Director, Events & Fan Experience
MDE Sports and Entertainment
Location: Washington, DC
Job Status: Full Time
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MDE Sports & Entertainment is a newly formed holding company that will own the sports and entertainment assets of Washington, DC based entrepreneur, Mark Ein. These assets include the Citi Open Tennis Tournament (Combined WTA and ATP 500 Series event), the Washington Kastles of World TeamTennis (WTT), the Washington Justice (Overwatch League), and the Washington City Paper. The mission of the organization is to unite and inspire our region, bring together great communities of sports fans in the Washington area and around the globe, and build an iconic portfolio of sports and entertainment brands. For more information:
Citi Open Tennis Tournament (www.citiopentennis.com)
Washington Kastles (www.washingtonkastles.com)
Washington Justice (www.washington-justice.com)
Washington City Paper (www.washingtoncitypaper.com)
The Director, Events & Fan Experience will be responsible for creating, planning, and executing on all promotional events for MDE teams to build their fan base and to ensure that fans have a world-class experience at each sporting and entertainment event they attend.
-Develop overall plan for how events will drive business and fan engagement goals of each sports property.
-Develop overall events calendar for each team in support of broader business objectives.
-Provide creative leadership to ensure each event has exceptionally high quality throughout design and décor, check-in experience, operations, concessions, etc.
-Design, plan, and execute on events to build fan base and drive sponsor activations, such as watch parties, player meet and greets / Q&As, open tournaments and publicity events.
-Design, plan, and execute on promotional activities and sponsorship activations to enhance fan experience across our sporting events (e.g., fan village for Citi Open).
-Ability to secure large scale deals/partnerships within the DC Events landscape in order to build contracts/relationships for event production and staging allowing all of MDE to benefit from favorable negotiated pricing.
-Design and launch programs to build and engage local fan base for each sport, such as local college and high school events, youth events, and brand ambassador programs.
-Be accountable for overall events and fan experience budgets, including managing internal and external contracted resources to execute on events.
-At least five to seven (5 – 7) years experience running events and driving fan experience.
-Must be highly organized and detail oriented with strong project management skills.
-Strong knowledge of event logistics for all scales of events
-Deep understanding of DC event landscape (media companies, sports, lifestyle, esports) in order to understand market opportunities.
-Must have deep network of local events professionals to deliver on whatever is needed for a given event.
-Must have strong written and oral communication skills.
-Familiarity with sports and/or esports business needed.
-Experience with experiential marketing preferred.
Position is full-time, year-round. Significant weekend and evening hours will also be required, including attendance at some/all Citi Open, Washington Kastles, Washington Justice and Washington City Paper games/matches/events. Compensation is dependent on experience and will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis. A standard benefits package and paid vacation time will be part of the compensation.
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