Digital Events Manager

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Brand and Communications
US-CA-Tustin
Req No.
2022-7138
Type
Regular Full-Time
Classification
Exempt
Location : Location
US-CA-Tustin

Who we are

Virgin Galactic www.VirginGalactic.com (SPCE:NYSE) recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful but fragile planet, lie in making better use of space.

Sending people to space has not only expanded our understanding of science, but taught us amazing things about human ingenuity, physiology and psychology.

From space, we are able to look with a new perspective both outward and back. From space, the borders that are fought over on Earth are arbitrary lines. From space it is clear that there is much more that unites than divides us.

 

“We are at the vanguard of a new industry determined to pioneer twenty-first century spacecraft, which will open space to everybody — and change the world for good.”  Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Galactic

Your Mission

The Brand Experience & Events Team is seeking an experienced digital events manager to manage and deliver a range of innovative global events and brand experiences.

 ** Candidates must be able to work from our Tustin CA headquarters 2x per week ** 

 

The Brand Experience and Events Department is looking for a technically astute individual to join its team to lead the design and delivery of Virgin Galactic’s digital and virtual events.

 

This hands-on role will work with dedicated in-house event planners, internal stakeholders, third party platform partners, designers, and copywriters to devise, configure, test, and deliver various event technology solutions.

 

You will be a people person and team player, with excellent communication, organisation skills and razor-sharp attention to detail, along with the drive to deliver exceptional user experiences and best-in-class digital and virtual events.

 

Your Mission

  • Lead and deliver on a variety of innovative digital/virtual brand experience and events
  • Advise on best-in-class digital/virtual event solutions that meet brand engagement objectives and maintain first-class user experience
  • Manage end-to-end delivery of company spaceflight livestreams including liaising with stakeholders, copywriters, digital designers, and third-party suppliers alike, ensuring stakeholder expectations are managed, and requirements are met, delivered on time, on budget and to a high-quality standard
  • Work with internal stakeholders to fully clarify the objectives, specific technology requirements for each event, advising on best approach, recommended platforms, features and functions, and liaising with third party partners to accurately scope and cost
  • Produce detailed proposals for events (including timelines, technologies, resources, and budgets)
  • Research digital platforms, suppliers, and contractors, then negotiate prices and hire
  • Liaise with marketing team on creative requirements 
  • Support with the development and delivery of RFIs and RFPs, including attending creative workshops, ideating solutions with internal teams, producing presentation content and presenting ideas and concepts to stakeholders
  • On day of event manage third party partners, handle customer queries, and troubleshoot to ensure that all runs smoothly
  • Research opportunities, and keep up to date with new technologies, innovation, and industry trends

What you bring

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in event management or a related discipline (preferred but not essential)

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a production management role, either in a technology, events, or creative services team
  • Demonstratable experience of managing digital/virtual events efficiently and effectively from brief to final delivery including liaising with various stakeholders at all levels
  • Experience in virtual reality platforms an advantage but not essential
  • Video production/content creation experience an advantage but not essential
  • Experience of supervising a team of freelance specialists
  • Tech savvy and a critical thinker
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, including multitasking, time management and meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize and balance conflicting demands using own initiative to solve problems
  • Can-do attitude, fast learner, and great team player
  • Demonstrated experience with meeting and dealing with people at all levels of the organization in an efficient and tactful manner.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-moving environment
  • Technically astute and computer literate, with proficiency in Microsoft, Adobe, Apple
  • Good all-round understanding of digital technology related to events including end-to-end processes, best practice, platforms, features, and tools.
  • Ability to hit the ground running

 

Physical and/or Additional Requirements

  • Flexibility to travel and work across different time zones, as needed

 

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

 

As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as all newly hired employees. 

As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, ( “fully vaccinated” means at least two weeks have expired since receiving the vaccination’s last dose as recommended by the manufacturer) . If  you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire. 

 

Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as newly hired employees.

 As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19virus, (“fully vaccinated” means at least two week have expired since receiving the vaccination’s last dose as recommended by the manufacturer).  If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met be your date of hire.  Virgin Galactic complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.

 

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