Conference Program Specialist

Location
Working from home
Salary
Base Salary
Posted
Oct 11, 2019
Metro Area
Other
Duration
Full Time

TechMedia is the producer of the Digital Summit conference series which is the largest digital marketing and strategy event series in the U.S., hosting over 20,000 senior digital marketing professionals annually.  We are currently seeking a Conference Program Specialist to join our growing team.

 

Responsibilities:

• Research the digital marketing landscape and identify essential topics and speakers to include in our 20+ annual events
• Increase the Content Director’s pipeline of strong speaker leads through online research and vetting online speaker reels and qualifications
• Interview potential speakers to determine if they’re able to share educational and compelling subject matter with attendees
• Edit session descriptions to ensure speaking content is marketable and appealing to potential attendees
• Review speakers’ slide decks for quality & providing necessary feedback on improvement
• Maintain the speaker database
• Coordinate speaker logistics and collecting timely materials
• Quality check promotional websites, onsite signage, and other materials

Essential Skills

Passion for Live Marketing Events
• Deep understanding of the digital marketing landscape - practices, technologies, and techniques
• Keen interest in current brands and marketing hot topics

Highly Skilled Web Researcher
• Able to uncover hard to locate information and potential speakers through smart queries and effective research techniques using platforms including Google, LinkedIn, blogs, and additional online resources

Experienced Communicator
• Possess a sales and marketing mindset to effectively represent the requirements and benefits of speaking at the event series to prospective speakers
• Able to confidently interview potential speakers to determine if their material is the right fit for the audience

Extremely detail-oriented, organized, flexible, solution-oriented and proactive - can roll with problems and develop solutions as needed and on the fly

Able to juggle multiple, changing priorities while meeting hard deadlines

Experienced in reviewing speaker slide deck content and providing actionable feedback

 

Qualifications

• 5+ years of experience in event content planning, speaker recruiting, and speaker management
• 2+ years of experience working independently from a home office while effectively communicating with team members virtually throughout each workday
• Able to travel to 3-5 events a year

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