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Events and Special Projects Coordinator

Company: The Pantagraph
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: January 5, 2019

Job Description:

Pantagraph Media is seeking an enthusiastic, outgoing, hardworking individual to join our team as the Events and Special Projects Coordinator.

The Events and Special Projects Coordinator is responsible for growing the Events and Special Projects in the Bloomington and Decatur markets. This includes working with both markets on new event/special project concepts and execution.

This position will work with both the Advertising and Marketing Departments and is responsible for the effective and successful planning, coordination, production and execution of special events; as well as providing support to other Pantagraph Media sponsored community events. This position will also participate in and manage special projects as assigned for the Advertising Department.

In this fast-paced environment, we need someone who possesses excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills, is goal and detail oriented, professional and self-motivated. This individual should have a general knowledge of local events in the Bloomington and Decatur areas, and previous event implementation and sales experience is preferred.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Identify prospective clients through cold calling
  • Create proposals and advertising recommendations for prospective clients and earn appointments with decision makers
  • Plan, produce, organize and execute Pantagraph Media special events and entertainment programs, including providing on-site monitoring and management of operations during events
  • Serve as the Pantagraph Media liaison, guiding and coordinating activities with outside organizations, while working closely with internal contacts on planning, coordinating, and implementing events
  • Determine and coordinate internal and external event support/staffing needs
  • Identify and present sponsorships including finalizing all details and contracts with approved vendors
  • Participate in and manage special projects as assigned for the Advertising Department and other Departments as needed


    Qualifications:


    • Bachelor's degree in marketing, business, management, logistics or related field
    • Valid driver's license, insurance and access to a vehicle
    • Sales experience, event planning experience, or other directly related experience is preferred
    • Able to stand for multiple hours and lift up to 25 pounds
    • Must be at least 21 years of age


      Pantagraph Media and Lee Enterprises, Inc. are equal employment opportunity and drug free workplace employers.The Pantagraph

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