Content Portfolio Manager, Specialist Events, FT Live
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The Role / Position Overview
Financial Times Live (FT Live) is the conferences and events division of the Financial Times newspaper and its group publications. Our mission is to bring our global executive audiences the very latest in knowledge and opinion, and connect them to one another.
Chaired by senior FT journalists, the 200-plus core events, strategic forums and digital webinars organised by FT Live every year gather pre-eminent public and private sector decision-makers, visionaries and strategists from the world’s most important economies and industries for agenda-setting debates that cover the key issues of our time.
From unique experiences such as the FTWeekend Festival to our senior-level business summits such as the award winning Global Boardroom, FT Live has become one of the FT Group’s most successful and fastest-growing divisions, and is at the forefront of the FT’s accelerated development as an essential, interactive information source across numerous platforms.
FT Specialist is the B2B information division of the FT. Comprising 17 brands it provides niche audience groups with information that helps them make better decisions and operate more effectively. Amongst the industry leading brands with huge scope for growth and development: The Banker, Investor Chronicle, FDI, Fund Fire, Ignites, Pensions Expert.
FT Live is currently recruiting for the role of Content Portfolio Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing global team and help shape a portfolio.
Full strategic ownership of the sector; you will be tasked with creating a 3 year strategic plan to grow the portfolio
Overseeing content delivery for global thought-provoking and commercially viable events across multiple formats
Conducting a thorough sector research programme and developing relationships with internal (including FT Journalists) and external stakeholders to grow core events, identify business opportunities and contribute to revenue generation efforts
Devising the strategy and schedule for new event launches
Joining commercial conversations to test new concepts and ensure portfolio growth
Creating effective working relationships with other teams and departments across the wider business
Devising commercial and marketing strategies with key counterparts
Researching, writing and producing innovative, high-quality event programmes for global core events, and confirming exceptional speakers
Managing and mentoring – where required – junior content editors or freelancers
Contributing to organisational and process changes needed to deliver results in a dynamic live and virtual events business
Liaising with FT editorial to optimise the use of FT.com video and other FT digital output to enhance FT Live events.
The ability to demonstrate you can launch and execute new events, and grow existing events
Possess proven B2B event background
Be able to work within a large, dynamic and fast moving international business
Knowledge of the banking, finance, asset management industry would be advantageous
Client Focus: Builds strong relationships with external stakeholders and uses strong project management and writing skills to deliver high quality events.
Action Oriented: Uses strong organisational, project management, and analytical abilities to take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency and enthusiasm.
Communicates Effectively: Excellent written and spoken English, and strong communication skills.
Inspires Trust: Gains the confidence of others by modelling honesty, integrity, authenticity, and behaviours that align with FT Live’s values. Exemplifies courage by stepping up to address challenging issues.
Self-Development: Actively seeks new ways to grow and be challenged using formal and informal development channels.
Business Mindset: A good understanding and keen interest in the issues affecting global business, and an interest in current affairs.
Agile: Able to quickly adapt to change and embrace digital innovations transforming the media and events space. Experience in producing digital content and launching virtual events.
What’s in it for you? Our Benefits
Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.
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