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Director, Event Planning

Fox

Los Angeles, CA 03-20-2024
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  • Full Time
Job Description
With a legacy spanning more than 35 years, FOX Entertainment is one of the world's most recognizable media brands and a prolific content producer across its iconic broadcast network and both owned and third-party streaming platforms. Known for its independent, innovative spirit and provocative, groundbreaking storytelling, the company was reinvented in 2019 with the formation of FOX Entertainment. While maintaining its leadership in broadcast television (9-1-1: Lone Star, The Simpsons, The Cleaning Lady, Hell's Kitchen, LEGO Masters), the company is actively building a portfolio of businesses and library of owned original content. To date, FOX Entertainment's long-term growth strategy has included the acquisitions of award-winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment (Bob's Burgers, The Great North, Krapopolis, Grimsburg), entertainment platform TMZ, and global production studio MarVista Entertainment (The Way Home, Rescuing Christmas), as well as the formation of the culinary and lifestyle content venture Studio Ramsay Global (Next Level Chef, Gordon Ramsay's Food Stars) in partnership with Gordon Ramsay. The company also established its in-house unscripted studio FOX Alternative Entertainment (The Masked Singer, Snake Oil, I Can See Your Voice, Name That Tune), FOX Entertainment Studios (Animal Control) to develop scripted content, and worldwide content sales unit FOX Entertainment Global.

JOB DESCRIPTION

FOX Experience & Design (FED) is the internal brand engagement and experiential group providing strategic ideas, planning, and production in events, design, and technology to all divisions of FOX Corporation, including FOX Entertainment, TUBI Media Group, FOX Sports, Ad Sales, News, Distribution, and FOX Corporate.

The Director of Events is a tried and tested event planning and execution expert; is a strategically creative thinker; the definition of a team player; a proven leader that has their finger on the pulse of the event world; knows how to effectively communicate to Sr. Executives; provides clear, concise and actionable direction to their teammates and co-collaborators, as well as to the teams that will make their vision come to life; and is someone who looks beyond the production, operations and logistics to provide elevated and meaningful engagements that create and maintain strong connections between consumers, clients, and internal stakeholders to the FOX family of brands.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Manage all event operations and logistics including space planning, attendee journey, F&B, security, fabrication and build, event registration, large-scale and complex vehicle movements, and all other corresponding event needs
• Manage internal and freelance staff on multiple events, across multiple business units simultaneously
• Manage and train junior internal team members, creating and fostering a collaborative and nurturing environment for them to grow and become the next generation of event leaders
• Forecast and manage event budgets, creating quarterly reporting to help inform YoY planning
• Understand changing corporate initiatives and be able to translate them into events
• Lead strategic and creative event ideation
• Lead stakeholder conversation, presenting strategic plans that focus on overall business goals to activate in tandem with live events that deliver an ROI
• Lead successful, on-budget, mid to large-scale events including but not limited to executive engagement/hospitality programs, corporate meetings, retreats, and special projects
• Establish event metrics/KPIs with stakeholders to confirm goals and measure success
• Develop event partners & partnerships that are mutually beneficial, elevate events, help offset costs, and positively impact the event's bottom line
• Negotiate contracts and vendor agreements by cross-collaborating with FOX legal and other necessary teams

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
• Bachelor's degree and 5+ years experience in event planning and operations, with a proven track record of developing, managing and executing large-scale, in-person events
• Supervisory experience in Corporate Events, Experiential Marketing, or with an Experiential Agency
• Ability to lead, prioritize, and multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented, and ever-changing environment while projecting grace under pressure
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing with C-Suite level executives as well as stakeholders from various business units
• Ability to effectively and efficiently delegate
• Ability to travel within the US and occasionally globally
• Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, basic database applications, internet searches

#LI-DNI

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company's success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

Click here to learn more about the diverse communities of people behind our brands.

Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure requirements, the pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on education, skills, experience, and location is: $95,000.00-135,000.00 annually for California. This role is also eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, various benefits, including medical/dental/vision, insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid time off, and other benefits in accordance with applicable plan documents. Benefits for Union represented employees will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d5ye81-3-238-235-248-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $95,000 to $135,000 Per Year ($ USD)