Full-Time Assistant Project Manager

32+ hours (up to 40) per week plus benefits including health insurance and vacation starting at 90 days. Compensation based on experience, starting at $25/hour ($52,000/year and up, based on experience) + benefits including PTO, health insurance, and retirement matching.

Asheville-based position with option to work from home; must live in the Western North Carolina area.

Who we are

CAKE is a full-service marketing firm based in Asheville, North Carolina. We perform ongoing web marketing work for our clients, design & build websites, and provide hosting & custom programming to support our online marketing work. We also offer high-quality print design. Founded in 2001, we currently have 15 staff members and a national client base, the majority of which are in the field of cosmetic medicine.

What we need

  • An excellent communicator. We are looking for someone who can communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing. In time, the job will require frequent, direct contact with clients.
  • A relationship builder. Creating strong personal relationships with our clients is key to long-term collaboration and stability.
  • A leader who will help motivate CAKE staff (as well as client-side contacts) to creatively problem-solve and meet deadlines.
  • Someone who can put her/himself in another person’s shoes. Understanding how a prospective audience and our client’s goals intersect is key to all of our marketing work. Also, understanding each client’s priorities and perspective and proactively brainstorm initiatives — we welcome new ideas and perspectives.
  • Someone who will assist with our sales process by celebrating our work and presenting it with enthusiasm in a sales context.
  • A low-ego doer. We are a team of doers and do not put a lot of emphasis on hierarchy.
  • Ability to get past roadblocks and envision creative solutions. For example, the person in this role should not let the fact that a client hasn’t supplied an item stop us from delivering effective results. We can always continue to make progress towards greater goals.

Desirable qualifications

  • Project management experience of any type
  • Familiarity with editing website content via a content management system (we favor WordPress)
  • Enjoys meeting goals and deadlines
  • Love of organization
  • Comfortable with the idea/subject of cosmetic medicine, much of our clients’ content is centered around elective medical procedures
  • Experience with website design processes or management of programming tasks


  • Client communications and relationship building
  • Check website rankings and assign SEO work based on client needs
  • Task work in our project management system
  • Social media content review and support
  • Prioritize work/balance deadlines
  • Attend weekly team meetings
  • Sales lead follow up

What you get

  • Pay rate is above the Asheville living wage; we are a living-wage certified business.
  • Health insurance is provided; there are multiple plan choices to meet your needs.
  • Retirement plan eligibility after 1 year with matching funds provided 
  • Stability. If you long for a steady ship, we’ve got one. We’ve been at this for 20+ years and have grown through a few recessions.
  • You’ll have time off and we want you to use it. We offer generous vacation and personal time, even in your first year.
  • You won’t have to think about work all the time. We’re committed to the ≤40 hour work week and rarely contact staff outside their normal hours. 
  • Flexible hours. You’ll determine your exact schedule; it just needs to be regular and fall between 7 AM and 7 PM on weekdays.
  • Time & budget to do good work. We don’t publish junk and take the time needed to deliver quality. 
  • Work from home OR a light-filled office in north Asheville. Our office is managed as a shared workspace for a portion of our team to use as needed.  We’re close to a coffee shop and have free on-site parking.
  • Excellent coffee (and chocolate!) and a full kitchen in which to prepare lunches.
  • Free yoga classes at Asheville Yoga Center or Yoga center of your choice. You heard that right! We buy classes for staff to use whenever they want to take a class.
  • Support for commuting by bike, carpooling, or public transportation with special policies.
  • Intelligent, interesting people around you. Plus, we’re nice.

Sounds good? Send us your resume and cover letter using our online application form.