Job Title:  Manager, Events

Department:  Marketing & Publicity
Location: 

Santa Monica, CA, US, 90404

Summary of Position

The Manager of Events will help strategize, produce and oversee domestic events, festivals and conferences under the publicity umbrella. They will also liaise with Marketing, Programming, Social Media, Corporate Communications and other internal departments on events. The ideal candidate will have 4+ years in executing corporate events in the entertainment industry and bring a high level of creativity and passion for producing high-profile, buzzworthy events. Travel is a requirement for this role. This position will report to the Vice President of Events. 

Responsibilities

•    Works directly with the Vice President of Events and other members of the Event and Publicity teams to understand and support the overall business objectives of the department
•    Budgets, plans and executes a wide range of events to maximize Starz Originals programming initiatives and reinforce the Starz brand strategy
•    Manages all aspects of Publicity Events in the following areas:

  • Original Series Premieres and Tastemaker Events
  • Festivals and Conventions such as ATX, SXSW, Essence Festival and Comic Con
  • Set Visits
  • Television Critics Association 
  • Production Dinners/Cocktail Events 
  • Award and Press Screenings and Events
  • Virtual Screenings and Panels 

•    Provides additional support on all large-scale events related to Originals, including domestic and international premieres, press days, set visits, festivals, trade shows and fan events.
•    Ensures a seamless flow of event communication to all parties associated, including the Starz Publicity Team, Starz Senior Management, Producers, and Co-production partners
•    Develops relationships with and manages third party event entities hired by Starz
•    Secures third party sponsorships and partnerships  
•    Organizes and keeps event documents up to date including status reports, team calendars, production timelines, checklists, run-of-show, invite lists and executive memos
•    Manages vendor invoices within budgets and accounting procedures
•    Negotiates venue, hotel and other contracts
•    Stays well informed on event industry trends, new venues, and organizations
•    Represents Starz and acts as the host at events

Qualifications & Skills

•    4+ years event planning and PR related experience, preferably within the entertainment industry
•    Ability to multi-task and work on several projects simultaneously
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience in negotiations
•    Highly organized with strong attention to detail
•    Bachelor’s degree in Event Management, Hospitality, Communications or similar field
 

About Starz

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ® service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its international premium streaming platform STARZPLAY, now LIONSGATE+, to provide subscribers access to bold, curated storytelling. LIONSGATE+, coupled with the STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture in MENA and Lionsgate Play in South and Southeast Asia, has a footprint that extends across the globe. STARZ and LIONSGATE+ are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company. 


With the Company aligning its studio operations behind the growth of its streaming business, Starz has become one of the pre-eminent modern premium global streaming platforms. Offering subscribers more than 7,500 television episodes, including Starz original series and provocative documentaries, along with a broad catalogue of first-run movies, Starz is taking the lead in delivering relatable premium content that makes it the platform of choice among a wide spectrum of female, African-American and other historically underserved audiences. Its focused brand, premium content and freedom from legacy relationships position Starz at the forefront of the new bundles emerging throughout the media ecosystem, a compelling value proposition to complement virtually every kind of subscription platform.


Distinguished by its successful and focused content strategy, top programming, exceptional curation and speed to market, Starz has quickly scaled its platform to become one of the most widely distributed and fastest-growing OTT services in the world, with OTT subscribers making up more than half of its global subscriber base. The Starzplay International premium subscription service offers a “best of global SVOD” content portfolio in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, Canada, Japan and India through a bespoke and expanding network of distribution partners. The Starzplay Arabia joint venture is one of the leading SVOD operators in the fast-growing Middle East and North Africa region. The proprietary and highly-rated Starz app, a proven hit with U.S. audiences, continues to roll out internationally.  

Our Benefits

•    Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental
•    Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day
•    401(k) company matching
•    Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree)

EEO Statement

Lionsgate is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Lionsgate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Lionsgate will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.  


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles