World Association of News Publishers


Event Manager

Event Manager

Starting date: 
ASAP
Location: 

Frankfurt, Germany

WAN-IFRA, based in Frankfurt, Germany, with offices in Paris, Singapore, India and Mexico, is the global organisation of the world’s news publishers. Its core mission is to defend and promote press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity and the development of prosperous businesses. 

Our vibrant, international office is located directly on the river Main, where we are looking to fill the position of

Events Manager 
in our Europe & Africa team
Full-time position based in Frankfurt, Germany 

Job description

  • Support a portfolio of key global and European events for news publishers from planning to delivery including
    • Study Tour programme (group visits to leading publishers worldwide)

    • Digital Media Europe

    • Newsroom Summit

    • Reader Revenue Network events in France, Spain etc

  • Assist in the creation of marketing mailings, website materials and deliver on event marketing campaigns

  • Coordinate events - e.g. venue logistics, speaker management, hotel contracts, participant outreach, expenses

  • Support event programming - finding and liaising with speakers etc

  • Support other events as required - e.g. World News Media Congress


Desired Skills and Experience

  • minimum of 3 years of experience in managing B2B events, from marketing to logistics

  • digital native with a passion for online news media

  • excellent verbal and written communication skills, social competency and enthusiasm

  • proactive, result-driven, enthusiastic and able to suggest new ideas and solutions

  • fluent in spoken and written English. German or other language fluency a plus


Your benefits

  • Experience working in a truly international team

  • Widen your network and get to work in an exciting, fast-changing industry

  • Beat the routine! Varied tasks and challenges from day 1

  • Opportunity to make a real impact and develop the job role


To apply, please send an email with your cover letter and CV in one document to jobs@wan-ifra.org. For questions please contact nick.tjaardstra@wan-ifra.org