We’re hiring: Associate Director of Stream

WPP Digital is looking to hire an ambitious junior executive, with 3–4 years’ experience to join the Stream Team as the Associate Director of Stream. The right person will have worked in a digital or media company, developed first-class project management skills, experience in handling $300k projects (events or otherwise), and pitch-perfect communication skills. The role requires travel, and offers the potential for the right candidate to make a name for themselves within the media and technology industries.
 
What is WPP?
WPP is the world’s largest communications services group with billings of US$73 billion and revenues of US$19 billion. Through its operating companies, the Group provides a comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services including advertising & media investment management; data investment management; public relations & public affairs; branding & identity; healthcare communications; direct, digital, promotion & relationship marketing; and specialist communications.
 
The company employs 194,000 people (including associates and investments) in over 3,000 offices across 112 countries. For more information, visit www.wpp.com. WPP was named Holding Company of the Year at the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for the sixth year running. WPP was also named, for the fifth consecutive year, the World’s Most Effective Holding Company in the 2016 Effie Effectiveness Index, which recognizes the effectiveness of marketing communications. In 2016 WPP was recognised by Warc 100 as the World’s Top Holding Company (second year running).
 
What is Stream?
Stream is a private, invitation-only meeting of brands, agencies, media and technology companies. Over the last 10 years Stream has gained a reputation as “one of the world’s best technology conferences” (WIRED) or as “TED meets TECH” (SABMiller).
 
Hosted by WPP CEO Martin Sorrell and Yossi Vardi “the grandfather of Israeli innovation” Stream is designed to bring companies like AT&T, Apple, BAC, E&Y, Equinox, Ford, GSK, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, Nestlé, Paramount, PepsiCo, Revlon, Samsung and Under Armour together with the media and technology industry for three days discussion and debate. Previous guests include Shane Smith CEO, VICE; Jonah Perretti Founder, Buzzfeed; Lorraine Twohill CMO, Google; Jeff Weiner CEO, LinkedIn; Ben Silbermann Founder, Pinterest; Shekhar Kapur Acadamy-Award winning Director; Keith Weed CMO, Unilever; Marissa Mayer CEO, Yahoo; Jonathan Mildenhall CMO, Airbnb; Bruce McColl CMO, Mars; Nassim Taleb, Author, Black Swan and Olympic Snowboarder Shaun White among others.
 
Founded in 2007 as an annual three-day meeting, Stream has grown, with over 2,000 brands, agencies and media companies joining us every year at one of the seven annual events: Stream India, Stream SXSW, Stream Asia, Stream Indonesia, Stream Cannes, Stream Global, Stream USA and Stream Africa.
 
What will the role include:
The role will be to work alongside the Director of Stream, and will include (but is not limited to): 
 
Partnership Management: working with 50+ partners including: Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Yahoo!, Microsoft, AOL, Twitter, Adobe, CBS, & Buzzfeed.
 
Creation and Management of eight events annually: (2,500+ attendees P/A) with 15+ staff and volunteer team of 30+. Responsible for development and creation of new event and brand opportunities. (LATAM, Australia, China and vertical specific Streams). 2017 plans include LATAM & Australia.
 
Relationship Management: Nurturing a network of over 5,000 start-ups, media companies, agencies and brands. Securing participants for Stream events, previous guests include Jeff Weiner, CEO, LinkedIn; Matthew Weiner, Creator, Mad Men; Jack Dorsey, CEO, Twitter; Academy Award winning Director Shekhar Kapur; Ben Silbermann Founder, Pinterest and Shane Smith, CEO, VICE among others.
 
Editorial development and control of WPP STREAM communications: management of media relations and management of our social content agency on behalf of WPP STREAM.
 
Key skills:
• Business development
• Project management and delivery (events experience helps, but is not critical)
• Strong written and in-person communication skills
• Digital strategy
 
Competencies and experience:
• Capable of closing partnership deals
• Capable of working with multiple suppliers and partners
• Project management experience on corporate events over 200 pax
• Confidence in dealing with senior executives and clients directly 
• Works well with limited guidance and supervision on day-to-day basis
• Anticipates problems and needs
• Proactive and works effectively in a changing environment
• Buckets of common sense
 
Salary:
Based on previous experience
 
Start Date:
Immediately.

To Apply:

Email kemi.green@wpp.com with a short, cover note explaining your current experience, and interest in the role. Please include a link to your LinkedIn profile, any professional social media accounts, and attach your C.V.

Best of luck, and look forward to hearing from you!

The Stream Team

WPP