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Creative Project Manager


Posted by Tailwind Nutrition on 06/13/2022

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Design - Graphic, Design - Web, Marketing & Digital Marketing

Company Type: Nutrition

State: CO

City: Durango

Country: United States

Required Experience: 1 - 3 years

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $65,000 - $70,000

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: No

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 25 miles

Job Description & Requirements

Location: Durango, CO

Reports to: COO

About Tailwind Nutrition

Tailwind is a fast-growing sports nutrition manufacturer based in Durango, CO, helping athletes around the world achieve their goals with simple, proven nutrition coupled with education, encouragement, and unexpectedly delightful customer service. We’re a team of outdoor enthusiasts who love sharing in our customers’ success and supporting the communities we’re a part of. 

What We Are Looking For

Tailwind Creative Project Manager (Manager) will be responsible for developing engaging creative for Tailwind digital channels that include but are not limited to homepages, emails, site assets, social media, video, dynamic ads and additional site projects. This role calls for individual talent and strong initiative, combined with a collaborative approach. The candidate will have experience working within the digital space, excellent concepting and problem-solving skills, the ability to present work and respond to feedback. This position participates in interactive strategy discussions, needs little supervision, and inspires others to do their best. The Designer works with team members to coordinate digital projects, rapidly iterate for testing,  and ensures deadlines are met. 

The successful candidate must be able to provide an online portfolio that displays a strong sense of design knowledge, typography, layout, video, use of color, and photography.

Core Responsibilities:

Creative Design & Copywriting ~ 60%

  • Design engaging promotional graphics and copy for, but not limited to homepages, emails, paid social, display ads, and video

  • Collaborate with the marketing team and agency in the development of digital concepts for multiple digital channels 

  • Design within the set brand aesthetic for consistent look and feel 

  • Assist in the preparation of mock-ups/prototypes for creative reviews

  • Present creative to Marketing Manager and implements approved creative throughout the creative process

  • Keep up to date with ongoing digital trends and implement best practices

Production ~ 35%

  • Collaborate with external freelancers and agency partners to complete all creative production

Other responsibilities ~ 5%

  •  Internal digital creative support

What We Need from You:

  • Minimum 2 years as a designer/copywriter and experience working with digital agencies.

  • Passion for digital design with strong attention to details

  • In-depth working knowledge of Adobe Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD, and AEM)

  • Strong eye for digital design (layout, typography, color, iconography, and imagery selection)

  • Ability to develop and present concept while balancing established brand style guides

  • Exceptional collaboration and communication skills

  • Experience with responsive web design and best practices

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers

  • Able to learn computer functions, systems and on-the-job skills

  • Ability to take initiative and effectively adapt to change

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices

  • Sense of humor

Nice to Have:

  • Front-end coding experience (HTML & CSS), JavaScript

  • Experience within the outdoor industry and/or love of the outdoors is a plus 

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salaries, generous PTO and paid holidays

  • 50% Employer paid health insurance. Dental & Vision insurance available

  • Employer matched 401k

  • The ability to fuel your own passion with our products (going for a run, ride or paddle during the day is encouraged!) 

 Salary Range: $65,000 - $70,000  depending on experience

In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA) we are disclosing the compensation for this position.  

Interested in joining our team? Email cover letter and resume to: 

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as established to meet the ongoing needs of the business. Tailwind Nutrition is an “at-will” employer.

Tailwind Nutrition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status or status as a U.S. Veteran.

About Tailwind Nutrition

Since 2012, Tailwind Nutrition has been manufacturing all-natural endurance nutrition products that are free of GMOs, dairy, soy, and gluten, are easy to digest, and support an athlete’s fueling and recovery needs during exercise. Owned, operated and manufactured in Durango, CO, Tailwind Nutrition’s specially formulated drink mixes help athletes perform and compete at their highest level without the worry of food allergies or sensitivities. Tailwind is all you need, all day. Really. For more information visit