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Event Producer

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve systems of democracy and justice in the United States. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. Brennan Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them – in Congress and the states, the courts, and in the court of public opinion. 
 
The Communications Department is seeking an Event Producer, reporting to the Vice President of Communications and the Creative Director, to assist in production, marketing, organization and logistical arrangements of Brennan Center public events.
 
Public Events -  Core responsibilities include:

Work with Brennan Center Vice President of Communications, and Creative Director on the Communications team to help: 

  • Plan, stage, market, promote, organize upcoming public events, both daytime and evening programming; 
  • Track all event and vendor expenses to stay within budget;
  • Plan execution of all event logistics such as Eventbrite and website listings, invitations, catering, floor plan, audio/visual set up, run of show, etc.;
  • Build a crowd and develop an outreach strategy through social media, publicity, and partnerships;
  • Among the day-to-day tasks: 
    • Creating, sending, and tracking mass emails – both invitations and follow-up notes – to attendees via Mailchimp
    • Working with the digital team to promote events and post event-related content (audio, video, photography) on social media and the Brennan Center website
    • Collaborating with NYU and partners to market events
    • Managing all aspects of Eventbrite: 
      • Posting event listings
      • Messaging event attendees
      • Tracking RSVPs
  • Assisting speakers with travel expenses;
  • Booking speakers, conducting research, drafting scripts.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree;
  • 2+ years of work experience in event production or communications-related fields;
  • Familiarity with Eventbrite, Photoshop, and InDesign preferred; 
  • Strong writing skills and media savvy;
  • Keen attention to detail and the ability to multi-task;
  • Knowledge of standard event practices and procedures;
  • Enthusiasm about democracy reform and social justice;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and tested ability to negotiate between people with different training and different approaches to problems and communication; 
  • Any experience with Adobe Premier/Audition video/audio editing; and
  • Openness to evolving responsibilities and a sense of humor.

Salary:  The salary is highly competitive in the field and commensurate with experience.  A generous benefits package is available as well. 

Applications:  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until a qualified candidate is identified. To apply, please visit http://brennancenter.applytojob.com/apply/GYMJlYLy1P/Event-Producer and upload the following application materials (preferably in pdf format): a cover letter (copy and paste in the space provided), a resume, a writing sample, and contact information for three references.  No phone calls or faxes. Please reference where you saw this posting. 

If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: brennancenterjobs@nyu.edu with “Event Producer” in the subject line, after registering in the online system. Applying through our website is strongly preferred.

The Brennan Center for Justice is committed to a workplace based on equal opportunity and a strong belief in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce. To this end, Brennan Center: 

  • Hires staff that reflects this country's full range of racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic identity;
  • Considers and hires applicants who have been previously incarcerated; 
  • Creates a workplace where true diversity is fostered and different perspectives are valued and freely exchanged; 
 
  • Ensures that all members of the Brennan Center community feel welcome and respected, and have equal opportunities to thrive and advance within the institution; and 
 
  • Is committed to supporting low-income communities and communities of color particularly affected by social inequities.
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