The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Events team seeks an entrepreneurial person to help create excellent programs for our audience of business leaders. The manager will serve a critical role in shaping content for in-person and virtual events, preparing speakers, and building best-in-class productions for our members, partners, and guests.
The manager will research topics, coordinate all stages of the speaker preparation process, and draft scripts and discussion questions. Successful candidates will have an interest in current affairs and the news, strong organizational skills, and a desire to collaborate with teammates and external partners to build impactful programs.
- Help create a large portfolio of Chamber in-person and virtual events, collaborating with various internal teams through ideation and execution.
- Research and pitch speakers and topics, maintain editorial calendars, and fully produce segments in coordination with senior producers.
- Completely manage the details of speaker preparation, including collecting headshots and biographies, scheduling briefing calls and rehearsals, and drafting speaker memos.
- Manage important documents, including runs of show, editorial calendars, and speaker trackers.
- Work closely with designers and AV teams to develop impactful visual elements.
- Collaborate with sponsors, members, and teammates to execute world-class events.
- Draft marketing and promotional material to help drive audiences to various programs.
- Contribute ideas to improve the quality of our content and sophistication of our programs.
- Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience in journalism and/or event or policy programming.
- Experience researching topics, writing scripts, and executing events.
- Excellent storytelling and writing skills, with a dedication to both accuracy and creativity.
- Meticulous attention to detail, observance of deadlines, and project management skills.
- Ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to achieve common goals.
- Strong professional presence and comfort interfacing with VIP guests and speakers.
- Entrepreneurial spirit, proven initiative, and ownership of work.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Excel.
Candidates need to be aware that the U.S. Chamber requires all U.S.-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. The U.S. Chamber is an equal opportunity employer and will make reasonable accommodations to those unable to be vaccinated where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.
The U.S. Chamber is committed to equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. The U.S. Chamber will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities in accordance with applicable law.