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Were hiring a Brand & Events Consultant. This will be a contract role through the end of 2022.

About our team & what well build together

Our marketing team is a small group of fast-moving, data-driven & creative thinkers who nurture & grow theSkimm brand & community, while driving audience growth & engagement across all platforms. This role is focused on elevating our brand & fueling growth through building impactful events, reporting to our Senior Manager, Brand & Events. 

In 2022, were gearing up to continue making an impact for millennial women & enabling them to live their smartest lives. We are seeking a talented Manager, Brand & Events who will lead the efforts in creating & executing best in class experiences for our brand partners - that means marrying theSkimm brand & the goals of our brand partners together to create innovative experiential programs. 

The Manager, Brand & Events will bring theSkimm to life in a form that is on-brand for our company. As such, it is important the candidate can develop event concepts that are in-line with our mission to help women lead smarter lives. This is a unique opportunity for someone who is interested in the challenge of meeting the needs of both brand partners & theSkimm, to develop & execute experiences for a well-known & highly recognizable brand.

How youll contribute to our mission

  • Work cross functionally with the brand marketing, sales & brand strategy teams to ideate compelling event concepts that will appeal to both our consumer audience & advertising clients
  • Own proactive sponsorship activation idea + hard cost scoping in the pre-sale process, in addition to packaging, pricing & creating go-to-market materials & co-developing guidelines for customization vs. more templatized integrations
  • Serve as production lead in executing both virtual & live events, & project manage the in-house team (editorial, marketing, social, design, & growth marketing) & external vendors/agencies (registration platform, video, venue, catering, dcor, fabricators, audio, lighting, photographer, & staffing)
  • Creating & maintain key campaign & event documents including budget, run of show, work back schedules, contact list
  • Oversee/contribute to budget management for all built-if-sold initiatives
  • Participate in brainstorming & development of concepts for best-in-class experiences & campaigns, for brand, built-if-sold, & custom initiatives
  • Research & evaluate new event opportunities based on theSkimms business objectives & marketing goals
  • Maintain continuous communication with key internal stakeholders for cross-functional alignment

Youre ready for this! Heres a bit more about what were looking for

  • 4-5 years of experience of high volume, fast-paced marketing & events experience at a media brand or publishing house (virtual events experience needed)
  • Experience working with sales teams to create innovative experiential ideas in partnership with brand partners
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, teamwork, & project management skills
  • Client/relationship experience
  • Proven track record collaborating with goal-oriented & creative cross-functional team members
  • Can adapt to shifting priorities, demands, & timelines in a high-pressure environment
  • Proficiency in Powerpoint, Keynote, Excel, Google Suite
  • Experience working with attendee event management & streaming platforms: Swoogo, Splash, Zoom, Vimeo, YouTube, etc.
  • Excellent writing & communication skills
  • Strong organizational & time management skills
  • Positive attitude & ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment
  • Desire to work hard, learn new skills, & grow professionally
  • Willingness to travel & work flexible hours, as needed

Our story, Skimmd

Were a mission-driven digital media company giving millennial women the information they need to live their smartest lives. 

At our core, we are writers, editors, producers, designers, marketers, engineers, analysts, sellers, creatives & strategists all working together to achieve this goal.

Since launching in 2012, we have become a trusted source for a community of millions of Skimmrs by seamlessly integrating into their existing routines, fundamentally changing the way our audience consumes news & makes decisions. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, remains the fastest-growing newsletter on the market, & we continue to innovate, find new ways to Skimm everything from finance & careers to voting, wellness & downtime. Our product suite has expanded to include three top-rated podcasts, Skimm This'', Pop Cultured, & 9 to 5ish, theSkimm mobile app, Skimm Money & Skimm Your Life newsletters, a new virtual course series called SkimmU, & Skimm Studios for innovative in-house video & audio content. Our first book, How to Skimm Your Life, was released in June 2019 & debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list. 

And were not done! We continue to grow the breadth of our offerings in lifes necessary categories & by expanding our products across events, commerce, customized content & audio, our ecosystem will become the go-to resource for this generation - & the ones that follow -  in the most critical areas of their lives. 

Come join us!

Learn more about us & our other opportunities here.

What about the office?

This is a contract role based in New York, NY with flexibility for remote work.

Our office is available to use three days a week - Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday. We have a hybrid environment & ask that employees within the New York Metro area come together in person a minimum of three days per month. All other days are up to the discretion of the employees during the three days a week that the office will be open. We are continuing to closely monitor the state of COVID-19 in New York & will adjust this plan accordingly.

We will require COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone coming to our office. We are following CDC recommendations & will also require additional boosters, & will always follow CDC & NY state guidance on wearing masks in the office.

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