Why are we here?
We’re building a different type of newsroom, for a slower, wiser news. Now more than ever it’s important to have calm, clear journalism you can trust. We’re not chasing breaking news, but revealing what’s driving it. Built to cover stories not as they happen, but when they’re ready. Where everyone has a seat at the table. Tortoise sets out to bring people together to try and make sense of the world. We’re here to build journalism that lasts.
At Tortoise, we work with partners to build bespoke products and communications solutions built on Tortoise’s code of journalistic values of organised listening, independence and openness.
We are building membership-driven content, events and market intelligence business for C-suite executives and industry professionals. Our Responsible Business Forums attract some of the highest profile CEOs who run the world’s most influential organisations. Supported by world-class industry research, our members pay to access peer-to-peer discussion forums, networking dinners, roundtables and newsletters. We are quickly building a reputation for providing distinctive and influential events and content that attract extremely high calibre members. In addition, our B2C offering drives a scale through our audio content and a smaller but highly desirable audience through our newsletter content.
What’s my personal contribution?
The Partnership Programmer will be responsible for researching, developing, and executing the highest-quality programme agenda for our Partners, professional network members and invited guests. You will lead the editorial effort for our bespoke Partner relationships and our flagship Forums at Waddesdon Manor, as well as our year-round programme of roundtables, dinners and member newsletters. You will work closely with Tortoise’s wider team of Editors and Reporters to understand market trends and issues, and to recruit speakers that ensure we meet the goal of providing our Partners with uniquely high-level and nuanced discussion, networking opportunities and insight.
The Partnership Programmer will play a central role within the Responsible Business Forums team and the wider Partnerships team, representing the team editorially to internal and external stakeholders and supporting business development efforts where required.
What are my responsibilities & accountabilities
- Research, write and produce nuanced, distinctive and high-quality event programmes (digital, hybrid and in-person) for all our Partners.
- Recruit and manage our Forum Co-Chairs and Advisory Board relationships, chairing the meetings and managing the consultation process and written outputs.
- Research, invite and confirm top tier speakers for our Responsible Business Forums and their year-round programmes.
- Liaise with Tortoise Media’s wider team of Editors and Reporters to ensure that we have a deep understanding of industry issues and produce programmes of the highest calibre for partners and professional members.
- Act as speaker liaison in the lead-up to events and on the day, providing written and verbal briefs.
- Commission op-eds to provide our members with unique industry insights and perspectives.
- Work closely with the Business Development teams to ensure fulfilment of commercial deliverables.
- Support on any additional content requirements, including social media campaigns and output.
- Assist with any other post-event content, including thank you emails to speakers, event summaries, etc.
What do I know? Useful knowledge, skills and experience.
- At least 5 years’ experience in conference production, public affairs or corporate communications and a strong understanding of the B2B events industry.
- Experience working in a creative environment with multiple teams balancing different priorities (commercial and delivery).
- Experience working closely with Exec-level stakeholders.
- Proactive – able to take an initial idea and run with it.
- Positive attitude – able to handle changing goals and targets.
- Unflappable under pressure – work with tight turnaround times.
What do I show? Essential behaviours.
- You will need to be highly organised and detail-oriented, with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines concurrently as well as working effectively as part of a busy cross-functional team.
- Intellectual curiosity.
- Confident communicator with excellent verbal and written skills.
- Excited about being in a high growth start-up environment
- Be able to think strategically whilst at the same time balance day to day practical needs and goals.
- A sound knowledge of currents affairs.
Salary & benefits
- Competitive salary & bonus (team and individual)
- 28 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays
- Bunk off birthday (because who wants to work on their birthday?)
- Company pension
- Private healthcare
- Group Life Assurance
- Snacks on tap and regular treats including free lunches, massages and after-work socials
- Tortoisestock – once a year we all head out to the countryside for a weekend of fun and plotting
Working with us
We are a new and progressive business with a diverse, motivated team; a mix of veterans and young people starting out on their careers. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees, and we welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.
How to apply
Send a CV and a short cover note to firstname.lastname@example.org.