Events are a big part of what we do at Burlington-based Seven Days. The mission of our employee-owned company is to inform and engage Vermonters with reliable reporting on local news and culture. We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic and organized planner to manage our Seven Days Tickets box office, as well as our own dynamic slate of events and promotions.
Digital fluency is key to success in this job, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Applicants should feel comfortable running the registration desk at the Vermont Tech Jam, schmoozing at a cocktail reception or creating an Instagram story for Burger Week. Organization and time management are also crucial — rolling deadlines for print publications and digital products drive an aggressive promotional cycle across our multiple media channels. To join our team, you must be an excellent communicator, meticulous about details, a creative problem solver and a master multitasker who appreciates the value of local journalism. It helps if you also like to have fun!
Responsibilities for this full-time position include:
Conceptualizing strategic marketing plans for Seven Days events, promotions and ticketing
Recruiting local event promoters to use our free box office software, walking them through the process of selling tickets on the platform, coaching and providing basic tech support
Communicating with our audience and beyond using all the marketer’s tools including social media, newsletters, radio, tv, print and IRL conversations
Identifying strategic community partnerships to enhance our events and promotions; this includes working on events related to reader revenue and promoting local journalism
Working primarily out of our Burlington office
If you are passionate about Vermont and inspired by the opportunity to help connect local businesses, event promoters and Seven Days readers, we want to hear from you!
Send a cover letter and résumé by February 18. For consideration, applicants should have at least two years of experience planning events for 100+ guests. Please describe your current employment situation and provide three professional references. Preference given to individuals who’ve worked in local media. No phone calls, please.