About BrightTALK BrightTALK brings professionals and businesses together to learn and grow. Over 8 million professionals engage with 100,000 free talks and 1,000 online summits to discover new technologies, learn from trusted experts and grow their careers. Thousands of businesses acquire and inspire their ideal audience with BrightTALK's AI-powered content and demand marketing platform.We are looking for talented and passionate Events Managers to join BrightTALK’s Managed Services Department, working on our Summits Team based in Manchester, Denver or Phoenix. The Summits Team is responsible for the management and logistics of our global, virtual (and sometimes physical) events. We have varied and challenging responsibilities and work alongside with almost every team throughout BrightTALK.The Event Manager will provide deep insight into our platform and our communities to structure and deliver high performing Summits. They will provide project management expertise throughout while working closely with Event Producers, Content Managers, Customer Success, Sales, speakers and sponsors. This role involves creating event programs and managing the whole summit process from planning, execution, follow up and data analysis. The Event Manager is also responsible for completing each project leveraging data to improve programs and empower sales opportunities.

Role Requirements & Responsibilities:

  • Working with Event Producer to deliver at least 2 Summits per month to deadlines within an 8 week production cycle
  • Taking end-to-end ownership of the summit process & delivery
  • Oversight of bookings, pipeline and revenue associated with the Summit business
  • Produce sales hype meetings/email enablement about upcoming Summits and opportunities
  • Provide updates to the Sales and Customer Success teams about upcoming Summits’ inventory, stats and other relevant information
  • Manage availability of Summit sponsorship inventory with Sales team to provide transparency of available sponsorship slots
  • Manage relevant event documents and databases for all Summits’ progress 
  • Answer enquiries related to the Summits’ inventory, time slot availability, Summit pipeline and sponsorship availability, recognizing areas for improvement and strategizing solutions.
  • Identify target speaker personas with Event Producer and Content Managers for each Summit by reviewing topics within Summit, existing speakers, etc.
  • Collaborate with Event Producer to identify and recruit speakers and partners
  • Elevate new speakers in line with BrightTALK’s speaker vetting process and maintain the Speaker Bureau
  • Train new presenters on the presenter platform
  • Conduct live day support with each presenter as needed
  • Project Management:

  • Follow established workflows to ensure successful events
  • Manage Wordpress Summit landing page
  • Manage all summit deliverables and timelines efficiently
  • Liaise with and fully brief thought leaders/speakers, acting as a point of contact and general project manager and ‘face’ of the Summit
  • Lead post event review and provide summaries for internal teams
  • Lead internal communications before the event and during live day(s)
  • Prepare and send out post-Summit data recaps
  • Provide recommendations on improving the Summit experience for clients and users
  • Skills:

  • Very good attention to detail
  • Familiarity with process and workflows
  • Clear communicator
  • Organized and efficient
  • Quick learner
  • Collaborative
  • Flexible/Can think on their feet
  • Preferred understanding of salesforce
  • Preferred understanding of Qlik Sense
  • Preferred understanding of Wordpress
  • Preferred use of Airtable or other project management tools
  • Expertise or Qualifications:

  • Experience in online and/or physical event management
  • Experience in dealing with commercial partners
  • A good commercial understanding
  • Why we like working at BrightTALK:

  • Friendly, talented, collaborative and entrepreneurial teams
  • Generous and comprehensive health and dental benefits, including 100% healthcare coverage for employees
  • Generous holiday policy, flexible schedule and 4 weeks of PTO in the U.S. and 5 weeks of PTO in the U.K. in your first year at BrightTALK
  • 401k matching program in the U.S. and pension contribution in the U.K.
  • Offices located in top destination cities
  • Training allowance and regular innovation days
  • Team building and paid volunteer time
  • We are dedicated to learning and growing, going after big dreams, taking ownership, remaining open and honest while recognizing we are in it together. We are committed to hiring individuals with a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, and beliefs who can use their passion to help us build a world changing audience and thrive along the way. Join BrightTALK and experience a collaborative and engaged team who works together to provide learning and growth opportunities for businesses and professionals. BrightTALK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

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