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Orlando Weekly Event Manager
Location: Orlando, Florida
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: $65,000

Event Manager

Orlando Weekly is seeking an energetic, creative, and organized Event Manager to oversee and execute all aspects of all of our events and promotions, including Orlando Beer Festival, Tacos and Tequila, Bite30, Orlando Taco Week, and more.

The Event Manager will be a strong leader with experience in event management, and will work closely with the Orlando Weekly marketing manager and publisher, as well as Chava Communications’ Chief Marketing Officer, to bring our concepts to life, exceed the expectations of our guests and create world-class events and promotions for Central Florida!

The Event Manager will handle all aspects of the event: P&L management, sponsorships sales, execution and activation, vendor negotiations, selection and relations, venue selection and negotiations, staffing, layout and programming, setup, and teardown.

You’ll Love This Job If:

  • Are familiar with Orlando Weekly and love what we do

  • Love events and contributing to the cool cultural vibe of Orlando

  • Are dialed into local Orlando culture and can spot national trends that can translate into engaging on-site programming

  • Love working with local businesses to showcase the best that Orlando has to offer

  • Are creative and can take direction and feedback to improve and grow

  • Are resourceful, organized, work well independently, and under pressure

  • Are agile and know how to prioritize competing priorities

  • Can put together an effective team and lead it to success

-Love finding businesses and brands and selling them into your events

  • Know how to work against a budget and exceed expectations

  • Are the type of person who does whatever it takes to get the job done

  • Love having your hands in all aspects of the business (logistics planning, creative brainstorming, vendor wrangling, sponsorship sales)

  • Love working from home

Responsibilities Include:

  • Planning, organizing, and executing high-impact cultural events that build community, drive revenue, and showcase local businesses and sponsors, while providing a world-class experience for attendees

  • Managing the budget, problem-solving/troubleshooting on the spot if necessary

  • Driving logistics and coordination of individual events large and small

  • Resolving issues with professionalism and patience in a timely manner

  • Working collaboratively with the marketing and sales teams to deliver great outcomes for attendees and sponsors

  • Management of local vendors to coordinate aspects of the events, including (not limited to) catering, decor, a/v, infrastructure (tents, restrooms, generators), and furniture/linen rental and cleaning

  • Building strong relationships with municipalities, local vendors, venues, and clients

  • Handle layout, timelines, staffing (hire/management) permitting, and licensing for events

  • Work with local charities to strengthen events

  • Alongside the marketing director, delivering communications and content using brand tone and voice that encourages engagement and participation in OW events and promotions

  • Selling sponsorships and local businesses into events and promotions

  • Managing the P&L and assuming total responsibility for both the experiential and financial success of all events and promotions

  • Sharing information across our company and working with our event teams in Tampa and San Antonio when necessary

  • Handling related projects as they might arise for Orlando Weekly, Chava Communications, and our clients

  • Collect and analyze data to help shape events


  • 2 - 3 years of work experience in hospitality or event management/planning

  • Self-starter who has both the ability to work independently and with remote team members on long-term projects and concepts

  • Ability to own projects from start to finish (including the fine details and multiple deadlines) and communicate with the OW/Chava team

  • Ability to build and maintain a budget (Profit & Loss Statement) for each project

  • Exceptional communication, organization, and follow-through. Ability to multi-task masterfully with competing priorities

  • Ability to connect well with people, being warm and approachable

  • Passion for delighting customers through events and promotions

  • Work well in deadline-driven projects

  • Highly flexible, and adaptable to change with the ability to pivot to new priorities and initiatives quickly

  • Sense of urgency, with a willingness to hustle and dive in wherever necessary to fulfill the needs of the project

  • Ability to hire, train, delegate, and manage teams at events

  • Reliable transportation, driver’s license with good driving record, and ability to lift 15-25 lbs during events/setup

Perks & Culture:

We love to work hard and play hard, so we give our work family awesome benefits. In addition to being able to primarily work from home and your competitive compensation package, we offer two weeks of PTO (starting), paid time off for holidays, birthdays, and volunteering, health and dental benefits and a 401k retirement plan. We’ll also shower you with perks, including:

• Events & Entertainment: Our employees are privy to tickets to dozens of events and festivals happening around the city. You’ll have the opportunity to attend some of the most unique and engaging events in the city!

• Culture & Atmosphere: Our team is made up of passionate and creative people who believe in what we do. Orlando Weekly values DEI and offers a casual and flexible, yet fast-paced work environment where you have the opportunity to grow your career and make an impact in your community while working in a very non-corporate environment. Our Orlando team is fully remote, however, this role will be local as occasional in-person meetings, walk-throughs, and regularly scheduled events will happen locally.

About Chava Communications:

Orlando Weekly is a Chava Communications company. Chava Communications is a modern media, marketing and events company that connects local businesses with influential, culturally-engaged audiences through world-class events, marketing services and fiercely independent editorial content.

At Chava Communications, our team is made of people who embody our core values: passion; adaptability; tenacity; and chutzpah!

Next Steps:

• Submit resume and cover letter to with the subject line: Orlando Weekly Events Manager - (NAME)

Benefits (eligible after 90 days):

Medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits 401k program Paid Personal Time Off

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