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Freelance- Power Point Specialist

Department: Events
Location: Evanston, IL

Freelance- Presentation and Content Specialist Job Purpose: The Presentation Specialist is responsible for producing and editing presentations that achieve the objectives of the client’s project. The Presentation Specialist will primarily be working in PowerPoint, but should be comfortable in Keynote. This event production specialist should be able to collaborate with clients, senior production crew and design staff to both produce and cleanup existing PowerPoint decks and Keynote presentations. Beyond preproduction execution, the Presentation Specialist will be part of the event production crew, working on last minute deck changes and running the live show computers/presentations as needed during the event.  For some small simple events the Presentation & Content Specialist  may be the only active or lead production crew during the event.

Freelance- Presentation and Content Specialist Job Duties:

Create high quality original presentations for client events from original concepts

Work collaboratively in brainstorming or conceptual sessions with executive level clients

Able to lead the production of slide elements and slide decks using other presentation specialists

Able to act as a standalone all-around AV crew member (beyond PPT/content support) on small simple events with limited production equipment or crew. This may include performing basic photography, monitoring or adjusting simple video cameras setups, setting up and operating simple audio consoles, setup and adjustment of basic projectors, and configure and run simple video switches.

Freelance- Presentation and Content Specialist Duties:

Create original presentations for client events using defined branding guidelines.

Work collaboratively in slide review sessions with executive level clients

Create basic slides elements using Photoshop or Illustrator

Coordination slide changes to hand off to other presentation specialists or designers

Cleanup presentations for client events using defined branding guidelines.

Work collaboratively in slide review sessions with client present

Create slides using supplied graphics and slide templates

Attend meetings with production team to find solutions to presentation problems

Work with additional presentation specialists to manage workloads and workflow for large-scale productions

Contribute to the innovative development of the event department

Provide quality assurance of all deliverables


Well-developed communication skills and a professional demeanor.

Expert Level PowerPoint authoring and editing skills in current version and experience in last two versions of PowerPoint

Able to create original templates, slide masters, color themes, animations, and chart graphics

Strong experience in Keynote

Understanding of and experience in corporate branding, layout, color theory and typography in both digital and print media.

Ability to learn the strengths and limitations of presentation technology including aspect ratios, projectors, sound, and video equipment.

Understanding of image formats, resolution, and size.

Familiarity with functionality and ability to operate all event photography, video, projection and audio equipment

Experience with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Ability to juggle multiple priorities

Proven aptitude for quick creative thinking with acute attention to detail within demanding deadlines.

Ability and desire to work in both a corporate and production setting

Ability to maintain excellent customer facing attitude during long hours in high stress situations

Significant prior event production or presentation experience required

Able to explain and delegate creative production to other presentation or design specialists

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