Events Director, Remote
City Cast is a rapidly growing daily local podcast and newsletter network that produces hyper-local, engaging, and community-focused content for listeners in 11 cities across the country. Our mission is to connect people to their cities through storytelling, news, and culture. We are seeking an Events Director to join our dynamic team and lead the strategic planning and execution of a large-scale listener/audience event in one of our cities in 2024, as well as oversee and execute revenue-generating sponsor events in other markets.
The Events Director will be a pivotal member of our team, responsible for creating memorable events that strengthen City Cast's connection with our audience and drive revenue through sponsorships and ticket sales. This role requires a strategic thinker with a strong track record in event planning, excellent organizational and leadership skills, and the ability to build strong partnerships with subcontractors, sponsors, and local communities.
This position is fully remote, however will require some travel occasionally.
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 31st
Strategic Event Planning:
- Develop a comprehensive event strategy for the large-scale listener/audience event in 2024, aligning it with City Cast's mission and goals.
- Collaborate with the executive team to set event objectives, budgets, and timelines.
- Identify and evaluate potential event venues, suppliers, and partners.
- Oversee all aspects of event execution, including logistics, marketing, ticketing, and participant engagement.
- Ensure a seamless and memorable experience for event attendees, leveraging City Cast's brand and values.
- Identify and create revenue-generating sponsorship opportunities for events in all City Cast markets.
- Collaborate with the sales and marketing teams to secure sponsors and execute successful sponsor events.
- Manage sponsor relationships to ensure their objectives are met and provide a high return on investment.
- Build and lead a team of local contract event professionals and volunteers to execute events successfully.
- Provide guidance and mentorship to team members to foster a collaborative and creative work environment.
- Metrics and Reporting:
- Develop and track key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success of events and sponsorship initiatives.
- Prepare post-event reports and analysis to identify areas for improvement and growth.
- Proven track record in generating revenue through event sponsorships.
- Exceptional project management and organizational skills.
- Strong leadership and team management abilities.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Proficiency in event management software and tools.
- Passion for City Cast's mission and the communities we serve.
- Bachelor's degree in marketing, business, or a related field.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in event planning and management.
- Experience leading the production of local and/or national events.
The Event Director reports to the Chief Revenue Officer at City Cast. This position is full-time, includes benefits, and is located wherever you want to be in the U.S. The salary range is $110k-$130k depending on experience. City Cast is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. Learn more about our mission and values here. We encourage everyone to apply.