Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Events Specialist

Job ID
2021-85642
Property
Penn Interactive Ventures - Philadelphia
Location
US-PA-Philadelphia
Type
Regular Full-Time
Category
Marketing & Entertainment

Overview

Penn Interactive (PI) is an interactive gaming company headquartered in Philadelphia with offices in Las Vegas, NV and Cherry Hill, NJ. As the digital arm to Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ: PENN), the largest regional casino operator in the U.S., we are poised for fast-paced growth in the sports betting and online casino space. We are also partnered with some of the most innovative media companies in the world to drive growth in our businesses.

 

PI is looking for a passionate Events Specialist to join our Marketing team! The Events Specialist will assist the Events Manager to ensure all events and player engagement activity objectives are aligned to the holistic marketing team goal: increase customer lifetime value (revenue, time, and profitability) through increased engagement, exceptional player word-of mouth & virality for smarter acquisition, and industry leading levels of retention.

 

The Events Specialist will be tasked with day-to-day event administrative responsibilities and merchandise inventory management. This role will also be responsible for coordinating event logistics, such as ticket distribution, guest lists, seating charts, food & beverage options, and travel & accommodations for internal and external stakeholders. The Events Specialist should be equal parts process-driven, detail oriented, and highly organized with strong interpersonal and analytical skills. Organized internal records and analysis will assist the events team in making strategic decisions for all Penn Interactive brands events.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Events team with all Penn Interactive events and experiences, ensuring events are set up to PI/Barstool Sportsbook & Casino brand standards.
  • Support the Events Manager with developing and managing administrative processes to track event information and logistics.
  • Maintain and manage event databases, budget templates, materials & supplies, reports, calendars, and the marketing department’s central library of event marketing collateral.  
  • Assist with event logistics including but not limited to: coordinating ticket distribution, event related travel & accommodations (for internal and external stakeholders) creating seating charts, selecting menu & beverage options & quantity.
  • Assist with delivery of supplies & swag, testing lighting and sound equipment as necessary.
  • Maintain records of all bookings including but not limited to venues, catering, entertainment and issuing payment where necessary.
  • Collaborate with Compliance to ensure vendor compliance approval in alignment with state-level regulatory requirements.
  • Manages the Marketing Inventory end to end process, including player gift & promotional merchandise procurement. Assist Events Manager in calculating spend/ROI analysis.
  • Execute in an intense, fast-paced, and highly iterative environment.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S./B.A.) in marketing, PR, business administration, or related field 
  • At least 1-year events experience
  • Budget management experience a must
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • High energy and an Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and administrative skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)
  • Excellent analytical and time-management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with people of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds
  • MUST HAVE: Passion for sports, casino and/or sports & casino betting.

Something to leave you with

PI is committed to cultivating a diverse and stimulating work environment to achieve extraordinary results. We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make impacting change! We have a strong culture of teamwork, collaboration, mutual respect, and transparency, and its vital that the Event’s Specialist plays an active role in continuing to cultivate this culture as we grow.

 

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