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Freelance - Event Manager/Producer

UrbanDaddy throws some of the most compelling and noteworthy events produced today and has been recognized by Bizbash, Digiday and OMMA as one of the most innovative companies in experiential execution.

Our mission is to create bold, immersive experiences that dazzle audiences and create a strong connection between physical and digital experiences.  We are looking for an accomplished Events Producer to plan and manage projects from start to finish, in collaboration with our in-house events team.

We are currently looking to expand our roster of passionate and dynamic freelance team members. The position would be filled on a project to project basis, as per our needs. Duration of contracts could range from 4 weeks up to 6 months.

The ideal candidate will embody a pitch perfect harmony between creative and operational—capable of following and supporting the vision while possessing an uncanny knack for details. This role requires an unabashed problem solver, a confident multi-tasker, experienced in creating event documentation and managing event executions—from finding the perfect venue, sourcing the best vendors and entertainment to fearlessly brainstorming with the entire team to develop the unforgettable. They must be passionate about the UD brand, its mission and its advertisers.

Your Mission Should You Choose To Accept It:

  • Source, contract and manage third party vendors
  • Manage all event documentation, from budgets, receipts, contracts, contact lists, guest lists, etc.
  • Review and synthesize all event information (contracts, Run of Show, etc)
  • Maintain tight control over every minute detail of an event and its execution
  • Source, analyze and manage relationships with vendors, suppliers and venues
  • Build and manage event budgets, time lines, logistics and contractual obligations
  • Provide regular reporting surrounding the status, performance to budget, communication plans, and ROI for all events

From Within Your Arsenal:

  • 4-7 years of production experience, including executing large-scale events in raw spaces, hotels and bars
  • Experience in luxury and/or large scale corporate events
  • Experience managing full life cycle of events, from ideation to execution
  • An acute passion for details
  • Keen eye and passion for design and decor
  • An incredible network of vendors, suppliers and venues nationally
  • Excellent analytical and negotiation skills combined with a sound understanding of business objectives and financial measurements
  • You’re the most organized person you know
  • An amazing ability to prioritize and multi-task, attention to detail, and take pride in what you do
  • A strong understanding of and passion for the UD brand
  • Familiarity working in a fast-paced, demanding and deadline-driven environment
  • Incredible communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of the standard MS Office products suite, advanced Excel knowledge a must
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