Hard to say, to be honest. We’ve seen strong DPMs emerge from backgrounds as varied as journalism, cultural and media studies, foreign languages, computer science, and statistics. Maybe you’ve just graduated from college. Maybe you’re a few years into your post-college work/life. Either way: you’re ready to work hard at a new challenge, you know the tech industry has a lot to offer, and you want in.
You love the Internet and other digital stuff. You’re smart. You get things done. You’re ridiculously organized. You ask a million questions. You’re a strong communicator, a proactive collaborator, and you bring exceptional emotional intelligence to all your interactions.
About Us: We’re a digital agency and a software development shop. That means we partner with clients (like World Wildlife Fund and ESPN) to build digital products. Sometimes those products are websites. Sometimes they’re apps. Who builds the stuff? Our makers: software developers, visual designers, and other talented Internet-builders.
But they can’t do it alone. Our teams need leaders to hatch a plan, keep everyone collaborating effectively, and serve as the central point of communication. And those people are called Digital Project Managers (DPMs).
And, frankly, it’s really hard to know whether you’d be good at it without trying it out. So we’re launching a DPM Apprenticeship to give new and recent grads a chance to learn:
- how the tech you love actually works: what needs to happen to create that thing/experience we call the Internet? Hint: it’s complex, but amazing.
- how to work with clients: who are clients anyway? how can we communicate with and teach and serve them so that our digital stuff solves their problem?
- how to work with makers: what does it mean to be a maker? how can we help developers and designers do their best work?
- how to solve problems: big problems, small problems, tech problems, people problems—you will learn how to find solutions and make decisions that set the vision, tone, and pace of projects.
- your own talents in our industry: where do you make your most positive impact? which part of Internet-building do you love most? Maybe it’s being a DPM. Maybe it’s something else. After twelve weeks, you’ll know.
- the value of close mentorship: you will closely shadow a full-time PM, learning the day-to-day nuances of the DPM role and agency life.
So join us for twelve weeks. It’s a full-time commitment, paid at a competitive hourly rate. To apply, please send your resume and a thoughtful email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Before you get in touch, learn more about Viget's recruiting and hiring practices by reading some of Emily's blog posts. You may also want to peruse our photos and our ideas. Viget is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
So, knock our socks off already.