Event Manager - (Folsom, CA)

e.Republic is a media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education, with our corporate headquarters based in Folsom, CA. Our award-winning publications, websites, more than 150 annual events and highly respected research operations are acknowledged as setting the gold standard in their respective fields. Our work has been cited in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Time, The Washington Post and USA Today.

You can learn more about us by visiting http://www.erepublic.com/

The Event Manager is responsible and accountable for all assigned events. This position requires the ability to be the main decision maker for each event assigned – all logistics, client management, contract negotiation, budgets, etc. This position requires that event delivery occur in a timely and effective manner with complete customer satisfaction. Must be able to use independent judgment and discretion with regards to budget, logistics and margin for assigned events.

This position is based out of Folsom, CA.

Responsibilities

  • Locate, negotiate and contract event locations.
  • Decide on and oversee event logistics, including food and beverage, audio visual, etc. (as applicable).
  • Oversee all relationships with service vendors, including hotel catering managers, convention service managers, audio visual departments, security, etc.
  • Responsible for managing event budget for assigned events.
  • Create and manage event timelines to meet deadlines.
  • Create and maintain strong relationships with high level officials, event sponsors, and internal clients.
  • Secure appropriate speakers to mirror content as requested by client.
  • Coordinate with the marketing team regarding the creation of promotional and event materials, including invitations, program guides, PowerPoint slides, signage, etc. (as applicable).
  • Coordinate all conference calls/meetings related to each event, including kick-off calls, content calls, speaker coordination calls, dry-run calls, etc.
  • Responsible for overseeing all on-site event logistics, including set-up, catering, audio-visual, exhibitor needs, etc.

Qualifications

  • Job will require travel. Traveling on weekends may be necessary.
  • Precise attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to work as part of team and maintain strong relationships with all team members
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with high level executives
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, PowerPoint, and Salesforce