Senior Project Manager, Client Services (internal only)

Our Media Bristol United Kingdom £35,000 - £37,500
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Company Description

Our Media is a leading special-interest content business, based in the buzzing, creative city of Bristol. We're home to market-leading brands in craft, cycling, science and nature, homes and music.

We help our audiences pursue their passions through highly trusted, original content – in print, video and online. Our much-loved brands include BBC Science Focus, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Your Home,, BikeRadar and Cycling Plus.

We also have an award-winning content agency that works with major charities, brands and membership organisations to help them tell their stories and engage audiences better – in print, video, and online.


As a Senior Project Manager (SPM) in Client Services, you will be responsible for managing integrated advertising campaigns and commercial content solutions across multiple platforms, disciplines and OM properties from conception to completion, whilst keeping both clients and the creative team informed.

Working with the relevant editorial, creative and commercial operation teams across the entire OM portfolio, the Senior Project Manager will ensure that all campaigns are delivered within contracted time frames and agreed budgets, whilst ensuring that we are producing engaging creative to be proud of. The role requires demonstrable client management, prioritising workloads, creating schedules, managing budgets, reviewing assets, securing resource and escalating potential delivery risks in a timely manner.

Creativity, proactivity, and an entrepreneurial spirit define our culture, so the Senior Project Manager should want to live and breathe these values to ensure the team continues to thrive.

For a full list of responsibilities, please see the job description.


We're looking for someone who has:

  • Experience of project management, preferably in a publishing environment
  • A proven track record of delivering large-scale, challenging multi-disciplinary (print, digital, social) content campaigns to time and budget, with the ability to apply learnings from past challenges
  • Have wider knowledge of the content marketplace, with an understanding of developments and the work of rival companies and how this can be applied to Our Media work
  • Strong time management skills. The Senior PM needs to be very confident and comfortable with the demands of this busy role from day one
  • An excellent command of project management processes and methodologies across creative and commercial. We want someone with an intuitive understanding of how our work gets done
  • A strong understanding of the cross-platform sales process and commercial projects in general
  • Able to clearly communicate the goals of the client and the ideas behind our creative work
  • Excellent relationship-building and communication skills internally and externally with clients and suppliers
  • Ability to learn on the job to develop a working knowledge of Our Media technologies and processes and ability to adapt project management style to reflect the needs of different clients across different touchpoints (digital, video, print, social)
  • A confident and proactive attitude to problem solving, including the ability to anticipate issues before they arise based on knowledge of brands / client needs
  • A team player with a real sense of ownership, urgency and drive and taking the lead in managing relationships with clients, colleagues, and partners to influence ways of working
  • Able to analyse media schedules / schematics with ease.

Other information

We respect and value differences. We believe that when people from different backgrounds and with different perspectives work together, we can create the most value for our people, readers, customers, and society. If you are excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with everything listed in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway, as you may still be a good fit for this or other roles.

We’re striving to create a more diverse and inclusive environment and to ensure our content is representative of all our audiences. We have established five internal D&I network groups to help our people feel supported and included, and to provide an open environment for people to network, mentor and exchange ideas, solutions, and experiences. If there is anything we can do to make our recruitment process more accessible for you, please do let us know at [email protected].

Flexible and hybrid working

We know we create great things and have fun when we come together in person and collaborate. We also know that working from home brings great benefits in terms of being able to focus on our work, and manage our personal lives around our roles. With this in mind, we have established a hybrid working pattern, with 60% of the working week spent in the office.

Our people also benefit from a flexi time policy, and a flexi location policy which gives everyone the opportunity to work from another location for two weeks during the year.

We are open to discussion about flexible working requests for any flexibility needs not covered by these policies.

Company benefits include

  • Pension contribution matched to 5%
  • Season ticket loan
  • Hybrid working pattern, flexi start/finish time
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, plus Christmas closure, plus your birthday off
  • Option to buy/sell up to 5 days holiday a year
  • Social committee, regular in-house learning events
  • 4x life assurance

Our values

We strongly believe that work is not just about what we achieve, but how we achieve it. We want our people to thrive and develop, and we want to effect positive change in the world.

We have an ambitious and robust sustainability strategy, which includes a zero-to-waste, renewable-energy-fuelled office at Eagle House, the complete removal of single-use plastics from our supply chain, and a roadmap to be fully carbon neutral by 2030.

To put that spirit at the heart of our business, we recently co-created a set of values with input from everyone here. Our values are:

  • Be kind
  • Always curious
  • Be the best we can be

Apply today to take the next step in your career with Our Media - click the apply button below to submit your CV.

Please note, we review CVs on an ongoing basis and may close the role early due to high interest, If you're interested in joining us, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible!