ABOUT THE POSITION
Technically Media, a local community journalism and events organization, is hiring an Events Manager. The Events Manager will be part of our “Philadelphia Initiatives” team, which is charged with producing Philly Tech Week (which will celebrate its 10th annual May 1-9, 2020) and a small events portfolio for our social impact news site Generocity.org. (Note, though there are points of collaboration, this role is not directly involved with our multi-market Technical.ly events.)
This is a leadership role within the organization, owning a budget and public-facing committees, and therefore comes with responsibilities to influence strategy, including our highly anticipated 10th annual Philly Tech Week. This role, which has an events coordinator direct report and is part of a five-person unit within our company, is being filled with a specific focus on our active planning for PTW20.
You are a confident and detail-driven team leader who is passionate about convening smart people changing local communities. You are an experienced events leader who knows how to build and empower a team to achieve goals and grow ticket revenue and sponsorship opportunities in new ways.
You are ready to take over a well-developed events strategy and excited to find new ways to improve, iterate and excel. You will lead and execute this strategy, but you’re also not afraid to get your hands dirty. Under your watch, not a single detail is overlooked.
You understand that great events are built on community. You’re motivated by the impact you can have on speakers, sponsors and community partners by helping them plug into meaningful opportunities at events. You are able to get creative to meet lower budget goals and also recognize when there’s an opportunity to invest for a greater return.
You’re psyched to lead a small team that’s part of a growing organization. You have a lot of lessons to share, but you also want to learn. You know how to lead a team under pressure, you know how to do it with humility, and you can have fun doing it. You want to organize events that you believe in, helping to connect people in communities of purpose.
As Philadelphia Initiatives Events Manager, you will oversee and produce two event event types, amounting to 10-12 events a year:
We have a strong foundation. We need someone who is excited about compelling programming, creative budget-making, event staging and more. You should be someone who eagerly attends other events, for work and for fun, always seeking inspiration for clever ideas for convening.
The person in this role can expect to spend about half of his or her time overseeing and executing the core events strategy and team while developing new and stronger products, a quarter improving the sales and budget strategy and processes to meet event and quarterly goals, and a final quarter of his or her time executing event related logistics.
This position is ideal for someone who has an interest in bringing together people in Philadelphia, from the region and beyond. Candidates should likely possess the following qualifications:
This is a full-time salaried position to be paid between $50,000 and $60,000. This role includes support for health insurance, which includes vision and dental benefits. We offer 15 days of Paid Time Off to start (with an additional day accrued for each year of service), plus 9 paid holidays, available flex time, a flexible and fun work environment, a monthly IT stipend and access to a company 401K plan. You will report directly to the Vice President of Philadelphia Initiatives.
Interested individuals should contact Vincent Better, Vice President of Philadelphia Initiatives, at email@example.com. Please submit a resume, cover letter (with 2-3 references) and examples of your work.Apply Now
Our Mission: We convene the smartest people and organizations in industries that matter for local communities to thrive in the future. To do that, we make connections with journalism, events and services. Presently, we publish two niche news sites: Technical.ly, which focuses on local tech communities, and Generocity.org, which focuses on the social impact community of Philadelphia.
Our Story:Founded in Philadelphia in 2009 by Temple University graduates with backgrounds in journalism, the media startup has grown to more than 23 full-time employees and a wider network of contributors. We produce regular and annual events including the widely-publicized Philly Tech Week, which in April 2017 welcomed 15,000+ people across 150 events and 138 partners, and Baltimore Innovation Week, which in September 2016 hosted more than 9,000+ at 50+ events.
Our Values: Technically Media is a sustainable community acceleration organization. We value entrepreneurship, creativity, inclusion, flexibility, transparency and those who do, act and create, whom we highlight through news and events. Our team members are public community leaders who pursue new thinking, cherish local communities and are willing to ask challenging questions in order to get better answers. We use communication as a means for conflict resolution and community betterment. We have high standards for ourselves and others and consider professional goals to be personal ones as well.
Our Location: We are headquartered in the historic Curtis Center on beautiful Washington Square in Old City Philadelphia, with additional team members working out of vibrant coworking facilities in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Delaware and Brooklyn.
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