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Project Manager

Want to be part of the most dynamic media company in the UK?  Are you looking to join a team where you can express yourself in an environment where change and growth are celebrated?  If your answer is yes - then look no further.

At Dennis, we’re dedicated to creating brands that people want to work on and a culture that people want to work in and we want you to be part of the next success everyone’s talking about.



Responsible for the project management and timely implementation of commercial projects across Dennis Publishing’s online portfolio within both digital and print.

  • Acting as the main point of contact and communicating effectively to all internal and external stakeholders, through the project lifecycle.
  • You will plan, document, budget, communicate and troubleshoot at all levels and liaise with clients at every step of the project life-cycle, reporting internally and externally, ensuring a structured, coordinated approach.
  • Projects may typically include multiple elements - data capture, bespoke content creation (articles, video), social media, email marketing, media-first promotional formats, surveys and more.
  • This is a very hands-on role and although you will have input from sales, editorial, design, video, tech and project managers, you will be responsible for managing clients and their projects independently, successfully and profitably.
  • As a member of the team, you will be expected to lead by example at all times. This includes mentoring and assisting other project managers within Dennis Publishing as well as the wider business. You will also be expected to promote best practices and educate areas of the business via workshops and presentations.



What will you be doing?

  • Building and maintaining excellent stakeholder relationships
  • Project management through the project lifecycle
  • Defining project scope, gathering requirements, agreeing/managing cost, creating project schedules, ensuring deadlines are met
  • Briefing editorial, creative and development teams
  • Managing the implementation and reporting of all Dennis and agreed third party tracking links (click/impression counters)
  • To create profit and loss accounts for each individual project and report on a monthly basis to the relevant accounts departments.
  • To schedule and attend photo/video shoots booked as part of a project.
  • Evaluation and QA of all projects
  • Seeking opportunities and generating ideas for clients and advising them accordingly
  • Accurate and timely financial management of projects including invoicing
  • Tracking and reporting on all key-performance indicators
  • Creating quick concise status update reports
  • Foreseeing and flagging any issues that may affect production deadlines, quality or profitability of projects
  • Leading project retrospectives and following up on action points to ensure continuous improvements
  • Deputising for other project managers when required
  • Working with sales and accounts to ensure transparent and accurate records of projected and actual costs
  • Ensuring project resource is adequate, and roles and responsibilities are clear
  • Working closely and helping to define the best working relationship with the Client Services and Campaign Management team


Who are we looking for?


  • Excellent understanding of the digital development process including communication strategy, creative and technical
  • Acute eye for detail
  • Able to communicate a concept or idea clearly and succinctly
  • A team player with the ability to work under own initiative
  • Able to work quickly and accurately in an environment of changing priorities
  • Flexible, adaptable and diplomatic
  • Professional attitude to work with excellent communication skills and telephone manner
  • Able to ensure projects are commercially viable in the short term, whilst also looking for the long term value of projects
  • You will be level headed, dependable and calm under pressure
  • You will be capable of winning the respect and trust of clients, creative and technical teams as well as internal sales, editorial, designers and developers
  • Supremely organised and able to work across multiple projects at the same time
  • You will be constantly looking for ways to evolve processes and improve the experience for stakeholders
  • You will act as an ambassador and representative for Dennis to external


Why Us?


  • We’re award winning. You will be working across award-winning brands and in award-winning teams and joining a culture where innovation and success are encouraged.
  • Our Commitment. We’re very proud to work for the benefit of The Heart of England Forest; an exciting and ambitious charity aiming to plant and preserve the largest native broadleaf forest in England. Founded by our late chairman, Felix Dennis, every employee gets the chance to plant a tree in their name so you can feel part of our vision.
  • We’re always thinking of you. You’ll have access to plenty of great benefits such as 28 days holiday, a contributory pension scheme and discounted gym membership. There are also yoga and boot camp classes to get involved in if the gym membership is not enough.
  • We recognise hard work. Have you always dreamed of taking time out of work to travel the world? You’ll be given the opportunity to take a 6 week paid sabbatical after five years service. And if you’re lucky enough to win our Employee of the Year Award you’ll be sent on a holiday of a lifetime to the island of Mustique in the Caribbean.
  • We know how to have fun. Whether it’s swatting up for one of our pub quizzes, creating a costume for our famous fancy dress parties or taking part in a fitness challenge as part of our annual charity day - we can guarantee you will share the enjoyment of life at Dennis.


Dennis does not discriminate. We’re just interested in your skills, your talent and your potential. So if you feel like this role is for you, please press apply now.


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