Simantel Medis Project Planner

Motion Media Project Planner is a fundamental role in the Motion Media Department and is key to its overall success. Project Planners should have strong planning abilities and exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to create and foster strong relationships internally and externally.

As the Motion Media Project Planner, my objective is:

To manage and facilitate video, animation and photo project plans, schedules, budgets, resources, and general workflow on a day-to-day basis. I’m also self-motivated and well-organized with the ability to multi-task and push projects forward.

The outcomes I need to produce for clients are:

  • Provide competitive but realistic video estimates and develop detailed timelines
  • Facilitate project communication with all internal and external team members to ensure the video’s success from start to completion
  • Always be mindful of the video production process and look for disruptions that could impact scope or schedule
  • Deliver final video deliverables on time and within budget

The outcomes I need to produce for the agency are:

  • Help support the needs of the Motion Media team and other service lines
  • Define the scope of projects and assign resources to specific tasks
  • Build strong relationships with external video partners and understand each of their capabilities
  • Be a positive team player: Combine roll-up your sleeves know-how with a can-do attitude to produce amazing video and photo content for our clients

To produce these outcomes, I need to:

  • Keep in constant communication with all parties involved
  • Fully understand the ins and outs of the video production pipeline
  • Maintain an accurate pulse on projects and be the go-to source for team members
  • Be detail-orientated and organized with the ability to quickly reprioritize tasks to meet demand
  • Balance a variety of projects at different phases of video production with similar deadlines. Be efficient at time management.
  • Work proactively. Identify potential roadblocks when they arise and take initiative to provide solutions.
  • Be a team player. Project planners work with almost every role at the agency. Collaborate openly to achieve the best results.
  • Steward projects attentively, but also be flexible and willing to change course when unforeseen circumstances arise
  • Have vision beyond the current task and anticipate how events will turn out
  • Be able to understand complex project needs and then communicate them in a simplified manner to various team members
  • Love what you do – inspire a shared vision, understand and care for people, and be the team’s biggest cheerleader

The skills and abilities I require are:

  • 4-year college or university degree or equivalent experience in video production, marketing or similar concentration
  • Project management experience in a production house, agency or other related field a plus. Three or more years of experience preferred.
  • Perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Attention to detail
  • People person and relationship builder
  • Master communicator, planning wizard and chief coordinator – all in one

To produce these outcomes, I have decision-making authority over the following:

  • Assembling resources based on the video project needs
  • How to communicate effectively: face-to-face, email, Teams, phone
  • Daily schedule aligned to project deadlines
  • Job and career development

Leading indicators of my success are:

  • Meeting agency and client deadlines; effective at time management
  • Internal and external team satisfaction; successful at team building
  • Create accurate estimates; successfully monitors project workflow

Long-term indicators of my success are:

  • Understanding of video production process
  • Growth in agency knowledge
  • Learning capabilities of external video vendors
  • Building strong relationships with internal and external team members
  • Increased proficiency at work
  • Reliable, key contributor to project’s success

NOTE:  We will not be reviewing resumes until January 2023.


Simantel offers an attractive compensation package, which includes competitive salary, 401(k) plan, PTO, flexible work arrangements, holiday pay and a comprehensive benefits program.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage anyone interested to apply and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Simantel is not currently hiring individuals for this position who require sponsorship under U.S. immigration laws to be lawfully employed.