WAN-IFRA is hiring an Events Coordinator (1 year contract)

Events Coordinator (1 year contract, m/f/d)
in WAN-IFRA’s Digital Revenue Network Team


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 international events at the heart of the news media industry.

Events Coordinator (1 year contract, m/f/d)
in WAN-IFRA’s Digital Revenue Network Team
Full-time position (min 75% remote working – main office in Frankfurt)

Starting: ASAP (One-year contract with the potential for extension)

Job description

  • Support a portfolio of key global events with a focus on European/African events for news publishers from planning to delivery including
      • Digital Media Europe (Oslo, Norway)
      • Newsroom Summit Conference + Content Management Systems Day (virtual)
      • Reader Revenue Network events in France, Spain etc (on-site & virtual)
      • Digital Media Africa (virtual)
      • Digital Media Africa Awards and Digital Media Europe Awards
      • Our Table Stakes Europe programme of workshops
      • Other events as needed (i.e. Study Tours: group visits to leading publishers worldwide)
  • Assist in the creation of marketing mailings, social media campaigns, website materials and deliver on event marketing campaigns
  • Coordinate events – e.g. technical production (virtual platforms), venue logistics, speaker management, hotel contracts, participant outreach, expenses and budget tracking
  • Support event programming – finding and liaising with speakers etc
  • Management of vendors contributing to events
  • Research new suppliers, contacts and venues and offer proactive ideas
  • Provide on-site support at events as needed

Desired Skills and Experience

  • minimum of 2 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
  • Ability to work with Adobe Creative Suite, Mailchimp or similar tools is a plus
  • Fluent in spoken and written English. German or other language fluency a plus
  • Working permit for the E.U.

Your benefits

  • Experience working in a truly international team
  • 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: job@wan-ifra.org
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WAN-IFRA, based in Paris, France, and Frankfurt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Singapore and India, is the global organisation of the world’s newspapers and news publishers. It represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries. Its core mission is to defend and promote press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity and the development of prosperous businesses.

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