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ForbesSpeakers Booking Agent

Advantage Media Group | ForbesBooks has an exciting opportunity for a Speaker Booking Agent with expertise in working with and booking high profile professional speakers. Advantage works with top tier business professionals to position, promote, and market them as the thought leader and expert in their industry, community, or marketplace by providing speaking opportunities.

The mission for the Speaker Booking Agent (SBA) is to secure speaking engagements for our Members while coordinating and onboarding them into our ForbesSpeakers Membership program. The SBA will be the Member’s main point of contact in regards to booking upcoming speaking arrangements. Success will be reflected by meeting the Member’s goal of securing speaking engagements and their retention in the ForbesSpeakers program. You will build and maintain relationships with event planners while researching venues and events that would fit into our Member’s ideal speaking profile. This is a remote and commission-based role.

The outcomes expected of this individual are:

  • Secure speaking engagements for our Members. Our Members are some of the best speakers in the world. The Speaker Booking Agent will be tasked with helping them secure speaking engagements in high profile events that fit the Member’s speaking niche.
  • Increase retention and renewal rates in ForbesSpeakers. Be the person that our Members can’t live without. The Member jumps at the chance to renew with us because you are so integral to their success as a professional speaker.
  • Provide excelled customer support with Members. Maintain strong customer relationships and increase the number of contacts within organizations in support or promoting our Members.

Competencies (These are MUSTs):

  • Efficiency. Able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort.
  • Persistance.  Continuous persistance to provide the best possible opportunities for our members.
  • High Standards. Expects personal performance and team performance to be nothing short of the best.
  • Flexibility/Adaptability. Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change.
  • Teamwork. Reaches out to peers and cooperates with supervisors to establish an overall collaborative working relationship.

Preferred Skills and Experiences:

  • Ability to work independently and collaborate in a team environment.
  • Must have at least 2 years’ experience in booking professional speakers.
  • Must be resourceful and able to overcome obstacles on his/her own.
  • Superior communication skills, including written and verbal.
  • Flexibility to change and adapt to new processes, with a problem-solving mindset.
  • 4-year degree required.

 

Advantage | ForbesBooks is an entrepreneurial, high growth company with opportunity for advancement and lots of upward mobility. Professional development programs offered. We offer great Vacation/PTO benefits, a great Medical/Dental program, 401(k) with company contribution and other nice perks. Advantage has a solid reputation for being a great place to work and we highly value the commitment and contribution of those on our team. 

 

This position is based remotely and is a commission-based position.

 

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