Texas Public Radio (TPR) is a mission-driven, award-winning, multimedia organization serving an audience of more than 280,000 across a wide expanse of the state. Our newsroom includes a 15-person team of reporters, hosts, editors and producers who serve our local and regional audiences. TPR is part of The Texas Newsroom, collaboration between NPR and Texas public radio stations, and the first hub to launch in a system-wide collaboration to create a virtual newsroom of 1,000 plus journalists.
Committed to meeting our community on-air, online and in-person, Texas Public Radio is looking for an Events Manager to oversee all aspects of community and special events to include assisting with the development, budgeting and planning for all aspects of TPR’s event initiatives, working with community agencies and promoters to attract events to TPR venues, and overseeing space usage and rental policies for TPR’s venues.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversees all aspects of events, working closely with all departments to recommend, develop and plan events that help support collective strategies, values and outreach goals.
In collaboration with TPR executive leadership, other TPR departments and partnering organizations, participates in ideation, brainstorming, development and review of events.
Identifies programs and events, touring and local, and works with event promoters to attract events that are a right fit and have potential to generate revenue through venue usage fees, shared revenue, etc.
Leads the efforts for the establishment of TPR event space usage policies, schedule of appropriate fees, and promoting the event spaces to potential customers.
Conducts outreach with community organizations for potential partnered events hosted at TPR.
Oversees production and technical aspects of events, including management of staff, set-up and follow-up.
Develops and oversees the events budget, reviews proposals for cost and profitability, and coordinates with underwriting and other departments as appropriate.
Conducts site inspections and walk-throughs with all appropriate parties, coordinating the equipment, décor, fixtures, catering and other contracting related to the event.
Contracts with vendors and staffing of all sorts, including venues, AV equipment, catering, talent, etc.
Serves as a community ambassador through speaking engagements, moderating or participating in panel discussions, and individual outreach.
Assists with and supports promotional and fundraising activities.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, event management or related field.
Minimum of ten years’ experience in relevant event production and management.
Event certification, including CSEP, CMP, DES, CEPS, CQEP or similar, may be considered in lieu of degree and/or experience.
Evidence of demonstrated lead role in producing successful events.
Familiarity with and commitment to public media’s mission and values.
Excellent organizational skills.
Strong communications and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to work under strict deadlines and short timelines.
Demonstrated ability to successfully work collaboratively.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES & REQUIREMENTS
Finger Dexterity: Using fingers to make small movements such as typing or picking up small objects.
Talking: Frequently conveying information, instructions, and ideas clearly and quickly.
Hearing: Able to hear average or normal conversations, in person or by phone.
Repetitive Motions: Frequently and regularly using the wrists, hands, and fingers.
Visual: Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or other materials.
Physical: Ability to travel. May have to lift papers, books, recording equipment and other items weighing up to 10 lbs.
To apply: Send cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to email@example.com. Please indicate where you saw the ad. TPR is an EEO employer.