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New York City    Posted: Wednesday, April 06, 2022
 
   
 
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Were hiring a Manager of Brand & Events.

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

Why we love working here

We are mission driven & values driven:

We are collectively building an impactful brand for women by helping them maneuver through lifes necessities. We are providing this community with information & resources so they have the ability, agency & confidence to live their smartest lives. Every role has a purpose & allows us to equip & enable women to make their best decisions, feel more educated & have the right knowledge at the right time.  

We are values driven at every point - how we work, the way we work & our culture come straight from our core values. Each of us support this incredible brand & take part in its continued growth, fulfilling the needs of our audience each & every day.

We put you & your personal lives first - we have a generous benefits policy that demonstrates we are listening to what our employees need:

  • Unlimited vacation policy & generous holiday observances
  • Hybrid working model with flexibility for remote work
  • Comprehensive insurance plans & commuter benefits
  • Auto enrollment into a MassMutual 401(k) plan starting on your first day
  • Access to family building & fertility benefits
  • Rewards for every work anniversary
  • One month paid sabbatical after your five year anniversary as a full-time employee

We support our parents at all points on their journey: 

  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Access to family building & fertility benefits
  • Flexible & broad scale child support program

Your well being is our priority: 

  • We honor Sacred Time in our workplace
  • We have aligned company time off during the summer to truly allow for us all to break from our work at the same time
  • We offer fitness membership reimbursement
  • One Medical Membership is included with our benefits

We have a vibrant, collaborative & supportive culture (we celebrate & have fun!):

  • Weekly company updates lead by our co-founders/co-CEOs
  • Weekly lunch stipend for HQ employees
  • Two opportunities each year for our entire organization to come together IRL in NYC
  • Employee awards ceremonies to celebrate individual accomplishments
  • Clubs & activities designed to meet other employees like book clubs, new hire buddy programs, rooftop lunches, off-sites, & wellness focused classes
  • Numerous culture events that enable our workforce, in the office & remote, to connect & have fun

Your career & development are a priority: 

  • Annual learning & development stipend
  • LEAD@theSkimm, our leadership development program
  • DEI initiatives to ensure we are the best partners & colleagues to each other
  • Career development guidance & planning

And more

  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Complimentary access to theSkimms suite of membership products & swag
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking, & diverse group of people building a media company that makes it easier to live smarter

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 full-time 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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