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Event Operations Executive

Job Introduction

Our Team:

The Bauer Media Consumer events team are responsible for producing leading industry events and exhibitions relating to magazine brands we own, these are largely in the motorcycling, angling and equine markets.

Our vision as a team is to be recognised as the most successful and innovative creators of live events in our chosen markets…. each experience delivered with passion and pride by a team of experts.

The Focus of the Role:

Bauer Specialist’s award-winning event team are looking for an experienced and talented individual to join their team and help with the successful execution of its Consumer Events across the specialist media portfolio.  Working on events in the angling, equine and automotive portfolio you will play a critical role in organisation and implementation of operations on these events. Your remit will involve the full range of show tasks as well as budget control and contractor and exhibitor liaison.

This is a varied and busy role, you will be managing a variety of projects spanning different shows and different markets at the same time. You will be taking ideas and turning them into features at the show and you will be negotiating the best possible rates from your contractors to deliver them.  You will be the most organised person you know and live your life by lists, deadlines and planning – willing to go the extra mile to support your colleagues in achieving team objectives.  Meticulous attention to detail is essential as is all-round communication and killer administration and organisational skills.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in the planning and delivery of events, a strong understanding of the exhibition industry and relationships with key suppliers. You will hold a full driving licence and will be required to stay on site overnight for the duration of the events.

Role Responsibility

To support the aims and objectives of the events department in producing and delivering exciting and innovative events which appeal to our target audience.  In particular, effectively and efficiently handling the delivery of event features and operational requirements at each event. You will competently manage communication methods with exhibitors and sponsors pre event and accurately produce floorplans for each show. Across the 6 events you will work closely with the rest of the event team; commercial teams and marketing teams to ensure all areas of event operations and planning are covered. 

The Ideal Candidate

  • You will be highly organised and capable of juggling multiple projects
  • Proven administration experience with excellent PC skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Great team player qualities demonstrating a can-do flexible attitude to tasks

Experience in events and exhibitions is preferred alongside strong proven project management skills.

Opportunity to progress and take full responsibility of events will be available for the right candidate.

Package Description

Rewards packages at Bauer Media offer a range of salary sacrifice Benefits, such as our pension scheme and flexible holidays, as well as exclusive Perks like great deals and discounts for everyday life.

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Discounted high street vouchers
  • Internal Bauer Academy – Wide range of learning opportunities to support with your Career Development (Bauer Media Group - Academy: Posts | LinkedIn)
  • Opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension 
  • Cycle to work scheme, tech loan scheme and groups discounts for healthcare insurance
  • Discounted subscriptions on Bauer publications (50%)
  • Thrive initiatives – Wellbeing at Bauer
  • Opportunities to contribute to our Belonging@Bauer and Sustainability initiatives

About the Company

About Bauer Media Group

Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer focuses on the long term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 15,000 shares a passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.

As the UK’s biggest selling magazine publisher, we create iconic and influential magazine media brands, digital properties and associated consumer and B2B live events for diverse, passionate audiences.  We reach 25 million consumers through our portfolio, which includes heat, Grazia, Closer, Empire, Motor Cycle News, Parkers, Mother& Baby, TV Choice, Take a Break, Bella, Yours, Garden News and Country Walking.  Our scale, coupled with the breadth of our portfolio, gives us an advantage over pure play magazine competitors. It also gives us a huge responsibility - our brands become the lens through which our audiences see the world, and for this reason, we take our responsibilities as a media outlet very seriously, recognising that we are responsible for shaping perceptions in the wider world.

Belonging at Bauer Mission statement

People are at the heart of everything we do. Inclusivity is part of who we are. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and encourage authenticity, knowing that our differences are celebrated.

What we will offer you

Quite simply, our promise to you is that Bauer Media is a great place to do great work with great people. Our people take an enormous amount of pride in the brands they support. They like their team members, and they feel supported by their managers. We all take collective responsibility for our culture, because we know it has a ripple effect out across our brands. That’s why our culture of inclusion at work, Belonging at Bauer, is at the heart of everything we do. Belonging at Bauer is about our dual goals of being as representative as we can of the audiences we serve, and about creating a working environment where all our people feel able to bring their whole selves to work every day. It’s part of everything we do, and everyone who works here is responsible. If you join us, you’ll be an important part of this as well.

Our mental health at work

We’re proud to be the driving force behind the “Where’s your head at?” campaign, which is working to put Mental Health First Aiders on an equal footing with traditional workplace First Aiders. This is a priority for all of us that work at Bauer and we now have fully trained Mental Health First Aiders supporting and working across all of our UK locations.

Bauer Core Values

Creativity - We create unique, high quality content that delights our audiences.

Ambition - We think big and bold, pushing boundaries and embracing change.

Passion - We approach every day with curiosity, commitment and a lively positive mindset.

Teamwork - We learn from each other and take the time to understand both challenges and opportunities, working together to find the right solution.

Trust - We are open, respectful and honest.

Inclusivity - We encourage different points of view and perspectives and value all contributions.

Responsibility - We make measured and thoughtful decisions that support the business vision.


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