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Special Coverage, Project Manager

Barcelona (Provincia), Cataluña (ES)
Negotiable, commensurate with experience
Closing date
12 Dec 2021

Job Description

Do you have 3-5 years of experience in project managing events? Are you excited to be a part of a dynamic, impact-driven company that’s growing and has an open, teamwork-focused culture? Read on.

You're adaptable, organized, and an excellent communicator. You thrive in an environment where you can juggle multiple stakeholders and deadlines to bring events to life. You understand how to engage audiences both virtually and in-person through content and production quality. You also notice all the small details that go into making an event great, while aligning it with the larger picture.

Does this sound like you? If you just said "yes," keep reading...

What you'll do here

As the Project Manager for Special Coverage, you will project manage the calendar and production of news events, virtually along with in-person and hybrid. This can include flagship summits like Devex World and Prescription for Progress, regular Newsmaker events with world leaders, as well as a robust calendar of in-person and digital events tied to key moments in global development like Davos, the UN General Assembly, World Bank annual meetings among others. You will work with our special coverage team along with a global team of reporters and editors, event marketers, and producers to bring the editorial vision of events to life developing efficient systems and workflows to streamline the process and keeping our audience top of mind. 

In your first 90 days, you'll establish a smooth workflow for project managing a wide range of events, including speaker coordination, coordinating marketing, social and multimedia assets, and event production. You won’t have to do it all, but you will be the one making sure the trains are running and deadlines are met. You will develop and lead speaker briefings with high level speakers and own the production of our Newmaker series.

By the time you finish your first year, you’ll have managed a robust calendar of events that bring unique and engaged audiences helping to grow our Devex Pro, influencer, and overall audience. You will know how to execute an impactful news event that brands want to align themselves with, diverse speakers want to participate in, and professionals want to attend. 


Required Qualifications

Here are the indicators that this could be a good role for you:

  • 3-5+ years of relevant experience in project management and coordination

  • Experience planning, developing, and executing engaging events both in person and virtual

  • Excellent English writing skills

  • Proven excellent organizational, communication and collaboration skills along with attention to detail

  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders in a fast moving, collaborative environment


Besides the basics, here’s what we’d love to see you have experience in:

  • You haven’t just heard of the World Bank and Gates Foundation; you know what they do and how they work

  • Understanding and interest in development and/or humanitarian issues

  • Experience working with a team of journalists or researchers

Additional Information Company Description

At Devex, our vision is to do more good for more people in the global development community. We’re a media platform that connects 1+ million development professionals with news, jobs, content series, events, and funding

When you become a Devexer, you’re not only joining a global company but a team of 120+ passionate people who value our guiding principles:

  • We champion global development professionals.
  • We focus on impact.
  • We embrace transformation.
  • We work together.
  • We feel urgency.

What We Offer You

Being part of the Devex team is a partnership. We strive to make Devex a place where you can thrive and do your most inspirational work. Here are a few benefits we offer:

  • 2, week-long Devex-wide breaks on top of standard holiday days
  • 15 days annual leave (23 if Spain based)
  • 2 YAY days
  • 2 Learning days
  • Monthly professional and wellness activities
  • Other benefits might apply

We encourage applications from all backgrounds! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Devex. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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