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Marketing & Events Director

Location: Cincinnati, OH
Job Type: Full-Time

Cincinnati CityBeat is a Euclid Media Group company. EMG is a progressive media, marketing and events company that connects local businesses with influential, culturally engaged audiences through world-class events, marketing services and fiercely independent editorial content.

We grow businesses by building meaningful relationships between them and our community, while creating unique and memorable experiences in the cities we serve.

At EMG, our team is made of people who embody our core values: passion; adaptability; a tenacious work ethic; humor; and progressiveness.

Does this sound like you?

Cincinnati CityBeat is seeking a, energetic, creative and organized Marketing & Event Director to overseeing and execute all aspects of all of our events, including marketing plans, sponsorship sales, and event planning and execution. We produce, from start to finish, every aspect of our annual events, and help produce others for our clients. This position will keep you very busy, but if you love this culture like we do, you will love this job! The most technical requirements, responsibilities, skills and traits needed are listed below.

EVENT MANAGEMENT:

  • Manage, create, and execute a portfolio of events, new and established
  • Oversee production of event collateral, advertising, marketing, etc. in conjunction with the publisher, marketing and design personnel
  • Develop and implement detailed plans and schedules for event and promotion
  • Manage event logistic timeline, run of show, and teardown of each event
  • Identify and secure bids and contracts from/with event vendors
  • Select venues for events and ensure they are safe and inviting and speak to the theme of the event and personality of the target audience
  • Procure all necessary permits, insurance, and sanctions – including tax related documents when needed
  • Drive sponsorship and vendor sales and oversee event sponsorships and third-party sponsorships, assisting sales team in the development and sales of sponsorship proposals
  • Oversee and procure paid vendors and participants for events and establish strong positive relationships that foster repeat business
  • Manage themed weeks (Cincinnati Burger Week, Restaurant Week etc.) execution and marketing including website, social media, menus and associated deliverables.
  • Lead search and selection of non-profit organizations who will be beneficiaries of portion of event proceeds
  • Solicit and utilize feedback from event and promotion participants, coordinators, and other individuals involved to modify future events and promotions
  • Work closely publisher to develop, implement, and manage ticket and marketing strategies to maximize attendance and revenue.
  • Hire & oversee event and marketing interns and staff
  • Oversee event revenue and expense budget, ensure that we make our budgets
  • Monitor, review, and report on all event plans, projects and results
  • Maintain database and working knowledge of, as well as attend, other existing events for purposes of prospecting, scheduling, planning and competitive analysis
  • Develop, maintain and grow strategic partnerships and sponsorships with local, regional, and national businesses, governments, press, charities and civic organizations

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated success in facilitating marketing and promotional campaigns
  • Have existing relationships with event vendors and venues
  • Minimum 5 years marketing and/or events experience
  • Proficiency with and passion for social media
  • Proven ability to effectively and efficiently tell marketing stories
  • Intense time management and able to multi-task effectively
  • Creative problem solver that can quickly pinpoint client needs
  • Familiar with Cincinnati CityBeat and our products

PERKS & CULTURE:

We ask a lot of our employees, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to your competitive salary, two weeks of paid vacation, sick days, health and dental benefits and a 401k retirement plan, we’ll shower you with perks, including:

  • Events & Entertainment: Our employees are privy to tickets to dozens of events and festivals happening around the city. You’ll have the opportunity to attend some of the most unique and engaging concerts, dining events, fests and more, on us.
  • Culture & Atmosphere: We work hard and play hard. Our team is made up of passionate and creative people who believe in what we do. Cincinnati CityBeat offers a casual, yet fast-paced work environment where you have the opportunity to grow your career and make a difference in the community in a nontraditional and non-corporate space.
  • ABOUT EUCLID MEDIA GROUP

    Euclid Media Group, LLC is the parent company to media properties in eight US markets including San Antonio, Orlando, Tampa, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis, and Detroit. Collectively, EMG reaches 4+ million monthly website visitors, 1.2+ million social media followers and has existing relationships with thousands of local SMBs. We also publish well-established magazines in each market and produce more than 50 cultural events and festivals annually.

    NEXT STEPS:

    • Submit resume and cover letter to resumes@citybeat.com
    • No resume will be considered without a cover letter

    Director of Business Development

    Do you love Cincinnati? Are you passionate about digital advertising and trends, and want to be a part of Cincinnati’s progress?

