Manager, Events & Marketing

US-CA-San Francisco
Category
Marketing
IGN
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a leading global digital-media company operating in four core verticals: Technology, Gaming, Healthcare and Shopping. Its brands – PCMag, Speedtest, ExtremeTech, Geek, Toolbox, IGN, Everyday Health, AskMen, Offers.com, TechBargains, emedia and Salesify – produce and distribute premium content across multiple platforms and devices. Ziff Davis delivers advertising, performance marketing, data services and licensing solutions to thousands of clients worldwide. Ziff Davis publishes in 25 languages and successfully partners with local publishing operators across 114 countries.  

 

With more than 25 million English-language social followers, IGN has one of the biggest and most active fanbases online. To maintain our leadership position and continue to connect with our audience, we are looking for a manager with a focus on events and marketing outreach.

 

Responsibilities

  • Plan IGN’s presence at consumer and industry events, including E3, Comic-Con, PAX, and Gamescom
  • Support IGN’s Sales team with planning and coordination of client activations, such as co-branded parties, movie screenings, custom activations/demos/sampling events or meet-and-greets
  • Lead the RFP process with external vendors and venues for all IGN events
  • Help with ideation for client facing creative strategies and custom activations
  • Identify, justify, and recommend relevant industry events and work with executive staff to establish an IGN presence and speaker engagements
  • Support teams with travel planning and coordination for meetings, tradeshows and events
  • Acquire badges for industry and fan events
  • Assist with managing IGN's PR and Event vendor relationships (venues, event management, trade shows)
  • Liaise with Legal for contract approvals
  • Manage event P&L with Finance
  • Help evangelize IGN’s editorial, production, and sales programs
  • Update and manage IGN Entertainment corporate website
  • Position reports to the head of content and can be located in IGN’s San Francisco headquarters or Los Angeles office

Qualifications

  • Applied experience in an Events Management or PR role within the Games Industry at a PR agency or a company PR department
  • Knowledge of the entertainment and/or video game industry
  • Must be a team player with the ability to work with multiple departments and staff members of all levels
  • Must be an excellent communicator who is able to positively work with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience writing and editing press releases a plus
  • Should be able to provide examples of past event work

 

 

 **We are an Equal Opportunity Employer**

 
 

 

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