Events Project Manager

Posted 
September 14, 2023

Overview

Cascade Public Media’s mission is to inform and inspire our community to make the world a better place.

Our vision is to be the most essential and relevant media organization in the region.

Bringing together a passion for public media, networking, and an eye for detail, this position will work to inform and inspire our community by sharing Cascade Public Media’s initiatives through a wide array of events while demonstrating CPM’s values of integrity, community, innovation and diversity. 

Cascade Public Media serves a diverse community, in terms of ethnicity, class, culture, language, sexual orientation and disabilities and we are committed to increasing diversity and inclusion amongst our team members. We encourage everyone interested in this role to apply even if you don’t meet all of our requirements.

Pay Rate:  $73,000-$81,500

Seattle, hybrid schedule that requires days onsite each week with other days remote

Cascade Public Media offers competitive benefits to team members working 20 hours or more a week. Benefits include:

  • 11 paid holidays
  • 1 personal holiday
  • 4 weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO) to start
  • Half-day Fridays during Summer
  • Company-matched 401(k) Retirement Plan that is fully-vested immediately
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES

  • Project manage select events, including planning, logistics and implementation across CPM departments
  • Work with event programming and editorial teams to advance talent, manage event agendas and ensure all participants are prepared with technical and logistical details
  • Act as primary liaison with design department to manage the development of all visual, brand and marketing materials. Ensure all materials are routed to correct departments and external stakeholders
  • Work with MarCom department to execute marketing strategies for all events
  • Manage interdepartmental workflow between visuals and production teams to ensure that they are prepared to successfully execute live events, virtual events and capture content for broadcast
  • Work with sponsorship team to develop sponsorship opportunities and to ensure that event sponsorship deliverables are met
  • Manage the development and implementation, in coordination with Digital departments, of all digital platforms including websites, ticketing and mobile applications
  • Manage relations and deliverables for all external partnerships
  • Research, contract and manage all external vendors
  • Research and select suitable venues, negotiate contracts and act as primary point of contact for venues
  • Work with volunteer coordinator to develop volunteer roles and responsibilities for events
  • Contribute to department long-term and short-term strategy, planning and development of new events
  • Attend all regular events department meetings
  • Collaborate with other team members to foster a positive and productive culture and contribute toward the overall growth of the CPM
  • Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word) required
  • Strong presentation and writing skills required
  • Excellent project management skills required
  • Strong technical fluency in audio, video production required
  • Strong budget management skills required

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Community Relations or related field or equivalent experience required
  • 3 years of experience in communications, public relations, community organizing equivalent experience required
  • 5 years of large scale events project management

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to work some evenings, weekends, holidays as needed
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or reliable means of transportation to meet requirements of the job and ability to lift and carry 30 pounds unassisted
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to travel overnight in Washington State and Canada 3-4 times a year