Sonoma Media Investments (SMI) is seeking an Events and Local
Partnerships Director to join our marketing team. This position
focuses on producing events & activities, with desired attendance
and quality. In addition, this position will help develop and
fulfill local partnerships/sponsorships within the communities we
serve, based on our brand and business objectives.
THIS POSITION IS RESPONSIBLE FOR:
Develop, plan, and produce highly profitable and well organized
events (virtual and in–person events) in conjunction with the brand
and business strategies of the SMI Executive team.
Responsible for steering event marketing through various media
and communication platforms, and driving attendance.
Responsible for insuring our presence at B to B conferences and
networking events is well organized, proactive and in alignment
with our branding and business goals.
Responsible for ensuring all appropriate required permits for
events are received and SMI is in compliance of all laws for events
we are hosting and/or participating.
Effective expense budget management of our events and event
Responsible for contract negotiation of memberships and
Works in conjunction with the CRO on sponsorship benefits &
packages, and with the sales team on negotiations of sponsorships
Responsible for determining what events and non-profits we will
align our brand with and support, including negotiating and our
fulfillment of all local partnerships agreements.
Develops and maintains effective relations with key sponsors,
suppliers, support vendors, non-profits and speakers.
Discover, Investigate and develop new event or
partnership/sponsorship opportunities for consideration, with an
eye on our future and positioning our company as a thought leader
of innovation and the premier source of local trusted news and
information in Sonoma County.
Supervise an event coordinator and an admin staff member who
will assist you, and the Celebrate Community program manager. The
admin staff member will be responsible for assisting with event
organization, communication, ad fulfilment, etc.
Provides and promotes the highest level of customer service and
inter-personal, inter-departmental and intra-departmental relations
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration,
Marketing, Communications or related field preferred. Or a minimum
of 4 years of experience with successful multiple event planning
Demonstrated past success in a comparable position is a
Must have a valid California Driver’s License, proof of
insurance, and reliable transportation.
Sonoma Media Investments (SMI) is an independent,
privately-owned multimedia company based in Santa Rosa. Formed in
2012 by a consortium of local investors who recognize the value of
quality local journalism, SMI is home to the most-read publications
and websites in the affluent Sonoma Valley, north of San
Each week, seven out of ten North Bay adults – more than 376,000
in total – engage with the many SMI publications and their
corresponding websites, including: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Press
Democrat (the flagship daily), The Sonoma Index-Tribune, Petaluma
Argus-Courier, The North bay Business Journal, Sonoma Magazine and
La Prensa Sonoma (the region’s premier Spanish-language newspaper
Sonoma Media Investments values the contribution of all its
employees. We recognize their efforts by offering a
competitive compensation plan and an array of benefits, including
medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off and
Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a
background investigation and pre-employment drug testing.
To apply please submit a resume and cover letter.
Sonoma Media Investments is an Equal Opportunity Employer