Assistant Director of Events

  • Full-time
  • Austin, Texas
  • Applications have closed

Website Texas Tribune

The Texas Tribune is seeking an experienced events producer to oversee the production of the Tribune’s year-round event portfolio.

Since our launch, the Tribune has hosted nearly 500 on-the-record, open-to-the-public live events — on college campuses, in community centers and everywhere in between — at which public officials, policy wonks and newsmakers answer for the work they’re doing and how they’re spending Texans’ tax dollars.

The Assistant Director of Events will plan and execute the Tribune’s suite of events around the state, including conversations with legislators, panel discussions, social and co-sponsored events, day-long symposia and the annual Texas Tribune Festival, which attracts thousands of attendees to downtown Austin to learn about Texas’ biggest challenges and to engage in thoughtful discussions about their respective solutions.

We’re looking for a seasoned events producer with experience planning events of varying sizes at all stages of production, from conception and pre-event planning to on-site execution and post-event analysis.

Responsibilities will include:

Event production including venue planning and site visits
Traveling around the state to execute all Texas Tribune events
Managing speaker scheduling and all details and communications relating to their appearance
Assisting with various aspects of Texas Tribune Festival production
Overseeing design and production of promotional materials, programs, signage, etc.
Managing expenses to budget and submit invoices
Running post-event evaluation, including data entry and analysis, and producing reports for stakeholders
Working closely with the Tribune revenue teams to develop sponsorship packages and deliver on all sponsor activation needs
Anticipating needs and troubleshooting to ensure that all events run smoothly

An ideal candidate will have:

Strong writing and communication skills with a good copy-editing eye
Ability to juggle and prioritize many projects simultaneously with an eye on the big picture
A detail-oriented approach with a commitment to getting the job done well and on-schedule
Strong discretion and courtesy when dealing with all Tribune contacts and relationships
The ability to remain cool under pressure and work well both independently and on teams
Facility with EventBrite, MailChimp and Salesforce
This position requires frequent travel around the state to produce events, as well as occasional evening and weekend events. The Assistant Director of Events will also play a key role in building the Tribune events audience and developing an events strategy.

We know there are great candidates who won’t fit everything we’ve described above, or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

The Texas Tribune is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. And we are taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.