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Associate Director, Speaker Management


New York, NY 04-11-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description


The Harry Walker Agency, the World's Leading Speakers Agency, is seeking an Associate Director to join our Speaker Management team. This person will liaise with our speakers and their staffs to organize and coordinate speaking invitations. This person must be a self-starter, detail oriented, organized, professional, and be able to work in a team environment. As part of this Speaker Management team, the candidate will work directly with the President of the Agency and work cross-functionally with all other departments throughout the Agency.

The candidate should have at least 2 years work experience. The candidate must be highly organized, have the ability to work on multiple projects at once, and possess excellent research, writing, and verbal communication skills.

While not required, a background in politics, talent management and/or event planning, as well as dealing with high-level and prominent individuals is a plus. Candidate must be highly motivated and able to work independently in a fast-paced, high volume environment, and have a calm, professional and confident demeanor.

*Develop and maintain relationships with Speakers and their offices
*Work cross-functionally and liaise with all departments within the Agency [ex. Sales, Marketing, Contracts, and Accounting) to ensure timely response to Speaker and Hosting organizations
*Maintain and update the company's internal CRM database for each Speakers' office
*Oversee projects for multiple Speakers simultaneously, while effectively managing timelines and communicating expectations, and tracking all projects/communications in CRM
*Arrange and organize complicated tours and pending calendars/speaking invitations for Speakers
*Onboarding new speakers and working with their offices to assemble marketing materials, keeping up to date press release records, and overseeing speech content and speaker's dedicated page on our website.
*Vet and research potential speakers and hosting organizations as needed

*Bachelor's degree with at least 2 years work experience (background in politics, talent management/event planning, and/or sales not necessary, but a plus)
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential
*Ability to meet deadlines
*Proficient with Microsoft Word and Outlook (experience with CRM databases and LexisNexis not required, but a plus)
*Superb organizational skills with great attention to detail and a self-starter
*Ability to effectively prioritize and triage a high volume of work
*Capability to negotiate and find creative solutions aka ''Live in the Solution''
*Creative thinking, teamwork, and a positive, can-do attitude under pressure a must!

Endeavor is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gp11je-3-238-98-214-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Endeavor is a global entertainment, sports and content company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency William Morris Endeavor (WME); sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation; marketing and licensing; content development, distribution and sales; event management; and a number of direct-to-consumer offerings.