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Conference Programming Lead

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Dow Jones

Dow Jones

Conference Programming Lead

New York, NY
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for 130 years now and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products, including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance and Dow Jones Newswires. Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

    Role overview:

    We are on a mission to define, develop, and deliver incredible custom event solutions that excite and delight our audiences and enable our Dow Jones brands and those of our clients to be smarter. As storytelling experts, we exemplify Dow Jones’ most unique competency. We develop original and creative ideas to help meet the ambitions of clients, we closely and responsibly manage their accounts and we execute successful activations that can be anything from a thought leadership moment at a news event to a standalone bespoke platform showcasing the client’s expertise.

    The Custom Events team works with Dow Jones’ top clients to produce high quality custom events. As the Custom Program Lead, you will work closely with the team’s editorial director to pitch and develop topics and themes for custom panels in partnership with the client. You will recruit and manage speaker outreach and communications for custom events, both in-person and virtual. As Custom Program Lead, you will work closely with the production team to ensure all custom interviews and sessions are produced to the highest standards. Candidates with strong organizational and writing skills, resourcefulness and the ability to work with and manage client relationships are preferred.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Work with custom editorial director to pitch and develop topics and themes in partnership with the client

    • Research, identify and confirm speakers for our standalone custom events and custom sessions adjacent to newsroom-led events

    • Write and develop agendas for custom sessions and events

    • Manage all associated follow-up details and communications, making sure both internal and external parties are kept updated on program developments in a timely manner

    • Manage all speaker relations for events, whether virtual or in-person

  • Qualifications
    • The ideal candidate will have at least three years of conference programming experience with B2B or B2C brands, with a proven track record of success

    • Must be passionate about content, live events and conferences

    • Must possess strong writing and communication skills

    • Must have demonstrated ability to respond to deadlines with urgency

    • Must be able to effectively manage competing priorities and creatively problem-solve within short time frames

    • Must demonstrate a high level of professionalism while working with clients, key stakeholders and potential speakers

    • Must possess a high level of initiative, self-motivation and also be an effective team player

  • Industry
    Online Media
  • About Us

    Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to become a world-wide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including our flagship Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News and other great products. World-class journalism lies at the core of our growing news-derived data capabilities, driven by innovation in AI and machine learning. We understand that the better the provenance of information, the greater the opportunity.