    If you have been searching for a career opportunity with more heart and soul than your traditional corporate job, you’ve found it.

    Cincinnati CityBeat, a Euclid Media Group company, is on the hunt for a passionate, experienced and energetic individual to be our Director of Business Development. This position will work with local businesses and cultural events of all types, creating customized integrated digital marketing solutions to include a broad portfolio of digital agency services.

    We’re a forward-thinking media group that takes pride in collaborating with and growing local businesses and events. We want the best and brightest and we aren’t shy about it. Most of all – we want motivated, sharp, and creative people with the desire to win on our team.

    Do you have what it takes?

    CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Maintain a robust sales pipeline through prospecting, pre-call planning, needs analysis, presentations, and closings
    • Maintain and grow working knowledge of digital media products such as SEO, Paid Media, Digital Display Advertising, Social Media, Programmatic Advertising, E-mail Marketing, Web Design, Content Production, and more.
    • Create and develop proposal decks, product rollouts, sales collateral, and any supporting materials
    • Track client's success with existing digital/integrated campaigns and collaborate with team members on strategies to grow and retain business year over year
    • Activate new advertising accounts and continually identify sales opportunities
    • Create customized marketing proposals and media campaigns
    • Understand that every business in the Greater Cincinnati market is a prospect
    • Aggressively pursue and close new business
    • Perform with a high level of activity to successfully meet internal performance metrics
    • Provide superior customer service and reporting to clients in order to retain and grow business
    • Maintain a thorough and current knowledge of Cincinnati CityBeat’s media solutions portfolio, including ever-growing digital marketing solutions and resources
    • Maintain a thorough knowledge of past and current account histories and statuses
    • Fulfill functions and duties of the position in a professional and timely manner

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of digital advertising services and trends
    • Possess a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience and proven results
    • Solid professional relationships with business owners, marketing directors, networking groups, and the community.
    • Exercise excellent time-management and organizational skills
    • Thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
    • Possess exceptional verbal communication skills
    • Maintain curiosity and passion for local business and Cincinnati culture
    • Possess a strong work ethic with the ability to work under pressure, organize and prioritize responsibilities

    WHO IS EUCLID MEDIA GROUP?

    Euclid Media Group is a marketing, media, and event production company, serving clients and brands throughout the United States. EMG specialized in digital agency services and the multimedia production of relevant news and events for the culturally engaged consumer, with media properties in eight markets including San Antonio, Texas; Orlando, Florida; Tampa, Florida; Cleveland, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; St. Louis, Missouri; Louisville, Kentucky; and Detroit, Michigan. Collectively, EMG reaches 3+ million monthly website visitors, 1+ million social media followers, and prints 150k free weekly publications and glossy lifestyle magazines. We produce more than 30 cultural events and festivals annually.

    Cincinnati CityBeat is Cincinnati’s multimedia source of events, news, arts, and culture since 1994. We provide locally targeted advertising solutions to help businesses reach the highly desirable, socially, and culturally engaged consumers.

    Cincinnati CityBeat is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    NEXT STEPS:

    • Submit resume and cover letter to resumes@citybeat.com
    • No resume will be considered without a cover letter

    Sponsorship Sales Specialist

    Do you love Cincinnati? Are you passionate about digital advertising and trends, and want to be a part of Cincinnati’s progress?

    Do you love Cincinnati? Are you passionate about sales, events and sponsorship trends, and want to be a part of Cincinnati’s progress?

    If you have been searching for a career opportunity with more heart and soul than your traditional corporate job, you’ve found it.

    Cincinnati CityBeat, a Euclid Media Group company, is on the hunt for a passionate, experienced and energetic individual to be our Sponsorship Sales Specialist. This position will work with local businesses and brands of all types, creating customized experiences and exposure through marketing and events annually.

    We’re a forward-thinking media group that takes pride in collaborating with and growing local businesses and events. We want the best and brightest and we aren’t shy about it. Most of all – we want motivated, sharp, and creative people with the desire to win on our team.

    Do you have what it takes?

    CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Maintain a robust sales pipeline through prospecting, pre-call planning, needs analysis, presentations, and closings
    • Create Unique experiences through event sponsorships of all kinds
    • Maintain and grow working knowledge of Event Advertising, Print Display, Digital Display Advertising, Social Media, Programmatic Advertising, E-mail Marketing, Content Production, and more.
    • Create and develop proposal decks, product rollouts, sales collateral, and any supporting materials
    • Track client's success with existing digital/integrated campaigns and collaborate with team members on strategies to grow and retain business year over year
    • Activate new advertising accounts and continually identify sales opportunities
    • Create customized marketing proposals and media campaigns
    • Understand that every business in the Greater Cincinnati market is a prospect
    • Aggressively pursue and close new business
    • Perform with a high level of activity to successfully meet internal performance metrics
    • Provide superior customer service and reporting to clients in order to retain and grow business
    • Maintain a thorough and current knowledge of Cincinnati CityBeat’s events and media solutions portfolio, including ever-growing digital marketing solutions and resources
    • Maintain a thorough knowledge of past and current account histories and statuses
    • Fulfill functions and duties of the position in a professional and timely manner

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of digital advertising services and trends
    • Possess a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience and proven results
    • Solid professional relationships with business owners, marketing directors, networking groups, and the community.
    • Exercise excellent time-management and organizational skills
    • Thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
    • Possess exceptional verbal communication skills
    • Maintain curiosity and passion for local business and Cincinnati culture
    • Possess a strong work ethic with the ability to work under pressure, organize and prioritize responsibilities

    WHO IS EUCLID MEDIA GROUP?

    Euclid Media Group is a marketing, media, and event production company, serving clients and brands throughout the United States. EMG specialized in digital agency services and the multimedia production of relevant news and events for the culturally engaged consumer, with media properties in eight markets including San Antonio, Texas; Orlando, Florida; Tampa, Florida; Cleveland, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; St. Louis, Missouri; Louisville, Kentucky; and Detroit, Michigan. Collectively, EMG reaches 3+ million monthly website visitors, 1+ million social media followers, and prints 150k free weekly publications and glossy lifestyle magazines. We produce more than 30 cultural events and festivals annually.

    Cincinnati CityBeat is Cincinnati’s multimedia source of events, news, arts, and culture since 1994. We provide locally targeted advertising solutions to help businesses reach the highly desirable, socially, and culturally engaged consumers.

    Cincinnati CityBeat is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    NEXT STEPS:

    • Submit resume and cover letter to resumes@citybeat.com
    • No resume will be considered without a cover letter

    Advertising Account Executive

    Cincinnati CityBeat has served the Greater Cincinnati area for 25 years with cultural and political reporting, entertainment previews, food and drink reviews, events coverage and much more.

    Today, we are a diverse media entity, serving our clients needs via digital, print, ecommerce, social and experience-based marketing solutions.

    Our Account Executives are key members of a dedicated team, focused on mutual success for our clients and our business.

    If the following sounds like you, we’d love to speak with you:

    • You are energetic, outgoing and passionate
    • You live with integrity
    • You are fearless and welcome challenges
    • You have a track record of getting to the decision maker
    • You conduct yourself with professionalism in person, in writing and over the phone

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Aggressively prospect develop and close new business via a variety of sources
    • Work cohesively with prospects and clients to discover their needs and recommend our best solutions
    • Maintain ownership of the sales cycle from first contact through maintenance
    • Meet and exceed monthly, quarterly and annual sales goals

    Compensation:

    • Base salary + commission + Bonus
    • Paid Vacation/PTO
    • 401(k)
    • Spiffs and prizes around special events

    Basic Requirements:

    • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
    • Excellent attention to detail and follow through
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office
    • 1-2 Years sales experience preferred

    Email resume and cover letter to: tfrank@citybeat.com

    No phone calls, please.



    Freelance News Reporter

    Love local news? Want to write about it? CityBeat is looking for qualified investigative and short-form journalists to cover our news beat on a freelance basis.

    Compensation: Pay is per story and based on length and depth of research/interviews.

    Schedule: We are looking for someone to produce at least one impactful long-form piece a month, as well as various breaking news content.

