The Festival Manager will be a key leader of the “FOOD BOWL” initiative in Chicago and supports Los Angeles Times FOOD BOWL when required. The position reports into the events team and is supported by the FOOD BOWL team in Los Angeles, working directly with the existing events team, marketing and the FOOD BOWL Executive Producer, along with local, chefs, restaurants and bars, hotels, markets, councils, government and other key stakeholders to launch and deliver FOOD BOWL. This position will also work closely with the tronc Advertising department, particularly Sponsorships, to maximize the media revenue associated with event sponsorships, with a focus on extending event sponsorships into larger holistic programs (events, print and digital media, video sponsorship, custom programs). This position will also work with Editorial to create the overall strategy for “FOOD BOWL” across all aspects of planning, promotion, operations and delivery from launch through programming and execution.
What is FOOD BOWL?
The Chicago Tribune is launching a major new event in August 2018 celebrating the Chicago food scene and one of America’s great food cities. As a sister event to the Los Angeles Times FOOD BOWL, launched in May 2017. A new kind of food festival that welcomed more than 100,000 Angelenos and visitors to over 250 events across Los Angeles. From lunches and dinners to pop-ups and parties, featuring L.A.’s top chefs and international guests. Together with our very first Night Market in Grand Park, there really was something for everyone.
This position will lead the Chicago Tribune FOOD BOWL launch whilst supporting the Los Angeles team as FOOD BOWL expands.