Graduate Event Researcher - Conference Producer | Kisaco Research
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£25,000-£28,000 (+ profit share approx. £3k)

5 years ago, Kisaco Research, was an entrepreneur with a notepad, a vision and a team you could count on one hand.  5 years on, Kisaco Research looks quite different.  Our turnover defines we are no longer a start-up, we have a team of 55 truly talented individuals and we have firmly established ourselves as a leader in delivering events across multiple industries including AI, Animal Health and Life Sciences.

Do you want to be part of the next 5 years of our journey?  Kisaco Research is a fast-paced, fast-growing entrepreneurial business on the hunt for exceptional people to join our team and support our rapid growth.

  • Are you passionate about research with an inquisitive mind?
  • Do you want a career that is fast paced, target driven and commercially focused?
  • Do you want to understand what makes business successful across a variety of industries and on a global scale?
  • Would you like the opportunity to travel internationally?  
  • Are you looking for a role which will offer you the chance to research and project manage from the start?
  • Do you want to achieve all this in your first year? If so, we want to hear from you.

We are looking for an analytical and commercially minded Graduate to join our conference production team. You will have a 2:1 or equivalent degree and be equally adept at researching and understanding complex topics and markets, as well as be outgoing, professional and capable of forming strategic relationships with potential partners. Ultimately, you will be able to create and lead an event from development to completion and understand what is needed to bring the market together at a topical and profitable event.

Job specification

  • Undertake research and analysis to determine the commercial viability of a conference
  • Conduct desk research, telephone interviews and face-to-face meetings with leading market practitioners
  • Write commercially viable conference programmes, determining the focus of the event and each talk
  • Source and secure leading speakers from industry
  • Work with the marketing campaign manager to identify appropriate marketing channels and to ensure that the correct market segments are reached
  • Research competitor events and identify their strengths and weaknesses
  • Identify potential sponsors and work with the sponsorship & exhibition sales manager in agreeing a sales plan and securing sponsorship 
  • Write copy for the website and brochure
  • Work with speakers, consultants, journalists and other information providers to source and repurpose materials for content marketing
  • Build the identity and create buzz around each event with the marketer in the build up to and during a conference through social media including LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Liaise with the speakers both pre- and post-conference
  • On site at the conference, gain feedback from all those attending the event in order to make recommendations as to the positioning, content and development of that event as well as any ideas for spin-off/related topics

About You

The main requirement for us is that you’re smart, inquisitive, have an eye for spotting trends and interest within the industry, and that you’re not afraid to be bold and challenge the status quo. We do however have a short list of requirements that experience tells us you’ll be a great fit for this role:

  • You will have at least a 2.1 degree in an associated subject
  • You will be analytical, commercially minded and dynamic
  • You will be able to articulate and present complex information in an engaging and simple way
  • Exceptional organisational and time management skills, with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong networking and interpersonal skills
  • An interest in keeping up to date with current affairs, industry disruption a plus

Benefits

  • Great opportunities for career progression
  • Competitive reward package
  • Fantastic offices in London Bridge
  • Flexible working approach – we’re more concerned with your output
  • International travel
  • A regular calendar of wellbeing events
  • Dress Down Fridays
  • Active social and fundraising calendar
  • Renowned twice yearly company parties

To Apply:

Please email your CV and covering letter to [email protected]