Startup Europe. Grown up reporting
We are looking for an experienced event marketing manager to join our growing team and help us super-charge our ambitious events program. This is a multi-faceted role in a fast paced environment. We’re looking for somebody who can think strategically to deliver on our top level requirements whilst not being afraid to get stuck in and get their hands dirty.
Sifted is a new media platform reporting on the world of technology and startups in Europe, backed by the Financial Times. Three years after launching, our high-quality journalism has become a must-read for many founders, investors and people working in startups across the continent.
Our team of reporters, based across Europe, aren’t chasing after the latest funding announcements or product releases; plenty of other sites have got that covered. We are telling the stories that should be told — big startup trends, compelling company profiles and the everyday lessons that come from growing a business and messing up along the way.
But Sifted is more than just a website. We create podcasts, produce reports and host events across Europe for a startup, scaleup and investor audience. We’re also building exciting new data products and we recently raised £4m to do more of what we do, even better.
The marketing team is responsible for our top of the funnel organic and paid traffic strategy, customer acquisition and retention, commercial product marketing, overall brand vision and of course our growing event marketing requirements. It will be your job to take over the event marketing function and really own it. You will lead on the marketing strategy and execution of one of the fastest growing and most-exciting parts of the business.
You will sit in the marketing team, reporting to the marketing director but on a day to day basis you will be working very closely with the head of events and the wider events team. You will of course still have the support of the rest of the marketing team to brainstorm ideas, generate copy and for general brand awareness.
As the business grows there will be lots of scope to grow and scale up events marketing within it. This is our first year running events across Europe and we’ve got big plans. We’ve said no to hybrid, our events are to be experienced in person, at key European startup hubs across Europe.
This role will not require you to source sponsorship, venues or vendors for our events. Nor will you be asked to work on the agenda or speaker lines ups. All of that is handled by the wider events and commercial teams, however you’re more than welcome to contribute ideas. If you are more interested in event production or operations please see our other open roles.
As Sifted is still a young business, you will have significant say in all aspects of developing and executing our marketing and growth function, including defining the tools that we use, and the processes that we implement.
We have a small-company mindset, but big company goals, and can draw on many of the strengths and benefits of a world-respected brand, the Financial Times. We’re friendly, hardworking and passionate about what we do. We have a flat structure, collaborate across disciplines, and everyone has an impact across many areas of the business. We value feedback, honesty and clear communication.
London – with hybrid working in the office two or three days per week
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