Manager, Events & Talent Relations
HuluSanta Monica, CA
Full Time Job
Hulu’s Originals Marketing team is seeking an Events and Talent Relations Manager to execute FOMO-inducing, high-touch experiences across our growing slate and develop strategic initiatives that position Hulu as the preeminent home for our community of creators.
The role is an individual contributor who reports to the Vice President of Events and Talent Relations and works closely with the Originals Marketing, Public Relations, Social, Awards, and Content teams within Hulu and across TWDC divisions.
What You’ll Do
• Design and manage a diverse portfolio of IRL and virtual programs that elevate the Hulu brand: premieres, wrap parties, festivals, talent dinners, tastemaker experiences, press junkets, awards campaigns, industry events, conventions, stunts, set visits, and consumer activations.
• Own the creation and execution of program briefs, RFPs, project plans, strategy activation decks, schedules, workflows, and recaps.
• Source, vet, and hire appropriate suppliers and partners best suited to meet program goals and objectives.
• Work with internal and external partners to lock budget, process payment, track, manage, and reconcile costs.
• Analyze portfolio performance and draft recommendations for improvement.
• Perform departmental day-to-day activities: talent onboarding and database management, contract negotiations, invitation guest list management, seating charts ticketing, milestone occasions gifting, internal affiliate requests, rooming lists, and travel coordination.
• Continually evaluate the talent relations program to encourage client relationships and improve brand messaging to increase Hulu’s growth and visibility.
• Act as chief talent liaison for events, festivals, and marketing shoots, including securing talent participation, drafting itineraries, meeting talent upon arrival, and serving as talent’s primary point of contact.
• Develop and maintain strong professional relationships with talent, publicists, managers, agents, and show production.
What to Bring
• 5-7 years of relevant experience; publicity/brand/studio/network/agency; end-to-end ownership producing experiential/music/festival events, film/TV premieres, and working with talent, representatives, and executives.
• Passion for Hulu content, storytelling, television, entertainment, pop culture, production, and events.
• Discernment. You habitually exercise discretion with internal, sensitive, and confidential business; you're keenly aware of your location, audience, surroundings, and who might be listening.
• Marketing prowess; you think equal parts strategically, analytically, and creatively and use research-based and cultural insights to inform your decision making.
• True mastery of event logistics, i.e., guest journey, venue decisions, permitting, ROS event flow, food beverage, décor, rentals, staffing, transportation, security, audio visual, content, guest demographic, riders, tech packs, insurance.
• A maniacal focus on the details, multitasking without missing a beat, swift follow up and an efficient and organized approach to project management.
• Self-direction with a high sense of urgency–a proactive and adaptable 'doer'; entrepreneurial and comfortable operating with ambiguity and change; eager to learn and build; a no-task-too-small mentality; unafraid to ask questions, raise your hand for help, or offer it up.
• Advanced knowledge of the event and entertainment industry's trends, practices, and terminology.
• Super-human interpersonal and leadership skills to creatively solve problems through negotiation, tact, and diplomacy.
• Savoir-faire re: the nuances of working with executives, talent, and industry representatives.
• Other-worldly verbal and written communication skills.
• Fluency in commonly used cloud-based software: Microsoft 365, G-Suite, Apple iWorks, Slack, SFDC.
• Ability to travel, work evenings, holidays, and weekends as needed.