Graduate Conference Producer

Recruiter
ATHENA RECRUITMENT LIMITED
Location
Kings Hill, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Jul 2019
Closes
28 Jul 2019
Ref
1209779648
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This role will involve researching, writing and marketing cutting-edge conferences across a range of areas in the healthcare industry. Producers are responsible for conducting desk-based research including telephone, internet and publications to assess the commercial viability of a particular topic and deliver a content driven conference. This will include identifying the audience and how to reach them, sourcing and recruiting speakers as well as writing the programme, marketing plan and sales copy. They will also be s attending the event on the day to make sure it runs smoothly and to network with speakers and delegates.

Key objectives of the Conference Producer:

Develop commercially viable conferences based on in-depth market research

Carry out comprehensive research into the relevant market and topic

Write promotionally-led programme and sales copy that are in the language of the market

Acquire the right speakers as identified during the research phase

Always work within the timelines and deadlines specified

Travel to and contribute to the conference on the day to ensure its success

Write a detailed post-conference report and carry out post-conference administration

Work closely with and develop excellent relationships with marketing and operations

Skills required
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills - self-motivated, able to meet tight deadlines and balance multiple tasks at one time.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills - the Conference Producer must have the ability to build and sustain relationships, network and conduct research with a wide range of people on a daily basis.
  • Proven research skills - the perfect candidate will not only be gathering information from research contacts and developing knowledge but will also have to interpret this, discard the red herrings and transform raw research into a commercial product.
  • Commercial acumen - applicants should be entrepreneurial and able to identify the market and in each topic.
  • Copy writing - successful applicants will need to write compelling and market led copy from the website to brochures to press releases which is shaped by research.

Job requirements
  • Candidates are required to be educated to degree level
  • No previous conference experience is required
  • Candidates must have excellent research skills as well as strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Commercial work experience and/or commercial flair and an interest in business is an advantage
  • A confident and ambitious approach is necessary as is the ability to work to tight deadlines

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