Events Manager at Skift (REMOTE - Anywhere UK)

Events · Anywhere, Greater London
Department Events
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level


EVENTS MANAGER, SKIFT (REMOTE ANYWHERE IN UK)

 

The Opportunity

Skift, the most influential media company covering the business of travel, is seeking a full-time Events Manager, based in UK, to help manage all event logistics for our global online and hybrid/physical events. Skift is a fully distributed, remote company with a team-based around the globe. This position is remote , based anywhere in the UK.

 

About Skift Events

Skift Forums and Summits are the leading creative business events in the global travel industry. For the rest of 2021, Skift is planning online conferences for nearly every month of the year, and then return to hosting more physical events starting in 2022. Our events are fast paced, intimate, and thought provoking. Our biggest event of the year is Skift Global Forum, bringing CEOs from across the industry together to discuss travels future: https://live.skift.com/skift-global-forum-2021/ 


Learn more about our events at: https://live.skift.com/


Some of what you’ll do

  • Work directly with the Director of Events on managing multiple events simultaneously from start to finish, including venue selection, contracts, décor, hotel room block, A/V, F&B and all related event logistics and experiences in both US and internationally
  • Manage and maintain the virtual platform pre, during and post event
  • Source vendor options, develop RFPs, evaluate bids, and negotiate for best possible pricing
  • Serve as liaison between internal team and third-party vendors to ensure all event specifications are accurate and consistent
  • Help implement innovative event concepts to enhance event experience for both attendees and sponsors
  • Source and secure private dinner venues for forums
  • Recruit, assign and manage staff and temp onsite event assignments
  • Build project timelines to include all deliverables and ensure important deadlines are met
  • Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot emerging problems on event day
  • Coordinate all administrative needs to support projects and activations (including but not limited to post event recaps, shipping, expenses, etc.)

 

The Experience You Bring

  • 4+ years’ in event management and planning
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment  meeting tight deadlines 
  • Experience working across time zones and countries, preferably having organized events around different countries
  • Experience managing virtual platforms on the backend
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, G Suite, Basecamp
  • Willing and able to travel


How You Work

  • You are a detail-oriented, multi-tasker, self-motivated, highly organized, resourceful and a creative problem solver with a “can-do” attitude
  • You are able to work independently as well as on a team
  • You have worked with virtual platforms 
  • You are passionate about the world of travel and events
  • You form successful and strong work relationships and communicate openly with your colleagues
  • Your enthusiasm and dedication are at the heart of how you collaborate well with your teammates

 

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter summarizing your experience and interest in this position along with a resume.


An Equal Opportunity Employer, Skift celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our goal for our team and our culture is to reflect the diversity of travelers around the globe.

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  • Location
    Anywhere, Greater London
  • Department
    Events
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level