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Job Posting: Pinkbike is Hiring an Event Coordinator

Mar 19, 2019
by Sarah Lukas  
PB Team

Focused, diverse, cutting edge, and collaborative. Pinkbike strives to lead the mountain bike world in news, photos, videos, events, trails, and more. Our quality journalism and community-driven approach attract millions of readers a month.
Position: Event Coordinator
Location: Squamish, BC
Travel: Limited
Type: Full time

At Pinkbike, we work to get people fired up on mountain biking every day. As we continue to grow, a new Event Coordinator will help us build on that growth.

As Event Coordinator, you’ll facilitate and execute our events and help to implement the overall marketing strategy. You’ll be responsible for planning and executing event activations; assist to implement marketing campaigns and sponsorship initiatives; and planning and organizing promotional presentations. Other fun tasks include tracking event and marketing expenses and costs, and preparing marketing and event wrap reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing performance data.

You’ll engage with and grow our community in an authentic, inspiring manner, contributing to and helping evolve the PB voice. You’ll bring a keen eye for detail, exceptional organizational, creativity and an unstoppable work ethic and must be physically fit and able to lift 50lbs. You’ll also get your hands dirty and drink occasional post-ride beers.

Sound like you?

Role and Responsibilities

Our high energy, fast-paced work environment will see you doing a diverse set of tasks. If you’d started last week, your responsibilities would have included:

• Planning event activations by identifying, assembling, and coordinating requirements; establishing contacts; managing logistics and implementing activation builds
• Assisting the marketing team in creating and implementing marketing plans
• Planning and organizing company marketing events while managing a working budget
• Organizing the production of branded items such as stationary and merchandise
• Processing the Pinkbike store orders, managing inventory levels and stock reorders
• Supporting the in-house marketing and design team by coordinating and collating content
• Finding interesting angles and encouraging community interaction through creative marketing initiatives



Qualifications and Education

• Undergraduate degree in Marketing, business or communications and/or equivalent work experience preferred. Minimum of two years’ working experience in a related events field—it doesn’t need to be directly in marketing, but you need to demonstrate a compelling track record and deep understanding of event logistics, planning and event management.
• Strong digital skills, with proficiency in modern workflows. It’s a diverse job that will require frequent on-the-fly learning
• Exceptional organisational skills. Previous experience using Wrike and Slack an asset.
• Have experience and can manage fast paced work environments and high energy projects
• Exceptional time management and be able to work to a deadline.
• Incredible work ethic and the ability to show initiative - the job is what you make of it
• Ability to bring new concepts and ideas to the table.
• Comfortable with fast turnaround on projects; applicants will be asked to demonstrate effective skills in prioritising.
• Proficiency in G Suite/Google Drive, Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite an asset
• Experience with Mailchimp, Google Analytics, WordPress and Hootsuite or similar platforms
• Knowledge and understanding of social channels
• Creativity and understanding of the Pinkbike customer base
• MTB/Cycling Industry knowledge and experience
• Working proficiency in secondary language (French, German, Spanish, or Italian) a plus.
• Must live in Squamish, BC (or be willing to move here), and speak fluent English.
• Physically fit and able to work in a physical environment e.g. event set ups and implementation


Culture

The work is high energy, demanding, and fast paced. We believe in positive work-life balance and prioritise task completion over office hours. The people here are a focused and fun loving crew that are passionate about bikes. Our office is located in Squamish, within full view of the Chief and the many mountains that make it a mountain bike mecca. Some of our staff commute from Vancouver (it’s counter-flow), while others have made their home here in Squamish—but all of us appreciate the easy-going vibe and the tight-knit team culture.

Pinkbike is an equal opportunity employer and values the diverse backgrounds, experiences, knowledge, and talents of our employees. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications.

How to Apply

Please email jobs@pinkbike.com with the subject line "Event Coordinator". Include your resume, a short introduction to what you're all about, and any relevant work examples you have. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.


