What is the role?
A team player who is responsible for producing first class live and virtual events for Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s. The Dow Jones events team produces well over 250 events a year (globally) of all shapes, sizes and formats, bringing our brands to life for our members, our clients and our colleagues. At the heart of it all is live journalism, connecting our audiences with newsmakers and big ideas, via ambitious experiences to keep our audiences engaged.
As one of our Junior Event Managers you will be assisting in developing, planning and producing industry-leading events, and taking full responsibility for various stages of the process. You will work closely with the team to find innovative and engaging ways to deliver – taking both a creative and operational approach - with energy, ambition and a willingness to support all elements of the event, big and small.
What is my personal contribution?
End-to-end event management from ideation, to planning, to delivery, on time and in budget
Streamline internal processes with a focus on finance, innovation and operations
Assist with Sourcing, shortlisting, negotiating and confirming suitable venues (virtual and physical) along with tendering and confirming suitable vendors with a cost saving focus
Collaborating with editorial and commercial teams for event concept, content, creative and execution
Helping to produce, create and proof production, literature, audio visual and online in line with brand guidelines
Tailoring of events to specific requirements and budgets
Accountability for audio-visual production concept and theme for new and long running events
Pre event preparation and live on-site execution, assisting with the management of event staff, vendors and other team members
Post event analysis – reporting, de-brief meeting, year on year metrics with the management team
Accountability for finance operations - including but not limited to: P/O requests, invoice processing, general inquiries, ad-hoc tasks
Support the wider marketing and sponsorship teams for various marketing campaigns and third party events
Research and implementation of hybrid experiential enhancements to existing event franchises
Attend industry events and experiences as discovery for new initiatives
What do you need from me?
Preferably a minimum of 2 years of experience in the logistical/operational event area
Educated to degree level or equivalent relevant business qualification
Ability to work comfortably and confidently, in a team and on occasions, under no supervision
Strong, confident and professional communication skills
Capability to work in a demanding and pressured environment which requires high levels of energy, creativity, and excellent organizational and project management skills
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office is a must, and a strong understanding of Excel is desirable.
Basic level of graphic design and email marketing software is advantageous
Enthusiasm, tenacity, positivity and curiosity with a good sense of humor
Willingness to travel to multiple events per year and to work some weekend hours in the week leading up to an event
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets .
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Business Area: WSJ MEMBERSHIP GROUP
Job Category: Marketing Group
Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.
This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.
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Req ID: 25841