The Events Programming Manager will curate an extensive programming schedule for multiple comic-con / pop culture conventions focusing on comic books, anime, cosplay, animation, science fiction, fantasy, comedy, entertainment, film, music, literature, social activities, wrestling, tabletop games, video games, and more.
Each convention features about 600 individual sessions to be setup and managed by the Manager, and will involve the participation of celebrities, voice actors, comic guests, industry experts, academics, fans, and professionals in the comic book, animation, anime, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, and film industries.
The Manager will gather additional content from panelists in the form of blogs and videos to be posted on our website and in our social media. The Manager will work with the marketing department to build a new content division of our event based on the content being provided by our panelists.
This position will give someone the opportunity to take responsibility for our event programming and lead an initiative that defines what we are to our attendees. Our extensive programming is what sets us apart from other “comic cons.” The ideal candidate will obsess over cultivating an outstanding experience for our attendees.
- Communicate assertively the needs of the event and the expectations of the sessions to each panelist.
- Organize information chronologically, sequentially, and topically.
- Prevent overlap by panelist and by topic.
- Communicate approvals and send schedules to panelists.
- Write headlines and descriptions of panels in an enticing way.
- Resize graphics for event listings online.
- Communicate with panelists at the event and work with A/V to ensure panelists have what they need.
- Travel up to 5 days at a time each month over weekends for our own or other events.
- Must have excellent writing skills with a marketing spin to make all of the panels sound interesting to their intended audience.
- Basic Photoshop skills for adding images to templates and resizing images.
- Attention to detail is highly important. No panel or panelist can get lost in the system.
- Work across departments with Guest Relations and Marketing to ensure the best possible content is created and promoted.
We think that there are three kinds of prior experience that lend themselves to success in this role:
- Film Festival Programming Manager that scheduled films across genres and languages
- Newspaper or Web Editor that wrote and edited multiple sections of fresh daily content
- Comic / Pop-Culture Convention Programming Manager with prior experience in the same field
About Super Festivals:
Super Festivals is a South Florida based company that organizes and promotes content for pop culture events which include Florida Supercon, Raleigh Supercon, and Louisville Supercon. We are adding 3 new events in 2019 with further expansion planned in 2020.
To apply for the position, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org