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We’re hiring a Director of Events

Applications for this role have now closed. Please see our jobs page for our open positions.

Starting salary: $80,000/year
Location: Open

The 19th is hiring its first Director of Events to oversee programming, promotion and production of our growing events business. As Director of Events, you will have a knack for surfacing interviews and driving discussions that cut through the 24-hour news cycle with relevant and insightful perspectives on gender, politics and policy issues of interest to our audience. You will be an extraordinary collaborator, project manager and multi-tasker, able to manage details and deadlines as you maintain a clear vision for our long-term events strategy. Above all, you will champion The 19th’s mission to serve women, people of color, and those historically underserved by American media through the conversations you convene. The Director of Events will report to the Publisher.  

Responsibilities include: 

  • Spearheading programming for our full slate of events, including 12 virtual “off-the-news” events, quarterly issue-driven summits, and interactive/roundtable discussions 
  • Project managing all aspects of event production, ensuring 19th and contract teams have deadlines, deliverables and guidance necessary to meet event goals
  • Working with digital producer to oversee delivery of event collateral, sponsor elements and integrations, and all copy/assets for website, newsletter and social promotion
  • Driving acquisition and retention of event attendees through effective pre- and post-event engagement; overseeing paid marketing campaigns, as needed
  • Tracking and reporting out on events reach and engagement with distributed analytics, survey analysis and more
  • Overseeing our events program P&L in consultation with our revenue team; managing all event expenses and contracts 

Relevant skills include: 

  • 4+ years of event management experience
  • Experience with online event and production platforms, such as Eventbrite, Crowdcast, Zoom, Adobe Premier and social streaming (Facebook, Twitter and YouTube)
  • Demonstrated experience growing audience and engaging community through events, social and/or email channels
  • Excellent copywriting, editing and presentation skills
  • Ability to lead, communicate and collaborate across teams/departments; experience working in an agile environment a plus 
  • Experience running projects with apps such as Basecamp, AirTable, Asana, JIRA or Trello
  • Experience managing expenses and maintaining a budget/P&L
  • A self-starting, resourceful attitude

We know there are great candidates who might not check all these boxes or who possess important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We also encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities. 

Benefits of working at The 19th

  • 20 days paid time off, plus major holidays (12 per year)
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) with matching 
  • Flexible work hours
  • Professional development/conference stipend
  • Up to 6 months paid family leave
  • Flex Plan (for medical or child care expenses)
  • Disability insurance (ST and LT)
  • Life insurance
  • Caregiver leave

How to apply

Interested candidates should apply here by Feb. 5, 2020. Have questions about this position? Contact Amanda Zamora at [email protected]. Please note: We are not accepting résumés or applications via email. All candidates must apply here.