Conference Program Chair, AOL Tech

Employer
Location
San Francisco
Posted
Oct 04, 2012
Closes
Nov 03, 2012
Duration
Full Time

About AOL Services:
AOL Services focuses on curating the best content, products, and services mirrored to real human behavior – what people need to make their digital lives as convenient as possible. We create an integrated experience that allows AOL consumers to feel like valued AOL Members, gaining access to the most useful content from some of the best brands, communication tools, and valuable services. Whether through communication products like AOL Mail and AIM, our mobile services, or our subscription packages, AOL Services is pivotal in driving traffic and user engagement across the AOL network.

About the Role:
We are working hard on an ambitious event for AOL Tech, which will feature key consumer electronics product folks, new product rollouts and much more. The 2-3 day agenda will require a lot of hard work to build, and the editorial team, while deeply enthusiastic about the event and full of ideas, needs a strong, versatile, team-oriented colleague to help drive the content of this project. Event logistics are well covered by our team, but we need someone to work fulltime to extract ideas from the editors, refine them, and pursue the folks we need at HTC, Samsung, Sony and elsewhere. This individual will require that unique combination of irresistible enthusiasm, 1000w charm, and unstoppable drive that marks a great event creator. They also need to know a fair bit about consumer electronics and the industry in general. They should have a strong understanding of the AOL Tech community and a desire to wow and delight them. The show will be landmark for the most important media brand in consumer electronics, and for the right person a great career achievement to launch a new franchise of this scope and ambition. 

Responsibilities:
Working with the edit team to shape the agenda for AOL Tech events, big and small, following up on ideas, locking in participants, preparing the agenda, hosting speakers at the event, building relationships across the industry  in the context of events.

Requirements:
Strong initiative, winning and persuasive personality, strong familiarity with enthusiasm for consumer electronics, experience cold-calling important people and working with them, their assistants, and their communications people to turn invites into actual agreements to participate. Strong organization skills, great floor presence.

About AOL:
At AOL we’re focused on radically redefining the world of online communications. We are transforming how people around the globe connect with information, entertainment and one another by bringing together award winning journalists and innovative technologies to create rich and engaging consumer experiences. We look for people who are exceptionally imaginative, collaborative, and truly excited about our mission - to inform, entertain and connect the world.
AOL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other classification prescribed by applicable law.



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