Events and Programme Lead (f/m, full-time)

for our South Asia team based in Chennai, India


WAN-IFRA, based in Frankfurt, Germany, with offices in Paris, France; Singapore; Chennai, India and Mexico City, is the global organisation of the world’s news publishers. Its core mission is to defend and promote press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity and the development of prosperous businesses.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and motivated team, working together on engaging events at the heart of the news media industry.


Job description

Support a portfolio of key events and projects with a focus on events for news publishers from end-to-end, planning to delivery including

Digital Media India
Indian Media Leaders eSummit
Reader Revenue Network events and projects (on-site & virtual)
Indian Printers Summit


Manage and find sponsors contributing to events


Research new suppliers, contacts and venues and offer proactive ideas


Support event programming – finding and liaising with speakers etc


Create marketing campaigns, including marketing mailings, social media campaigns, website materials and delivery


Coordinate events – e.g. technical production (virtual platforms), venue logistics, speaker management, hotel contracts, participant outreach, expenses and budget tracking


Provide on-site support at events as needed


Desired Skills and Experience

minimum of 5 years of experience in managing B2B events (virtual or on-site), from marketing to logistics
digital native with a passion for online news media
excellent verbal and written communication skills, social competency and enthusiasm
proactive, result-driven, enthusiastic and able to suggest new ideas and solutions
Fluent in spoken and written English.


Your benefits

Experience working for an international organisation
Widen your network and get to work in an exciting, fast-changing industry
Beat the routine! Varied tasks and challenges from day 1
Opportunity to make a real impact and develop the job role


Interested? Please send your application together with your salary expectations and the earliest date you can start to:

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