Editor, Global Government Forum – maternity cover

Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Hours: Full Time
Remuneration: £40,000/yr – £45,000/yr
Location: Kings Cross, London, United Kingdom

Global Government Forum is looking for an experienced journalist to lead the creation and publication of content for GGF’s audience of public and civil servants.

Global Government Forum is a fast-growing media company with a unique mission: helping leaders across national public sector organisations to learn from the work of their peers in other countries, and to build links with fellow civil servants in other countries.

We do this through our range of channels – publication on www.globalgovernmentforum.com, daily news and analysis newsletters, in-person events attended by some of the top government officials in the world, webinars bringing together international policy experts, and exclusive research with our unrivalled community public and civil servants.

We are looking for an experienced journalist to join our team to lead the generation of content on the Global Government Forum website in an initial 10-month maternity leave contract.

The key elements of this role are writing, commissioning and editing content for www.globalgovernmentforum.com, including the creation of content for the Global Government Women’s Network, and working on the development of new editorial projects for an audience of public sector professionals.

The editor reports to the executive editor on editorial and production matters; but they also work closely with the director on new projects, and with sales and events colleagues as required.

This post is based at Global Government Forum’s in Kings Cross in London. However, there is potential for the right candidate to work from home for a proportion of their time.

Key responsibilities

  • Writing, commissioning and editing news, features, interviews and analysis for www.globalgovernmentforum.com, the website for public servants around the world
  • Uploading and publishing content through GGF’s WordPress content management system, and using search engine and social media optimisation techniques to ensure it reaches the largest possible audience
  • Creating content for the Global Government Women’s Network, including identifying content and contributors, and writing a monthly email to network members
  • Tracking visitor numbers and behaviour, and adapting editorial content to attract GGF’s target audiences
  • Developing and strengthening GGF’s global network of freelance journalists, and building a robust content pipeline by securing interviews and contributed articles
  • Contributing to the research, planning and management of editorial projects including GGF webinars and podcasts
  • Contributing to the development and production of GGF events and research, as well as business planning and content delivery
  • Representing Global Government Forum at GGF events, including panel moderation, and reporting for GGF from events and conferences

Required skills and behaviours

Essential

  • Editing and writing news, interviews and features for a specialist or professional audience
  • Publishing regular content on a website
  • Excellent sub-editing, querying and fact-checking skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to work closely with colleagues in a small team
  • Ability to work unsupervised to a high standard of quality
  • Interest in the operation of government and the wider public sector
  • Good ideas generation and commercial awareness
  • A high standard of written English
  • Ability to drive social media engagement
  • Experience in search engine optimisation practices
  • Creative approach to engaging audiences
  • Ability to research and present actionable data
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills (additional languages desirable)
  • Interest in public policy and the work of governments
  • Self-motivated
  • Pragmatic

Desirable

  • Experience in developing content for an international audience
  • Commissioning freelancers and organising interviews
  • Researching new markets, and contributing to editorial product development
  • Good contacts in politics, government and public service delivery
  • A knowledge of public sector management and service delivery issues, and of the operation of democratic government(s)

To apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter to explaining why your experience, skills and knowledge make you the right person for this job to Richard Johnstone, Executive Editor, Global Government Forum, email: [email protected], by 31 January 2024.

About Pendragon International Media

Pendragon International Media, the publisher of Global Government Forum, is a fast-growing small business that helps senior civil servants around the world to meet policy, management and service delivery challenges by building their skills, knowledge and connections.

Closing date: 31 January 2024, or before if the right candidate is found.

Event Operations Manager

Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Hours: Full Time
Remuneration: £30,000/yr – £35,000/yr
Location: Kings Cross, London, United Kingdom

Pendragon International Media Ltd are looking for an energetic and experienced operations professional to join our growing events team and help deliver a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences and summits across our two media brands: Global Government Forum and Global Government Fintech, with events taking place in the UK and internationally.

We are specialists in data, digital publishing, events, research, content creation and marketing advice. Supporting our customers to improve their business, through stronger relationships with their target markets. This is a very exciting time to join the company in a newly created role, offering the right candidate opportunity to develop and help shape the events team as we grow.

Reporting to the Head of Event Delivery and working within our team of event specialists, you will work collaboratively with the extended teams and other disciplines within the company to ensure the seamless delivery of the events.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure events are delivered on time and within budget, costs are reviewed regularly, and budgets kept up to date throughout the event cycle.
  • Create, maintain and issue the operations manual, and be the main point of contact for exhibitors throughout each event cycle.
  • Liaise with venues and suppliers to organise a well-planned and smoothly executed event.
  • Manage, maintain, and circulate floorplans, and compile accurate exhibitor lists.
  • Assist with Management of Contractors both pre-show and on-site, including circulation of up-to-date exhibitor lists and floor plans.
  • Provide proactive communications to the wider team to ensure all are kept up to date with event developments.
  • Work with the wider team to manage and update event websites on an ongoing basis.

Required skills and experience:

  • At least three years’ experience of operations within the exhibition / events industry (2 years minimum in an operational role in exhibitions/conferences)
  • Able to manage multiple large events simultaneously; prioritise and manage your own workload to ensure all deadlines are met
  • Highly adaptable and a problem solver, with flexibility to travel internationally (as well as across the UK) as necessary
  • Evidence of success in building and managing positive relationships with high level stakeholders
  • Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to present and explain management information clearly, to a variety of audiences
  • Strong budgeting skills
  • Organisational awareness, with the ability to operate with confidence and credibility across all functions of the company

This role is based in vibrant Kings Cross, London and includes regular international travel. There will be a formal interview process following conversations via video-call or phone. Suitable candidates will be asked to provide evidence of relevant experience.

Please send your CV and a short covering letter, explaining why your skills, experience and interests make you the right person for the job to Brett Alderton-Green at [email protected]

Closing date: 23 December 2023, or before if the right candidate is found.