The Economist Events—the award-winning events and conferences division of The Economist Group—seeks a Programme Assistant. Drawing on the editorial resources of The Economist, we look to provide world-class speaker lists and audience-led events. The purpose of this role is to help deliver on this promise.
The Programme Assistant will be responsible for providing integral assistance to programme editors who are in charge of creating programmes and securing world-class speakers for Economist Events. The role requires strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to ability to manage multiple complex projects. This position would suit an enthusiastic and ambitious person with a keen interest in global affairs.
In the role you will be expected to support programme editors to manage speaker invitations for Economist Events in EMEA.
Tasks may involve:
To succeed in this role you must have:
You should be able to demonstrate:
This role will report to the Head of Programmes, EMEA. The hours of this role will be 11:00am – 8:00pm IST to allow for regular communication with the global team, but the successful candidate should assume that much of the communication with the global team will take place via email and other written electronic platforms (such as Basecamp). To be successful in this role, you must be independent, highly organised and an efficient communicator. Initial and ongoing training will be available; peers in Hong Kong, New York and London will provide ongoing support.