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FT Live overview

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.
 

The Role / Position Overview

The Event Operations Executive will support the wider event team to deliver our portfolio of in-person and digital events and provide technical audio / visual support where required.  

We are looking for three enthusiastic individuals with an interest in international events to join the team. The positions will be offered initially on 1 year fixed term basis.

This role would suit someone who has recently completed a degree in Event Management / International Event Management.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting Event Managers with delivering world class events

  • Liaising with speakers and clients 

  • Setting up pre-event web pages and sponsor hubs 

  • Running digital roundtables and webinars for VIP clients

  • Ordering and producing branding materials

  • Assembling materials to be sent for an event

  • Managing guest databases

  • Providing video duties to assist in the recording and editing of digital / hybrid events.

 

Candidate Specification 

  • Confident and organised with excellent communication skills

  • A good eye for detail

  • Show initiative and be proactive to ensure quick and effective problem solving 

  • Proactive approach, willingness to show initiative and accept responsibility 

  • Confidence to present new ideas

  • Aptitude and flexibility to travel internationally as required.

Skills Required

  • Extremely organised - able to multitask

  • Confident

  • Highly numerate

  • Solutions and results oriented

  • Able to pick up new skills quickly

 

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 is 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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