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September 21/04 1:05 am - Employment Opportunity

Posted by Editoress on 09/21/04

Granny Gear Career Opportunity
Courtesy Granny Gear Productions

Granny Gear has an exciting opportunity for the right person and we are looking to talk with that individual this fall, right after our 10th Annual 24 Hours of Moab race. If you or a friend is looking for a chance to work with a tight knit, fast paced team, in the heart of great biking country - email us right away.

Position open: November 2004
Accepting resumes by mail/email only - until position is filled - No Phone Calls Please.

Position: Production Manager Position at Granny Gear Productions
This person is responsible for many of Granny's long-term projects associated with the 24 Hour Race Series. Serving in a supporting role to the President, the person should have some grant writing experience, and be experienced with advertising buys and print media. Person should be able to work in Adobe creative applications to produce collateral, retail items and eye-catching designs for Granny Gear. Must be a problem solver who can research new solutions under tight deadlines.

Position is full time and includes travel to great locations 7 times a year minimum (places like Moab, Northern California, Temecula California and beautiful Canaan Valley) This person must have a sense of humor, wear many hats and be an individual who is always organized. Position includes health care, and paid vacation benefits - salary will be commensurate to candidate's experience.

Position open November 2004, we will begin interviews immediately after the 24 Hours of Moab. Visit our web site to learn more about our company and what we do.

Location: This position requires a move to Granny Gear headquarters for employment. Granny Gear is based in Davis, WV adjacent to nationally known Canaan Valley. Tucker County has two state parks, America's 500th National Wildlife Refuge, and thousands of miles of trails and wild rivers. The area sees 180+ inches of natural snowfall annually and is minutes from ski areas. Canaan Valley is the Mountain Biking haven of the Eastern USA and is quiet and affordable rural living in a small mountain town. Our office is a quick walk to the best restaurant in town and right next to the trail.

Duties include:

• Working with customers through online registration and on all communication channels - to communicate better with racers.
• Working with Corporate Sponsors to leverage their sponsorship at events
• Scheduling, design, and implementation of Granny Gear media buys, media liaison
• Scheduling & logistics expertise for staff and equipment on site at events
• Event development, safety protocols, and permitting
• Sourcing of equipment, retail items and prizes from suppliers
• Supervision of office staff on a project basis
• Coordinator for marketing of Granny Gear, including direct mail campaigns
• Responsibility for Granny Gear's participation in the West Virginia Ad Grant
• And as always - other duties as assigned - this small team moves very fast to host world-class events across the country!

Recommended Experience:
The ideal candidate is a person who holds a college degree in marketing (or related field) and has three or more years experience in promotion, marketing or bike industry. Person must articulate ideas well, be a fast learner and truly enjoy people - as our team consists of 3 full time staff. Full computer literacy with both Microsoft office and Adobe software products is needed. Individual must love to travel - to great locations in North America, 7+ times each year. Granny Gear will be on the road for events 18 weeks during 2005 - bring your bike! Any experience with racing, volunteers, and biking is a plus but not required. Granny Gear is an equal opportunity employer and seeks applicants from a wide range of experience.

To Apply for this position

• Please send a resume and cover letter
• A writing sample
• Detailed salary requirements
• A list of five professional references

To Carl Bolyard or mail them to:
Granny Gear Productions
Production Manager Search
POB 189
Davis, WV. 26260
(No phone calls please)


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