Associate, Strategic Initiatives - Live Journalism
Who we are and what we do?
Each year, Dow Jones produces over 250 events globally across all of its brands, the majority of which are for The Wall Street Journal. This multi-million dollar business connects our members with the newsmakers and big ideas that they read about in our publications. From technology conferences and global gatherings of CEOs, to private dinners and annual tentpole events, like the Future of Everything Festival, we give the world’s top leaders and innovators a platform to share ideas and network. This business is primed for the next stage and we have big ambitions for growth.
Outside the core business of Live Journalism, there are a string of exciting opportunities that come from all corners of the company, as well as from external organizations. The Strategic Initiatives Team supports the growth of the Live Journalism business by shepherding special projects, and leading strategic initiatives across WSJ’s events and brands. The team works on vetting proposals for unique projects, partnerships, and events that would generate new revenue, increase brand visibility in diverse markets, augment the value proposition of our events, members and extend our digital presence. These projects will generate additional commercial opportunities, as well as increase the value of participation to members, speakers, and clients, and require market research, design thinking, innovative and creative production, and world class execution.
The Live Journalism team’s biggest driver for success in the current environment is nailing the networking, sales activation, and community building within the virtual and hybrid space. This team will focus on defining ways to stand out in the virtual space for our flagship events by closely following and identifying what experiential partners are offering, what are competitors doing, and of all of those things, what is valuable to our brand.
What are my key responsibilities?
Reporting to the Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives, this position will contribute to the growth of the Live Journalism business by supporting the execution of strategic projects intended to identify new opportunities to stand out in the virtual and hybrid events space .
Scope out new potential partners in creative agencies to ideate out of the box experiences.
Define specific emerging competitive challenges that cut across Dow Jones’ events.
Pressure tests ideas against strategic opportunity to think about how to create new experiences that we will build out.
Review and research the newest platforms, technologies and competitors in the market.
Track trends, prepare presentations and compile pertinent background materials for meetings and summaries of discussion.
Manage the coordination and execution of communications across the different internal team stakeholders on new projects and strategic initiatives.
Prepare company profiles, analytic research summaries, activity reports, and other relevant materials to support strategic initiatives
2-4 years of professional experience in events, marketing, communications or business development is desirable;
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite;
Excellent organization skills, able to work under pressure and to tight timescales in a fast paced environment;
High level of accuracy and attention to detail a must;
Excellent written and verbal communication, along with strong interpersonal skills
A self-motivated and proactive team player, who will continuously build upon and share knowledge and expertise with the team;
Experience working across multiple departments and managing stakeholders;
Challenges the standard thinking with new ideas, new approaches, and new solutions;
Results-driven, high-performing, high-quality work attitude;
Enjoys self-direction and is able to work independently.
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Business Area: WSJ MEMBERSHIP GROUP
Job Category: Marketing Group
Req ID: 28311