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Senior Content Editor, FT Live

Posted: 29 Mar 2021 Closes: 13 Jun 2021
London (FT) Competitive
Permanent & Full-time JR006116

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 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.


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 Content Editors. We have multiple openings for individuals to join and take responsibility for one of four areas: Banking, Industries, Strategic Solutions and B2C & New Gen.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research, write and produce innovative, high-quality core and strategic forum event programmes (digital, hybrid and in-person).

  • Research, invite and confirm speakers for your events.

  • Research and write editorial proposals for sponsorship sales packs and pitches.

  • Conduct due diligence and assist in the development of new ideas for global multi-sponsored core events.

  • Liaise with the FT journalists chairing and/or moderating at our events.

  • Liaise with the sponsorship department to ensure fulfilment of content deliverables.

  • Liaise with the project management department to optimise the running of programmed events and the delivery of content for event collaterals.

  • Liaise with the marketing department to create original copy for email blasts, newspaper ads and marketing brochures.

  • Liaise with the social media department to produce and manage any additional content required pre- and post-event on social media channels.

  • Manage any additional content, related to pre- and post-event engagement.

  • Help with speaker liaison and on-the-day content, including social media output and content related to live streaming.

  • Assist with any other post-event content, including thank you emails to speakers, event summaries, etc.

  • Liaise with FT editorial to optimise the use of video and other FT digital output to enhance FT Live events.


Required Skills / Experience 


  • The ability to demonstrate they can launch and execute new events, and grow existing events.

  • Experience working on B2B events.

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


Person Specification


  • 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.


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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