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Digital Director/ Live Events

Director, Digital & Live Events, posted 11/25/2020

IXM New Jersey, South Brunswick Township, NJ, US 30+ days agoRequisition ID: 1264APPLY Director, Digital & Live Events Impact XM develops solutions for virtual and live events. We are looking for a Director, Digital & Live Events to join our team. The Director, Digital & Live Events is responsible for the coordination and direction of a multi-disciplined team of Digital (Project Management) & Experiential Production (Live Events) staff. This role also works with freelance producers & project managers. Within Digital, the team delivers digital experiences large and small, including websites, virtual events & exhibits, interactive engagements, and other custom creative concepts. Our Experiential Producers deliver production support, including: interactive engagements, AV, and scenic for traditional face to face marketing (e.g.: trade shows, conventions, activations, meetings and events). A disciplined project manager themselves, this leader brings experience from a varied industry background, and can lead, mentor, and attract top talent. The ideal candidate has a background as a Digital Producer, Head of Production, or similar roles; in addition to clearly demonstrated leadership of multi-disciplined teams. The Director, Digital & Live Events will collaborate with Sales, Strategy & Creative to effectively manage the pipeline of projects, in addition to:

  • vetting proposed opportunities with a critical eye on their feasibility and profitability

  • identifying required resources both on creative & production sides

  • implementing digital project management templates & best practices

  • facilitating clear and concise communication across departments

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Evaluate work requests from Creative and internal Account teams, as well as direct client requests.

  • Collaborate & communicate with team members and leadership stakeholders across all functions of the organization.

  • Maintain direct client contact (or through Impact XM Account Teams) to evaluate program/project needs, as well as to communicate production, technical, content and financial information.

  • Maintain schedule of all work requests & assignments in our collaborative tools.

  • Assign projects to Staff, Freelance and Service Provider resources.

  • Participate in regular meetings with Creative, Sales and Production leadership.

  • Be fully informed regarding project status. Be prepared to answer questions from internal departments or able to direct to a PM or proposal team.

  • Provide overall strategic direction and ensures that client-wide program goals, objectives, budgets, milestones, and deliverables are achieved.

  • Work with department leadership to bring new vendors, technologies, processes, and efficiencies to the table, with a thought-out, proposed game plan

  • Mentor and train PMs to oversee the production of virtual experiences and other technology and logistics deliverables from initial concept through development and deployment.

  • When needed, prepare proposals that include project description, budgets, schedules, milestones, functional specifications

  • Oversee production teams by recruiting, evaluating, and hiring key freelance talent/service providers, such as content experts, interface designers, instructional designers, art directors, creative directors, video and audio personnel, copy/script writers, technical leads, account managers, and/or project managers.

  • Oversight of individuals and process for handling payment of Freelance/Contract personnel, managing POs, payroll resources, timesheet tracking, etc.

  • Determine, allocate, and monitor technical and financial resources necessary to accomplish department goals or project objectives.

  • Review Departmental Financial performance regularly to maintain profitability goals/margins.

REQUIREMENTS & SKILLS:

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university; and 10+ years’ experience as a Digital Production Lead or 10+ years of professional administration experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated experience producing content and digital activations for clients or agencies

  • Experience in physical tradeshows and/or events.

  • Pharmaceutical experience is a plus, but not required.

  • Must be able to communicate concepts to internal staff and clients

  • Proven track record of managing teams of various types of players with diplomacy, concern for their varied points of view, and the ability to understand how they all fit together: creatives, engineers, programmers, producers, AV technicians, designers, clients, account teams

  • Knowledge of accounting/financial processes.

  • Excellent management of external partners

  • Organization and detail-oriented. Able to maintain all project documentation, from proposal to timelines to final reconciliation.

  • Poise under pressure, and a good sense of humor are appreciated.

  • Strong understanding of UI/UX design, and how users learn about brands and interact with others via virtual experiences

  • Knowledge of software related to web design, video editing and graphic design

  • Understanding of data privacy rights and policies as they relate to the collection of individual’s information on virtual experiences

  • Comfort with regular use of Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint. Other creative tools are a plus.

  • Knowledge of the digital landscape, including streaming solutions, videoconferencing platforms, virtual event platforms is desirable.

  • Understanding of the mechanics of metrics/reporting tools like Google Analytics for digital products

  • Familiarity and comfort working with digital platforms and tools; coupled with a knowledge of big players in the space

About Impact XM Impact XM is a global event and experiential marketing agency that empowers brands to power business—and has nearly 50 years in business to prove it. From events, exhibits and environments to digital engagements and consumer activations, we create experiences that connect brands and consumers in a meaningful way. This ensures we live up to our name by making a positive impact on people’s lives and our clients’ business. Impact XM Benefits Impact XM offers a comprehensive benefit package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, LTD,401(k), Vacation, Sick and Holiday pay as well as competitive salaries and the opportunity for growth within our exciting industry!

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