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We are searching for a Deputy Director for our World Ocean Initiative. This is an opportunity to shape and guide one of the world’s most exciting and unique ocean programmes, as The Economist Events’ World Ocean Summit evolves into an ambitious World Ocean Initiative.
This new role is being created to capture our vision of driving progress in the sustainable use of the ocean, and improving ocean health. It will bring editorial vision and powerful content to the heart of the Initiative, and be responsible for translating this into outcomes-driven programmes that resonate with a wide cross-section of the ocean community, and which have an impact on change. Essential will be a robust grasp of ocean issues, and keen understanding of—and critical eye to—the ‘blue economy’.
Knowledge of the ocean landscape, of its complex national and international makeup, of the growing universe of partnerships, of public and private sectors, and therefore of the strategic positioning and possibilities for the Initiative, will be a key consideration.
In this role you would be expected to:
To succeed in this role you must have: