Freelance Senior Project Manager/Producer Consultant (Indonesia)

Freelance Senior Project Manager/Producer Consultant (Indonesia)

We are seeking a seasoned and experienced Senior Project Manager/Producer Consultant on a freelance and per-need basis to serve as an advisor, providing valuable insights and guidance to our dynamic team on various production matters, including print and broadcast/video production, as well as event organization and activation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • For major/big bet/ tier 1 agency pitches and campaigns,
  • Offer expert advice and consultation on project management for print and broadcast/video production, event organization, and activation regarding contacts, costings, and production lead time.
  • Act as the go-to person for obtaining cost quotations on 3rd party services and production expenses, including print materials, broadcast/video production services, equipment rentals, and event-related elements.
  • Assess cost proposals from vendors and contractors, negotiating for favorable rates and terms, while maintaining the highest quality standards.
  • Assist in identifying and onboarding external production partners/vendors, evaluating their capabilities and suitability for each project.
  • Advise on creative approaches and production strategies to enhance the impact and effectiveness of campaigns and events.
  • Evaluate project risks and challenges and propose solutions to overcome potential obstacles.
  • Quarterly sharing session/consultation of 1 – 1.5 hours with the team to help share on the following:
  • Advise on cost-saving measures and alternatives; keep abreast of market rates and industry benchmarks to share with the team.
  • Provide insights on budgeting and resource allocation to optimize production efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
  • Advise on best practices and industry standards for print and broadcast/video production, ensuring high-quality deliverables.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest production trends and technologies to keep the agency at the forefront of innovative practices.
  • Help develop and update a comprehensive database of vendor/ suppliers contacts and preferred partners, ensuring efficient and reliable sourcing of production services.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proven experience (minimum 8 years) as a Project Manager or Producer in an agency or production house, with expertise in print and broadcast/video production, event organization, and activation.
  • Strong project management skills with a track record of successfully delivering complex and high-profile projects.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software, and the ability to create and manage detailed project timelines.
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking abilities, with a keen eye for detail and a focus on meeting project objectives.
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills, with the ability to liaise with clients, vendors, and internal teams effectively.
  • Thorough understanding of the production process, from concept to execution, with a keen awareness of industry trends and best practices.
  • Leadership qualities with the ability to inspire and guide teams in achieving project goals.
  • Experience in event organization and activation, with the ability to manage logistics and coordinate event execution.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Media Production, Marketing, or a related field.

This freelance role offers you the opportunity to collaborate remotely with our team of professionals, providing essential insights and guidance in project management and production matters. The sessions with the team could be conducted offline in the office or online, depending on the arranged schedule by both parties. The consultant will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), but will not be bound to Vero as a regular employee in any way or form. Compensation will be paid based on a pre-determined daily rate upon signing the freelancer contract.

Your expertise will play a crucial role in ensuring the seamless execution of our campaign, events, and activations, as well as optimizing production processes for efficiency and excellence.

Please submit your detailed portfolio and a cover letter outlining your experience and approach to project management and production. We are excited to welcome a Senior Project Manager/Producer Consultant and Advisor who can elevate our team’s capabilities and enhance our agency’s production endeavors.

OTHER BENEFITS

You will be a member of a multicultural team of communication specialists spread across the region and brought together by their love for creative and efficient strategies. We take pride in creating deeply simulating flexible workplaces that are informal and inspiring.

We also invest in a comprehensive set of employee benefits, including but not limited to:

Unlimited Leave: Your allocated holiday time at Vero will be unlimited. We trust our people to use good judgment when given guidelines for making decisions about taking a holiday, and we know that our teams work better when they can rest and take a proper break from work. Our goal is that every team takes an average of 15 days (minimum!) per person a year.

Annual Bonus: An “enhanced 13th month” through which you will receive an annual extra sum of money equal to your salary in the preceding month plus a fraction of annual company benefits. The year-end bonus is determined by the Company and at its sole discretion. The Year-end Bonus is paid in the same paycheck in January.

Flexible Office: All our employees can choose where they want to work on any given day, should it be from the office, from home, from a coffee shop, or from a yacht in the Pacific Ocean.

Home office budget: one company laptop, subscriptions to relevant industry media, a budget for you to enhance your home office, as well as to social sentiment analysis and business intelligence tools and dashboards.

Working days: from Monday to Friday

International Travel: As much as possible, we push our teams to travel for events/client work. On any given year (non-pandemic, that is), manager-level team members have the opportunity to visit some of our other offices, attend industry events, and follow their clients if they handle regional projects.

Wellness Day off: 1 paid day per quarter for you to take time off, unplug, and treat yourself to something nice.

