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Director of Events, Operations



Administration, Operations
Arlington, VA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Quick take: Axios is a media company dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We're hiring a Director of Events Operations to manage day-to-day event logistics, client relationships, and deliverables and ensure we remain true to our editorial standards while also working alongside sponsors for their defined sponsor integrations. Ultimately, the goal of each event is to bring our audiences together for worthy editorial conversations across the country.

Why it matters: We need a strong team member to manage operations and logistics, providing direction and support to team members, serve as a liaison with event clients, vendors, brainstorm creative concepts to bring our events to life, and create and implement all visual elements of our events (creative catering, invites, signage, event installations, etc).

Go deeper: This role has relationship-management and operational responsibilities and will manage multiple, concurrent events while moving at a fast pace. You will work cross-collaboratively with marketing, production and many other team members at Axios and will serve as an ambassador of Axios and the events team throughout the entire events process.

The details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit, and a passion for Axios’ mission, and have the following skills:

  • 7+ years of high volume, fast-paced events experience
  • Proven track record of client/relationship management experience
  • An eye for design and creative vision
  • A deep understanding of end-to-end event lifecycle management
  • Strong communication, organizational, and time management skills
  • Experience supporting or mentoring junior team members
  • Positive attitude and ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment
  • Desire to work hard, learn new skills, and grow professionally
  • Willingness to work early mornings and late nights
  • Willingness to travel regularly
  • Project management software experience is a plus (i.e. Wrike)

Starting salary for this role is in the range of $115,000 - $125,000 and is dependent on numerous factors, including but not limited to location, work experience, and skills. This range does not include other compensation benefits.

What Axios brings to the table besides salary:

  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Robust PPO and High Deductible health insurance options on the Blue Cross Blue Shield network
  • Employer Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution for the high deductible health plan option
  • Dental and vision coverage
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • Generous vacation policy, plus holidays
  • One mental health day per quarter
  • Annual learning and development stipend
  • $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Tele-mental health services through Headspace
  • OneMedical membership, including tele-health services
  • Personal health advocacy resources through HealthAdvocate
  • Inclusive fertility, hormonal health and family forming benefits through Carrot Fertility
  • Access to the Axios “Family Fund”, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies
  • Increased work flexibility for parents and caretakers
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events
  • A strong and positive work environment
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Axios is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Axios makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.