• Manager Special Events

    Locations US-CA-Hollywood
    Paramount Pictures
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    This position manages aspects of events including, but not limited to developing red carpet layout, budget management, after party logistics and vendor relationships. Supports the Vice President of Special Events and Sr. Manager Special Events


    Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

    • Manages involvement of staff, vendors and executives in planning and implementing major events including, but not limited to, premieres, promotional events, internal Paramount events, luncheons and parties
    • Works directly with vendors to create flow of red carpet that includes appropriate space for press line, photographers, publicists, guests and talent
    • Brainstorms with Events team and / or vendors, where applicable, to create stunted red carpet layouts
    • Works with vendor to create after-party environment suitable for filmmakers, talent and executives
    • Manages onsite décor, menu and set-up at after party venue
    • Responsible for executing contracts in conjunction with Legal Department
    • Assists with external events (examples include but are not limited to: Academy Dinners, Chairman Events, Filmmaker Dinners)
    • Creates, follows and reconciles detailed budgets
    • Works with all vendors to effectively communicate accurate deliverables
    • Works directly with Sr. Events Manager to ensure all printed materials, invites, talent lists and communication have been handled accordingly and have obtained the proper internal approvals pre-distribution
    • Supervises the executive assistant, Special Events, to ensure all theatre logistics are handled prior to event date
    • Works with VP Events executive assistant (and outside vendors as needed) to ensure ticketing/seating is organized prior to screenings and premieres
    • Monitors current trends and venue openings within the entertainment industry / special events field
    • Manages vendor relationships in order to stay abreast of what innovative ideas they offer and how they differ from one another
    • Updates and manages internal events department calendar used to track department projects
    • Travels and is on-site at events outside of Los Angeles area when support staff is needed by VP Special Events


    Development Management

    • Cultivates and maintains effective relationships with key executives and industry members while working with the Paramount publicity and marketing staff, as appropriate
    • Ensures the highest levels of quality, thoughtfulness, and professionalism in all verbal and written communication

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 5 or more years’ experience in event planning
    • Proficiency with Micro Office Suite

    Additional Qualifications

    Desired skills:

    • Highly developed interpersonal skills, affinity for networking and demonstrated high level of confidence and poise when in front of others, with a strong customer-service orientation
    • Self-starter with excellent organizational skills, including strong problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow
    • Ability to travel/work remotely from event locations
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Acute attention to detail, and commitment to excellence and high standards
    • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials


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