Conference Producer (but not Event Planning) Salary
Earnings for Conference Producers in the United States come in at around $50K annually on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Conference Producers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by a little over a half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Conference Producer (but not Event Planning)
A conference producer works in the events business and is responsible for the success of a business event (or series of events). Every aspect of the conference is the responsibility of the conference producer from beginning to end; in order to achieve this, attention to detail while understanding the bigger picture is a must.Read More...
Because the conference producer is held accountable for every aspect of the conference, involvement in each and every step is expected, including development, inception, marketing strategies, and product delivery. Good managerial and marketing skills, creativity, and sharp technical knowledge will all help those in this position to meet deadlines, maintain public relationships, and complete successful business conference events.
There is no fixed schedule in this line of work, so good self-governance and the ability to work under stressful conditions will come into play at various stages of projects. Having a flexible imagination to implement creative business solutions and meet strict deadlines are also essential to deliver products on-time. For this reason, conference producers must often do meticulous research, as well.
A Bachelor's degree is preferred, but not essential. Strong research techniques and excellent organizational skills are a must. Industry experience is often preferred and depends on the field of choice. Travel is often required.
Conference Producer (but not Event Planning) Tasks
- Create web copy, marketing materials, announcements and content to promote conferences.
- Develop and schedule topical conferences, identifying speakers and crafting agendas.
- Coordinate with event planners and marketers to uphold conference vision.
- Work with subject matter experts to understand industry needs and goals and document objectives.
- Network and grow industry contacts.