Sonoma Media Investments

Santa Rosa , CA

Community Events & Sponsorships Specialist

Sonoma Media Investments
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on December 31, 2018

Community Events & Sponsorships Specialist

Sonoma Media Investments (SMI) is an independent, privately-owned multimedia company based in Santa Rosa is seeking a Community Events & Sponsorships Specialist to join our team.  Formed in 2012 by a consortium of local investors who recognize the value of quality local journalism, SMI is home to the most-read publications and websites in the affluent Sonoma Valley, north of San Francisco.

Each week, seven out of ten North Bay adults – more than 376,000 in total – engage with the many SMI publications and their corresponding websites, including: The Press Democrat (the flagship daily), The Sonoma Index-Tribune, Petaluma Argus-Courier, The North bay Business Journal, Sonoma Magazine and La Prensa Sonoma (the region’s premier Spanish-language newspaper and website). 

Essential job functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordination of SMI events under direction of the Events and Sponsorships Director.
  • Assist with Celebrate Community Partnership events.
  • Work with Creative Team and Digital Ops to create ad materials needed for events and sponsorships.
  • Create ad schedules for all events.
  • Create and maintain ticket sales site for each event where needed. Currently Eventbrite.
  • General knowledge of social media platforms, and ability to post as needed in a professional context.
  • Coordinate exit surveys for all audiences with help of the audience research director.
  • Coordinate event logistical components to include but not limited to working with caterers, wineries, event vendors, site managers, volunteers.
  • Onsite event oversight where needed. Includes managing the check in process for all events as well as directing internal as well as external volunteers. 
  • Create and maintain Excel spreadsheets (budgets, statistics, contacts etc.) as necessary for reporting and sharing.
  • Maintain all event photos in a photo file on shared drive.
  • Project management as assigned.
  • Coordinate CC, YSA and All Empire Events alongside the Executive Assistant.

Job Requirements:

  • College degree in Business/Hospitality/Communications/Marketing or related field preferred.
  • Must possess a valid California State Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and reliable transportation.

Sonoma Media Investment values the contribution of our employees and offers a competitive compensation plan. We also offer an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, 401K and Paid Time Off. 

We are committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background investigation and pre-employment drug testing.  To be considered please submit a cover letter and resume to by clicking apply now and state the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Sonoma Media Investments is an Equal Opportunity Employer