We are looking for a confident and detail-oriented events professional with experience planning, producing and promoting events of varying sizes and managing projects at all stages — from conception and pre-event planning and promotion to on-site execution and post-event analysis. The Events Producer works closely with the events team, Technical Director and A/V Engineer to manage events — including working very closely with The Texas Tribune Festival production team. This position manages cross-departmental relationships to oversee the production and distribution of event production materials, sponsorship deliverables and other needs and requests. In short, the Events Producer is the Tribune’s lead event manager and executor. This position reports to the Director & Experiential Producer, Events.
The salary for this position starts at $60,000 + depending on qualifications.
- 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 & live programs from conception to execution to post-event analysis
- Manage event speaker schedules and pre-event communications related to their appearance
- Manage event expenses to budget and submit production invoices
- Heavily support various aspects of Texas Tribune Festival planning and 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 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 Dec 2021)
- BA/BS degree and 3-5 + years of event production, with virtual experience preferred OR equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
- A valid driver’s license for in-town and out-of-town travel
- Excellent writing and communication skills
- Organized and detail-oriented with the ability to juggle multiple projects and tasks on time and on budget
- Willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed
- Facility with Splash, Zoom, Mailchimp, Airtable and Salesforce
- Strong discretion and courtesy when dealing with all Tribune contacts and relationships
- The ability to remain cool under pressure and work well both independently and on teams
We know there are great candidates who won’t check all of the boxes below, and we also know you might bring important skills that we haven’t considered. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.
About The Texas Tribune
Here’s what you should know about the Tribune. From day one we’ve had disruption, innovation and risk-taking in our DNA. We’re ambitious as all get out but still have the punch-above-your-weight mentality of a scrappy start-up. We believe we can meet the demands of our audience and our own expectations for excellence without breaking the bank — or our staff. We understand not everything is a story for us — we have to make choices — but we’re always looking to expand our boundaries. We’re nonprofit because the challenging economic reality for media these days obligates us to find a different way, reliable and sustainable, to fund serious journalism. We’re nonpartisan because we live in the United States of Confirmation Bias — and we don’t need to be part of the problem. We don’t need to be yet another source of information affirming the voices and perspectives that are already in people’s heads. At the same time, nonpartisan is not non-thinking. We call B.S. when B.S. needs to be called.
All of us at the Trib believe the best way to achieve that mission is to resemble the state we cover. We’re committed to building an inclusive newsroom for people of all backgrounds and ages, and we’re taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply for this role, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.
The Texas Tribune office is located in downtown Austin, steps away from the Texas Capitol building. This position is based in Austin. We have colleagues in the organization that come into the office on a regular basis and colleagues that are based in various cities throughout the United States.
This job is full time and has the following benefits:
- Medical, vision and dental insurance
- A cellphone stipend
- 20 days of paid time off each year
- Up to 16 weeks of paid family leave plus four weeks of additional job protection
- 401(k) matching
- Support for professional training and attending industry conferences
- Remote working flexibility
How to Apply
Click here to submit your application by September 3 with a resume and examples of your work, please submit a cover letter detailing your vision for this position and how you would approach the work. 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.