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LIGHT YEARS is an evolved communications and marketing agency that harnesses the power of digital and social media as well as influencer communities, ensuring that news travels fast. Light Years is a division of Words Worth Media (est. 1991).

The culture

Innovative – Driven by collaboration, passion and initiative.

Instinctive – Move at light years speed, yet leave no stones unturned where it

comes to ideation and service.

Insightful – A thoughtful approach to digital marketing. Our ears are always on the ground and our finger on the pulse.

Inspired – Creative ideas are celebrated and admired.

The role

We are looking for an Account Executive who will be responsible for the delivery of a range of online and offline campaign and communication collaterals, events/activations, production (photography and video) for our clients and owned brand(s). The Account Executive must be an advocate for the creative process, storytelling, and creating impactful work.

The Account Executive is the key point of contact with the client, defines the project scope of work, develop timelines and milestones, plan and manage budget allocations, oversees sourcing and procurement, facilitate reviews and communication, and ensure project delivery requirements are met.

The Account Executive must have awareness of emerging and current talent to engage the best suppliers for each project. They must work in partnership with the client, creatives, account team and manage the production and post-production process.

Responsibilities

  • Conceptualise and develop creative ideas for projects and campaigns.
  • Work closely with Directors / Senior Account Managers to define project scope, deliverables and effort.
  • Proactively identify ways to deliver the best work within time and budgetary parameters.
  • Work cross-functionally; collaborate with multiple project teams to conceptualise and execute content ideas for clients and owned brand(s).
  • Manage and coordinate third party and/or agency partners.
  • Maintain relationships with suppliers and vendors.
  • Manage client expectations, ensure delivery of the highest quality service, and solicit and act on client feedback.
  • Manage approvals and review all deliverables for quality.
  • Actively identify, mitigate and manage project risk to ensure projects are delivered efficiently.
  • Ensure project KPIs are met.

A snapshot of your day

  • Conceptualisation and execution of events/activations, a range of online and offline campaign and communication collaterals, photography, and video content.
  • WIP meetings and sharing of campaign performance with team and client.
  • Responding to ad-hoc feedback requests.
  • Research, develop, pitch and present new businesses to prospects.
  • Monitor all channels for relevant information on competitive activities and market developments.
  • Preparing precise briefs to creatives and other multi-disciplined teams and provide relevant background information on brand/product, customers, markets and competitors.

Requirements

  • 2 years’ experience in event management, production, marketing or communications.
  • Demonstrated success in driving client excellence.
  • Proficiency with G Suite and presentation software.
  • Good time management and organisation with an acute attention to detail.
  • Good command of the English language, written and spoken.
  • Present information and ideas in an articulate, compelling and clear manner.
  • A natural connector with good interpersonal skills.
  • High level of personal credibility and accountability.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise and manage critical situations.
  • Proactive and reliable; driven to achieve team goals.

LIGHT YEARS is an evolved communications and marketing agency that harnesses the power of digital and social media as well as influencer communities, ensuring that news travels fast. Light Years is a division of Words Worth Media (est. 1991).

The culture

Innovative – Driven by collaboration, passion and initiative.

Instinctive – Move at light years speed, yet leave no stones unturned where it comes to ideation and service.

Insightful – A thoughtful approach to digital marketing. Our ears are always on the ground and our finger on the pulse.

Inspired – Creative ideas are celebrated and admired.

The role

We are looking for an experienced Event Manager who will be responsible for the delivery of excellent events and activations.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in delivering large scale public events, pop-ups, media launches and corporate events.

They must demonstrate excellent organisational skills, creative skills, ability to negotiate with suppliers, and communication skills together with proven management experience to motivate and lead an event team.

The Event Manager will be required to oversee all aspects of event planning and management and will be the leader for the end-to-end delivery for all our events.

The ideal candidate will be a natural leader, who is passionate about events with an inquisitive mind – eager to learn more about the subject matter and able to engage in conversations with attendees and performers/entertainers/speakers/VIPs.

This role demands an expert in all aspects of event planning, including project management, timeline creation, AV and production oversight, budget control, venue scouting, equipment logistics, spatial design, staffing, vendor selection/negotiation and management.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain event project timelines, adhering to schedules and deadlines, and conduct regular project meetings with team members.
  • Develop and adhere to project budgets and quotations.
  • Source, negotiate with, and manage event suppliers to procure event services and supplies.
  • Collaborate with Event Designer to create unique and memorable spatial design for a range of lifestyle and consumer events and activations.
  • Scope out the design needs of marketing and on-site communications materials for an event or activation and then collaborate with the design team to execute the deliverables.
  • Collaborate with the Event Designer, Fabricators and Vendors to meet event deadlines.
  • Ensure the information and content on event microsites are updated at all times.
  • Track and manage all event deliverables and handle communication with clients.
  • Identify potential partnerships and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Handle and oversee the license application required for an event or activation to take place.
  • Be responsible for the set-up and teardown of all events, including creating a production timeline, pre-briefings with vendors, site recces, venue owner communications and negotiations.
  • Create post-event success report that includes key statistics such as attendance figures, redemption numbers, on-ground sentiments, etc.
  • Provide on-site management and support on the day of the event.

Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in event management, production, marketing or communications.
  • Demonstrated success running events and activations of small and large scales.
  • In-culture knowledge about fashion, lifestyle and trends that can inform your decisions around event design, touchpoints and programming.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, G Suite, presentation software.
  • Some knowledge of SketchUp is a bonus.
  • Present information and ideas in an articulate, compelling and clear manner.
  • Write effectively.
  • Natural connector with good interpersonal skills.
  • Strategic and analytical thinker.
  • Results driven and adaptable to a high performance culture.
  • Creative thinking and flexibility — ability to multi-task across accounts.
  • High level of personal credibility, dependability, and accountability.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise and manage critical situations.
  • Proactive and reliable; driven to achieve team goals.

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