TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION

Content assistant (THE Student Events)

Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Posted
20 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
17 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Title: Content assistant (THE Student Events)

Department: Summits and events

Status: Permanent

Location: Red Lion Square, Holborn, London

Reporting to: Head of Content, Student Events / Jamie Ramacciotti

The Company

Times Higher Education is the data provider underpinning university excellence in every continent across the world. As the company behind the world’s most influential university rankings, and with almost five decades of experience as a source of analysis and insight on higher education, we have unparalleled expertise on the trends underpinning university performance globally. Our data and benchmarking tools are used by many of the world’s most prestigious universities to help them achieve their strategic goals.

We succeed by working together, collaborating across teams and global locations. We’re excited about the future. We embrace new ideas, innovative ways of working and open technologies so that we can help every educator in the world to raise global teaching standards.

We are diverse, we come from different backgrounds and different countries. We are data scientists, journalists, designers, salespeople, events managers, software engineers and more. Together, we are socially engaged and united by our passion to support academics, universities and students.

Basic Scope & Primary Objectives

The Content Assistant will work to support the content production of THE Student events, including an ongoing series of webinars and the larger scale THE Student Festivals. You will have strong organisational skills and a proven ability to prioritize your workload to deliver to strict deadlines, at times under pressure. With a professional but flexible approach, you will be a confident communicator and be able to work well with range of people at all levels.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the team with speaker correspondence by drafting invitations, following up with speakers outlined in the programme and supporting the content lead through the event planning process.
  • Helping to research speakers and themes for future events; support with due diligence around events and general support to ensure the event programmes are prepared efficiently and thoroughly.
  • Preparing speaker briefing packs (communication regarding everything they need to know in advance of an event). Support with gathering speaker bios and photos as well as presentations ahead of events.
  • Some website copywriting, as required by content lead
  • Support on event days as necessary
  • Building and maintaining speaker database for THE Student events
  • Other administrative duties assigned by the line manager including organising meetings, minute taking.

Experience and Skills Required

  • Experience of providing administration support in at least one organisation. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including spelling, grammar, and proofreading, with the ability to tailor style and approach depending on audience.
  • Organised with ability to prioritise own workload effectively, to co-ordinate activities and conflicting demands to ensure that tight deadlines are met. 
  • Confident and talented self-starter who can hit the ground running
  • Ability to work to agreed deadlines, working well under pressure
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills in order to manage and prioritise workload
  • Ability to take initiative, be self-motivated and delivery focused
  • Ability to work independently
  • MS Office essential – Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • An interest in and understanding of international higher education and the factors that affect it would be desirable

The World University Insights Ltd relies on the flexibility of its staff to ensure the continuity of the high standards and performance, as such this job description is only intended to be a guide to the most regularly performed duties, it does not form part of the contract of employment and is subject to amendment and change as may be considered.

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