Conference Producer - Digital Events (Boston-based)

  • 24 School St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

  • Job Title: Program Curator/Conference Producer
  • Department: Connect Life Sciences
  • Reports to: Digital Product Director       

About Informa Connect:

Informa Connect delivers specialist content and live experiences through in-person events, virtual events and digital platforms and services, enabling businesses and professionals to meet, connect, learn and share knowledge.

We have major brands in Finance, Biotech & Pharma and other specialist markets including Food & Hospitality, Marketing and Pop Culture. 

Job Description

"The Trendsetter" 

You will be given creative freedom across our new and exciting series of digital events that will bring together life science communities through compelling content.  You will be given editorial autonomy to research, discover and build upon the hottest topics in your area to create and curate high quality short form content. You will take the lead in determining and refining the themes, content and stories that will be covered and discussed before, during and after each event.  You will identify and recruit recognized experts and the next generation of industry pioneers to initiate discussion and provide thought leadership.

Your Scope of Influence

  • External Client Group: Speakers, Attendees, sponsors, supporting organization (publications/associations)
  • Internal Client Group: Portfolio Directors, Marketing, Business Development and  Digital Delivery Team

Responsibilities Breakdown

Program Development: Content and Audience Curation (70%)

  • Create and curate world class content!
  • Conducts extensive market research with internal and external stakeholders to determine the commercial viability of prospective products based on research results
  • Writes and produces commercially and editorially driven content for short form digital events, liaising with senior industry experts, analysts and practitioners
  • Develop an engaged community by producing powerful content that has the potential to shift market sentiment and thinking
  • Hits key production cycle milestone deadlines including research, draft programs, handovers, speaker recruitment, program sign off
  • Serves as the project lead; works with different members of the cross-functional teams to ensure that objectives and deadlines are met or exceeded
  • Develop a global network of industry peers and contacts, becoming a voice for your sector with the ability to attract the most influential speakers
  • Collaborates with sponsorship and marketing to ensure profitability of the event

Program Delivery and Execution (20%)

  • Support sales team as required including writing and presenting the briefing document, joining sales calls as required, working with sponsors to place editorial thought leadership packages into the program
  • Support marketing team as required including writing and presenting briefing document, website set up, email copy writing and proofing, sourcing content for emails
  • Support digital delivery team with program delivery
  • Support speakers as required e.g. arrange and chair panel calls

Support/Other (10%)

  • Participate in cross-departmental training and meetings and all deliverables associated.
  • Attend training and conferences as required.
  • Perform ad hoc duties as needed.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree or equivalent experience in life sciences or a related field
  • Demonstrated analytical, research and commercialization skills along with experience working in a fast-paced environment where quick turnaround is key
  • Must have strong project management skills
  • Demonstrated skills in networking, building relationships and strong verbal and written communication abilities are necessary for success
  • Impeccable copy writing skills
  • Proficiency with social networking sites
  • Ability to work within tight production timeframes and on multiple projects
  • Experience working with virtual products/ delivery of virtual products is desirable but not required

Who you ARE:

  • You love a challenge and are excited to be at the heart of creating a game changing new digital product for a global audience  
  • You love working in a team that is passionate, enthusiastic and driven  
  • You are a team player and you will look to help other members of the team where possible 
  • You have a passion for journalism, media and research, and you are willing to learn and develop further in these areas 
  • You will be excited at the thought of discovering never-before heard stories  
  • You are enthusiastic, driven and always striving to deliver to the highest possible standard  
  • You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment

Additional Information

Why work at Informa

Employee experience is very important to us at Informa. On top of joining a supportive, diverse and ambitious team that welcomes all types of candidates. We are also flexible with different working patterns and prioritizes promotions internally. Our benefits include:

  • Learning and development plan to assist with your career development  
  • 15 days PTO plus 9 national holidays, 4 days for volunteering and a day off for your birthday!  
  • Competitive Benefits with 401k match 
  • Paid parental leave 
  • Work with a high quality of specialist products and service  
  • Bright and friendly staff who are all “expert’s experts” and additional training and development for helping you achieve your career aspiration  
  • ESPP - become a shareholder  

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't fit all the requirements. If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed.  As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics under federal, state or local law. 

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