Director of Live Events

Location
Itasca
Posted
May 13, 2013
Closes
Jun 12, 2013
Contact
Ms. Human Resources
Duration
Full Time

Are you an experienced live events guru? Are you entrepreneurial and a risk taker? Are you looking for a role that provides you with a challenge and puts you in charge of developing a new business? Ok, now for the serious question: Can you play WhirlyBall?

At Putman Media, we value all the above. And we're looking for a high-energy, innovative thinker to be our new Director of Live Events . You'll build, manage, and deliver live and virtual event strategies across our business, ensuring successful execution of everything from breakfast seminars to day-long conferences and even trade shows--and everything in-between. You'll be counted on to help our teams drive sales of live and virtual events, as well as help build the mechanisms to support our events--from logistics to marketing and audience to content. It's a critical role. That's why we thought you'd be interested. If you have the ambition, read on:

Responsibilities include:

? Work with our teams to develop a series of live and virtual offerings that make sense for our markets and deliver revenue at healthy margins.
? Help our sales teams develop new live event business by playing a critical role in the sales process, working with clients to develop programs based on their needs.
? Work with our internal audience development and marketing teams to build a process for supporting live and virtual event engagement that includes writing marketing materials, effective email strategies, direct mails and more.
? Work with our editorial teams to determine content strategies for live and virtual events. Assist in the recruitment process for expert content contributors.
? Coordinate all event logistics, including venues, signage, food and beverage, audio/visual, etc.
? Build a strong network of partners, if necessary, to help execute on your strategies.
? Work with our creative team to develop custom creative strategies for each event.
? Fulfill necessary administrative responsibilities, include meeting scheduling, travel planning, expense reporting and vendor payments.

Qualified candidates will possess:

? 5+ years of live event management experience, preferably within B2B markets.
? Demonstrated ability to work in cross-organizational roles.
? Experience working with sales teams to build live event revenue.
? Excellent organizational and communication skills, strategic thinker, ability to multi-task, self-motivated, proactive and driven to achieve results.
? Highly skilled at brand/product development processes.
? Degree in Marketing or related field preferred.
? Strong computer skills.

At Putman our most valuable resource is our associates. We offer a generous host of benefits including healthcare, a vacation/sick/holiday package, flexible work hours, short-term disability, employee referral bonus program, learning opportunities and tuition reimbursement, recognition programs, 401(k), health club membership, summer hours and more.

For consideration, please submit your resume to jobs@putman.net.


For immediate consideration, please submit your resume to jobs@putman.net .

Visit us at www.putmanmedia.com