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Event Sponsorship Producer

Chicago, IL

Company Description

Onion Inc. is an American multimedia news organization. It features satirical articles and reporting on international, national, and local news as well as an entertainment newspaper and website known as A.V. Club.

The Onion's articles comment on current events, both real and imagined. It parodies traditional newspaper and media features, such as editorials, man-on-the-street interviews, and stock quotes, as well as traditional newspaper layout and AP-style editorial voice. Much of its humor depends on presenting everyday events as newsworthy items, and by playing on commonly used phrases, as in the headline, "Drugs Win Drug War”.

In addition, a second part of the newspaper is a non-satirical entertainment section called A.V. Club. A.V. Club features interviews and reviews of various newly released media, and other weekly features. The print edition also contains restaurant reviews and previews of upcoming live entertainment specific to cities where a print edition is published. The online incarnation of The A.V. Club has its own domain, includes its own regular features, A.V. Club blogs, reader forums/comments, and presents itself as a separate entity from The Onion itself.

Job Description

Onion Inc. is looking for someone to help us grow the events portion of our media empire. The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge and abiding love for both The Onion and its sister site, The A.V. Club, and will be plugged into the live-events world. He or she will have experience in selling sponsorships into various types of events, possibly including live music, film screenings, and more. 

Qualifications

This person will be responsible for negotiating sponsorships with national brands and event agencies, while ensuring that these sponsorships are executed to the satisfaction of both Onion Inc. and our partners. The ideal candidate will also have experience in producing events, and can help conceive of new events and event types for Onion Inc. to participate in.

Additional Information

The Onion is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We offer compensation commensurate with experience and a competitive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, vision, dental, group life insurance and 401K plans.