Account Manager – Events

We are seeking an experienced and qualified event and content expert to join the 300Brand/MeriTalk Events Team. This person serves as a project manager across event, marketing, and/or public relations programs. He or she researches, designs, and implements client projects, recommends effective marketing and communications solutions to meet goals; manages program deliverables, coaches and guides the work of 1-2 team members, tracks budgets, coordinates with our creative and research teams; and drives successful results for our clients. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, detail-oriented, financially responsible professional with 3-5 years’ experience in event planning, program management, client management, and/or content and program development, preferably in the Federal Government marketplace. It goes without saying that the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment is essential.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and execute 30+ events annually – both in-person and online, from small round-table discussions to conferences of 1,000+ attendees and other events
  • Develop program agenda and lead speaker selection, recruitment, and coordination for conferences, webinars, and other events
  • Lead venue selection, negotiation and contracting, as well as logistics management for events
  • Plan, forecast and manage budget to program scope
  • Deliver highly responsive service and build positive relationships with key stakeholders
  • Maintain proactive, clear, and consistent communication with client
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of IT-focused legislation and industry/technology trends as well as client solutions and priorities
  • Provide supervision, direction, and support to assigned team members
  • Manage client reporting and other client administrative duties
  • Maintain awareness and understanding of 300Brand’s portfolio of services
  • Contribute ideas to program development for the client and for new business proposals

Skills Required

  • BA or BS degree
  • 3-5 years of experience in event/conference planning and management
  • Understanding of government community
  • Email marketing/automation experience
  • Ability to track, understand, and write about implications of public policy issues
  • Established record delivering results on event and marketing programs
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Ability to take initiative and be a problem solver
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to generate ideas and think creatively
  • Ability to work within assigned budgets
  • Ability to supervise the work of Account Executives, Account Coordinators, and Interns
  • Ability to supervise multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Business presentation skills, including development
  • Good listening skills

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Please mention how you heard of the position, your salary requirements, and make sure to include your full name and the position you are applying for in the email subject line.