    Requirements: Applicants must be avid CityBeat readers and familiar with our style and voice, as well as the topics we cover as an alt weekly. Experience in news writing and reporting for a publication(s) is a must. Other buzzwords for desirable applicants: ethical, independent, self-starter, compassionate, curious, loves data research, inspired by sharing local stories, skilled interviewer. 

    How to apply: Please send a resume, cover letter and three recent clips to mzummo@citybeat.com.



    Photography/Web Edit Internship

    Compensation: Recommendations for college credit; parking reimbursement of up to $5/day

    Schedule: Varies based on credit requirements, but generally 8-10 hours per week

    Position Summary: Our photography/edit internship gives students the opportunity to further their education in photojournalism and editorial photography as well as content creation. Interns will schedule, photograph and edit photos that will be used alongside stories in print and online in articles/blogs/slideshows. Interns will gain experience in event photography with CityBeat hosted events as well as events held throughout the city. In addition to photography, interns will also learn how to source, build slideshows and create captions that will be used on the web.

    Requirements/Qualifications: Interns should be comfortable with basic journalistic and photography principles. High ethics are required. You should have your own photography equipment and be familiar with Photoshop/Lightroom. While our hours are flexible, interns must also cope with a varying workload. The ideal intern is an avid CityBeat reader and someone familiar with the sides of Cincinnati we cover.

    How to apply: Send your portfolio, cover letter and resume to mmcdonel@citybeat.com.



    Editorial Internship

    Compensation: Recommendations for college credit; parking reimbursement of up to $5/day

    Schedule: Varies based on credit requirements, but generally 8-10 hours per week

    Position Summary: Internship revolves around working directly with CityBeat editorial staff to help produce the weekly print and online content.

    Requirements/Qualifications: Interns are required to be pursuing a degree or certificate in journalism. We are looking for highly motivated, skilled writers with a working knowledge of AP style. Interns should have taken courses including news writing and journalism law and ethics. Advanced feature writing courses are preferable. While our hours are somewhat flexible, interns must also cope with a varying workload. The ideal intern is an avid CityBeat reader and someone familiar with the sides of Cincinnati we cover.

    How to apply: Send your portfolio, cover letter and resume to mmcdonel@citybeat.com.



    Events/Promotion Internship

    Compensation: Recommendations for college credit; parking reimbursement of up to $5/day

    Schedule: Varies based on credit requirements, but generally a maximum of 15 hours per week, including after-hour events (evening/weekend) and some office hours.

    Position Summary: The CityBeat Events department specializes in outrageous signature events for CityBeat and A-Line Magazine as well as corporate, nonprofit and individual partners. Under direction of the Promotions/Marketing Coordinator and Event Producer, intern job duties include but are not limited to general design and text for direct mail pieces and event promotion materials; communication with vendors; maintenance of event guest lists and databases; volunteer recruitment and cultivation; research and data collection relevant to CityBeat and our events; creating interactive web sites/giveaways; office, data entry and administration duties; and occasional social media updates and/or event promoting.

    Requirements/Qualifications: Interns should have a basic knowledge of special events and/or the hospitality industry. Ideal candidates will possess general knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel, as well as the ability to quickly learn new programs. Must be outgoing, able to get people involved and interested in the CityBeat brand. You need to have reliable transportation to and from events/office/errands/etc.

    How to apply: Send cover letter and resume to tfrank@citybeat.com. 


    WHO IS EUCLID MEDIA GROUP?

    Euclid Media Group is a marketing, media and event production company, serving clients and brands throughout the United States. EMG specialized in digital agency services and the multimedia production of relevant news and events for the culturally engaged consumer, with media properties in eight markets including San Antonio, Texas; Orlando, Florida; Tampa, Florida; Cleveland, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; St. Louis, Missouri; Detroit, Michigan; and Louisville, Kentucky. Collectively, EMG reaches 6+ million monthly website visitors, 1+ million social media followers, and prints 150k free weekly publications and glossy lifestyle magazines. We produce more than 30 cultural event and festivals annually.

    CityBeat is Cincinnati's area’s multimedia source of events, news, arts and culture since 1988. We provide locally targeted advertising solutions to help businesses reach the highly-desirable, socially and culturally-engaged consumers.

    CityBeat is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our reporting, our products, our events are better when we celebrate, support, and include perspectives from varied backgrounds. As an equal opportunity employer, we endeavor to build teams that reflect diversity.

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