Executive Director of Events

| Greater NYC Area
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Recount Media is seeking an Executive Director of Events who is looking to build an events business at the intersection of politics, business and technology. This vital hire will be responsible for the direction and execution of our ambitious plan to build industry events, most notably our flagship Shift Series - which currently consists of full-day conferences on each Coast.  The candidate will have experience planning and growing large scale events, negotiating contracts, managing budgets, and thinking creatively about production, attendee and sponsor experiences. This is a full-time position. 

Key Responsibilities

  • In consultation with CEO and EIC, determine strategy and build business plan for Events P&L

  • Own Events P&L, including all revenue, sponsorship sales, and OpEx

  • Work with the CEO and EIC to plan the editorial direction of each event and conduct all outreach for speakers and guests

  • Integrate events with editorial programming 

  • Plan and execute all event logistics for events (venue sourcing, registration, hotel blocks, catering, audio/visual, entertainment, etc.)

  • Manage all third-party vendor relations for event orders and invoicing

  • Negotiate contracts with hotels and vendors

  • Maintain precise budgets for each event

  • Conceptualize and execute custom sponsorships for sponsors Plan and coordinate the launch of new email and ad products.

  • Conduct research of competitive industry events and event trends

  • Work collaboratively with marketing and sales staff on event promotion

  • Manage all timelines and deadlines for event deliverables

  • Travel onsite to execute company events

 

Key Skills & Knowledge

  • 8+ years planning events and conferences

  • A keen sense for attendee and sponsor experiences

  • Experience working with high-level VIP guests and speakers

  • Experience negotiating contracts and managing vendor relations

  • Experience managing budgets

  • Excellent communication and writing skills

  • Strong project management skills

  • Sets priorities, multitasks and solves problems

  • Works collaboratively across departments

Recount Media is located in Flatiron and offers a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision benefits, flexible time off, fitness and commuter perks and a 401K.

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