We are currently searching for new Digital Project Managers to join our growing team. So, to make sure we find the right people for the job, we are keen to give some insight into this role. In this blog, we’ll look into the professional definition of this role, what a Digital Project Manager looks like at After Digital, the attributes you may already have and those that you can surely develop with us.

Here at AD, we have adopted the title of ‘Digital Producer’ (DP) – the language might not be exclusive to us, but the makeup of the role is. A Digital Producer, at its essence, is a style of end-to-end project management that encompasses all touchpoints in a project; from the delivery teams in the studio, all the way through to the client/stakeholders. You are the conduit for all work and information coming in and out of the studio, and in this pivotal role you will understand the lifecycle of a project; bring knowledge of digital projects, platforms and products; as well as have the ability to read and break down a brief/RFP to its core parts. You will have to have experience of careful, considerate scheduling and project planning, and be an expert communicator and problem solver.

a digital project manager working with the dev team to create a project

At its core, you will be an experienced Project Manager, ideally with a minimum of 2-3 year’s experience in UX/digital studios. You will be organised, confident, have a master’s eye for detail and an understanding of how to get the best from and for your colleagues and the clients you work with. We are an agile studio, so active experience is a plus, but you will be carefully introduced to our unique ‘flavour’ (which is ever-evolving!), to meet our and the studio's needs.

In the studio, you will work closely with all members of the team; including the developers, designers/UX, digital marketing, digital transformation, new business and the wider DP team. It’s an open, transparent and supportive environment and you will be surrounded by colleagues who are equally passionate about their areas of expertise. You will be working collaboratively with your colleagues to deliver the best outputs and solutions on behalf of AD. We always have an eye on improving our internal processes and ways of working – everyone is continuously learning.

Our sector focus and areas of expertise have evolved but is established now as Arts, Culture and Education. Experience in these areas and how these organisations operate will be a plus. In return, you will get to work with some of the leading organisations in these fields – establishing long-term, mutually beneficial and rewarding relationships. It’s these ongoing relationships that are key to our success as a studio, so we place a lot of importance on nurturing and developing them.

We also see no limits to where we work; be that Scotland, the UK or the rest of the world! We’re a small agency with an open mind and big ambitions to continue our growth. As such, there will be the opportunity to travel to visit and be on-site with our clients at key points in the project kick-off and Discovery.

a digital project manager overseeing a client meeting

For the right person, with the right attitude, there are no limits on expanding on your existing skillset and furthering your career. Learning from the team and from the projects that come into the studio, as well as through carefully selected training and education programmes and our Person Development Programme (PDP), we pride ourselves in upskilling our team.
We value a work-life balance and getting the team involved in events outside of work; whether that be tickets and events from our partners, volunteering, charity events, experiencing the Arts via our Culture Club budget our or monthly book allowance.

It can be a fast-paced role, understanding both the business and clients’ needs are key and knowing how to prioritise to that level is crucial. There will be a graceful introduction to our process and ways of working for all new starts and we will work with you to help you to best develop your skills, but the right attitude, energy and learned experience will take you a long way.

Interested? Ready for the challenge?

For the detail of the day-to-day, expectations, responsibilities and to apply please visit our job advert.