Thought Leadership and training: We sponsor team members with training tools and resources, both internal and external, and we even incentivize employees to complete classes. Details of training programs and incentives will be shared upon your onboarding. This includes training and development investments organized by the company as well as specialized programs that our executives may come across and feel is needed for their development. For example, this could be a program organized by a group such as PR WEEK, PRCA or a training program that focuses on business in general. Across the Vero group, we are seeking new and better ways to help people develop careers.

Health Insurance: The Company will provide private medical insurance as a benefit. The actual package and structure of the insurance may be determined by the Company and at its sole discretion.

Mental Health Budget: We understand the importance of access to proper mental health support; all our employees can access a minimum budget of $500 USD per year for therapy with internationally trained psychologists. The access to this budget and the content of your therapy are 100% confidential; only you and your therapist know what is being said during sessions, of course.

ABOUT VERO

Vero is an award-winning communications consultancy serving clients in Southeast Asia.

Vero designs integrated marketing and communications strategies for brands to tap into the region’s digital ecosystems and fast-growing economies.

With offices in Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, Vero is a collective of over 130 industry PR, social, digital, influencer, and creative experts.

Winners of PRovoke 2021 Southeast Asia Consultancy of the Year Award, Vero has a distinctive approach to earned media, putting emerging technology at the core of its business and championing stories of progress.

Vero regularly produces research papers examining relationships between brands and audiences, digital trends, and emerging cultural impact. Vero also produces playbooks for brands on topics such as but not limited to, the management of fake news and disinformation threats.

Vero advises some of the world’s leading brands, corporations, trade groups, and non-profit organizations. Vero is the 2021 winner of the PRCA Southeast Asia Awards program for crisis communications.

Vero, a regional, award-winning communications agency, is offering an exciting opportunity for accomplished PR professionals at the Director level who want to join our vibrant, collaborative, and progressive team dedicated to servicing the best brands across Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

 In this role, you will lead a team dedicated to assisting international clients in expanding their presence within Indonesia and contribute to the overall business growth.

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned agency professional with a proven track record of not only leading client accounts but also adeptly managing teams and consistently delivering creative PR and integrated campaigns at the highest industry standards.

We are in search of an experienced PR Account Director who can provide expert guidance and mentorship to our dynamic and young team of PR practitioners.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leadership: Demonstrate strong leadership by providing strategic guidance and coaching to the team. Offer insights into content creation, media relations, and communication strategies. Share industry best practices and trends to enhance team expertise, utilizing local, regional, or global case studies as illustrative examples.
  • People management: Inspire and manage the team to deliver exceptional results. Effectively allocate time and workloads across client accounts and provide on-the-job training.
  • Mentorship: Mentor team members in developing both their soft and hard skills and provide constructive feedback on their work. Review the team’s latest efforts and offer specific advice and guidance for improving pitch materials, presentation decks, and other various content. Assign clear tasks and action points with defined goals and timelines.
  • Client counsel: Collaborate closely with clients, serving as their senior counsel. Provide strategic advice and demonstrate the agency’s value as a trusted partner. Foster strong client relationships built on trust.
  • Communications skills: Exhibit excellent presentation, communication, selling, and negotiation skills. Ensure accurate budgeting to maintain profitability while avoiding over or under-servicing client accounts.
  • Strategic Planning and New Business: Demonstrate strategic thinking and contribute to business growth in Indonesia by actively supporting new business pitches, identifying growth opportunities with existing clients, and employing analytical thinking to develop innovative solutions.
  • Strong media relations: Cultivate and nurture strong relationships with local media journalists and outlets to secure media coverage and build a robust media network.
  • Maintaining Vero standards: Take ownership of client work and uphold agency standards and quality. Review and approve deliverables from junior team members.
  • High level of collaboration: Collaborate effectively and be comfortable working with an extended team of communication professionals in Indonesia and abroad.
  • Additional Skills (ideal but not required): Experience in advising and facilitating government relations and building relevant networks with similar organizations such as NGOs would be a plus.

 

ABOUT  YOU

  • Extensive experience (minimum ten years) in Public Relations, Media Relations, or a related field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, Communications, Journalism, or a related field.
  • Fluent in both English and Bahasa, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of the local media landscape, encompassing public relations, advertising, marketing, and industry trends—proficiency in integrated communications and production principles and practices. Familiarity with digital PR and social media trends is a plus.
  • Exceptional strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proven track record of successfully securing high-profile media coverage and maintaining strong media relations.
  • In-depth experience in developing and executing successful public relations strategies and communication programs and campaigns.
  • Demonstrated expertise in crisis communications and issues management.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire, advise, and mentor a young team.
  • Excellent writing and storytelling skills, with the ability to craft compelling PR materials.
  • Previous experience in mentoring and guiding junior PR professionals.
  • Results-oriented and able to work under pressure to solve problems.
  • General understanding of agency protocols, procedures, and processes.
  • Attention to detail, organizational skills, flexibility, and a passion for continuous learning.


