Content and Research Manager, Summits and Events

London (GB)
Competitive salary and attractive benefits package
01 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
22 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Times Higher Education (THE), the leading global authority on university performance is searching for a new member for it's events team. THE’s portfolio of events is a programme of worldwide activity, headed by our flagship annual Times Higher Education World Academic Summit, regular series of regional summits and forums. THE’s pre-eminent gatherings are attended by global thought leaders across higher education, research, industry and government to share best practice and innovation in the development and leadership of world-class universities and research for the benefit of all.

Reporting to the Content Director – the Content and Research Manager will primarily work on Times Higher Education’s World Summit Series and global forums. You will be responsible for end-to-end content delivery by researching and developing high quality content topics and producing innovative programmes. You will work in consultation with internal and external stakeholders to source and recruit high profile speakers and have the opportunity to see your hard work come to life at events around the world. 

Key tasks & responsibilities 

  • Take ownership for the high-quality research, design and delivery of 5 – 6 events annually, ensuring that key deadlines and KPI’s are met.
  • Build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Identify, acquire, liaise and manage world class speakers
  • Work closely with the business development team to provide thought leadership opportunities whilst not diluting the quality and integrity of the content provision 
  • Clarify the event proposition and contribute to the production of effective marketing collateral
  • On-site co-ordination of speakers and other key stakeholders, stage management and liaison with AV team to ensure a seamless event production

The candidate

  • Minimum of 2 years experience of working within high quality content creation, ideally in the higher education sector, but not a must. (This could be working directly for a university, not-profit, government agency, media or membership organisation).
  • Excellent project management skills, working with multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong research skills and ability to digest information to share with relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  • Confident and proactive with excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work with senior leaders from government, academia and industry.
  • Event management/production experience desirable but not essential.
  • Quick to grasp concepts and understand the value proposition for different event stakeholders.
  • A creative approach and be able to spot opportunities that add value and enhance the experience of our stakeholders.
  • Commercially astute and entrepreneurial outlook
  • Experience of work with media and communications highly desirable
  • Must be prepared to travel internationally

Competitive salary and attractive benefits package

This vacancy will remain open until the right candidate is found. 

To apply please send your cover letter, including details of your current salary and CV to Emma Darwin (Content Director, THE) at

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