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Project Manager (Eventing)

Gauteng , R20000 - R30000 Per Month
Sector: PR, Marketing, Social Media, Events
Posted: Thursday, 5 May 2022

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Job Details

Other benefits:

Cellphone and internet connection allowance. 

Flexible working hours


Remote working, JHB based


Full day

Education level:

Diploma or relevant experience

Job level:

Mid range


Contract role: 1 June 2022 to 31 December 2022


The Company


Job description


The primary role of the Project Manager will be to manage client events projects from start to finish. Our public relations business is primarily in the motoring space, so this activity covers events such as vehicle launches, track days, and motoring events. 


Secondary to this role is the ad hoc support of the day-to-day activity of the public relations team whose primary function is to promote the interests of our clients to the motoring journalism fraternity. 


This is a remote working role for someone based in JHB. The key benefit is the flexibility we offer as a business, but that requires a responsible individual who is mature and capable of managing their own time.





  • Create project management plans specific to the events, activations, and content shoots.
  • Support the Account Director in the presentation of these plans, managing and actioning any reverts.
  • Source reliable and quality suppliers to provide the services required to execute the plan.
  • Coordinate suppliers and the internal team to action an approved project plan, on time and in full.
  • Create draft budgets.
  • Manage approved budget, immediately highlighting any forecasted over- or underspend.
  • Ensue supplier payment terms are pre-negotiated, that they are paid on time and in full through the HYS accounts team. 
  • Ensure that open lines of communication are maintained at all times, with complete transparency. 
  • Effectively brief suppliers on key deliverables, timings, budget. 
  • Maintain clear and strong lines of communication throughout the project, ensuring that any and all changes are effectively communicated and implemented.
  • Project manage the events and activity on the ground as the project lead.
  • Provide logistical support to the Relationship Manager in relation to press and or ambassador attendance / participation i.e. working in coordination with our appointed travel agent to arrange flights and accommodation.
  • Capture and feedback comprehensive key learnings to the team and client.
  • Prepare client event reports, using analytics from various monitoring tools such as Meltwater.
  • Consistently review and amend internal process documents so that a process of ‘learn and apply’, can be captured into the business’s IP.




  • During periods of downtime in relation to any events or activations you were be expected to assist the Relationship Manager and Content Manager with administrative or digital project management support they may require. The varies from assist with deskside research of new media outlets to target, to trafficking approvals with clients. 


Skills & Experience


Required skills and experience



  • A certificate in project management, or other relevant experience.


  • Two to four years’ experience executing event or activation activity. 
  • Ability to plan, organise, and control work flows.
  • Manage and maintain excellent relationships with suppliers.
  • Budget acumen.
  • Excellent knowledge of and proven track record working with Google Suite.
  • Use of digital communication software such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet.
  • Competent and comfortable working and leading a project team.  Strong leadership presence and leadership skills will be a differentiator.
  • Competent in the ongoing facilitation and presentations of the project plans with internal teams and clients.


Preferable skills and experience


  • Experience within a public relations agency or have an understanding of the fundamentals of public relations and brand ambassadorship management.
  • Account management experience.
  • Experience in motoring.
  • Experience working with
  • Experience using Meltwater 
  • Experience conceptualising events.
  • Film and photography shoot management.


Personality traits


  • Must possess an eye for detail.
  • Ability to work and thrive under pressure.
  • Self-motivated and disciplined.
  • Accountable and responsible.




Report to:        Account Director

Team support:        Relationship Manager or Content Manager (ad hoc)


Performance goals - first three-month period:


  • Within month one, establish a good working relationship with HYS suppliers, and be managing workflow on and Google Suite. 
  • Within the first two months, be working with the relevant person in the client’s teams and have a good working knowledge of the project budgets.
  • Within three months, be able to create event concepts and plans, in a support role to the Account Director.


About The Company


We are a growing team of online public relations experts focused on the motoring industry. Established in 2012 and based in Ballito, with a client footprint in JHB. 


We service businesses that rely on off-site presence and influence, in order to drive website traffic, create sales leads, and to build brand credibility.


Why we wake up every morning to do this job…because we care.


We believe caring trumps talents and smarts, every, single time; it’s what makes us remarkable. 


What do we care about?



Every brand, company and person has a story to tell, and we’re interested in it. We understand the responsibility of telling these stories online, in a world where every word, picture, film, lasts forever on servers around the world. 



Relationships are the core of our business – those with our staff, our clients and journalists. We are generous, and we thrive on connecting people and ideas. We are also multi-lingual - we speak social, content, and analytics. 



We measure everything. Value for money is important to us. Accurate, articulate, and time sensitive. We care about delivering results, and often compete against ourselves.