Atlas Obscura Online Event Producer [Freelance] in New York City, New York
Atlas Obscura is seeking a freelance Online Event Producer to manage and execute a series of 3–12 virtual book tour events taking place this fall. The online events are centered on the release of our third book, Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide, and will be put on in partnership with our publisher and select independent booksellers. Creative concepts, featured talent, and programming formats will be provided by Atlas Obscura and our publisher. The person in this role is responsible for all pre-event coordination with all stakeholders and the successful production of the events.
Note, Atlas Obscura is a remote-first company, so you can work from anywhere within the continental United States.
Liaise with talent and stakeholders to prepare for online events
Secure contracts and pay featured talent and event staff
Create a run-of-show for each event based on AO templates
Organize and execute any necessary rehearsals or tech runs
Produce event descriptions/listings for the AO website and the ticketing platform Eventbrite
Liaise with the publisher and booksellers on participant book order fulfillment
Manage inventory and delivery of “tickets” (confirmation emails with instructions, via Eventbrite) to participants
Manage pre- and post-event communications to participants based on AO templates
Successfully execute Gastro Obscura book tour events
At least five years of relevant professional experience, including some experience successfully producing online events or programming
Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
Comfort and experience with Zoom or other online meeting/event platforms
A creative and collaborative approach to experience design and development
A thoughtful and attentive approach to partner management
Clear and consistent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to meet established deadlines
Preference Given to Candidates With:
Experience with online book readings, author tours, or literary events
Experience managing events in Eventbrite
Experience hosting or working in the performance field with an innate understanding of what makes an experience successful and engaging from beginning to end
To apply for this role, please send a resume or LinkedIn profile to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Freelance Online Event Producer” in the subject line, and a short cover letter in the body of the email.
We value diversity and are committed to an inclusive work environment and a fair and consistent interview process.
About Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura is an award-winning travel company founded in 2009. Widely celebrated for building the definitive, community-driven guide to the world's hidden wonders, the company also offers unique online and in-person experiences, produces once-in-a-lifetime trips, and has published two New York Times bestselling books with more than a million copies in print. Atlas Obscura has been nominated for three National Magazine Awards, a James Beard Award, three Webby Awards, and in 2020 was named one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies. Having raised a $20M, Series B led by Airbnb last summer, Atlas Obscura is well-positioned for growth.
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