Covario has an opportunity/opening for an ASSOCIATE PROJECT MANAGER – DIGITAL MARKETING to join the team in our Chicago office.

Title: Associate Project Manager – digital marketing

Location: Chicago, IL

Department: Digital Marketing

To apply please send resume and cover letter to

Covario, Inc. is the nation’s largest independent provider of SEO (search engine optimization) and SEM (search engine marketing) agency services. Covario’s integrated marketing services and software solutions encompass paid and organic search management, as well as strategic social media marketing and content marketing optimization.  The firm is also the developer of an award-winning platform for cross-media optimization and attribution analysis known as the Covario CMO Dashboard™.  Covario was selected by OMMA as the 2011 Search Agency of the Year, and was one of only nine companies –  from more than 100 considered – to be included in the 2011 Forrester Wave of U.S. Search Marketing Agencies, headquartered in San Diego, California. The firm has additional offices in Chicago, London, Beijing, Tokyo, and Singapore.  Covario’s global client base includes world leaders in technology, consumer electronics, retail, ecommerce, financial services, media, entertainment, publishing, and consumer packaged goods.  More information is available at

Covario is growing the project management department in San Diego and we are offering an exceptional opportunity to play an integral part in the overall success of a portfolio of search engine optimization (SEO) projects while working within a friendly, ambitious, and talented team, passionate for all things digital.

We are looking for an exceptional associate project manager, skilled at managing and delivering Search Optimization projects from inception to completion, to become a part of an elite team that gets projects completed on time, on budget and to our exceptionally high standards while working in a dynamic, fast-paced, and forward thinking agency environment.  Reporting to the Lead Project Manager on the account and working closely with internal subject matter experts, you will manage multiple concurrent projects and work with multi-disciplinary teams to meet our clients’ strategic and tactical search engine marketing objectives.  As a vital member of the account team, you must be proactive, have excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and be confident in your ability to meticulously organize and keep your projects moving forward from the front lines, keeping the Lead Project Manager up to date with progress and overcoming all the inevitable hurdles along the way. If you are up to the challenge, you’ll be rewarded with a competitive salary package, excellent prospects, and an exciting place to apply your trade.

  • Proficient in all aspects of project management process groups (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring / controlling, closing)
  • Ability to effectively prioritize, execute tasks, and handle a range of projects simultaneously within a high-pressure environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communications skills with tenacity to solve clients’ problems quickly and to provide them with excellent service
  • Process driven, highly organized and methodical with excellent time management skills, strong business ethics, and political awareness
  • An enthusiastic and committed attitude, flexible problem-solver, open to participate and promote change within the organization
  • Self-starter with ability to think independently and work autonomously when necessary and a desire to succeed among fellow professionals
  • Manage multiple concurrent projects and work with cross-functional team members via web-based project management software
  • Create and execute project plans and revise as appropriate to meet continuously changing needs and requirements
  • Lead internal status meetings effectively; capture, store and distribute meeting notes
  • Evaluate new work requests, identify resources needed, assign individual responsibilities, and schedule action items
  • Provide regular updates and progress reports to the Lead PM and internal teams
  • Act as point of escalation internally for all issues, bug reports, and change orders
  • Review all work before delivering to client; coordinate internal reviews and implementation related QA efforts
  • Keep track of lessons learned and share with internal teams
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions to develop strategic/creative thinking for clients
  • Suggest areas for improvement in internal and external processes along with possible solutions
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least two (2) years of experience delivering projects within an interactive advertising or digital marketing agency environment
  • Good understanding of Search Engine Optimization and Web Analytics
  • Experience with social media and mobile marketing is beneficial but not required
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications including Excel, Word and Power Point
  • PMI certification (CAPM, PMP) or equivalent is desired but not required