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Programme editor

Programme editor

locationGreater London, UK
ExpiresExpires: 11/08/2022
Permanent position
£31,000 to £40,000 per year

We are seeking a programme editor for The Economist's Custom Events business! You'll lead the development and delivery of bespoke events across Europe and the Americas.

Reporting into the head of programming for Europe, the role will be responsible for developing original ideas, working closely with commercial teams to develop business and pitch programmes, and ensuring the high-quality delivery of client-focused content programmes.


In this role you will be expected to: 

  • Lead programme development for assigned digital events, in-person conferences and integrated projects
  • Support custom's commercial endeavours in both new and renewal opportunities by developing proposals and communicating content, programme and speakers to clients
  • Manage sponsor relationships on events and projects throughout the year as it relates to your projects programming and content
  • Work with Editorial to ensure that programme themes and topics are researched and developed to meet the high-quality standards of the Economist Impact brand
  • Conduct market research and due diligence to be aware of competition or timing issues that may affect the event success
  • Establish and develop high-level contacts and relationships with governments and influential industry bodies and players in key markets in the region and around the world
  • Recruit senior-level speaker faculties from both government and private sector as appropriate for the events and manage speaker confirmation process
  • Contribute original content to Marketing campaigns, including foundation copy, social media posts, blog posts and PR contribution
  • Coordinate programme timing to coincide with Marketing deadlines
  • Work with Operations to manage speaker co-ordination and logistical arrangements
  • Liaise with EIU teams to help build and run integrated projects
  • Act as mentor to Programme assistants to provide ideas, guidance and support as needed
  • Spearhead custom events team initiatives as appropriate and directed
  • Brief speakers prior to events, holding phone calls and meetings as appropriate


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Significant experience in content creation, editorial or a related field
  • A track record of developing bespoke content programmes and initiatives
  • Strong primary and secondary research skills which translate into ability to deliver compelling event programmes
  • Exceptional organisation and time-management skills
  • Proven experience managing content creators, with the ability to mentor, nurture and develop young talent
  • Strong commercial acumen and confident client management skills
  • A calm temperament and positive attitude
  • The ability to juggle multiple projects successfully and meet deadlines


We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please make sure that you state in your application that you found this role via Creative Access.

Fields of study

  • Marketing / Sales
  • Media / Communication
  • Tourism / Eventmanagement

Required degree level

  • Level 4 (e.g. Higher National Certificate)
  • Level 5 (e.g. Foundation degree)
  • Level 6 (e.g. Bachelor's degree)
  • Level 7 (e.g. Master's degree)

Years of experience

  • Mid-Level

Salary range

  • £31,000 to £40,000 per year

Required skills

  • Digital Marketing
  • general knowledge

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