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Verizon Media

Technical and Production Manager - Global Events

At Verizon Media, we connect people to their passions. With brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and more, we help people stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact while creating new ways for advertisers and partners to connect. From XR experiences to advertising and content technology, Verizon Media is an incubator of innovation and is revolutionizing the next generation of content creation in a 5G world.

Verizon Media is an innovative organization that delivers a powerful suite of consumer-oriented products and business-focused services. We build real, honest connections that bring audiences and partners closer to their passions. Our Consumer group transforms how people stay informed and entertained through content and commerce via brands like Yahoo!, TechCrunch and HuffPost. Our Business group powers major advertisers, broadcasters, and the world's largest publishers with industry-leading ad and media platforms. We're at the forefront of the next wave of technology with AR/VR, machine-learning and 5G ready to transform the media of tomorrow. We do it all while putting customers and partners first, delivering truly connected solutions that move the world forward.

Description:

Verizon Media is seeking a technical production and event management professional that has experience in both producing virtual and in-person events. While this role will be heavily focused on the technical aspects of virtual event production (platform management, audio and video formats, incorporating videos / pre-recorded speeches, and managing creative), you'll also be expected to produce in-person events. This includes end-to-end production, occasionally independently and/or with the support of other team members throughout the year. Specific examples of your role in executing past events and production experience should be included in your resume and/or cover letter.This position is currently a remote position until offices safely re-open.

The technical aspects of this role are:
  • Proficiency in the virtual event landscape, awareness of current trends, vendors and best practices for delivering virtual experiences.
  • Simultaneously managing & executing multiple events of any size up to large scale, including making recommendations on balancing the optimal platform(s), vendors, and internal partners.
  • Firsthand experience and technical knowledge producing events on virtual event platforms including Zoom, Webex, GoToMeeting, BlueJeans, Vimeo, and Meet. Experience with custom solutions, integrations with Splash That and Marketo a plus.
  • Experience with live streaming, broadcast and physical/virtual event production. Ability to quickly troubleshoot and resolve platform issues before, during and after an event with an eye on best-in-class UX, quality assurance and customer centricity.
  • Strong technical, analytical and problem solving skills - willingness to roll up your sleeves and do what needs to be done.
  • Ability to learn quickly and operate autonomously in a fast-paced and unpredictable environment.
  • Familiarity with current privacy and compliance requirements related to consumer/personal data a plus (e.g., CCPA, CSTL, GDPR). Experience navigating internal legal, security, hosting and privacy teams a plus.


The Event Manager experience must include:
  • Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Comfortable working independently with limited guidance
  • Proficiency in managing and tracking complex budgets including contract and vendor negotiations
  • Ability to oversee cross-functional teams on programming and content; providing strategic guidance and insight moving beyond a purely logistical role.
  • Capable of managing teams; ensuring deadlines are being met
  • Knowledge of in-person event production, including but not limited to: build-out operations, staffing and labor, talent management, design and registration.
  • Accurately collect, track and analyze event performance and ROI to accurately measure results of marketing activities in order to inform event strategy
  • Development of solutions to address a variety of complex and multifaceted challenges facing event marketing


Qualifications:
  • 6+ years of experience
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • This is an individual contributor position; no people management responsibility, although open to this in the future.
  • Highly motivated and excited by technology: You always have your finger on the pulse of latest technology & competitive trends
  • ideally the candidate would come from a digital events/marketing agency or role within a brand.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, creative environment while actively contributing to a well respected, high functioning group of go-getters.


Verizon Media is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Verizon Media is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form ( https://www.verizonmedia.com/careers/contact-us.html ) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion ( https://www.verizon.com/about/careers/work-culture ) page to learn more.

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