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Event Marketing Specialist



Administration, Marketing & Communications
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

A Bit About Us

We’re a fast growing company with a goal of making a lasting and meaningful contribution in the world. Our mission is to provide the most widely used open source software and enterprise-ready professional products for data science and technical communication. Our tools further the cause of equipping everyone, regardless of economic means, to participate in a global economy that increasingly rewards data literacy.

The Opportunity

Our small but mighty Marketing & Events team is growing, and we are looking for an enthusiastic Event Marketing Specialist to bring our community and brand experiences to the next level. As the Event Marketing Specialist you will play a critical role in planning, executing, and optimizing event marketing initiatives to enhance our brand presence and achieve our business objectives.

As an Event Marketing Specialist, you will play a key role in designing and executing exceptional events from our annual flagship event, posit::conf, to regional community events, and large industry trade shows.

What you'll own

  • Plan, coordinate, and execute a selection of industry trade shows, Posit-hosted events, and partner events
  • Allow us to scale the number of events we can support
  • Travel to support in-person events, at least 1-2 times per quarter

What you'll assist with

  • 5-10 events per year that are primarily in-person across North America. 10% are international and virtual events
  • Have a huge influence on Posit’s flagship event, posit::conf - working on various aspects of in-person and virtual components
  • Collaborate with most of the company, particularly growth marketing, product marketing, and sales
  • Work with external vendors and agencies
  • Assist in the development and execution of marketing campaigns across various channels (digital, social, email, etc.)
  • Create and write marketing materials including emails, social media posts, and internal enablement documents
  • Optimize campaign tracking and analytics, and make recommendations on how to improve marketing metrics overall — you have an eye for conversion optimization

What you'll learn

  • Posit’s ICP, target audience, products, etc.
  • Software tools, including Rainfocus, Salesforce, and Jira Work Management
  • A range of event marketing tactics for open-source communities, strategic partner events, and industry conferences

A bit about you

  • 2-3 years of experience in event planning, management, or a related field, preferably with some exposure to tech or startup environments
  • You have exceptional project management skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously without missing a beat
  • Experience in supporting teams on large-scale hybrid conferences end-to-end
  • You possess strong communication skills with the ability to negotiate with vendors, and work effectively with cross-functional teams

Within 1 month, you’ll…

  • Wrap your arms around Posit’s event marketing landscape, learn which events we participate in, which events we should evaluate more, and highlight areas of growth
  • Conduct a deep dive into posit::conf, understanding the structure of the event, the audience, the vision/mission, the 2025 and 2026 plan
  • Review current marketing and event marketing tools including Rainfocus and Jira

Within 3 months, you’ll…

  • Collaborate closely with various teams and external vendors on multiple events concurrently
  • Own various initiatives related to posit::conf
  • Spearhead current events and looking ahead for new event initiatives
  • Be researching new events, finding event venues where needed for ancillary events, and sourcing vendors as needed

Within 6 months, you’ll…

  • Be fully up to speed on project/event management processes, understanding which teams/people to work with for different event elements, and overseeing external events from start to finish
  • Be tracking and reporting on event performance
  • Collaborate with internal Posit team(s) on new event experiences for customers
  • Help with copywriting for social and email promotion to increase engagement/awareness for upcoming events

Within 12 months, you’ll…

  • Help to grow the event marketing landscape, strategy, process, and reporting structure
  • Participate in various events across the US, attending some in-person
  • Be a huge part of posit::conf in pre, during, and post-event planning

Working at Posit:

  • We welcome all talented colleagues and are committed to a culture that represents diversity in all its forms.
  • We prioritize giving ourselves “focus time” to get deep work done. We minimize meetings and attempt to operate asynchronously.
  • We are a learning organization and take mentorship and career growth seriously. We hope to learn from you and we anticipate that you will also deepen your skills, influence, and leadership as a result of working at Posit.
  • We operate under a unique sustainable business model: We have over 50% of our engineering dedicated to creating free and open source software. We are profitable and we plan to be around decades from now.
  • Posit is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) and a Certified B Corporation®, which means our open-source mission is codified into our charter. As a result, our corporate decisions balance the community's interests, customers, employees, and shareholders. Hear more about why we think this matters here.


We offer competitive compensation with extensive human-first, people-focused benefits to prioritize your personal and financial well-being.

  • 100% of medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums are covered for employees and their families! Fertility and gender-affirming healthcare is included in all of our plans.
  • Supplemental mental health and wellness benefits are available via Ginger even if you don’t opt in to our insurance plans, including Ginger for teen family members.
  • Posit's gender-neutral paid parental leave policy covers all new parents, including foster and adoptive parents.
  • All full-time employees are eligible for 401k enrollment starting on day one.
    • After six months of employment, Posit provides a substantial yearly match to employee 401K contributions.
  • An annual profit-sharing bonus for employees recognizes our team’s contributions to company performance across the year.
  • We are a 100% distributed team. You are also welcome to come into our Boston office.
    • We offer a $400 monthly reimbursement for coworking space rental if you prefer to work away from home.
  • Our Lifestyle Savings Account offers an initial deposit of $1800 and then an additional quarterly stipend of $375 to cover the costs of professional development, wellness, financial health, charitable giving, and remote work support.
  • We provide a flexible environment with a generous vacation policy that encourages a minimum of four weeks PTO per year plus 13 paid company holidays.

Are you excited about this role but not sure if your experience aligns with every qualification in the job description? That’s okay. We know multiple perspectives are essential for a thriving organization and we'd still love to hear from you!

Posit is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applicants of different backgrounds, cultures, genders, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed.

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