We are currently seeking a full-time Awards and Events Assistant on a fixed-term contract from late January to 15 June 2018 to help with the coordination of our annual flagship event, the One World Media Awards, held annually at BAFTA and hosted by renowned journalist and presenter Jon Snow. The successful candidate will also assist with the coordination of our year-round programme of public and industry events.

This is an excellent opportunity for a young professional looking to grow their experience in events coordination, research and administration – and to further their knowledge of the UK and international media industries. The role would suit a candidate looking to progress their career in events production for a non-profit. Previous Awards and Events Assistants have moved on to exciting roles at organisations including Sound & Music and Arete.

To apply, please send a current CV and cover letter (letter to be no more than one A4 page) outlining how you meet the criteria in the person specification before the deadline of 9am on Monday 4 December to contact@oneworldmedia.org.uk. Interviews to be held the week beginning 11 December 2017.

Late applications will not be considered.

Job Description

The role will involve working on the following areas:

Awards

  • Processing Awards entries and payments
  • Managing queries, ticket sales and bookings
  • Marketing the call for entries and tickets
  • Assisting with preparation of digital and hard copy publicity materials
  • Working with Comms Officer to manage Awards social media and website
  • Assisting with judging process
  • Liaising with sponsors, judges, entrants and attendees
  • Coordinating nominee materials
  • Assisting with coordination of the Awards ceremony
  • Supervising volunteers

Events

  • Assisting with coordination of educational workshops, panel discussions and other events throughout the year, including managing ticket sales and on-the-day technical and hospitality support

Office administration and fundraising

  • Fundraising assistance (ie. research, identifying new targets)
  • Updating and managing mailing lists and databases
  • General administration and office management tasks

Person Specification

1) Essential Criteria

  • Experience in event coordination
  • Excellent computer skills, including Excel, Outlook and Photoshop
  • Strong customer service skills and good telephone manner
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at once and deal with problems quickly and effectively
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to interact with a wide range of people confidently
  • Ability to work well as part of a small team
  • An interest in news and current affairs
  • An interest in the developing world and international issues
  • Flexibility regarding occasional early morning and evening working for events

2) Desirable Criteria

  • Photography and filming skills
  • Experience in updating websites (WordPress)
  • Fundraising experience
  • Experience in or knowledge of the media industry, both in the UK and internationally

Salary: £18k (pro-rata)