The Interactive Advertising Bureau is currently seeking a Director of Conference Programs.
PLEASE NOTE - This role is dedicated to developing content for IAB conferences and is NOT a meeting planning/event logistics position.
The main responsibility of the Director of Conference Programs is the creation of conference content for IAB’s portfolio of market leading events. The ideal candidate should be familiar with the digital advertising and marketing industry and can identify the key stakeholders and trends.
Responsibilities include identifying, recruiting, and managing speakers; writing agendas; assisting with the development of event marketing materials; and coordinating with investment relations teams on thought leadership opportunities.
Key Responsibilities (include but not limited to):
Create, manage, and maintain advisory boards of senior executives who provide insight around specific industry topics
Work with internal and external industry leaders to identify trends and issues within the digital advertising industry
Translate key trends into general conference themes, specific event programs, and individual agenda sessions
Target and secure senior industry leaders to speak at conferences/events
Write copy for conference agendas, event chair manuals/scripts and assist with copy for event marketing materials
Act as central point of contact for speakers and manage speaker participation throughout each conference cycle
Serve as on-site event producer and liaison between speakers and AV/production teams
Bachelor’s Degree and 4-8 years conference programming experience, preferably in the digital advertising and marketing industry OR the equivalent in digital marketing, advertising or journalism fields
Superb verbal and written communication abilities are a must, as are excellent research/analytical skills
Candidate must be extremely organized /detail-oriented and have the ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
Candidate must be able to work both independently and as a team player
Candidate must be comfortable working with senior industry executives, both internally and externally
Knowledge of general event industry practices - e.g. ability to create run of show documents, act as liaison between presenter and A/V production companies
Please send your resume and salary requirements, as well as, submit a writing sample/sample conference agenda for consideration.
IAB is an equal employment opportunity employer in accordance to federal, state, and local laws. This position requires the final candidate to successfully pass an E-Verify check.
About Interactive Advertising Bureau
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) empowers the media and marketing industries to thrive in the digital economy. It is comprised of more than 650 leading media and technology companies that are responsible for selling, delivering, and optimizing digital advertising or marketing campaigns. Together, they account for 86 percent of online advertising in the United States. Working with its member companies, the IAB develops technical standards and best practices and fields critical research on interactive advertising, while also educating brands, agencies, and the wider business community on the importance of digital marketing. The organization is committed to professional development and elevating the knowledge, skills, expertise, and diversity of the workforce across the industry. Through the work of its public policy office in Washington, D.C., the IAB advocates for its members and promotes the value of the interactive advertising industry to legislators and policymakers. Founded in 1996, the IAB is headquartered in New York City and has a West Coast office in San Francisco.