Manager, Business Operations - 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.
The Business Operations Manager is responsible for supporting WSJ Live Journalism to drive efficiency and speed, removing obstacles that would otherwise slow down the organization. The Business Operations Manager collaborates with leadership to manage and execute special projects and to provide business collaboration with finance; human resources; and operations. Provides administrative support to the GM of Live Journalism and helps manage team resources.
Our ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and self-motivated. You should have strong communication skills, a professional demeanor and the ability to handle confidential information. You should be a creative problem solver, extremely well-organized, take ownership of the tasks at hand, calm under pressure, and capable of multitasking. You will also be someone who enjoys being a team player, and can handle many different types of people at all levels with tact and courtesy.
What are my key responsibilities?
Calendar management, correspondence, travel planning and administrative duties as needed for the GM, Live Journalism.
Contribute to, support or lead on specific projects as briefed by the GM.
Prepare presentations; develop meeting agendas, compile pertinent background materials for meetings, prepare summaries of discussion for the GM, Live Journalism.
Review and manage processes, development and communications for the Live Journalism team around team-building events.
Manage and Engage with Dow Jones and News Corp Executives at Events.
Share research and best practices to ensure we provide best in class concierge experience.
Partner closely with the Events Team to define Executive needs and experience at WSJ and DJ events.
Manage internal VIPs by overseeing their experience, connecting with respective team members throughout.
Ensure Executive attendance at appropriate events onsite/virtual (i.e sponsored moments, Dinners, etc)
Provide onsite/virtual 'executive assistant' for all DJ and NC executive guests at events.
Maintain and develop relationships with any existing and new EAs and Chief of Staffs of internal Executives.
Instills a sense of teamwork and loyalty within the broader team to inspire and motivate others around growth initiatives; acts as “eyes and ears” to ensure such initiatives are implemented effectively
Assists in facilitating decision-making with the GM Initiatives and Senior leadership team; acts as confidant, sounding board, and advisor to offer sound perspective and guidance. Anticipates needs of GM related to workload.
4+ years of experience
You've got a college degree.
You are a strategic thinker.
You've got a positive, problem solving attitude.
You're a team-player with an outsized sense of fun.
You communicate clearly and effectively.
You’ve got experience working with Executives and must be comfortable and confident to advise the Executive leadership team.
You have excellent project management skills and can juggle multiple projects simultaneously.
You are well-versed in Microsoft Office and Google Suite - especially Excel and GSheets.
You have experience with platforms like Concur and Cvent (preferred).
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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: NEW VENTURES
Job Category: Office Administration Group
Req ID: 27355