Director, National Journal Events

Jul 15, 2014
Aug 14, 2014
Ms. Human Resources
Full Time
National Journal Group of Atlantic Media seeks a highly ambitious, entrepreneurial individual to oversee our events operation, called National Journal LIVE or NJ LIVE. NJ LIVE is a critical component of National Journal Group, creating and executing over 75 underwritten events per year.

The Director of National Journal LIVE provides leadership and guidance for events across all departments including marketing, sales and editorial. The Director oversee both the logistics and content divisions for NJ Live, and will also help direct strategy, from serving as key architect of new, large event product concepts to customizing smaller, more intimate events designed to meet a client’s goals and objectives. The Director oversees all aspects of the events business including building sponsorship relationships, the development of new events & programming, and the day-to-day operation of event execution (policy briefings, large-scale conferences, multi-platform programs, private dinners, receptions, etc.)

A key priority of this position is to provide thought leadership and onsite presentation support to National Journal’s business development team to realize annual, budgeted revenue goals and to ensure that all client inquiries and events are managed proactively to exceed the expectations of our sponsors.

The Director oversees a team of 7 and reports directly to the Senior Vice President, Advertising and NJ Live.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Build a large and profitable events business through product creation and supporting sponsorship sales.
  • Serve as key architect of new event product, constantly striving to look for emerging event models and innovative speakers.
  • Own the yearly budget for NJ LIVE.
  • Closely track prospect movement and engage with the sales team and directly with clients at each step to avoid barriers or hesitations.
  • Helping to define long-term business plan, staffing and operations model, and business development and partnerships.
  • In close conjunction with marketing, create and provide suite of tools to the sales team to strengthen event products and drive energy.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with senior client and prospect decision-makers.
  • Provide leadership and manage daily operations for the events department including all logistics, content development and event execution. Ensure all quality and standards are met with an eye toward continuing NJ LIVE’s success as the leader of policy-centered events inside and outside the Beltway.
  • Work with NJ management team to develop core event portfolio.
  • Develop an annual strategic events plan and calendar, including targeted audience building and best practice sponsorship strategies.
  • Serve as a key NJ LIVE liaison with internal managers, sales, marketing, membership, and editorial teams.

    Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:
  • Creative and strategic thinking with emphasis on customer service meeting client objectives for an event.
  • Ability to forge strong relationships with clients and strategic partners.
  • Outstanding writing and editing skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, track record of initiative, high quality and service standard, and ownership of work.
  • Deep understanding of politics and the policy community and its key players.
  • Talent for the development of event programming and the recruitment of high-level speakers.
  • Outstanding organizational skills, excellent time management and judgment, and the ability to manage complex operations in a fast-paced environment.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and the ability to manage complex and fast-changing event programming elements.
  • Experience managing a team
  • Editorial experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree and five years related experience.

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