Current Openings

If you wish to apply for any of the positions below and are interested in joining this type of organization, please forward your application to the HR department by emailing careers@mpeshows.com unless otherwise stated.
COMMUNITY + CONTENT MANAGER

 

Marketplace Events is currently hiring a Community + Content Manager to work alongside our Digital Marketing Team. If you are a strategic thinker who loves to stand out from the crowd while understanding how a thoughtful and relevant strategy can translate into networking for success, apply today.

This is a remote position working from home. This position will be responsible for overseeing social channels across 70+ events. The role will focus on leveraging and growing current social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter) to take our events to the next level in social engagement; the role coordinates with senior management, internal members of the marketing team, show and sales teams, and external partners. 

TASK AT HAND: 

Updating social accounts and managing sponsored content posts on all channels; you are responsible for the posting and creation of social content and driving the overall social presence allowing the events to engage in a more personal and local way with the community. You will oversee the social channels and provide guidance to the show teams towards daily management of content, with your primary focus being on larger company-wide social initiatives and strategy. 

SOCIAL MEDIA:
  • Plan a content schedule and workflow for requesting, creating, and publishing content, while adapting the schedule based on social response (finding sweet spot for consumption)
  • Work with the marketing team and local PR agencies to coordinate the content calendar
  • Seek out relevant players in the social space and nurture relationships (PR, media, bloggers)
  • Monitor & engage in conversations happening around the shows and other industry events
  • Extend social networking from B2C to B2B in ways that support business goals
  • Assist in managing all channels daily: profile updates and changes, monitoring activity, and responding to community in a brand-centric voice
  • Work with marketing team to implement social sweepstakes and other corporate initiatives
  • Track and maintain yearly reports across all social channels to monitor growth
  • Mentor and train show teams: share best practices and key learnings across the business, run social tutorial sessions, ensure corporate social networking standards are adhered to.
    WEBSITE + DIGITAL MARKETING:
    • Assist with website blog copy writing, updates and changes
    • Manage sponsored blog content across the business
    DESIRED SKILLS + EXPERIENCE:
    • Able to manage a busy calendar and meet tight deadlines; thrives in a fast-paced environment
    • Post-secondary degree or diploma in marketing, communications, journalism or English 
    • Above average communication, writing and editing skills
    • 3-6 years of relevant experience within the journalism/PR/digital media/advertising industries
    • Exceptional command of social web and associated monitoring tools
    • Experience growing a community
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Keen eye for compelling creative
    • Passion for the Internet with exceptional command of social media platforms and tools
    • Experience using third party platforms to host contests and integrated content on social sites
    • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator
    • Knowledge of Google Analytics
    BENEFITS:
    • Competitive base salary 
    • Health, dental and vision benefits as well as GRSP plan
    • Generous paid time off program, four weeks per calendar year
    • A high-energy culture that rewards success
    • Employee Assistance Program
    This position reports to the Digital Marketing Director.

    Vaccination against COVID-19 is required, certain exemptions may apply.
     
    To apply for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume to joannac@mpeshows.com. 

    We thank all applicants for their interest. No phone calls or agencies, please.
     
    Job Type: Full Time

    Experience: Applicant should meet criteria outlined

     


     

    EXHIBIT SALES CONSULTANT | VARIOUS LOCATIONS

     

    Current Inside Sales Opening In: No openings at this time

     

    Exciting. Challenging. Rewarding. This is the type of career opportunity Marketplace Events offers to our team members. If you thrive in an environment that encourages accountability, creativity, teamwork, relationship building, customer service and sales excellence, we encourage you to explore becoming a member of our passionate team. Marketplace Events is committed to its vision and values. As an employer, we support employees in finding a work/life balance and recognize the importance of a vibrant and dynamic work environment.

     

    Profile:

     

    Seattle: This is a remote position working from home. Our Seattle/Tacoma based team is looking for top sales talent in market to work remotely 80% of the time with the remaining 20% onsite at shows. This remote position is responsible for selling exhibit space via telephone (primarily) for the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival & Tacoma Home & Garden Show. We provide you your own territory along with a robust customer base. Selling exhibit space for our premier home shows to businesses in the gardening, horticulture, art, remodeling, home décor, and building industries is your primary responsibility.

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Sell exhibit space in home show(s) via outbound telephone calls
    • Sell add-on advertising/marketing opportunities to your customers
    • Make 50-60 sales calls per day to current and prospective clients
    • Meet weekly, monthly and annual sales goals and related targets
    • Work in CRM program; every sales conversation to be documented and all information to be complete/detailed
    • Develop and maintain relationships with exhibitors; ensure customer satisfaction and provide excellent service
    • Through use of our consumer research, understand our attendee demographic and use this information to help sell in the right exhibitors, as well as help our exhibitors do an optimum job reaching their customers
    • Constantly seek out leads for potential exhibitors from every possible source such as advertisements in other media, internet sources, competitive shows, exhibitors from other Marketplace Events shows, association members, etc.
    • Constantly build and maintain sales database utilizing existing processes/guidelines for documenting records
    • Join relevant professional associations, regularly attend meetings and network with your membership
    • Attend all appropriate competitive shows/events and follow-up on leads immediately
    • Source local sponsorship leads
    • Understand our show features, marketing/promotional plan and utilize this information
    • Attend weekly video chats with manager and team, attend occasional in-person meetings with manager, team and/or clients, and attend annual in-person company meeting
    • Provide onsite floor management in-person at the show and assist show management with the coordination of the move-in/move-out of the show
    • Bring personal energy, enthusiasm and flair as a member of the sales team, willing to put in whatever hours are necessary to get the job done
    • Ensure all contracts are signed and space is paid in full on time
    • Collection calls as needed
    • Travel to company meetings, shows and training
    • Other duties as required

    Knowledge & Abilities:
    • 2+ year of proven sales experience required, preferably within a telephone-based, inside sales, outbound calling environment
    • College degree preferred
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office is required
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including presentation skills required
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet conflicting deadlines
    • Self-starter with ability to work independently and in a team environment
    • High level of emotional intelligence and self-awareness and stress management skills
    • Experience in events including home shows is a plus!
    Benefits:
    • Competitive base salary + monthly commission
    • Sponsorship Sales Commission
    • Health, dental and vision benefits as well as 401k plan
    • Generous paid time off program, four weeks per calendar year
    • A high-energy culture that rewards success
    This position reports to the Show Manager.

    Vaccination against COVID-19 is required, certain exemptions may apply.

    To apply for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume to Terri Higgins, VP, Human Resources at careers@mpeshows.com  

    We thank all applicants for their interest. No phone calls or agencies, please.

    Job Type: Full Time (Exempt)

    Experience: Applicant should meet criteria outlined

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