World Association of News Publishers

Senior Manager, World Printers Forum

Senior Manager, World Printers Forum

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Frankfurt/Main, Germany

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is looking for a dynamic manager of its print community, the WAN-IFRA World Printers Forum. As the leading global association for news publishers, we are committed to fostering international cooperation among publishers; sharing best practice in both business and technology; working as a representative trade body to take up common matters impacting news media business; elaborate and advance quality standards in the production value chain; and engage with public authorities, institutions, and other trade bodies to promote press freedom and the independence of news media organisations.

WAN-IFRA is looking for a dynamic manager to develop and grow our print community of publishers, printers, and suppliers internationally.


Reporting to the COO and working closely with other departments in our main office in Frankfurt am Main and regional offices in France, India, Mexico and Singapore, you will help develop and deliver the World Printers Forum development plan to meet agreed annual targets. You will:

      • Manage and develop the World Printers Forum community of WAN-IFRA members

      • Organise and manage the work of the World Printers Forum General Assembly and the Board in coordination with the Chairpersons

      • Organise and manage research and standardisation projects in agreement with the World Printers Forum Board

      • Manage and develop training and consulting projects together with partners

      • Lead the awards projects “International Color Quality Club”, “Star Club”, and “Print Innovation Awards”

      • Develop programmes for the events of the World Printers Forum and speak at industry events

      • Manage and develop the World Printers Forum website, the regular newsletter and mailings to the community

      • Work with international partner organisations of the World Printers Forum

        Who we are looking for

        We are looking for a person who enjoys working in an international environment, with a can-do attitude. The right candidate should have a passion for a sustainable newspaper industry.

        The candidate should have:

      • 4-5 years of work experience in the newspaper industry or with a relevant supplier company

      • Sound knowledge of communication, organisation and marketing strategies and techniques

      • Good command of written and spoken English and German

      • Excellent networking skills with an ability to engage people at senior levels

      • Should be comfortable in speaking, moderating, chairing meetings and working groups

      • Knowledge of CRM databases such as Sales Force is desirable

      • Ambitious, resilient and clear focus on delivery

      • Willingness to travel

WAN-IFRA offers excellent working conditions, in a friendly professional environment. We provide equal employment opportunities and values diversity. Please send your CV to Matthias Huth, WAN-IFRA, Rotfeder-Ring 11, 60327 Frankfurt or by email at

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