Food Loves Tech Event Manager

Brooklyn, NY
This will be a freelance by contract job
Aug 06, 2018
Metro Area
New York

Are you interested in being a part of an annual cutting edge event, Food Loves Tech, which focuses on how technology shapes and changes the way we cultivate and consume food?

Edible Holdings seeks a Lead Event Manager to work with our experiential team for this year's Food Loves Tech event.  

With live event experiences, rapidly growing social media streams, mobile-first digital channels and quarterly print titles in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Edible is the trusted, definitive food voice for the New York Metro area.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES - This is a freelance job focused around this event.  Contractor will report to head of Business Development & Experiential Initiatives with support from two other event marketing team members. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- On site lead production manager of Food Loves Tech 

Responsible for management of all production elements that include but not limited to:

 - all vendor/exhibitor management (AV, outfitting, etc)

-  all communication with ​ production purveyors (equipment rentals, ice, security etc)

- manage staffing and volunteers

-  oversee signage and layout in consultation with graphic designer, editorial and programming team

-  create and implement full production schedule


To knock this job out of the park, you would have these essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • You have 2+ years experience in experiential events
  • You are outgoing/comfortable meeting and interfacing with vendors and high end sponsors
  • You have superb organizational skills and self-motivation.
  • You consume web and social media content and have a strong interest in new media communications.
  • You enjoy the kind of content covered in Edible: locavore food scene, farmers markets, community gardens, artisan ingredients, small-batch booze, local food policy and a really good doughnut.

PERKS (You will enjoy all sorts of perks!):

  • Work with passionate, mission-driven, food- and drink-focused partners
  • A chance to be a player in the food and media world during a highly transitional time.
  • Free passes for friends and family to all Edible events.