Events Director in Orlando, FL at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 11/6/2020

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Job Summary

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Reports directly to the Vice President and General Manager, and closely partners with sales and content teams to build and execute successful revenue generating events for CMG Orlando.    This role is responsible for hiring, managing and training a team of event activation specialists to execute station events, community event partnerships, concert events, and event marketing activation. 

 

Exceptional leadership, communication, planning and digital skills are a requirement.  A proven track record of leading an events team and experience creating compelling, revenue generating events is highly preferred.  Oversight of all events will require working nights and weekends occasionally.   

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead collaboration across multiple departments to create, plan and establish effective processes to flawlessly execute events such as large scale station sponsored concerts, community sponsored partnership events and fee based event management.
  • Partner with sales team to develop events revenue ideas based on advertiser needs.
  • Partner with program directors to develop radio brand events to engage and grow audience.
  • Provide proactive leadership and creation of event ideas to further grow our brands and potentially generate revenue.
  • Work in partnership with the Director of Operations and Director of Sales to grow existing events and create new opportunities.
  • Coordinate all communications, logo usage, and press releases from CMG.
  • Hire, train, develop and evaluate performance of event activation specialists and assistants.
  • Create and execute promotional events that engage audiences on social media and digital platforms.
  • Project management from start to finish; responsible and accountable for assignments and tasks.
  • Maintain a master event calendar for CMG to be shared with all necessary staff.
  • Effective planning of weekly staff schedules within budgeted guidelines.
  • Establish and foster strong relationships with local/regional concert and event venues.
  • Oversee department expense budgets and implement strategy and priorities for the department.
  • Oversee department to ensure all event client sponsorship deliverables are fulfilled and be able to provide post event recaps
  • Meet corporate goals and guidelines and communicate market’s performance to corporate.
  • Brainstorm with Sales Team regarding ways to incorporate clients with our promotions, social media pages, station websites then execute those ideas.
  • Prepare weekly department report to Market Manager highlighting wins, community stories, and people news. 

 

 

What we look for

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS/skills

  • Minimum of 3 years’ successful experience in promotions, marketing or event planning.
  • Highly adaptable and professional. Ability to participate in high-level client and corporate meetings as well as relating to audiences of our distinct radio brands.
  • Strong organizational, planning, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Able to multi-task in a high-speed environment.
  • High work standards and degree of attention to detail.
  • High integrity and customer focused.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays throughout the year.
  • Strong computer, digital and social media expertise.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Promo Suite and social media platforms.
  • Excellent driving record.

 

Preferred:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Former management or leadership experience.
  • Experience specifically in concert production, talent negotiations, and venue relationships
  • Ability to effectively create and execute ideas, plan events and manage workflow utilizing technology.
  • Provide creative solutions to complex problems.
  • Successful project management.
  • Experience planning and executing large scale events.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and other latest generation Final Cut Pro and After Effects programs is a plus.