Manager, National Events - AtlanticLIVE

Location
Washington
Posted
Jan 15, 2013
Closes
Feb 14, 2013
Contact
Ms. Human Resources
Category
Other
Duration
Full Time
AtlanticLIVE, the live events arm of The Atlantic magazine, seeks a highly motivated, entrepreneurial, and service-minded professional to join our team and contribute to the growth, development, and execution of a wide range of editorial events and programs. Our ideal candidate will have 3-5 years previous event management experience, preferably in a high-velocity, bottom-line focused industry.

Responsibilities Include:
•Plan and execute events ranging in size from intimate dinners to large-scale, multi-day conferences, locally, nationally, and internationally
•Serve as the event’s project manager, owning the logistics and overall management for all assigned events as well as the related day-to-day communications with:

oUnderwriters
oInternal executives, staff, and colleagues
oRelevant speakers and other program participants
oVendors and other external partners

•Lead execution team development and on-site management for each event
•Develop and recruit program line-up and audiences to meet event specifications through detailed organizational research, overseeing of invitation deployment, and high-touch phone and email communication
•Meet or exceed budgetary goals through vendor contract negotiation and other creative cost efficacy measures
•Be an enterprising, entrepreneurial, and productive team contributor, constantly and eagerly identifying new means of innovation to grow AtlanticLIVE’s impact with all constituents in advance of, on-site, and following each and every event produced
•Opportunity to additionally manage operations duties of AtlanticLIVE to include recruiting/hiring, contracting, or financial management responsibilities and tasks based on interests and experiences

Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate:
•Meticulous attention to detail and superior organizational skills
•Ability to manage complex and fast-changing program elements and prioritize effectively in response
•Creative and strategic thinking with emphasis on customer service to meet client objectives for an event
•Ability to forge strong relationships with clients and strategic partners
•Persuasive communication skills and self-possession in presentation
•Effective negotiation skills and the ability to understand and negotiate contracts
•Flexibility and ability to push through indecision and ambiguity to deliver results
•Entrepreneurial spirit, track record of initiative, and ownership of work
•True service ethic, spirit of generosity, and gracious sense of humor
•Interest in national affairs, politics, business, and the arts with knowledge of leading figures in each category
•Highest proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, notably Microsoft Excel
•Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of relevant experience


To learn more and apply online, please visit www.atlanticmedia.com. Atlantic Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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