• Events Manager

    Additional Posting Locations 3 months ago(3/22/2019 12:36 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2019-2900
    # of Openings
    1
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Events
  • Overview

    The Sun Sentinel is the dominant, local, online, and media source for Broward County and Southern Palm Beach County www.sun-sentinel.com/

     

    Our parent company, Tribune Publishing is a leading multi-media company in Chicago, IL

     

    We are hiring an Events Manager. This position has strategic oversight of all aspects of the events for the Sun Sentinel with a focus on revenue and profitability, delivering high quality events and content. 

    This position leads the Events team with a focus on profitability and revenue attainment; working cross departmentally with Advertising, Marketing, News/Editorial and Operations. Responsible for driving events revenue through event production, sales, and sponsorship. Manages a team to develop, execute, and promote signature events, custom client events, and additional event management contracts. This position is responsible for the business operation of Sun Sentinel which includes advertising, marketing, sales and circulation. 

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities

    • Produce revenue generating and content driven events that align with business objectives.
    • Create and execute annual and long term strategy and budget plans to grow event business.
    • Work with Events team to develop and implement a deep portfolio of events including, but not limited to consumer expos, community and cultural events, celebrations, B2B events, client driven programming and activations.
    • Manage the sales, marketing, and logistical execution of all events.
    • Conceptualize, manage and implement strategies for event sales and sponsorship.
    • Work closely with Advertising to ensure awareness of event opportunities for new and existing clients.
    • Partner with News/Editorial to integrate content into event programming where applicable.
    • Oversee timely delivery of projects and materials ensuring fiscally responsible development and execution, with appropriate accountability and oversight of Events team on all projects.
    • Management of direct reports to ensure daily responsibilities achieve the highest level of efficiencies and productivity.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business (Marketing, Communications, Journalism or Advertising concentration preferred) 
    • Demonstrated success in meeting revenue generation.
    • Strong ability to understand and partner with other departments and leaders including Advertising, News and Marketing.
    • Knowledge of and acceptance of Tribune Publishing and The Sun Sentinel’s mission and strategy.
    • Senior leadership experience in conceptualizing and producing events.
    • Full spectrum of event management capabilities from strategy to execution.
    • Ability to become proficient in new technologies to efficiently manage business processes.
    • Successful relationship-building skills.
    • Excellent analytical, written, oral, communication, written and presentation skills.
    • Self-starter, possess high energy, solid presentation, creative and analytical skills.
    • Ability to multi-task with strong time and project management skills.
    • Creative flair and enthusiasm.
    • Strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit.
    • Requires a valid driver’s license
    • Requires ability to travel in the region for business calls and industry conferences (approx. 10% of time).
    • Willingness to work evenings/weekends and irregular hours.

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