The Texas Tribune is seeking an events producer to serve as the lead production and project manager for all Tribune events and live programs featuring interviews with some of the state’s leading public officials, policy experts and newsmakers. This person is present for all events, both virtual and in person, though in-person events are currently on hiatus. The events producer is responsible for creating public event listings, talent management and communication, building event runs-of-show and managing the logistics required to bring an event to life. They work closely with the Tribune’s technical director, A/V engineer and art team to manage and execute events at all stages of production — from conception and pre-event planning to day-of execution and post-event analysis. They manage cross-departmental relationships to oversee the production and distribution of event production materials, sponsorship deliverables and other needs and requests.
The events producer also works closely with the Texas Tribune Festival production team to host one of the largest editorial events in the nation, boasting hundreds of the biggest names in politics and public policy and attracting thousands of attendees to participate in the event.
At The Texas Tribune, events are live expressions of our journalism and bring to life the award-winning reporting of our newsroom.
Lead the production and execution of around 50 Tribune events and live programs annually, including virtual events and in-person, on-site production, according to the editorial strategy and goals
Lead the project management of all events and live programs from conception to execution to post-event analysis
Manage speaker schedules and pre-event communications related to their appearance
Manage event expenses to budget and submit production invoices
Support various aspects of Texas Tribune Festival production
Anticipate needs and troubleshooting to ensure that all events run smoothly
Work closely with the Tribune’s technical director to provide guidance on event production capabilities and best practices
Manage event RSVPs and contacts
Write copy, edit and distribute event-relation materials as needed, including promotional materials such as the weekly events newsletter, email invitations and social media scripts
Coordinate with the Tribune art team on the development and design of event promotional materials, programs, signage, etc.
Collect audience data and event metrics, run post-event evaluation and produce reports for stakeholders
Support professional and personal development opportunities and feedback for Texas Tribune reporters and editors to practice public speaking, presentation and on-stage moderation
Travel to events across the state to execute on-site event production (approximately 15-20 nights away each year; no earlier than July 2021)
At least 3-5 years event production experience, with virtual event experience preferred
A valid driver’s license for in-town and out-of-town travel
The events producer reports to the creative director for live events and is a member of the Texas Tribune events team.
We know there are great candidates who might bring important skills that we haven’t considered. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.
This is a full-time, exempt position with the following Texas Tribune benefits:
downtown office with paid parking or commuting stipend
medical, vision and dental insurance
cell phone stipend
20 days of paid time off each year
16 weeks of paid family leave
support for professional training and attending industry conferences
As a part of our pandemic safety precautions, Texas Tribune employees are working remotely until at least July 2021. This position will eventually be based in Austin.
How to Apply:
Click here to submit your application by February 18. Along with a résumé and cover letter, feel free to share any examples of event production experience you want us to see. We can't wait to hear from you.
The Texas Tribune is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for all, and we encourage applicants of all identities, backgrounds, ages, and abilities to apply. Learn more about The Texas Tribune here.
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