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Content Portfolio Manager, Strategic Solutions, FT Live

Posted: 17 Feb 2021 Closes: 8 Jul 2021
London (FT) Competitive
Permanent & Full-time JR006112

About Us

Across the FT Group, our people are united by a mission to deliver world-class information, news and services to our global audiences. We're a global, digital-first organisation made up of journalists, technologists, product managers, event planners, strategists, commercial and finance experts, marketing and communications specialists - and much more. Our strength is in our employees, who hail from all different backgrounds and walks of life.


Our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace

At the FT, we aim for employees across all regions to have a voice so that diverse perspectives are heard and valued. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work and have the flexibility they need to meet their personal needs. We'll continue to remove barriers for all, and in particular barriers facing employees from underrepresented groups.


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 Live is currently recruiting for a Content Portfolio Manager for our Strategic Solutions portfolio. This is a cross-industry portfolio of highly bespoke events for specific sponsors and will require strong creativity, project and client management skills. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Full strategic ownership of the Strategic Solutions content offering; you will be tasked with creating a 3 year strategic plan to grow to grow the portfolio, in coordination with the Global Director of Strategic Solutions

  • Collaborate with clients to ideate thought-provoking, creative events, overseeing content delivery across multiple formats 

  • 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

  • Assure quality control for all strategic solutions programmes produced by the FT Live content team

  • 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 video and other FT digital output to enhance FT Live events.

Required Skills / Experience 

  • Demonstrate they can launch and execute new events, and grow existing events

  • Demonstrable experience in working closely with clients to create thought-provoking events

  • Possess proven B2B event background 

  • Be able to work within a large, dynamic and fast moving international business

  • Build strong relationships with external stakeholders and use strong project management and writing skills to deliver high quality events.

  • Use strong organisational, project management, and analytical abilities to take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency and enthusiasm.

  • Excellent written and spoken English, and strong communication skills.

  • 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.

  • Actively seeks new ways to grow and be challenged using formal and informal development channels.

  • A good understanding and keen interest in the issues affecting global business, and an interest in current affairs.

  • 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

Further Information

The FT are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help. 


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