Events Senior Content Producer

Department: Events
Reports to: Head of Events
Location: Brasted Office

Competitive salary and benefits

Job Purpose

Leading the conference production for live and digital events within the Transport portfolio of brands. Managing freelance production for Science & Food portfolio. Keep abreast of all industry developments to ensure relevant topic generation and to support the launch of new content driven events.

Key Responsibilities

  • Construct and write high quality content-driven programmes thorough desktop, telephone and face to face research
  • Identify and secure the participation of industry and thought leaders across the business sectors
  • Liaise with sponsorship & delegate sales teams to assist with the generation of revenue for each event
  • Work closely with the brand editorial/content teams to share intelligence and ensure cohesive messaging
  • Ensure all production deadlines and profit targets are met
  • Conduct competitor research and analysis working with the Head of Events to research new gaps in the market and new business opportunities
  • Identify, develop and maintain relationships with key industry contacts
  • Manage relationships and ensure regular communications with conference speakers
  • Build and maintain industry contacts and ensure they are updated on the corporate CRM system
  • Work with the Head of Events to identify any content opportunities for new events/conferences in which the Company may become profitably involved

Critical Success Factors

  • You will be highly driven and be able to work collaboratively
  • You will be customer focused with great communication skills
  • You will have the ability to research and manage the content production for multiple events to a high standard at any one time
  • You will have the ability to think creatively and add variety to established events
  • You will be prepared to work outside of regular business hours including a small number of weekends
  • You will be prepared to travel and work overseas for short periods of time
  • You will create, expand and maintain positive relationships by liaising regularly with colleagues within the Company and contacts externally in a professional manner in order to ensure that the highest standards are maintained

Corporate Standards

  • Staying up to date in your area of expertise and sharing knowledge as appropriate
  • Adhering to company quality/professional standards
  • Keeping informed of company business plan and goals
  • Demonstrates open-mindedness to change instead of setting obstacles
  • Shows commitment towards achievement of results
  • Maintaining client focus (internal and external)
  • Changes work practices/techniques to absorb new procedures/methods
  • Maintaining a professional and positive attitude
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are to be agreed with your line manager and performance to be reviewed regularly as appropriate to the role
  • To comply with the Policies and Practices of Russell Publishing as detailed in the Staff Handbook

Skills and Experience Required

Skills / Qualifications / Experience

At least 3 years’ content production experience with a minimum of 1 year within the relevant sector

  • Degree level educated
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, both written and oral
  • High attention to detail, flexibility and the ability to prioritise and work under pressure to meet targets
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills, with flexibility to adapt to change
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to motivate others in and outside the events function
  • Excellent content writing and proof-reading skills
  • Commercial acumen and business awareness
  • IT skills in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a wider team

Behaviours

  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for own actions and shows accountability and initiative for delivery of results in line with the company’s culture and values
  • Knowledgeable: Demonstrates a depth of understanding of both client needs and issues and specialist markets
  • Character: Dynamic, energetic and engaging, with a drive to succeed
  • Influencing: the ability to influence and work with a range of internal and external contacts
  • Judgment: Understands when it is appropriate to reveal facts and when not to reveal them without reverting to dishonesty
  • Planning and organisation: the ability to manage concurrent tasks and projects and meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail: an eye for detail and also able to see the big picture
  • Professionalism: undertake each aspect of the role with professionalism, honesty and integrity
  • Commitment: to providing outstanding client service and care towards the company’s performance
  • Resilience and Tenacity: able to remain calm and measured when under pressure and shows persistence and tenacity in the face of rejection
  • Proactive: self-motivated and able to work on own initiative, but also able to work as part of a team
  • Relationship building: ability to build excellent working relationships, both within the company and with current and prospective clients
  • Flexibility and adaptability: dealing with a range of activities as necessary and the ability to effectively and calmly deal with change

Send CV and covering letter to Nicola Gilmore:
hr@russellpublishing.com
+44 (0)1959 563311