Full Time Job

Director, Event Production


Raleigh, NC 09-28-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Primary Responsibilities
• Directly responsible for execution of all phases of an event and its production (pre & post) and overseeing all aspects of the event to ensure high production value, maximum revenue and minimum expenses
• Manage creative design as required via a Creative Director (with or without Executive in Charge)
• Directly responsible to troubleshoot, anticipate and act proactively on all event aspects leading up to and onsite
• Oversee project milestones and deadlines
• Forecast, qualify and maintain event budgets
• Manage P&L and track expenditures
• Manage project team and move work forward daily within team environment
• Negotiate vendor, service and venue contracts
• Oversee production of diagrams and comply with fire marshal codes/permitting requirements
• Anticipate, establish, communicate and oversee execution of emergency procedures as needed (i.e. hurricane preparedness)
• Lead proposal preparations and pitch meetings as needed
• Forecast and qualify internal and event specific event coordination staff and associated budgets
• Direct Supervisor to event specific Sr. Managers, Managers, Sr. Coordinators, Coordinators and Production/ Creative Staff
• Facilitate and lead production meetings with key staff and vendors
• Manage and oversee onsite staff and vendors
• Responsible for training, coaching and evaluating event staff
• Work jointly with Vice President to establish, implement and enforce company polices, rules and regulations Maintain and manage client relationships
• Update senior management

Administrative & Other Responsibilities
• Expense Reports
• Process Invoices
• File storage
• Weekly hours billing reports


Must be adaptable with work and travel schedule and be available to travel for work during holidays. This position may require up to 30-40% travel.


Required Education and/or Experience
• Minimum of eight years experience in event production
• Bachelor's Degree in Business, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Hospitality Management, Sports Management, or a related field, or equivalent experience required
• Proficient user of Microsoft Office Suite | Adobe Acrobat | Zoom | DocuSign
• Highly organized and process-oriented
• Attention to detail, carefully following instructions and checking work for accuracy
• Ability to multi-task and remain calm in high-pressure situations
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Good timekeeping and work ethic that is characterized by commitment, motivation, and energy

Preferred Education and/or Experience
• Knowledge of FileMaker| Keynote | SharePoint | Smartsheets | Microsoft Teams
• Conversational or fluent French
• Prior experience with events (in particular, large-scale events) a plus
• Flexibility and positive attitude to work long days, evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d50ov1-3-236-146-28-42 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.