Programming Operations Manager
At Summit we believe that every connection has the ability to change the world. The Summit ecosystem offers events, experiences and memberships that educate, connect and inspire people. We gather entrepreneurs, artists, investors, global explorers, innovators and diverse thinkers from around the world to develop positive, impactful relationships through dynamic shared experiences.
Summit is an ecosystem that exists on this remarkable planet to connect and nourish the global makers. The high intensity, work hard play harder, do it no matter how big and bold, uninhibited human. Summit was born out of a pure desire to create experiences for people to gather, connect, and inspire one another. The Summit community has grown and evolved naturally, coming together throughout the years across our planet to learn, grow, expand, and gather. A beautiful interconnected ecosystem. This nexus for the creative and entrepreneurial community that is Summit, has become an incredible network of cultural advancement, impact, and change. Our growth has been inspired by our trusted community’s need and our desire to always be in service of living our biggest lives.
You thrive on curating meaningful, long-lasting relationships. You love connecting dots and empowering, coaching and managing a team.
You are confident, curious, charismatic, and kind; direct, discerning, and specific about how to effectively create value.
You understand the power of connection and the importance of helping others find the people and resources they need to thrive.
You are a product evangelist and can successfully convey information about our product to a broader community in a way that makes people eager to participate.
You are strategic when it comes to when, how, and where you spend your time.
The Programming Operations Manager directly supports the VP of Programming + Experience at Summit.
As the lead person helping the VP of Programming + Experience take concepts from ideation to fruition, the Programming Operations Manager also acts as an internal project integrator and translator, interfacing with internal stakeholders like programming and production team members (event producers, program producers, budget and talent logistics managers), internal marketing partners (VP of Marketing), and external vendors that may include graphic designers, videographers, copywriters, etc.
Serve as the operational leader that unifies efforts across the key creative verticals, with a primary focus on programming operations, and a secondary focus on content, video and audio production as part of the programming life cycle.
The Operations Manager’s systems thinking, and ability to translate creative deliverables into actionable steps and timelines will span the core creative verticals including, and not limited to:
Live event programming
Virtual event programming
Video and audio production
Tight turnaround concepting for design, narrative, content pitches
Establish systems that anchor, enhance, and improve the creative process across the areas the in which you participate
Stakeholder management across the Summit Series organization – from coordination with peers from other teams, to supporting efficiencies amongst senior leadership team.
Project management across the creative verticals including serving as liaison between Marketing and Programming - making sure Marketing department has everything they need from Programming department.
Ensuring that clear communication and organization fosters a strong sense of team cohesion and unity, empowering the relevant team members to deliver excellent internal and external creative outcomes for the business.
Serve as the operational leader that unifies efforts across the key programming verticals: Music, Thought Leadership, Impact + Sustainability, Health & Happiness, Marketing, Plenaries, and Talent Relations.
Manage key Programming documents and Programming marketing needs.
Assist Programming + Content teams with departmental projects as necessary.
Create and manage Programming Playbook for each event.
Follow up with programming departments on open intake forms, copywriting, marketing needs, etc. using Programming Master Doc.
Support VP of Programming + Experience by preparing meeting materials and communicating meeting follow ups.
Assist with the creation and management of internal SOPs and documents.
Serve as project manager for all digital content capture and implementation including managing capture, editing, and distribution of video, social media, photo assets, etc.
Weekly meetings with VP of Marketing to review material needed from Programming department / Programming projects.
Take notes during meetings.
You are extremely organized with a strong attention to detail and an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
You embody the ethos and culture of the community and are a collaborative and kind human being.
You have exceptional communication skills.
You are a self-starter who is able to work both independently and as part of a team.
This is a full-time management role.