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VMO works to achieve clients’ business, brand and campaign goals through data-driven strategies, rigorous planning, modeling and measurement, and world-class design solutions. We are consultants to the nation’s most innovative real estate owners and developers, enlightened leaders who are creating brands and experiences that enrich lives, buildings, and communities. Sound interesting? Read on.


Virtual Marketing Producer I

About the Role

The Virtual Marketing Producer (VMP) is responsible for supporting VMO’s product delivery efforts, focused on program management, project management, and project execution to ensure the firm’s and Principals’ effectiveness and efficiency in serving its clients. This role will primarily support one Principal, providing support for the second Principal as required.

This VMP role is responsible for four key areas of the business. First, this role is responsible for program management, ensuring thoughtful scoping, budgeting, sequencing, and scheduling of all projects within a client portfolio. Second, the role is responsible for project management of client projects from initiation, planning, and execution through monitoring, controlling, and close-out – with a strong focus on vendor management to ensure on- target, on-track, on-budget results. Third, this role is responsible for developing campaign strategies, campaign plans, campaign measures, predictive campaign models, and campaign performance reports. Fourth, this role is responsible for driving VMO’s proprietary brand and campaign analytics product, VI.

The ideal candidate will have strong digital marketing skills, including results-oriented experience with search, web, social media, and email.

The VMP should be 80% billable, on average, as measured each month and averaged by quarter. This role will occasionally need to work outside standard business days and hours, and travel as required to achieve VMO and client goals. This role must be highly responsive to VMO Principals’ and clients’ needs, committing to VMO SLAs to ensure firm and client project success. As a key member of a small firm in startup / growth mode, the VMP is expected to demonstrate exceptional commitment to the firm’s and Principal’s success.

Reporting lines

Role reports directly to: Virtual Marketing Officer

Detailed description

1. Client Program Management (Billable) – 10%

  • Program kick-off, including requirements-gathering, standing up the program portfolio of projects in FunctionPoint (productivity software) and creating required budgets, time allocations, hard cost allocations, schedules, invoicing milestones, and close-out tasks, such as file transfer and case study development
  • Account management support to support Principal efforts to capture client assets as required, ensure client awareness and understanding of program and project status, enhance client satisfaction, and encourage retention

2. Client Project Management (Billable) – 40%

  • Project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and close-out according to Principal direction and VMO standards, ensuring an exceptional outcome
  • Project management process support – ensuring company project management practices are documented and upheld in managing meetings, documents, and communications
  • Project management tool support – ensuring tools are optimized and used in ways that create desired accuracy, effectiveness and efficiency for VMO and its clients

3. Client Campaign Planning & Measurement Support (Billable) – 30%

  • Developing campaign strategies and detailed plans – setting quantitative and qualitative goals, objectives, tactics, budget allocations, key dates, and KPIs
  • Measuring and reporting on campaign performance – measuring clients’ search, website, social, and email tactic performance, reporting on progress against goals, and recommending and coordinating adjustments to plan where required

4. VI Development (Non-Billable) – 10%

  • Development support – partnering with VMO’s Campaign Analyst to continually improve the firm’s proprietary brand and campaign analytics product.

5. Administrative and Operational Support (Non-Billable) – 10%

  • Administration – including occasional calendar support for one or both Principals, Traffic, Team, and QBR meeting support for both Principals, and non-billable special VMO program and project management as required by one or both Principals (e.g. CSR program, internship program, award submissions, certifications, trademarking, etc.)

Role Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Arts focus, including Marketing or Communications, preferred)
  • Marketing and/or Communications industry experience (min. 5 years; agency experience preferred)
  • Successful experience with search, web, social media, and email marketing processes, tactics, and tools
  • Awareness of and interest in current marketing trends, especially those relating to digital marketing
  • Strong interest in consistently learning new and improved skills
  • Positive, smart, thoughtful and focused approach to challenging goals and fast-paced projects
  • Strong goal orientation, work ethic, and unwavering commitment to VMO, client, and project success
  • Strong program management skills across projects with unique budgets, schedules, and dependencies
  • Strong project management skills through all stages of a project (initiation through close-out)
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills, with exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible, nimble, and adaptable work style
  • Interest in and passion for real estate and the built space environment
  • Interest in and passion for continual learning and upskilling

To apply

To apply for this role, please submit a cover letter and resume to us in PDF format at opportunities@vmo.partners. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Virtual Marketing Coordinator I (Internship)

About the Role

The Virtual Marketing Coordinator (VMC) supports project management, executive administrative assistance, and project execution to ensure the firm’s effectiveness and efficiency in serving its clients. This role will primarily support one Virtual Marketing Producer’s (VMP) goals and key initiatives, with ad-hoc and/or team-based support of the second VMP and principals as required.

