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Events Assistant

Location:
(INDIA) and Gurgaon
Job Reference:
3804
Functional Area/Experience:
/ Fresh Graduate
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Job Description & Qualifications

Currently, we are seeking an event assistant to provide logistics support to the Events team located in our Dubai office. This role will take on primary responsibility for all details relating to liaising with senior corporate and government speakers and delegates, working closely with project managers, marketers, and programmers. This role will be based in Gurgaon, India and will report into the Marketing Manager for our Dubai events.

Accountabilities:

In the role you would be expected to:

  • Provide day-to-day admin and logistics support to the project team
  • Act as Speaker liaison and maintain speaker contact information
  • Collect speaker collateral and presentation materials
  • Schedule briefing calls
  • Update websites and manage all content updates
  • Implement online marketing campaign: send emails through Eloqua system and track results online
  • Manage online social media marketing efforts for select events
  • Manage customer service inquiries for delegates before event
  • Coordinate speaker flights and accommodation as required
  • Update project documents
  • Process invoices and responsible for gathering billing evidence

Experience, skills and professional attributes:

 To succeed in the role you must have:

  • Experience in prioritising tasks effectively whilst working on several projects simultaneously
  • Good time management skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • A collaborative approach and a strong attention to detail
  • Good IT skills – PC literate (MS Office), Excel, ability to use database etc
  • First degree preferred

To succeed in this role you must demonstrate:

  • Good organizational skills
  • An ability to problem solve / show initiative and cope well under pressure
  • A professional demeanor and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Resourcefulness and motivation

 

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Programme Assistant (Gurgaon)

Location:
(INDIA) and Gurgaon
Job Reference:
3803
Functional Area/Experience:
/ 1 Year
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Accountabilities:

In this role you would be expected to:

 

  • Research speakers, developing an understanding of why certain speakers would be suited to an event
  • Produce compelling personalised speaker invitations
  • Research and proactively keeping track of speaker contact details, communications and requirements and ensuring all records are up to date.  This involves working in Salesforce and Excel
  • Follow up speaker invitations by email or phone to ensure they are received and to check contact details
  • Be responsible for managing speaker communications and logistics in the lead up to events.  This includes:
  • collect required information from speakers such as biography, photo, video release form, dinner attendance
  • set calls between speakers and programmer editors or moderators
  • proactively communicating with confirmed speakers regularly
  • respond to inbound speaker queries
  • manage speaker and moderator travel requirements
  • coordinate protocol and security requirements for government and other high-level speakers
  • Coordinate with marketing, sponsorship, operations and other teams to ensure smooth planning for and running of events
  • Ensure that all written and oral communications meet the standards of The Economist.

Experience, skills and professional attributes:

To succeed in this role you must have:

 

  • University level education; a degree in language, media, policy, economics or a related discipline is desirable
  • 1-2 years of work experience is an advantage
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is a core requirement of the role.  The ability to write in clear business English and to make phone calls with a confident and professional demeanour in a range of situations is essential. 
  • The ability to speak Spanish is an advantage but is not necessary

To succeed in the role you must demonstrate:

 

  • The ability to communicate effectively and professionally with senior-level business and government representatives (both from within The Economist Group and externally)
  • Outstanding administrative and project management skills
  • A highly organized and proactive temperament, with the ability to juggle competing demands and work on several projects simultaneously
  • The ability to work as part of a cross-functional team
  • Problem solving and analytical capabilities, combined with an ability to carefully follow instructions and processes
  • Keen editorial judgement
  • A clear understanding of The Economist and The Economist Events brands