Digital Catapult

Events Content Manager

London - Kings Cross

Digital Catapult is looking for an Events Content Manager to plan and fulfil Digital Catapult’s events with stimulating discussion. Working closely with internal and external stakeholders, this is an integral role within the business focused on conceptualising, planning and supporting high profile events that position Digital Catapult staff as key thought leaders and Digital Catapult as a top organisation supporting corporate and startup innovation. Key audience groups also include academics, investors, partners, government and regional contacts. This exciting role will involve suggesting, securing and organising engaging speakers, panels and discussion flows. This role will also identify, secure and support Digital Catapult speakers on key external platforms. The ideal candidate has ambition and vision to create “unmissable” events with deep discussion on the most advanced digital technologies including 5G, IOT, AI, Immersive (VR/AR) and blockchain, and the manufacturing and creative industries. The right candidate will be eager to build connections and stay up to date with newsworthy topics and discussions to design highly attractive sessions at the Catapult. Ideally, with an interest in technology and innovation, the post-holder will be a self-starter, a strategic thinker, intellectually curious, confident and capable of executing multiple events, in different formats, for separate audiences. A mix of skills gained from both client-side and venue-side experience is optimal. This is a role for someone looking to make their mark in the events world and eager to grow in seniority and responsibility. The Events Content Manager will develop strong relationship with contacts in the sector to enable their contribution at events. The Events Content Manager will work with colleagues to ensure optimised promotion and organisation of events. This role reports to the Director of Marketing, Communications and Events and sits within our integrated Marcomms team. The role does not currently have direct reports but this may develop in time. The role will work extremely closely with our established events operations team. Digital Catapult runs regular early morning and evening events, these usually take place during the week. This post-holder is expected to regularly attend events outside of normal office hours.

what you’ll do
  • Feeding into the events strategy and pipeline, ensuring events are creative, innovative, and support business aims and objectives
  • Shaping, developing and running premium, bespoke content and programmes for events to support business objectives and that distinguish the Centre
  • Engaging key internal and external stakeholders at the start of the content planning process to identify the content strategy and organisational goals mapped to overall event themes
  • Scheduling and running conference calls and meetings with key participants including meeting agendas, resources and meeting notes
  • Creating event agenda with key stakeholders to optimise attendee flow, different learning styles, venue capacity, speaker skills, and event goals and objectives
  • Hands-on, daily management of all session and speaker logistics
  • Developing a network of Digital Catapult supporters to contribute at events
  • Developing promotional content for events including promotional material, hashtags, presentations, briefings and videos
  • Conducting detailed, post event debriefs, utilising the feedback to help future events be even more successful
  • Measuring, reporting and analysing the efficiency of events content
  • Ensuring key sponsors and event partners are supported as required
  • that they are satisfied with events at the Centre
  • Development and training of the team as it develops
  • Assisting in the production and delivery of the events (big events, busy periods)
  • Liaising with the Marcomms Team on a daily basis to facilitate communication and integration
  • Being conscious of cost implications in events development
what we’re looking for
  • Relevant and extensive past experience in events curation and management is required, preferably from a technology business or the public sector
  • Flexible self-starter, ability to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Intellectual approach, innate curiosity and keen eye for detail
  • Excellent writing capability
  • Great teamwork and collaboration skills, a natural networker
  • Adaptability – able to deal with in a fast paced, dynamic environment, which can at times feel ambiguous
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills
  • Creative, strategic thinker, energetic, ambitious and driven
  • An established, strong network in our field is a plus
  • must be willing to build contacts
  • Commercial awareness
  • Marketing experience
  • Strong IT skills – including Google Analytics, MS Office, Salesforce
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