Are you a Conference Producer or Content Research Executive looking to work on high-profile and established professional conferences?
Do you enjoy learning new topics, researching, writing agendas and sourcing the best conference speakers?
Are you commercially-driven, with a flair for identifying audience needs and matching them with great content?
Haymarket Media Group is renowned for producing high-quality events, featuring the very best content and speakers that respond to the specific needs of professional audiences.
We have an opportunity for a Content Research Executive to join the live events division, producing events for Campaign, PRWeek and Third Sector brands. You will play a key role in developing the content and driving the profitability of the Marcomms portfolio, ensuring they remain leading edge and meet the changing needs of our growing audience.
The role will focus on content research, identifying target audiences and sponsors, programme writing and speaker acquisition. The successful candidate will report into the Marcomms & Charities Portfolio Manager and will be responsible for a series of allocated events within our commercial portfolio.
Carry out high-quality desk research, phone and face-to-face interviews with marcomms & third sector professionals
Identify high-priority topics, leading organisations and potential speakers
Identify target audience segments and potential sponsors for each topic and conference
Develop leading-edge conference agendas that respond to the needs of our audience and sponsors
Source, test, recruit and brief high-calibre speakers to deliver the talks and case studies
Lead the event project team by supporting and advising operations, marketing, sponsorship sales and telesales
Assist the marketing team to identify compelling messaging and ensure communications are accurate
Assist the sponsorship team to ensure suitable sponsors are identified and targeted appropriately
Work closely with the event operations team to ensure operational requirements of the events are met
Build strong relationships with the brands editorial teams to ensure the conference programmes align with the brands values and key messages
Develop informal networks with practitioners to act as topic advisers and/or future speakers
Attitude, skills and experience
Experience in a commercial Conference Producer role - not essential but highly desirable
Experience in conducting in-depth desk research, phone and face-to-face interviews to scope out markets and topics
Highly-developed communication and interpersonal skills to build relationships and informal networks
Highly-developed writing, editing and proofreading skills in English
The ability to manage multiple stakeholders and work across teams to ensure the success of the event
The ability to prioritise, work independently and under pressure to meet deadlines
Knowledge or interest in marcomms and third sector is highly desirable
Proactive and enthusiastic, with a professional and can-do attitude
Other things to know
We are based in Twickenham, which is a quick 20 minutes from central London, and easy access from Surrey
We work a 35 hour, full time week, with the option of Flexible Working hours
We support a friendly, creative and collaborative culture, reflected in our new, flexible open-plan work environment
Benefits including Pension, 25 days Holiday, rising by 1 day per year up to 30 days, Life Assurance, Permanent Health Insurance, Health Cash Plan/Private Medical Insurance, Voluntary benefits such as Childcare vouchers, Ride to Work, Interest free travel loans and lifestyle rewards and discounts.