26 Comments

  • + 30
 I have incredible work ethic and understand Pinkbike customer base.
  • + 13
 You are pretty dedicated to spending 8+ hours a day on these comment boards. Hire this man!
  • + 11
 @gbeaks33: They told me that I will need to ride a Down Country bike to promote the trend, they are silently patenting it, so all companies will have to pay once it goes into full swing. If I don't write a comment in next 3 hours it means I am dead.
  • - 3
 @WAKIdesigns: I got to here before I recognised something I could do- wtf is Wrike and slack, to me it sounds illiterate and how I’d describe the latest trail bike review



Undergraduate degree in Marketing, business or communications and/or equivalent work experience preferred. Minimum of two years’ working experience in a related events field—it doesn’t need to be directly in marketing, but you need to demonstrate a compelling track record and deep understanding of event logistics, planning and event management.
• Strong digital skills, with proficiency in modern workflows. It’s a diverse job that will require frequent on-the-fly learning
• Exceptional organisational skills. Previous experience using Wrike and Slack an asset.
• Have experience and can manage fast paced work environments and high energy projects
• Exceptional time management and be able to work to a deadline.
• Incredible work ethic and the ability to show initiative - the job is what you make of it
• Ability to bring new concepts and ideas to the table.
• Comfortable with fast turnaround on projects; applicants will be asked to demonstrate effective skills in prioritising.
• Proficiency in G Suite/Google Drive, Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite an asset
• Experience with Mailchimp, Google Analytics, WordPress and Hootsuite or similar platforms
• Knowledge and understanding of social channels
• Creativity and understanding of the Pinkbike customer base
  • + 3
 You're too much of a liability Waki
  • + 6
 They forgot to mention salary. No salary for the first 5 years. It's looked at as a privilege to work there. It will be good on your resume.
  • + 1
 @makripper: It will look good on your resume and make you a shoe in for your next 5 years unpaid internship...
  • + 3
 @WAKIdesigns they could not afford to pay you for the entertainment value you bring.
  • + 1
 @leelau: means a lot coming from you. But they really should try to steal Dave from NSMB... it would be a cosmic blasphemy, the cutting edge of nothingness, cutting through the meaninglessness...
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: I wouldn't mind Dave...most days.
  • + 1
 @makripper: Yea right.. This better be a 90k plus gig straight out the gate with all those credentials needed..
  • + 1
 @bohns1: i would be surprised if it was a fight for 45k lol
  • + 1
 @makripper: I'd be living off Ramen and still couldn't pay a mortgage then..ha
  • + 5
 I used to organise events; deal with reams of unread emails, incompetent suppliers, over-worriers, boardrooms of organising committees, heaps of failed school social captains, and the dictionary of dietary requirements. For the last few years I provide event solutions using a fully automated workflow optimised using zapier to zip through slack, and iterations on wrike, creating content for my own dashboards, which update the team MSOffice + Gsuite simultaneously and create generic marketing BS uploaded to the Gsuite / drive / dropbox as evidence of productivity. Every piece of event organising content is send twice via email, 4 hrs apart, and once as a text with custom bitly link. Those who reply with questions or confirmations are immediately resent the information a third time, and blacklisted. On the day the event runs without hitches. Typically I pitch up about 5 mins before sweaty from the morning ride and read through a summary of talking points and actions I can pretend to do which my custom AI interface queries the server for based on the past three months of spam. The vast majority of the time I spend in cafes sipping a flat whites, reading google, taking photos of the cafe surroundings, and nodding at the person opposite me while they have a meeting with me. Jobs mine, don't bother applying everyone. (message sent from automated event vacancy bot and does not necessarily reflect the views of its apparent owner)
  • + 1
 What a great way to summarize event coordination or project management nowadays Big Grin
  • + 4
 be willing to move to squamish - hopefully they are forking out rent + salary something tells me this isn't a 200k a year job.
  • + 3
 Task #1: Tactfully taking drink out of the hand of the CFO when he is too far gone at the company BBG
  • + 2
 I'm not qualified and I want a lot of money. I'm pretty cool, though. If that helps.
  • + 3
 Speak fluent English? F#&k that!
  • + 1
 I do design and estimating for the construction industry ... would like to give this go
  • + 2
 Frig off, I'm busy
  • + 1
 Maybe consider hiring someone that can proofread your brutal articles.
  • + 1
 I’d be more than willing to be an “editor” but the real challenge would be is how many people would notice the subliminal messages I would write into these articles.

Don’t worry it’ll be positive stuff like “did you see the new edit Randy posted” or “the song used in this edit was sandstorm”

You know useful positive stuff
  • + 1
 cool
  • - 3
 Im in the UK can i do it from the UK or there is no way id apply for the job cheers pinkbike

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