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Job description

Overview And Responsibilities

The Manager, Special Events role manages aspects of events including, but not limited to: ticketing premieres, will call, red carpet and party logistics. Supports the Vice President, Special Events and Events Director. We are seeking a great “brand ambassador” to join our team.


  • 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
  • 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 check-in, VIP seating 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 Events Director to ensure all printed materials, invites, talent lists and communication have been handled accordingly and have obtained the proper internal approvals pre-distribution
  • Works closely with the Special Events Coordinator, to ensure all theatre logistics are handled prior to event date
  • Works with VP, Special Events’ Coordinator (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
  • 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 preferred, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in event planning
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • 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 domestically and globally
  • Acute attention to detail, and commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential material

Tagged as: Administrative, communications, event manager

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