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Race Director

Company: Gannett Co. Inc.
Location: Greenville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures. To connect with us, visit About Ventures USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures creates impactful consumer engagements and experiences through world-class events, promotions, races and technology. We strive to exceed expectations, create unforgettable memories and drive value for our partners while leveraging our reputable institutions, including USA TODAY and more than 250 local media brands. Our portfolio includes the largest high school sports recognition program in the country, USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, and other celebrated brands including the Official Community's Choice Awards, American Influencer Awards, Rugged Maniac, Hot Chocolate 15k/5k, Blockbuster Bucket List sweepstakes, Amazing Teachers contest and more. Our events are managed with our proprietary ticketing and registration platform, EnMotive. The events and promotions that we build inspire pride in local communities and connect local and national businesses with highly engaged audiences. We are an industry leader and drive results from coast to coast. Race Director Competitive applicants will have extensive experience working live athletic events. Travel will be required, and preference is given to those who can adapt and work well with others in a fast-paced environment. The Race Director will provide leadership and guidance in all matters relating to the management of several events within the traditional endurance space. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Managing race related event logistics, negotiations and budgets for specific events from the time the venue contract is executed through post-event close out. * Working to secure and document all necessary permits, event timelines, public safety plans, event design, and parking plans required in the planning and execution of the event. * Establishing the vision for existing events in conjunction with the Operations team. * Working with various department heads to meet deadlines and event and company goals, driving continued efficiency and communication between departments. * Overseeing event course and site layout development. * Preparing and/or providing appropriate information, documents and maps of areas of responsibility for permit submission to all government entities, private parties, and contractors. * Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with third parties, public agencies and municipalities, state and Federal governments to coordinate the production of events. * Developing processes that contribute to the financial goals of the organization and overseeing established event budgets. * Conducting vendor and contractor outreach, quote analysis and negotiation in coordination with the Operations team, and ensuring timely and accurate payment/tracking of vendors. * Communicating with the Operations team to identify outstanding action items needed to produce the event and coordinating the successful execution of those items. * Collaborating with Volunteer, Customer Service and Marketing departments to ensure all event participants are provided with accurate messaging pre, during and post-event. * Travel obligations -50% throughout the year. * Applicants based out of the greater Fargo, North Dakota area preferred, but not required. Required skills: * 3+ years race management experience * Proven attention to detail with ability to multitask and meet deadlines * Ability to hold oneself accountable and an aptitude for prioritizing multiple projects * Exceptional verbal and written communication skills * Strong analytical mindset and approach to managing projects and problem solving * Ability to forge interdepartmental relationships and build a strong team atmosphere * Proven leadership and management abilities Qualities required of all Ventures Endurance team members: Ventures Endurance is a growth-oriented organization with successful team members possessing a strong work ethic and the ability to work individually and as a team. Solutions-oriented individuals with a hands-on approach to identifying inefficiencies and cost saving opportunities, while maintaining a quality workplace environment and product. The flexible and cooperative environment lends itself to a tight knit community of employees working together to achieve success. Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee's race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicant's disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals' application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.'s Recruitment Department at Other details * Job Family Events Marketing * Job Function Marketing * Pay Type Salary Apply Now * Bergenfield, NJ, USA * Chicago, IL, USA * Fargo, ND, USA * Greenville, SC, USA * Indianapolis, IN, USA * Jackson, MS, USA * Jackson, TN, USA * Louisville, KY, USA * McLean, VA, USA * Memphis, TN, USA * Monroe, LA, USA * New York, NY, USA * Tucson, AZ, USA * Virtual

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