US Chamber of Commerce Manager of Content, Events in Washington, District Of Columbia
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Manager of Content, Events
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
POSITION OVERVIEW: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Partnerships and Marketing team seeks a live event content manager to lead the research, conception, and speaker bookings for production, and delivery of exciting, highly visible, forward-looking programs focused on ideas and innovations that impact business. The successful candidate will be a huge force in developing content and recruiting speakers for our programs (15-20 per year), leading research and composing agendas, and working with our marketing team to craft high-profile packaging of these initiatives. Key responsibilities will include contributing to the growth, development, and execution of a wide range of events and programs, ranging in size from intimate dinners to large-scale, multiday events in the DC-area and throughout the country.
Mastermind and manage the development of the Chamber’s most impactful events, leading all aspects of content and speaker acquisition.
Partner with senior colleagues to develop and execute live programs through topic generation, expert speaker identification, program format options, moderator preparation, and speaker pre-interviews.
Oversee each production in portfolio from start to finish, working alongside the events operations team, and, on-site, stage produce the live event.
Handle the day to day communications with clients, internal executives, and external partners.
Map out emerging issues and innovations, and identify startups and companies to engage and invite to speak. Connect disparate information and ideas into on-point agendas for programs.
Devise other areas of content development, future program strategy, and multimedia productions that generate buzz.
Be a generous and entrepreneurial leader and contribute to other areas of team programs such as stage creative, audience marketing, and new product development.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years’ related experience in content development, communications, or in a media or agency environment, preferable in a high-velocity, bottom-line focused industry; strong writer and copy editor with exceptional written and verbal communications skills; enthusiasm for current events and able to track future trends; passionate about business innovation and knowledgeable about issues impacting the business community; able to establish strong professional relationships with flexibility and conscientiousness; and up to date on the latest trends in conference and event production.
The Ideal Candidate:
Active Ambassador – aggressively and creatively pitches and recruits top speakers to participate at relevant programs.
Multitasker – has ability to manage complex and fast-changing program elements and prioritize effectively in response. Possesses outstanding organizational skills, excellent time management and judgment, and exhibits grace under pressure.
Expert Communicator – ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with colleagues at all levels of the business with self-possession in presentation. Exceptional writing, editing, and verbal skills.
Overachiever – outstanding record of achievement and initiative, entrepreneurial spirit, and profound sense of responsibility. Pays meticulous attention to details and has superior organizational skills.
Creative and Strategic Thinker – ability to innovatively and efficiently meet both internal and external client objectives.
News Junkie – a voracious consumer of current events and the newsmakers driving the stories with an eye to uncovering new ways of approaching those topics and identifying up-and-coming leaders and voices on the issues.
Attentive Colleague – quick study, sense of humor, and a true team player.
Salary commensurate with experience.
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Headquarters, Washington, District Of Columbia, United States of America