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Event Content Producer

Position Overview: 

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 premium event experiences. Reporting to the Director of Event Content and Experiences, this role will support our increasing lineup of world-class in-person and online events described at https://events.technologyreview.com/.  

The ideal candidate will have a personal and passionate interest in technology, a fascination and innate curiosity to understand technology, its inner workings, and its impact on business and society. The position necessitates superior writing, communication, and strong interpersonal skills to manage relationships with our high-profile event speakers. This role requires a highly organized individual with strong project-management skills, comfortable managing multiple simultaneous tasks, relationships, and the schedules necessary for the coordinated and effective live production or broadcast of an event. MIT Technology Review creates both in-person and online events. This position requires an understanding of, and the ability to tailor event delivery for both mediums.  

This is a full-time position, located in our Cambridge, MA office. Remote candidates considered. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions**): 

Strong, demonstrated understanding of attendee needs for individual event offerings, creating powerful content that serves these needs and inspires a prospect to register  

· Manage the program development and speaker selection process for on-site and online events, including topic selection, and identification of speaker candidates  

· Manage speakers for specific events, including invitations, communications, content briefing coordination and content preparation.  

· Assist event team in designing session formats that best convey content to audience  

· Write content abstracts to market sessions in online agenda  

· Deliver all needed production assets according to event schedule, including a minute-to-minute show flow, master show script and presentation deck  

· Manage event production order on the day in conjunction with the production team to ensure adherence to the show schedule  

· Working knowledge of video editing tools, to produce polished session recordings  

· Assist in the in-depth market research on conference topics and themes and competitive events to ensure relevance and timeliness of conference content 

Education and Experience:

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

· Minimum 3 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 skills, as this position must write compelling session abstracts, segment descriptions and promotional copy  

· Superior 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 Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint  

· Proficiency in team collaboration tools such as Slack and Zoom  

· Proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro, StreamYard, and Audacity for video production  

· BA/BS required.  

· Occasional travel required 




** To comply with regulations by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the principal duties in job descriptions must be essential to the job. To identify essential functions, focus on the purpose and the result of the duties rather than the manner in which they are performed. The following definition applies: a job function is essential if removal of that function would fundamentally change the job.