This VMC role supports three key areas of the business. First, this role supports project management of VMO and client projects from initiation through close-out, including utilization of key project management processes and tools. Second, this role provides executive assistance to firm principals and VMPs, including meetings, events, and travel coordination. Third, this role supports providing research, idea and content contributions, data and measurement inputs into VMO and client work product, including strategies, plans, baselines and performance reports, and creative deliverables.

The VMC should be 50% billable, on average, as measured each month and averaged by quarter. This role will occasionally need to work outside standard business days and hours to achieve VMO and client goals. This role must be highly responsive to VMP, principal, vendor, and client needs, committing to VMO SLAs to ensure firm and client project success. As a key member of a small firm in startup / growth mode, the VMC is expected to demonstrate exceptional commitment to the firm’s success.

Reporting lines

Role reports directly to: Virtual Marketing Producer

Role classification and location

Internship. Required hours range from 10-20 hours/week (anticipate 6-month engagement with option to extend). Internship is primarily on-site at the VMO office in Seattle, WA.

Detailed description

1. Project Management (Non-billable + Billable) – 50%

  • VMO CRM support – ensuring prospect, client, and vendor contact records are accurate, up-to-date, and provides necessary functionality to support business development and client and vendor relations efforts
  • VMP support on VMO and client projects – including initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and close-out of projects
  • VMO project management process support – ensuring company project management practices are documented and upheld in managing meetings, documents, and communications
  • VMO project management tool support – ensuring tools are optimized and used in ways that create desired accuracy, effectiveness, and efficiency for VMO and its clients

2. Executive Administrative and Client Relations Assistance (Non-billable + Billable) – 40%

  • Meeting support – taking and distributing meeting minutes for VMP(s) and principal(s) as required
  • Scheduling support – scheduling meetings and booking resources to support VMP(s) and principal(s) as required
  • Travel support – booking flights and hotels, planning itineraries, and allowing for travel time required to ensure successful VMP and principal trips as required
  • Prospect, Vendor, and Account Management event and initiative support – coordinating event planning, set-up, refreshments, gifts, entertainment, and follow-up for Principals as required
  • Office support – ensuring office needs are met daily (garbage, recycling, supplies, mail, phone)

3. Strategic and Creative Support (Non-billable + Billable) – 10%

  • Capturing data and metrics – from VMO and client websites, social channels, CRMs, project management tools, and other platforms as required to inform discovery and strategy led by Principals
  • Research – delving into primary and secondary sources, including market and comp tours, and online content available, to inform discovery and strategy led by principals
  • Ideation – brainstorming participation, in group and individual formats, to generate positioning, naming, and other brand and creative ideas to support strategy and content led by principals
  • Content – developing content, from copywriting to presentation design, photography to video, to support principal content development, VMO channels, and presentations to clients
  • Digital / Social – supporting VMOs social strategy via plan implementation, posting, content development, etc.

Role requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in progress (Arts focus, including Marketing or Communications, preferred)
  • Positive, smart, thoughtful and focused approach to challenging goals and fast-paced projects
  • Strong goal orientation, work ethic, and unwavering commitment to VMO, client, and project success
  • Strong administrative, prioritization, and organizational skills, with exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with ability to tailor tone and content appropriately by channel, intended author and audience type
  • Impressive creative thinking and independent problem-solving skills
  • Flexible, nimble, and adaptable work style – including interest in consistently learning new and improved skills, especially highly dynamic areas relating to marketing data, technology, and measurement
  • Awareness, knowledge of and interest in current marketing trends, including design, content, processes and tools – with focused attention on real estate, financial services and nonprofit branding and marketing best practices
  • Marketing and/or Communications industry experience desired (not required)

To apply

To apply for this role, please submit a cover letter and resume to us in PDF format at opportunities@vmo.partners. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.