Events Marketing Specialist

Mclean, VA
Jan 26, 2022
Jan 28, 2022
Full Time
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the US, and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the US, USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.To connect with us, visit EventsEvents Marketing SpecialistGannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of nearly 140 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include the USA TODAY and more than 260 daily local newspaper brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, WordStream, and ThriveHive and UK media company Newsquest. There's never been a better time to join our talented team. Visit to learn more about our opportunities and visit Gannett Privacy Policy to understand our privacy policy.USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures creates impactful consumer engagements and experiences through world-class events, promotions, races and technology. We strive to exceed expectations, create unforgettable memories and drive value for our partners while leveraging our reputable institutions, including USA TODAY and more than 250 local media brands. The events and promotions that we build inspire pride in local communities and connect local and national businesses with highly engaged audiences. We are an industry leader and drive results from coast to coast. USATVentures.comSummaryWork closely with Event Directors, Graphic Designers, Marketing Director, and sales teams to ensure events are effectively executed through the planning stages and up to the conclusion of the event.ResponsibilitiesWork closely with Event Directors to ensure events are executed in conjunction with current year's business plan and budget;Support directors in managing and providing leadership to local markets for each event to ensure that staffs are fully supported to accomplish tasks required for successful events;Work directly with Ventures Events team to collaborate with local markets;Ensure implementation of event objectives;Follow event timelines;Communicate with venues;Research cities and venues in markets with new events; help to generate and manage lead lists;Work with Event Directors and Graphic Designer to create all event materials;Coordinate with Administrative Specialist on ordering event materials;Coordinate and help manage event set-up and execution;Work with Graphic Designer to create promotional materials for events;Develop systems and processes to ensure consistent, efficient and effective communication;Manage, track and report event data in a timely manner;Support Event Directors and sales leaders in creating event presentations and other materials as needed;Manage event set-up and execution;Research and monitor trends in newspaper and events industry.Skills and Experience3+ years of experience in event industry;Bachelor's Degree in marketing, public relations or related;Strong communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize;Proficiency in MS Office;Excellent time management skills;Strong understanding of marketing principles and advertising strategy;Strong business expertise, with a high bar set on quality;Able to think both strategically and operationally.Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee's race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicant's disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals' application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.'s Recruitment Department at

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