Program Director, National Events - AtlanticLIVE

Jan 28, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
Ms. Human Resources
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 of our portfolio of large-scale national programs. Our ideal candidate will be an ambitious, forward-thinking, unconventional leader, highly engaged and determined to play an integral role in the strategy and implementation of new programs – not just directly in the editorial conception and logistical execution of the live events themselves, but also creatively in the development of unique integrated advertising and underwriting packages.

Our ideal candidate will have 5+ years previous events and client management experience, preferably in a high-velocity, bottom-line focused industry. Experience in journalism, research, and project management strongly preferred.

Responsibilities Include:
•Lead The Atlantic’s role in large-scale event partnerships, managing the integration of Atlantic editors, executives, and overall ambitions and representing The Atlantic brand to external partners
•Contribute to development of program content, to include, but not limited to: topic generation, expert speaker identification and recruitment, and program format development
•Oversee the management of a universe of 8-10 underwriter clients, from on-boarding and integration to delivery of promised benefits, with a keen commitment to forging relationships, understanding goals, and meeting expectations to secure renewals
•Lead AtlanticLIVE marketing and sales teams in creating compelling materials for successful marketing campaigns to meet event revenue goals
•Manage overall event logistics, to include: client and internal executive communication and integration; budget management (versus goal); venue and vendor sourcing and negotiations; and on-site delivery and execution
•Guide recruitment and sculpting of program audiences to meet event specifications through detailed organizational research, overseeing of invitation deployment and high-touch communication and marketing

Qualifications 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 understand and deliver on client objectives
•Ability to forge and grow strong relationships with clients and strategic partners
•Ability to communicate goals and strategies persuasively to internal and external constituents; strong presentation skills and exceptional copywriting/general writing skills
•Superior knowledge of global and national issues, with particular focus in business and urban issues; acute understanding of the key players within these issue areas, required, and existing relationships and contacts within these fields, preferred
•Commitment to deep research to develop and prepare for programs, and uncompromising dedication to understanding an issue from all sides
•Entrepreneurial spirit, track record of initiative, and ownership of work
•True service ethic, spirit of generosity, and gracious sense of humor
•Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of relevant experience

Core Attributes:
•Force of Ideas - At the center of Atlantic Media work are the ideas within our writing. We believe that ideas - to the good and not - have consequence. Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual honesty, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, giving voice, argument, and flight to the latter.
•Spirit of Generosity - Atlantic Media seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity - a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct. Atlantic Media writing should be cut from the same cloth - critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.

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Atlantic Media Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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