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Events Specialist

Events Specialist

United States Virtual

Gannett 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 The USA TODAY NETWORK, which includes USA TODAY, and local media organizations in 43 states in the United States, and Newsquest, a wholly-owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom. We also own digital marketing services companies under the brand LocaliQ, which provide a cloud-based platform of products to enable small and medium-sized businesses to accomplish their marketing goals. In addition, our portfolio includes one of the largest media-owned events businesses in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures creates impactful consumer engagements and experiences through world-class events, promotions, races and technology. We strive to exceed expectations, create unforgettable memories and drive value for our partners while leveraging our reputable institutions, including USA TODAY and more than 250 local media brands. The events and promotions that we build inspire pride in local communities and connect local and national businesses with highly engaged audiences. We are an industry leader and drive results from coast to coast. USATVentures.com.

USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures is seeking an Events Specialist to help facilitate events. Our ideal candidate is looking to expand their career in the event industry and has the talent needed to effectively balance multiple event timelines from initiation to execution of each event.

BASE SALARY: $40,000 – $45,000/annually
Core Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Event Managers to ensure events are executed in conjunction with current year’s business plan and budget.
  • Support managers in providing leadership to local markets for each event to ensure that staffs are fully supported to accomplish tasks required for successful events.
  • Work with Ventures Events team to collaborate with local markets.
  • Assist with implementation of event objectives.
  • Follow event timelines.
  • Communicate with venues as needed.
  • Work with Event Managers and Graphic Designer to create event materials.
  • Coordinate with Event Specialist on ordering event materials.
  • Coordinate and help manage event set-up and execution.
  • Work with Graphic Designer to create promotional materials for events.
  • Develop systems and processes to ensure consistent, efficient and effective communication.
  • Assist Event Managers in tracking and reporting event data in a timely manner.
  • Assist Event Managers in creating event presentations and other materials as needed.
  • Facilitate event set-up and execution.

Skills and Experience

  • 2+ years of experience in event industry
  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, public relations or related
  • Strong communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong understanding of marketing principles and advertising strategy
  • Strong business expertise, with a high bar set on quality
  • Able to think both strategically and operationally

The annualized base salary for this role will range between $34,200 and $80,500. Variable compensation is not reflected in these figures and based on the role, may be applicable. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, location, and union representation, if applicable.

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
  • Job Function Event Operations
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $40,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $45,000.00