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Event Production Manager/Key Accounts

Company: Gannett
Location: Buffalo Grove
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

Event Production Manager/Key AccountsBuffalo Grove, IL, USA Chicago, IL, USA Illinois, USA Virtual Req #21982Friday, April 15, 2022Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.
The Manager, Event Production (Key Accounts) provides support to the management level with the goal of developing and delivering events and visibility that present EnMotive as the event production leader in the running community. He/she owns the responsibility for coordinating and managing the on the ground logistics and delivery of all EnMotive production events (races, expos, retail, and training events) as well as additional event coordination and support as needed to fulfill EnMotive local events and company equipment rentals, contracts and initiatives. He/she will work with both internal and external partners to deliver events and services in line with the financial and strategic goals of the company.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • EnMotive Production (contracted events) & any assigned VE Local Race Series events
    • Support operations owner for overall event
      • Works with Race Director and designated members of the EnMotive team on course and site layout
        • Prepare and/or provide appropriate information, documents and maps of areas of responsibility for permit submission to City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and appropriate agencies locally as well as appropriate agencies in other cities for regional / national events
          • Street closure and logistics plan
            • Event Operations
              • Work with Race Director in service provider selection as appropriate
                • Work with Race Director on design and publishing of race course and event layouts
                  • Coordinate race service providers, pre, during and post event
                    • Work with Event Team on staffing needs for races and events
                      • Facilitate delivery schedule for races and provide necessary workforce for delivery / receiving in conjunction with Warehouse Team
                        • Determine truck rental and driving as needed in conjunction with Operations Team
                          The role requires two to three years in an event production environment. A detail orientated thinker and problem solver who can understand and adapt quickly to office systems, spatial challenges and processes that currently exist as well as understand the needs and initiatives of various department personnel to create new processes. Knowledge of running, sports marketing and special event production related experience is also preferred. Ideal candidate will have at minimum a bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a four-year college or University. References of events exhibiting skills in timeline and logistical planning may be asked.
                          Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee's race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicant's disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals' application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.'s Recruitment Department at Recruit@gannett.com.Other details
                          • Job Family Events Marketing
                          • Job Function Marketing
                          • Pay Type SalaryApply Now

Keywords: Gannett, Buffalo Grove , Event Production Manager/Key Accounts, Executive , Buffalo Grove, Illinois

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