Talent Buying Assistant
Established in 1976, EastCoast Entertainment (ECE) is the largest full-service entertainment agency in the country. Our artist roster is extensive, from comedians to original and cover musicians, celebrity talent, and performing artists. We book talent for every type of event imaginable, including festivals, corporate and private events, weddings, and university events. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, the Talent Buying Assistant has the chance to gain experience from leaders with more than 80 years of combined experience in the entertainment industry.
Purpose of position:
EastCoast Entertainment (ECE) is seeking a Talent Buying Assistant to support the leadership team in Charlotte, NC. The position reports directly to our Location Managing Directors (LMD), primarily focused on talent booking and negotiations, building vendor and venue relationships, and organizing and managing the schedules of our LMDs. There is an opportunity to transition into a full-time agent within two years for the right candidate.
Duties and responsibilities:
a. Support three LMDs in various day-to-day activities, from scheduling meetings to confirming contract receipt.
b. Ensure accurate notes for various meetings and client presentations.
c. Collaborate with the corporate team (Marketing, Artist Services, Creative Services, IT, and Accounting) on tasks
needed for the LMDs (ex. Collateral for a pitch or video shoot for an artist).
a. Negotiate price of talent for variety of events (including weddings, corporate and private, club, festival, and college/university events).
b. Work closely with accounting to ensure accurate payment for events.
3. Customer Service
a. Build and maintain relationships with top local vendors and venues in the event planning industry.
b. Build relationships with exclusive roster of Charlotte artists while working to discover and nurture potential new talent (collaborative effort with Artist Services).
c. Build relationships with clients and hosts of events.
The ideal candidate will have/be:
• Passionate about the entertainment industry and eager to learn the business.
• Two years of professional experience, ideally in a sales function.
• Excellent computer skills, including the Microsoft Suite, Social Media, and Productivity Tools (ex. Slack, Doodle, Dropbox).
• A self-starter, proactive and resourceful.
• Exceptional at customer service and building relationships.
• Ability to multi-task and switch between projects easily.
• Adaptable and flexible in the always changing entertainment industry.
• Bachelor’s Degree is not required but preferred.
Salary + potential for commission; huge potential for career growth; flexible work schedule; top-notch health, dental and vision insurance; collaboration with the tight-knit team located in the company headquarters in Charlotte.