Release Project Manager

Responsibilities: The Release Manager in Chicago is responsible for managing the Production application/event release activities for a specific event. This person will drive production release planning, scheduling, implementation, and post-deploy activities for multiple groups.


  • Use established best practices to ensure timely and successful production deployments
  • Lead Implementation planning meetings prior to deployment
  • Facilitate implementation review meetings with functional teams to build runbook and back out plans
  • Engage and schedule functional resources in support of deployment and implementation verification
  • Coordinates Mock Deployment and Mock Rollback
  • Responsible for client-facing environments as well as project deploys and infrastructure upgrades, when necessary
  • Coordinates with Environment Manager to ensure that all applicable environment issues are resolved in advance of production implementation
  • Execute deployment according to implementation plan
  • Coordinate overall deployment plan
  • Track deployment activities as they occur using implementation plan
  • Facilitate documentation and resolution of issues during events and escalate issues when necessary
  • Add post deployment activities when needed and follow-up on their completion
  • Post Deployment meeting to review issues and activities
  • Communicate interim and overall plan status to Technology Project Manager, Program Manager, and Platform Owner
  • Produce workbook including detailed implementation & backout tasks, PVT Plan, contact lists


Experience with the following is required:

  • Project Coordinator
  • MS Office
  • Project Management
  • MS Excel
  • Public Speaking

In return for your top talent we will provide paid time off and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D. We also offer tuition and seminar assistance programs. Salary will be commensurate with knowledge and experience.

If this describes you and you have the drive to succeed, please send a cover letter summarizing qualifications as they relate to this position and your resume to:

Go First Media, LLC
4740 N Cumberland Ave. #153
Chicago, IL 60656
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Relocation assistance is not available with this position.