• Full Time
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Website Rapid News Group - The TCT Group

Rapid News Group is a media and events company specialised in technical B2B markets. We create world-class content for our audiences and deliver it in written, audio, video and in-person formats. Our product portfolios include print magazines, websites, podcasts, webinars and community hubs as well as in-person exhibitions, awards, conferences and digital events.

Our mission is to be the most valuable connector of people and information in the markets we create and serve.

Candidate Spec:

Our Senior Conference Producer will be a motivated, resourceful and accountable individual who relishes the challenge of devising and delivering world-class programmes. They will be proactive, flawlessly organised, gregarious and professional.

The position is best-suited to a self-motivated, strategic and confident individual who is happy to work individually but able to play an active role as part of a multidisciplinary team. The role demands a balance of creativity and pragmatism, strategy and tactics.

Our perfect candidate will know their way around a business-to-business media and events brand, understand the commercial imperatives, and — stretching it here — know the world of 3D printing and additive manufacturing inside out.

Skills and background

  • Experience of conference programme construction
  • Ability to quickly get to grips with the industry and start recruiting speakers
  • Comprehensive research skills to develop cutting-edge programmes
  • Ability to be persuasive and encourage senior execs, time starved researchers and international talent to give up their time to attend our events as speakers
  • Confidence to talk about technical subjects with leading experts
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Diplomatic skills to liaise with and where necessary get through gate keepers
  • Commercial acumen, with an understanding of the sales and marketing process
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to take ownership of conferencing
  • Ability to work occasional flexible hours and willingness to travel nationally and internationally
  • Knowledge of 3D printing, additive manufacturing, manufacturing or design engineering a bonus

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with the editors and external advisors to develop conference concepts for an international events series
  • Finding the best speakers through thorough desk and on-the-road research
  • Skilfully persuading speakers to present at one or more conferences
  • Liaising with confirmed speakers to ensure relevant marketing collateral is collected
  • Attending relevant industry and competitor events (in UK and abroad) to meet key partners and clients and scope potential speakers
  • Working with the marketing department to ensure communications are accurate and correctly targeted
  • Working with the event sales teams to find leads and identify additional revenue generating opportunities
  • Working with operations to ensure budgetary requirements are hit and events are executed smoothly
  • Running the conference on the day, including opening the conference and on-site speaker management
  • To develop a prominent public profile and be seen as the lead contact and strategic mind behind the conference
  • Build up key industry relationships with key commercial and non-commercial stakeholders and associations
  • Production of post conference report
  • Product development – contribution to topics, formats and features
  • Coordinate international teams to create a coherent and marketable conference series across the UK, Europe, US and Asia

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