Event Content Producer
MIT Technology Review seeks an Event Content Producer to support our rapidly growing events business. Complementing the content generated from one of the world’s most respected technology media companies, these events and conferences are show productions of the highest quality. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Events and Strategic Partnerships and working closely with the Director or Event Programming, this role will supplement our increasing lineup of world-class conferences and custom client programs (www.technologyreview.com/events.)
The role will work closely with the events, editorial, marketing, and sales teams to accelerate the growth of MIT Technology Review’s live event product offerings by helping to develop and implement new event topics and themes, as well as ensuring that all existing conferences and events have appropriate, relevant and compelling content for the market. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of how technology is affecting businesses, experience in programming emerging technology events, and, above all, superior writing, editing, communication, and project-management skills.
This is a full-time position, located in our Cambridge, MA office.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Lead program development and speaker selection process for specific MIT Technology Review and client events, including identifying speakers and subject matter experts
- Develop and implement compelling custom event programs for MIT Technology Review clients
- Assist international partners with programming events abroad as needed
- Conduct in-depth market research on conference topics and themes to ensure relevance and timeliness of conference content
- Assist event team in designing conference concepts such as broad themes, formats, and titles
- Help recruit and manage conference advisory board(s) for assigned events
- Manage speakers for specific events, including invitations, communications, content briefing coordination and content preparation.
- Work in tandem with our Programming Director on events with shared programming responsibilities
- Work with speakers to prepare talks, including running speaker and panel preparation calls
- Write content abstracts and assist with marketing copy as needed
- Help to manage conference running order on the day (on-site), ensuring proper flow of agenda and speaker preparedness
- 5-7 years of event programming experience, preferably within the technology space
- The ability to program events that will satisfy a demanding, intelligent, technology-savvy, and highly literate audience
- Demonstrated understanding of the competitive event landscape
- Desire to consistently enhance events and bring new ideas, strategic and executional
- Superior written and verbal communication skills, as this position will interact with a range of clients and stakeholders, including leaders in business, government, and academia
- Accustomed to working with and effectively managing the interests of multiple stakeholders on sensitive and deadline-driven projects
- Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- BA/BS required. Graduate degree desirable.
- Occasional travel required.
MIT Technology Review offers an intellectually charged, creative work environment with competitive compensation and benefits through MIT.
To apply: please visit jobs.mit.edu, job ID #14409. No phone calls or recruiters, please.
About MIT Technology Review (www.technologyreview.com)
MIT Technology Review is an independent media company owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The oldest technology magazine in the world (established 1899), MIT Technology Review’s mission is to promote the understanding of emerging technologies and to analyze their commercial, economic, social, and political impacts on society, government, businesses, academic institutions, and individuals. Our goal is also to assist business and technology leaders—CTOs, senior technologists, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists—in shaping markets and driving the global economy.Apply