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Dow Jones Ast. Director, Events & Experiences in NEW YORK, New York

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Job Description:

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 produce well over 250 events a year (globally) of all shapes, sizes and formats, bringing our brands to life for our members and our clients. At the heart of it all is live journalism, connecting our audiences with newsmakers and big ideas, via ambitious experiences.

As a senior member of the team, the Ast. 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 events within the US. 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.

The Ast. Director, Events will play a key role in the design, planning and on-site 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 Ast director’s level of responsibility and involvement will fluctuate according to the scale of the event.

This role in particular 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.


  • 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 venues 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 on-going improvement for on site efforts 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 venues and event technology, and inclination/ability to make recommendations and explore new opportunities to present to team

  • Become a trusted partner for other teams and respective business units

  • Lead by example - excellence in execution, team work, and communication

  • Build and lead a team

  • Excellent onsite presence, briefings and management to ensure that the onsite team is always maximized


  • 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

  • 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

  • BA/BS degree required

  • 7+ years experience in event production, marketing, budget management and planning and executing a variety of high-quality events.

  • Candidate must be flexible with traveling to multiple events within a year.

  • Clear, consistent and transparent communication

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Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

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