When I create a new project and assign the Project Manager, I want the Project Manager field to be filled in automatically for all new issues created.
There is a lot of questions first:
1. Is there 1 PjM only?
2. If not - based on what parameter/variable they are assigned to tasks?
3. Are these rules strict or there is a lot of exceptions?
Anyway - with OoTB setup it is tricky (only Components with functionality to assign issues based on Component Lead). I would suggest looking into Automation for Jira add-on.
Assuming Project Manager is a custom field and assuming you are have Jira administration permissions, you can set up a context for it that is specific to the new project, and then set it's Default Value to the user you want to be the project manager within that project.
See this article on configuring custom fields: https://confluence.atlassian.com/adminjiraserver/configuring-a-custom-field-938847235.html
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