Event Content Producer

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
26 Oct 2020
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26 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity. 

EVENT CONTENT PRODUCER, MIT Technology Review (MITTR), to support MITTR’s rapidly growing events business. Will manage the program development and speaker selection process for MITTR’s in-person and online events, including identifying speakers and subject matter experts; manage speakers for specific events, including invitations, communications, content briefing coordination, and content preparation; work with speakers to prepare talks, including running speaker and panel preparation calls; manage event production order on the day, ensuring proper flow of agenda and speaker preparedness; assist with conducting in-depth market research on conference topics/themes and competitive events to ensure relevance and timeliness of content; assist event team with designing session formats that best convey content to audience; and write content abstracts and assist with marketing copy. 

A full description is available at https://www.technologyreview.com/about/ in the "Work With Us" section.   

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  B.A./B.S. degree; at least three years’ event programming experience, preferably within the technology space; ability to program events that will satisfy a demanding, intelligent, technology-savvy, and highly literate audience; demonstrated understanding of the competitive event landscape; desire to consistently enhance events and bring new ideas, strategic and executional; excellent organizational, project management, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills; experience working with and effectively managing the interests of multiple stakeholders on sensitive and deadline-driven projects; and proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Must be able to write compelling session abstracts, segment descriptions, and promotional copy; interact with a range of clients and stakeholders, including leaders in business, government, and academia; manage multiple simultaneous tasks, relationships, and schedules; and coordinate live productions and/or event broadcasts and tailor event delivery.  Graduate degree desirable.  Job #18902-7
Occasional travel will be required.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. 

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply. 

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