The Economist is a leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.
Currently we are seeking an Event Director and Head of Operations for our Asia business who will be responsible for delivering all events in Asia, meeting contribution targets, and working closely with the Asia sales team to win business. The role reports to the Global Head of Events and works in close coordination with the Managing Director for Asia Pacific and the Global Head of Operations for The Economist Events. Responsibilities include participation on The Economist Group’s Asia Management Committee.
This role will directly manage the Asia events operations team, and will coordinate the activities of the operation, programming, marketing, and sales teams, working in close collaboration with the regional heads of programming and marketing, and the Senior Vice President, Media Sales Asia Pacific.
The Event Director and Head of Operations will have responsibility for the delivery of The Economist Events portfolio in Asia to the highest level of excellence. Whether live or online events, you will be responsible for the overall event management of the events portfolio including budgets, resources, management of sponsor deliverables, key supplier relationships, adherence to schedules, and the management of an in-house team of Project and Operations Managers.
The ideal candidate will be a seasoned events professional, accustomed to delivering events at the highest level.