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Content Conference Producer, Events – Aviation Week Jobs in Washington, DC at Informa Markets

Title: Content Conference Producer, Events – Aviation Week

Company: Informa Markets

Location: Washington, DC

Company Description
Informa is one of the world’s leading knowledge providers. We create and deliver highly specialized information through publishing, events, training, market intelligence, and expertise, providing valuable knowledge to individuals, businesses and organizations worldwide.
Informa Markets creates platforms for industries to trade, innovate and grow. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience, and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content, and actionable data solutions. As the world’s leading exhibitions organizer, with over 500 international events, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year.
Aviation Week Network is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace, and defense industries, serving 1.7 million professionals around the world. Customers include the world’s leading aerospace manufacturers and suppliers, airlines, airports, business aviation operators, militaries, governments and other organizations that serve this worldwide marketplace. Aviation Week Network’s portfolio delivers award-winning journalism, data, intelligence and analytical resources, world-class tradeshows and conferences, and results-driven marketing services and advertising is helping our customers succeed.

Job Description
Dynamic opportunity to join the Aviation Week Network events group. An exciting position has arisen for a Conference Producer to join the team to help produce and deliver a series of conference programs covering the latest trends in the aerospace and defense industry. These conferences cover supply chain, manufacturing, materials, M&A, and programs featuring the top global industry thought leaders. The conference producer will be part of an international team that puts on 10-15 events annually, from 200-person conferences to tradeshows for 15,000 attendees, in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas.
The Conference Producer will research, write and deliver high-quality and innovative agendas for a portfolio of aerospace and defense conferences, identifying and recruiting appropriate speakers at the same time as ensuring the marketability and commercial viability of each conference they are responsible for. Applicants must have strong project management skills and preferably at least 12 months of experience in a B2B commercial environment. The role will help support growth and revenue goals and work directly with senior-level leadership. Aviation Week is looking for a conference producer with a strong commercial acumen who can help to take the portfolio to the next level and has excellent team working, communication, and interpersonal skills. This role requires someone with an enthusiasm to succeed, a willingness to travel, and brilliant research and analytical skills.

To research and produce high-quality and innovative agendas for a portfolio of aerospace and defense conferences using in-depth phone-based and desktop research of key subject areas
To research important industry topics and keep up to date with industry trends to ensure streams of content are relevant to our audience
To source, select, and secure the participation of high-level, industry-leading speakers through research, networking, and existing contacts to achieve your target requirements
To assume full project ownership of each event from a content perspective and to ensure that events run to deadline and to schedule close working with the cross-functional team
To produce all content-related copy for your events including sales-driven brochures, websites, direct mail, and emails
To contribute to social media activity for the events through regular participation on LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media channels to nurture a community as well as promote the events
To be responsible for the onsite delivery of the events through meticulous on-site execution of the conferences to exceptional customer standards
To provide input for the sales and marketing strategy for the events by identifying and suggesting possible sponsors, supporters and media partners
To contribute towards portfolio development by generating topics to deliver a forward schedule of commercially viable programs and to conduct due diligence and assist in the development of new ideas for expanding the portfolio
To make and maintain relationships with industry stakeholders and the Aviation Week Network client base to develop and build communities around the events in the portfolio
To work with other departments to ensure all processes are efficient and effective as possible, suggesting new processes where necessary
To work with the senior management team to grow and enhance the product and service offering across the portfolio to maintain market leadership

Qualifications

Candidate should have 1-2 years of experience in conference production
Experience in a B2B commercial environment
Experience in creating editorially powerful, well-written programs with innovative and interactive formats across a range of topics and subject areas with Avaiation
Experience in research, marketing, writing and editorial knowledge
Strong background and experience with stakeholder communication
Strong project management skills using project management tools like Trello, Monday, etc. and must have the ability to manage multiple projects at once and deliver on time
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – written and verbal
High level of accuracy and attention to detail
Strong organizational and time management skills
A high level of commercial awareness and are target and deadline driven
Strong networking skills
Ability to quickly understand a market and draw up list of appropriate topics and speakers
Interest in aerospace/aviation a plus

Additional Information
We offer:

Competitive Compensation Package
Access to LinkedIn Learning and other development/training opportunities
Health and Wellness Benefits (medical, dental, eye)
401K and Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Program
Generous PTO policy
Work-life balance
Additional discounts through various partnerships

We know that sometimes the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don’t fit all the requirements. If you’re excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we’re looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed. As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics under federal, state or local law.

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