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VP of Event Production, DRL

Infinite Reality


Job Details

Full-time

6/10/2024


Full Job Description

Location: Remote

Hours: Full Time, EST

About Drone Racing League (DRL):

The Drone Racing League (DRL), an Infinite Reality Company, is the premier, global drone-racing circuit and producer of world-class sports content. As a futuristic sport that blurs the line between the real and the digital, we get to race in the most legendary locations around the globe and immerse fans into video-game-inspired courses.

We are seeking a Vice President, Event Production to lead all event initiatives. The Vice President, Event Production will set the vision for our events and be responsible for the successful delivery of all events annually, as well as other strategic initiatives across the organization. With a background in event management, project management, stakeholder collaboration, and team leadership, this individual will ensure the organization’s goals are met through the successful execution of event deliverables. They will be able to think strategically to advance the event delivery process and manage the internal team and external agencies who will collaboratively bring DRL’s events to life.

About Infinite Reality:

Infinite Reality (iR) is an innovation company powering the next generation of digital media and ecommerce through AI and immersive technologies. iR’s virtual worlds enable brands and creators to fully control how they distribute content, engage audiences, and monetize their creations while maintaining ownership of their data. With deep expertise in Hollywood production and extended reality (XR), iR is redefining the infinite possibilities of connected digital environments in the modern age. iR’s portfolio of brands includes the Drone Racing League, XR production facility Thunder Studios, creator talent management firm TalentX, and digital marketing agency Fearless Media. The company is backed by an impressive roster of investors including RSE Ventures, Liberty Media, Lux Capital, Lerer Hippeau, MGM, CAA, T-Mobile Ventures, Courtside VC, Exor, Terracap, IAC, Live Nation, DJ and producer Steve Aoki, rock band Imagine Dragons, NBA player Rudy Gobert, Interscope Records, and more.

What You’ll Do:

  • Build, oversee, manage, and lead the team responsible for delivering a suite of DRL events on an annual basis, including those affiliated with the DRL World Champion and exhibition or outside, sponsor related events.
  • Oversee all phases of production from venue contract negotiation to event closeout and will be responsible for meeting KPIs around cost management, planning timelines and event scalability.
  • Collaboratively work with the Head of Media and Head of Product, develop the overall P&L for each race, set individual event and overhead budgets, and be responsible for managing and meeting a season-long event production budget for all DRL races globally.
  • Ensure coordination across all DRL departments and internal and external stakeholders and lead the charge toward hitting key event milestones throughout all phases of event production and ensure coordination between teams.
  • Lead on strategic initiatives to increase efficiency across all areas of DRL’s event production processes and generally across the organization including, but not limited to, planning processes, season touring and routing, vendor management, pilot recruitment, sports betting, event design, venue selection, global expansion, and safety at events through risk assessment and mitigation.

What You'll Bring:

  • 11 - 15 years of experience in event management, event production, project management or other related industry
  • Live event experience strongly preferred, with a background in touring shows and live broadcast TV events a plus
  • Effective leader with demonstrated ability to coordinate resources across multiple teams
  • Very strong on-site leadership experience, including ability to manage vendors, crew, and staff on large scale productions
  • Skilled in project management across multiple strategic initiatives
  • Sophisticated written and verbal communication skills; proven ability to communicate strategies across all levels of an organization
  • Experience working with health and safety authorities outside of the US is desired
  • Willingness to work long and sometimes irregular hours a must to include nights, holidays and weekends
  • Willingness to travel approximately 40% of the time, for site visits, planning meetings, and on-site execution; may be higher depending on event schedule
  • Positive approach to problem solving and a team player at your core
  • Desire to work at a high growth, early stage company

Why You’ll Love DRL:

We team up. We can promise you’ll work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We work hard and we play hard too. We care deeply about our work and each other.

Everybody sweeps. No task is ever too small for our team. We sweat the details and are not afraid to get our hands dirty.

We embrace debate. There are no seats at the table at DRL because there is no table. Everyone is encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas. We embrace the idea that debate is healthy and knowing that an impassioned discourse leads to our best results.

We stay hungry. We look for the hardest challenges and tasks and once we master them, we look for the next one. We celebrate our victories and are always excited for tomorrow knowing “good enough” is never really “good enough.”

Our Benefits:

  • Paid Time-Off: We offer flexible vacation time, 10 company holidays + we shut down Christmas to New Years
  • Health Plans: We offer robust medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your dependents. Disability, life insurance, and FSA benefits are also available
  • Wellness: Access to Teladoc and an EAP
  • Parental Leave: Paid leave
  • Retirement Savings: Contribute pretax earnings to our 401(k) Plan

The base pay range for this position is $175,000 - $225,000. The base salary range is applicable across the United States and the offered rate may vary based on factors such as experience, education, market conditions, and location.

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