WORKING AT VERO

You will be a member of a multicultural team of communication specialists spread across the region and brought together by their love for creative and efficient strategies and positive conversations. We pride ourselves in creating workplaces that feel like home, informal, and deeply stimulating. 

If you have a passion for PR and nurturing young talent, we invite you to apply and make a significant impact on our growing organization. 

Please submit your detailed resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and approach to mentoring PR teams. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

BENEFITS:

  • Unlimited Leave: Your allocated holiday time at Vero will be unlimited. We trust our people to use good judgment when given guidelines for making decisions about taking a holiday and we know that our teams work better when they can rest and take a proper break from work. Our goal is that every team takes an average of 15 days (minimum!) per person a year.
  • Annual Bonus: An “enhanced 13th month” through which you will receive an annual extra sum of money equal to your salary in the preceding month plus a fraction of annual company benefits. The year-end bonus is determined by the Company and at its sole discretion. The Year-end Bonus is paid in the same paycheck in January.
  • Flexible Office: All our employees can choose where they want to work from on any given day, should it be from the office, from home, from a coffee shop, or from a yacht in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Home office budget: one company laptop, subscriptions to relevant industry media a budget for you to enhance your home office, as well as to social sentiment analysis and business intelligence tools and dashboards.
  • Working days: from Monday to Friday
  • International Travel: As much as possible we push our teams to travel for events/client work. On any given year, manager-level team members have the opportunity to visit some of our other offices, attend industry events and follow their clients if they handle regional projects.
  • Thought Leadership and training: We sponsor team members with training tools and resources, both internal and external and we even incentivize employees to complete classes. Details of training programs and incentives will be shared upon your onboarding. This includes training and development investments organized by the company as well as specialized programs that our executives may come across and feel are needed for their development. For example, this could be a program organized by a group such as PR WEEK, or PRCA, or a training program that focuses on business in general. Across the Vero group, we are seeking new and better ways to help people develop careers.
  • Health Insurance: The Company will provide private medical insurance as a benefit. The actual package and structure of the insurance may be determined by the Company at its sole discretion.
  • Mental Health Budget: We understand the importance of access to proper mental health support, all our employees can access a minimum budget of $500 USD per year for therapy with internationally trained psychologists. The access to this budget and the content of your therapy are 100% confidential, only you and your therapist know what is being said during sessions, of course.

 

ABOUT VERO

Vero is an award-winning communications consultancy that partners with some of the world’s leading brands, corporations, and non-profit organizations across Southeast Asia. Vero is dedicated to creating stories for companies and brands, which resonate authentically within the region’s unique digital ecosystems and fast-growing economies.

Vero presence spans across Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as an established partnership in Myanmar. With a dedicated team of over 200 professionals specializing in PR, social media, digital marketing, influence, data-powered consumer research, media buying, and creative services, we offer comprehensive solutions for businesses seeking to advance their brand’s footprint in Southeast Asia.

Vero takes immense pride in our commitment to fostering a positive and empowering work culture, which was acknowledged in 2022 when Vero was recognized as the Best Independent Agency To Work For in APAC at the PRovoke Media Awards. In 2023, Vero further solidified its position in the industry by ranking among PRovoke Media’s Global Top 250 PR Agencies, securing the title of the second largest independent firm in Southeast Asia.

Vero’s most recognized campaigns garnered Marketing Interactive’s Gold Award for Best Health and Pharmaceutical Campaign, PR Awards Asia’s Best Use of Digital (COVID-19), SABRE Awards Best Influencer Programs Endorsements, and the 2023 Travel & Lifestyle Award from PRCA APAC. Vero believes in the power of earned, so our communication work is crafted to be talkable for the right reasons.

In 2021, Vero was named Southeast Asia’s Agency of the Year by PRovoke Media. In 2023, Vero Vietnam office won PRWeek’s PR Awards Asia Best Consultancy (Medium Size).

Vero goes beyond conventional PR and comms practices by regularly producing research papers that explore the relationships between brands and audiences, digital trends, and emerging cultural impacts. Vero’s playbooks for brands cover various topics, including but not limited to food and health in Southeast Asia, managing disinformation threats, navigating the pitfalls of greenwashing and understanding the media ecosystem of esports.