Be part of the team responsible for designing and producing first-class live events and experiences for Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal and WSJ Barron's Group. The Dow Jones events team have pivoted to virtual events to tackle the virus crisis head-on and now produce virtual events of all shapes, sizes and formats, bringing our brands to life for our members and our clients. At the heart of what we do at Dow Jones is live journalism, connecting our audiences with newsmakers and big ideas, via ambitious experiences.
As a senior member of the team, the Assoc. Director, Events will be responsible for working closely with the Event Directors to lead a team and the planning and execution of all elements required to produce high-quality member and client-focused virtual events, globally. This role will be a key contributor to the strategy, design and development of relevant events and experiences for Dow Jones brands and for clients, whilst also identifying and supporting scalable and repeatable event solutions and ways of working in the virtual world.
The Assoc. Director, Events will play a key role in the design, planning and on the day event execution while working closely with other teams and harnessing successful working relationships with internal creative, marketing, programming, news and sales teams. This role will contribute to the day-to-day management of partners and vendors to ensure that projects are on track and to brief. The Associate director’s level of responsibility and involvement will fluctuate according to the scale of the event.
As time goes on and we enter a world of ‘hybrid’ events, this role will have a focus on how we produce successful events and experiences for both live and digital audiences while ensuring that the event design and technical production translates for both.
This is a fourteen-month contract position.
Identify appropriate lead for events – be a consult for your team or overall event lead/lead producer at each assigned event - including guidance and direction of both Dow Jones team and external vendors, ensuring that we have the right team for the event.
Plan, manage and execute all logistical or design requirements for the event within budget
Play a key role in identifying and selecting platforms and partners
Act as the day to day point of contact for internal and external partners on assigned events, ensuring in-depth knowledge of the event and brand
Create and maintain key event documents including event design and show look, ROS and production schedules, and event debriefs – enjoy, embrace and champion ‘attention to detail!’
Contribute/recommend an on-going improvement for both attendee and sponsor experiences, and keep abreast of industry trends and developments
Strong technical and video production knowledge and exposure, with an eye for understanding how a live experience translates for a digital audience
Strong knowledge of new, unique and cutting edge event technology, and inclination/ability to make recommendations and explore new opportunities to present to the team
Become a trusted partner for other teams and respective business units
Lead by example - excellence in execution, teamwork, and communication
Excellent onsite presence, briefings and management to ensure that the onsite team is always maximized
Ideally 7+ years of experience in event production, marketing, budget management and planning and executing a variety of high-quality events.
Candidate must be flexible with working varying hours based on time zones and global reach of some events/projects.
Experience in successfully leading an onsite team and mentoring team members
Excellent relationship management for internal stakeholders, members and clients
Detail orientated with a strong understanding and knowledge of brand, product and client/event history
Experience working with technical producers and directors, as well as environmental and set design
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Clear, consistent and transparent communication is a must.
Experience managing multiple events of varying scale and scope simultaneously and experience of managing complex budgets
Demonstrated ability to respond quickly and think on feet. Solutions orientated.
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Business Area: WSJ MEMBERSHIP GROUP
Job Category: Marketing Group
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Req ID: 24417