Event Planning Specialist (Marketing)

Marketing, 351 King Street East,Suite 1600, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Req #140
Friday, July 22, 2022
COMPANY OVERVIEW:  

The Globe and Mail is a national icon and Canada’s most recognized media brand.  

We’re also an international award winner for data visualization, design, and creative storytelling. A digital innovator with a global client list for our in-house AI-powered optimization, prediction and automation platform. And a place where Canadians come for the best journalism in the country.  

We aim to reflect Canada in the stories we tell and in our workforce. The Globe is a proud partner of Pride At Work, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, and a signatory of the BlackNorth Initiative. We understand our staff have lives outside of the office and offer flexible work arrangements and support programs. We also provide training and mentorships to staff to ensure you’re able to grow and challenge yourself and your abilities.  

No matter what your role at The Globe, you’ll be part of an organization dedicated to making a difference to Canada.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

 

The Globe and Mail, Canada’s leading news organization with its best-in-class event venue in downtown Toronto, is seeking an Event Planning Specialist to join The Globe Events team within The Globe’s marketing department. This is a great opportunity to grow your network and your event planning skills while working with some of the biggest names in business, and for a trusted and influential brand.

Leveraging the convening power of The Globe and Mail and the support of a wide range of corporate sponsors, The Globe Events team produces over 60 B2B and B2C thought-leadership events every year on topics ranging from sustainable agriculture and sustainable investing to health care policy, city-building and more. As well, the team produces signature events for the Report on Business magazine, including, but not limited to, Canada’s Top Growing Companies, CEO of the Year, and Women Lead Here.
 

The Event Planning Specialist is responsible for the execution of these live, hybrid and virtual events. They report to the Senior Director, Consumer Marketing, and are well supported by the wider Globe Events team, a variety of trusted vendors, and Globe and Mail Centre event staff.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with event programmers, event marketers, the sponsorship sales team, event vendors, Globe journalists and a wide range of thought-leaders to deliver exceptional event experiences. Trusted to lead on selected virtual and/or live events, she/they/he will be responsible for everything from pre-planning and vendor selection to staging, execution, and post-event reporting.

The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and loves being the go-to person with all the answers. She/They/He has previous event planning experience – live and virtual – excellent communication skills, a solutions-focused attitude, and is comfortable working under pressure, and with business leaders. 

Being part of The Globe and Mail team requires a passion for excellence and an unwavering commitment to innovate in a fast-paced and dynamically evolving environment. Demonstrating these characteristics in the workplace every day is what makes our people the foundation of our success. We support a culture in which employees can live their ideals, develop their abilities, creatively contribute to the success of the organization and be recognized, appreciated and rewarded for doing so. If you are the best in your field, we'd like to hear from you.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Proactively manage all aspects of the event execution including, but not limited to, pre-event planning, vendor sourcing and management, speaker and sponsor management, workback schedules and run-of-show documents, live event execution and post-event reporting
  • Conduct pre-event tech checks for virtual event speakers, manage audience needs, and problem-solve when necessary
  • Contribute to event ideation and/or sponsor RFPs as needed by the event sales leads and programmers
  • Manage event P&L, keeping an eye on margin
  • Collaborate with event programmers and event marketers on weekly calls to help meet deadlines and revenue targets
  • Occasionally support other Globe and Mail Events, when needed

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in event management, marketing communications or sponsorship marketing
  • 5+ years work experience in event management
  • Extreme comfort with content management systems and/or event platforms (ex. Eventbrite, Splash, Squarespace, Zoom, Webex etc)
  • Broad knowledge of event management in both virtual, live and hybrid events (including planning, logistics, staging, AV, etc.)
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management and decision-making skills
  • Keen attention to detail and ability to problem-solve in high pressure environments
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
VACCINATION POLICY:  

All offers of employment with The Globe and Mail are conditional upon the candidate being Fully Vaccinated. To be Fully Vaccinated is defined as someone who has received the full series of a vaccine or a combination of vaccines accepted by the Government of Canada (currently Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen) and has received the last dose at least 14 days prior to their start date. To prove they are Fully Vaccinated, all new hires will be required to provide evidence by emailing a copy of their vaccine dose administration receipt(s) to Human Resources prior to their start date. Those seeking exemption based on one or more of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code will need to provide their request for accommodation to Human Resources for approval.  If the accommodation request is not approved and the candidate is not Fully Vaccinated, any offer of employment will be revoked.     

THE GLOBE AND MAIL IS DEDICATED TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE          

The Globe and Mail is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. We believe this strengthens our business and our journalism. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals from all groups, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, age, and physical ability. As required by the Federal Contractors Program, The Globe also tracks the proportion of staff in the four Employment Equity categories (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, and Members of Visible Minorities) to ensure we are reflecting the areas in which we work.          

The Globe and Mail offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

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  • Marketing, 351 King Street East,Suite 1600, Toronto, Ontario, Canada