Director of Content (San Francisco)
We’re looking for a top-notch Director of Content to oversee the vision, content development, and speaker recruitment for VentureBeat’s industry-leading events.
The position is a key part of the leadership team at VentureBeat as the company takes the next step in its mission to help people make better decisions about the technology impacting their lives and professions.
This person will curate the overarching themes for each of VentureBeat’s events and interface with external content advisers and a number of internal teams including sales, marketing, and editorial.
You will be responsible for proactively reaching out to top tier executives and speakers in addition to reviewing, ranking, and securing speaker submissions for each of VentureBeat’s events.
- 7+ years of industry experience, with a strong background in the technology space.
- Extensive personal network of executives, PR agencies, and representatives at top technology companies and brands.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
VP Research (San Francisco)
We’re building something cool in a funded startup environment. We need a senior research leader who is going to lead a small team in changing how the world creates, buys, and uses research.
The person we’re looking for has a great deal of experience in the traditional research industry, ideally with one of the big three firms, and has seen the strong points and the weaknesses of that model up close and in detail. But you also need to be able to distance yourself from that existing paradigm and be able to reimagine how this essential process of generating insight, packaging insight, and selling insight works.
You should have huge Rolodex, although if you actually have a Rolodex, you’re not the right person for us, if you catch our drift. You have great relationships with analysts, with small analyst firms, and experts in SaaS and technology categories. You also have strong ties with media and journalists, ideally, and are a quote machine on topics that matter to us.You’re willing to do what it takes to win, including working in a 10-person startup division, even if there isn’t someone to peel your grapes for you.
We want to disrupt a $10B industry. Do you?
- Have a Master’s degree, perhaps an MBA
- Understand research inside and out
- Know the research industry, especially the big three, very well
- High-level strategic thinker, but not unwilling to get your hands dirty
- Able and willing to do original research
- Significant connections to analysts and media
- Good insights into how technology can disrupt the current research model
- Very strong writing skills; prolific writing capability
High. Details when we chat.
Analyst/Product Manager – 2 positions (San Francisco)
We’re building something cool in a funded startup environment, changing how the world creates, buys, and uses research.
We need two product managers to lead key vertical business segments.
You could have a background as an analyst in a research firm or as a journalist focused on technology and business. Either way, you have the ability to talk to anybody, from independent analysts, to VPs at medium-sized firms, to CEOs of large publicly-traded companies. Your role will be to own a vertical like marketing automation or mobile advertising, find the best experts in the field, source reports and insights from them, and make them available to our buyers. You may also help in writing news briefs announcing those new reports.
As your category succeeds, so will you.
- Excellent communication skills, written and oral
- Good understanding of research and insight
- Ability to work in a startup environment with minimal oversight and supervision
- Problem-solving: don’t whine, but find a way
- Bachelor’s degree
- Writing experience a major asset
Senior Event & Marketing Coordinator (San Francisco)
VentureBeat hosts some of the hottest events in Silicon Valley. You name it, we’re hitting the big trends — data, health, games, and mobile. Billion-dollar deals can be done at these conferences. We’re looking for a Senior Event & Marketing Coordinator based in San Francisco to help us manage this growing roster of events.
The Senior Event & Marketing Coordinator position requires a highly organized and experienced self-starter who is project-oriented and can work on multiple events and tasks simultaneously and efficiently. The Senior Event & Marketing Coordinator is responsible for the logistical management of events, focusing on conferences and private dinners, though they may work on other events & support the Director of Events as needed.
The Senior Event & Marketing Coordinator handles all logistical details for events, including catering, meeting-room setup, A/V requirements, pre- and post-event duties, and sponsor support. They work as a team with the Director of Events, and the Event Coordinator to execute all VentureBeat events.
Event Planning and Production
- Handle pre-event details such as venue research, site selection, and venue booking. Some contract negotiation where applicable.
- Primary manager of all event websites in WordPress (uploading speaker bios, headshots, session descriptions, and agenda updates) and responsible for updating content in a timely manner.
- Serve as liaison with vendors and event contractors on event-related matters.
- Work with audio visual production team.
- Handle onsite event details such as meeting room setup, overseeing registration team, and helping to manage event flow and onsite sponsor management. Secure and manage volunteers on day of the event.
- Create event signage plans.
- Assist with managing onsite setup, production, and cleanup for events as necessary.
- Prepare nametags, materials, gift bags, registration lists, seating cards, etc.
- Organize speaker logistics, coordination, and communications.
- Organize post-event surveys and team postmortems.
- Propose new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process.
- Provide assistance in helping research potential hotels and other venue locations
- Assist with creating pre-event budgeting and event financial analysis. Support Director of Events with budgeting process both before and after event, submitting invoices and preparing final budgets.
- Coordinate department appointments for site visits to see venues, take meetings with vendors, schedule team meetings with the other business teams (Sales, Business Development, Marketing).
- Take notes during event team meetings on deliverables and circulate to rest of business teams after each event.
- Help create event-related marketing posts (using WordPress), as well as display event marketing
- Create and send out various email blasts to VB mailing list & to attendees to promote VB events (using mail merge, Eventbrite, Mailchimp, Pardot).
- Coordinate social media with social media manager to promote VB events
- Assist with community events & outreach to community groups.
- Ensure VB events are promoted across community groups
- Coordinate with sales team to ensure all sponsor deliverables are accounted for
- Create show powerpoint and work with AV team through production
- Set up and maintain Bizzabo (conference app)
- 2-4 years’ event coordination experience required
- Bachelor’s degree
- Excellent communication skills, including writing, proofreading, and speaking, excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high level of professionalism.
- Ability to manage multiple projects, planning for several events simultaneously.
- Experience working with staff, external vendors, contractors, and volunteers.
- Ability to accomplish projects with little supervision.
- Fantastic customer service ethic and high expectations for quality.
- Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel,
- PowerPoint, and mail merges via gmail; familiarity with Google Docs and Box.
- Experience with WordPress, Mailchimp, Eventbrite, Salesforce is a plus.
- Graphic design experience (knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator,
- PowerPoint, Pages, and InDesign) is a plus but not required.
- Knowledge of Bizzabo and/or other conference apps