The Center on Communication Leadership & Policy at USCâs Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, seeks an enthusiastic Event Producer to join our Election Security and Information Project.
The Election Security and Information project provides in-state orientation and training programs in each of the 50 states. The project aims to inform and educate state and local election officials, campaign officials of all parties, academics, nongovernmental organizations and students on ways to strengthen defenses against digital attacks on elections, truth and democracy for the 2020 election.
The project deployment will be coordinated at the USC Washington, D.C., office and be directed by a Project Director supported by an Assistant Manager who will direct the logistics and support for the 50-state project. The in-state programs will be coordinated by three Event Producers â one each for East, Central and West statesâ and each will be responsible for two states per month.
This is a full-time position located in Los Angeles, CA.
The primary responsibility of the regional Event Producer for the Election Security and Information Project is to serve as on-site producer of in-state election security programs in 16-17 states at a frequency of two per month. Duties are:
Supervise detailed planning and on-site execution of all workshops including planning, coordinating, scheduling and organizing program activities to meet objectives.
Serve as key resource for program information, working with faculty, staff, and external contacts necessary to prepare for each event.
Assist the national Program Manager and Assistant Manager in identifying local partners in each state, including state colleges and universities and event venues.
Serve as a liaison with local and regional speakers/presenters and consultants.
Serve as primary liaison for local partners in each state, including state colleges and universities and event venues.
Serve as primary liaison for state and local election officials, campaign officials of all parties, local academics, nongovernmental organizations in each state and students.
Supervise on-site venue preparation and support staff, including catering.
Supervise preparation and shipping of support materials for each program.
Provide timely event after-action reports to the Assistant Manager.
Provide timely social media updates to the Assistant Manager.
Manage printed and online event materials including invitations, programs and posters in accordance with USC Events policies
Maintain detailed information on workshop speakers/presenters and attendees as needed. Â Develop and maintain an extensive list of contacts, internal and external to facilitate workshop coordination.
Maintaining records on workshop activities, progress and status.
Knowledge, Experience and Skills
Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
Familiarity with logistical support elements of events including catering, on-site management, event budget, printed material design, production, mailing, registration, parking
Facility with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Excellent writing and verbal communication abilities
Familiarity with list management and website administration
Experience in an academic setting or research institute
Able to multitask while providing support to multiple faculty, researchers, graduate students, and guests
Able to adapt, be flexible, follow procedures and policies, and make last minute decisions
Able to work as a team with various groups
Travel to and for in-state workshops is required.
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USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, transit subsidy program, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.
About the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy
Guided by Ambassador Walter Annenbergâs view that communication affects all aspects of society and should be used in the public interest, the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP) unites visionary ideals with impactful scholarship and practical applications. By conducting cutting-edge research and gathering some of the sharpest minds in the field, CCLP fosters breakthrough insights into some of todayâs most challenging issues. Based at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, CCLP provides hands-on learning opportunities for students and professionals, building the next generation of communication leaders. CCLP alsoÂ conducts academic research and organizes programs for scholars, policymakers and industry leaders to develop ways in which communication leadership, policy, technology and mobile innovation can contribute to a more informed electorate and a betterÂ world.
The rapidly changing technological, sociological and regulatory landscape opens additional avenues for information even as it challenges longstanding media infrastructure. Navigating this shifting terrain to reach higher ground requires the guidance of seasoned and innovative scholars and professionals provoking thought and discourse, and educating policymakers, industry leaders and the public. A trusted source of research and analysis, dialogue and instruction on communication leadership, CCLP is helping shape the future of news, information and civic discourse.
We live in the midst of a disruptive and exhilarating era for civic discourse, news and information. The keys to the future will be in the hands of those who understand and practice communication leadership â the ability to communicate effectively across multiple platforms and to adapt with agility to new technologies, changes in government regulation, and the continually evolving global marketplace.
About the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Located in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations. With an enrollment of more than 2,200 students, USC Annenberg offers doctoral, master's and bachelor's degree programs, as well as continuing development programs for working professionals across a broad scope of academic inquiry. The school's comprehensive curriculum emphasizes the core skills of leadership, innovation, service and entrepreneurship and draws upon the resources of a networked university located in the media capital of the world. For additional information, see our website: https://annenberg.usc.edu/
The University of Southern California is one of the worldâs leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.
USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.
Minimum Education: High school or equivalentMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Experience with special events planning, fundraising management and/or alumni volunteer relations management. Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communications.
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