Business Coordinator, Special Events

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 2 months ago

Req ID: 171003

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The Job

This is a project role ending February 2021. Production coordinates events across multiple platforms including but not limited to political conventions, election nights, debate & town halls, international Presidential travel, deaths of notables and big breaking news.

The Daily

  • The position will be responsible for supporting producers and technical staff daily in multiple cities as well as in the field as needed

  • Must have understanding of production workflow and budgeting

  • Main responsibilities will include producing budgets for events, researching and acquiring vendors, travel & expense management, liaison with risk management, Legal, Finance and Accounting as needed

The Essentials

  • Must be organized with experience creating and managing media budgets

  • Will actively participate in pre-production by building event budgets with producers, researching vendors, coordinating deposits and seeking competitive vendor bids

  • Book and oversee travel, hotel and transport of staff

  • Post event you must process vendor payments (knowledge of ARIBA a plus) and approve employee expenses (CONCUR) following the budget

  • Communication is key in this role so excellent verbal and written communication skills are required along with a strong attention to detail

  • Must work well in groups and in fast paced environments as well as be good at handling multiple assignments at one time and have ability to prioritize

  • Field support : As needed for events and breaking news

  • Could include but not limited to surveys, pre-event budget preparations, negotiations with vendors & venues, fixer & runner management, setup workspace, order & manage credentials and catering, supplies and other event support logistics as required

  • Support Director of Business Operation SpEv: Contribute to budget discussions and have a clear understanding of entire production process (all elements from start to finish) and internal billing/allocations

  • Negotiate contracts as needed

  • Experienced and comfortable with excel to manage budgets and actual costs as well as pull relevant data for analysis

  • Support staff and event personnel on international travel, booking flights, visas, passports

  • Support organizing staff and gear needs for unilateral coverage. Understand the USTV Pool and CNN's role and responsibilities

The Perks

  • Paid time off every year to volunteer

  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies

  • 2018 Best Company for Working Mothers

  • 2018 Best Company for Dads

  • An in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career

  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and E-Verify users. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.


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Business Coordinator, Special Events

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.