and communications efforts.


We are looking for an experienced production manager to help our team deliver projects on time and on budget. Working directly with cross-disciplinary production teams of writers, designers, UX/UI specialists, coders, video editors and animators, your responsibilities will include:

  • deeply understanding project goals
  • writing briefs
  • creating detailed plans, timelines and other visualization and projection tools for incoming projects in consultation with client managers and group heads of digital and marketing
  • scheduling and attending calls and/or meetings, if required
  • triaging client requests and feedback/edits
  • assigning tasks to the production team members, including expected time for execution on each task (where applicable)
  • monitoring progress for each team member and the overall project daily, and reporting its status as on time, behind schedule or at risk
  • raising any issues or questions to the group heads or client manager for resolution
  • reprioritizing individual’s tasks to accommodate changing schedules, shifting client timelines and other factors
  • ongoing reporting to group heads, client managers and executive
  • assisting production teams as required to gather inputs, communicate concerns, file incoming information, or various other tasks

To achieve these goals, you need:

  • 5+ years experience in production or product management
  • hands-on approach to production and project management and a positive, can-do attitude
  • extreme attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills
  • basic understanding of marketing within a B2B context; production experience (design, content, development or video) and/or financial services knowledge strongly preferred but not required
  • deep understanding of digital workflows
  • a nimble and strategic mindset
  • experience in simultaneously managing multiple projects for multiple clients
  • strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • proven leadership qualities amongst diverse teams and personalities
  • exceptional analytical skills
  • the ability to quickly identify issues, problems or roadblocks and propose effective ways forward
  • a self-starting, entrepreneurial spirit, thriving on ownership and accountability
  • the desire to build efficient, push-button workflows and procedures
  • client-first thinking
  • experience in Asana and Harvest preferred but not mandatory

Agency experience is greatly preferred, but not mandatory.

The position is available immediately. Dog and Pony Studios offers a flexible work environment through our proven combination of remote work, family-friendly hours and empowering trust. 

Please email a letter detailing how your experience maps to these requirements, along with your resume to here@dogandponystudios.com. No phone, walk-in or other enquiries, please. If you’re a strong candidate, we’ll speak soon enough.