Catapult Project Manager

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Description

PRX is seeking an experienced project manager to lead Project Catapult, an innovative podcast training program with public radio stations.

The Catapult Project Manager is experienced with leading media teams to successful outcomes. Extra points for being familiar with design thinking. The ideal candidate must be comfortable working with organizations and individuals at varying skill levels, in both in-person and remote encounters. The candidate also needs to be able to manage across organizations with experience in all aspects of program management including goal setting, budgeting, project reporting, and leadership.

With funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Project Catapult assists public radio stations in developing podcasts significant to their audience. PRX will select ten public radio stations (two cohorts of five) to participate in a 20-week training curriculum to develop new skills for individuals and teams. These skills will include digital content development, the identification and cultivation of diverse hosting and production talent, marketing, audience engagement and monetization. The trainings will be provided to the stations across departments to assist stations in creating sustainable, inter-departmental models.

This is a high-visibility national project within public media; the candidate needs to be able to lead at that level of expectation, to meet the demands of multiple constituents and to serve as an ambassador of the project at industry events. This position will report to PRX’s Director of Training.

PRX seeks someone who can:

Manage Complex Projects with Multiple Stakeholders

Lead Diverse Teams

Train Marketing & Communications Teams

The application will close on Sunday, August 19 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

About PRX

Since its launch in September 2003, PRX has grown to become a leading media company, shaping the future of audio by connecting talented producers with their most engaged, supportive audiences. PRX builds technology and creates cutting-edge content that reaches millions of listeners worldwide. Based in Boston, PRX is a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment where employees are expected to develop new skills and encouraged to be adaptable and flexible.

Our Commitment To Diversity

We want our team to reflect the wide diversity of our country, and we strongly encourage POC and LGBTQ candidates to apply. We’re committed to structuring our hiring process and company to be welcoming to applicants of all backgrounds.

PRX is an equal opportunity employer

Requirements

The successful candidate must demonstrate:

Benefits

The Catapult Project Manager is a full-time position grant-funded for two-years, with the possibility of continuation. This position is based in Boston and will require flexible hours to accommodate stations in other time zones. PRX employees are offered health, dental and life insurance benefits, short- and long-term disability, a 401k retirement plan, and paid vacation and parental leave.


APPLICATION QUESTIONS

For the questions in the Application Section, please keep your answers short; they should be about a paragraph or two in length (seriously!). The purpose of these questions is to get a sense of your personality and perspective, the way you communicate and think. Feel free to interpret questions broadly and be creative. Please note, your responses to these questions replaces the need for a cover letter.

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