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Coordinator, Events and Operations

Coordinator, Events and Operations

Position Details:

Intelligence Squared U.S. is an award-winning debate series that is widely distributed as a radio program, podcast, online broadcast, television and digital video series. A non-partisan, non-profit organization, Intelligence Squared U.S. addresses a fundamental problem in America: the extreme polarization of our nation and our politics. Our mission is to restore critical thinking, facts, reason, and civility to American public discourse.

The Events and Operations Coordinator provides day-to-day administrative support, and is responsible for the planning and execution of public facing elements of live event production. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Manager of Events, this position demands versatility and an entrepreneurial spirit. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with the management team of a growing media organization.

The ideal candidate has at least two years of experience contributing to a variety of live events and ideally, large-scale productions.  You are a high-energy, spirited, strategic thinker that has mastered the art of multi-tasking.  You are tech-savvy, creative and flexible – no matter what comes your way you can devise a diplomatic solution and see the project through from start to finish.  You possess an ambitious attitude toward your work and aren’t satisfied with the status-quo.  You aren’t afraid to ask questions, dig deeper and develop new skills on the job.

 

Position Responsibilities

  • Manage schedules, calendars and project management software.
  • Support event production functions, focusing on guest experience and front of house.
  • Interact and facilitate activities and meetings with vendors, departments and clients.
  • Prepare and file expense reports and track invoices.
  • Collaborate with senior staff to manage and execute the front of house responsibilities for 10+ live debates annually, attended by 800+ live audience members and recorded for television and radio broadcast

Required Background

  • 1-2 years of administrative / support staff experience in hospitality or media preferred
  • Strong written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to pivot to changing priorities and adapt to various requests and projects with ease
  • High level of competency with minimal supervision
  • Must have ability to maintain high level of professionalism and discretion
  • In-depth knowledge of MS Office required, especially Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Interest in current affairs, news and podcasts a plus

 

Compensation

Competitive, entry-level salary

Full benefits including Meidca and Dental, 401(k)

Lunch provided daily and Midtown Manhattan office location

 

Application

Submit your resume with a cover letter and writing sample to Cyndi Pogue, cpogue@dlfi.com, with the subject line “IQ2US Debates – Coordinator Events and Operations.”