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The job of the Content Director is to lead a team of conference producers who create and deliver compelling conference agendas tailored to each C-level executive community we serve. The Content Director role requires a leader who is a skilled agenda producer with the ability to research, design and deliver a content strategy for Evanta brands as well as coach a team to do the same. The Content Director will partner with sales, marketing, client services and operations to execute innovative, scalable and customizable strategies to ensure the commercial success of the events.
Communicate job expectations to a team of 5-8 Content Managers and guide them in achieving business results by coaching and monitoring agenda building activities, timelines and marketing deliverables
Ensure your portfolio of conferences meets business objects to deliver innovative, compelling, relevant agendas for C-level executives
Act as brand content expert for 1-2 C-level functional areas and work with business stakeholders to develop and deliver a content agenda strategy for those brands
Collaborate with business leaders to evolve attendee experience, create sponsorship opportunities, and innovate new agenda formats
Provide project leadership, performance improvement and training for assigned Centers of Excellence areas to improve overall business performance of Content Department
Develop and deploy new Content team training materials and processes and provide coaching and strategic guidance to Content team members
Identify key competitive conferences and market trends
Evaluate content quality of Evanta conferences to achieve continual improvement
Build conference agendas as necessary to meet business objectives
Up to 15% travel to conferences is required
Four-year college degree is required
2+ years' conference production experience
2+ years' management experience
Experience successfully creating and producing conferences within a fast-paced commercial setting
Working knowledge of content relevant to Fortune 1000 organizations and C-level executives
Ability to identify commercial opportunities and understand how different conference formats and sessions can be monetized
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and relationship management skills
Ability to quickly calculate business risks and benefits and make decisions that support business objectives
Strong negotiator with proven ability to effectively secure and manage keynote-worthy conference speakers
Enthusiasm, confidence, a strong professional work ethic and strong business acumen
Superior organizational and project management skills, along with attention to detail
Ability to manage multiple deadlines and synthesize information quickly and effectively
Ability to travel occasionally, estimated to be 15 - 20%
Job Requisition ID:34466
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