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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 premium event experiences. Reporting to the Director of Event Content and Experiences, this role will supplement 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 the inner workings and the implications of technology on business and society. The position necessitates superior writing, communication, and strong interpersonal skills to manage relationships with our 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.

The role will work closely with the events, editorial, marketing, and sales teams to accelerate the growth of MIT Technology Review’s event portfolio.

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

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the program development and speaker selection process for MIT Technology Review in-person and online events, including identifying speakers and subject matter experts
  • Manage speakers for specific events, including invitations, communications, content briefing coordination and content preparation.
  • Work with speakers to prepare talks, including running speaker and panel preparation calls
  • Manage event production order on the day, ensuring proper flow of agenda and speaker preparedness
  • Assist in the conducting of in-depth market research on conference topics and themes and competitive events to ensure relevance and timeliness of conference content
  • Assist event team in designing session formats that best convey content to audience
  • Write content abstracts and assist with marketing copy as needed

Supervision Received: Director of Event Experience and Content

Supervision Exercised: None

Minimum Requirements

  • 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 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.

About MIT Technology Review (www.technologyreview.com)

Founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1899, MIT Technology Review is a world-renowned, independent media company whose insight, analysis, reviews, interviews and live events explain the commercial, social and political impact of new technologies. MIT Technology Review derives its authority from the world's foremost technology institution and from its editors' deep technical knowledge, capacity to see technologies in their broadest context, and unequaled access to leading innovators and researchers. For 117 years, MIT Technology Review's mission has been to equip readers with the intelligence to understand a world shaped by technology and the impact upon their careers and lives.