Head of Content - TNW Events

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Head of Content - TNW Events

Are you ready to lead the way in shaping captivating and impactful content experiences for TNW Events? Join us as the Head of Content and be part of a global brand that connects, inspires, and shares knowledge with startups, investors, corporations, and governments.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person who will be leading the content proposition and what happens on stage at one of the leading tech festivals in Europe. As the Head of Content, you will take charge of strategic planning, development, and execution of all content-related aspects of our events. From our flagship festivals to strategic and custom events, you'll curate content that resonates with our brand and audience, ensuring a seamless and compelling experience for our attendees. Collaborating with external stakeholders such as speakers, partners, and clients, as well as internal teams in sales, marketing, and operations, you'll bring creativity and innovation to our content strategy.

Full-time · Amsterdam, The Netherlands

About us

TNW is a leading international tech media company founded in 2006. We write technology news (millions of monthly visitors to thenextweb.com, host events (such as the TNW conference with 12.5k visitors), collect and analyze tech startup data as well as operate tech spaces in Amsterdam.

At TNW, we're on a mission to inspire and inform the world about technology through media, events and services.

The role 

The Head of Content at TNW is responsible for overseeing the strategic planning, development, and execution of all content-related aspects of TNW's events, which includes two flagship festivals alongside multiple strategic and custom events. This role requires a keen understanding of the emerging tech industry and an ability to curate engaging and impactful content that aligns with TNW's brand and audience. In this role you will collaborate with various stakeholders, including speakers, partners and clients externally, and sales marketing and operations internally, to ensure a creative, seamless and compelling content experience for attendees. Reporting to the Events Director and managing a team of two content producers, you’ll ensure the delivery of high-quality event content that drives attendee engagement and enhances the overall event experience.

The main events you will be leading the content development of are:

As our Head of Content, you will work closely with the other team-leads responsible for different business units within TNW including Media, Programs, and Spaces, in particular with TNW’s Head of Media and our media editorial team, to ensure alignment of content across our events and media platform.

Your knowledge & skills

  • An understanding of the emerging tech, startup and investment industries
  • Strong strategic planning skills to develop a content roadmap that identifies key themes that will resonate with TNWs attendees and sponsors
  • Ability to communicate, present and influence at all levels to attract world class speakers to TNW Conference
  • A commercial mindset and experience in aligning content to attract commercial partners and be able to package content effectively to perform across sales and marketing channels
  • Be creative to think innovatively to bring fresh ideas and concepts to the event's content strategy by exploring new formats, interactive sessions, and experiential elements to make content engaging, memorable, and differentiated
  • Ability to thrive in a startup and commercial environment
  • Conceptual and creative thinking and can translate content ideas and plans across our sales and marketing channels
  • 4+ years of experience demonstrated success in content development, ideally in technology conferences or exhibitions
  • Leadership and management skills with 1-2 years experience in developing content producers
  • An international mindset
  • Native or close to native level of English

Why join TNW

  • Be a part of an inspiring, skilled, and hilarious team of people that are cool, weird and everything in between - but love what they do.
  • Learn about cutting edge technology and startups before everyone else, just don't tell anyone.
  • No stuffy corporate structure. No horrible bosses. We provide an open working environment with flexible working hours where you can grow and thrive in an informal atmosphere.
  • As a part of the Financial Times group but operated as an independent company, you’ll get the best of both worlds with corporate and startup environments.
  • We work to live, we don't live to work. Therefore, we offer an open vacation policy.
  • We know that a focus on mental health is important. Our partnership with OpenUp offers our employees anonymous appointments with certified psychologists, and our partnership with Headspace provides unlimited guided meditation at the tip of your fingers.
  • Free unlimited access to Inuka, an online and personal coaching platform, and GoodHabitz, an online training platform.
  • A monthly allowance for 100+ perks and benefits via YourCampus, such as UberEats, Language Classes, Mobility (Swapfiets, Veloretti…) Fitness (Classpass, BasicFit, SportCity, David Loyd…), and many more!
  • Free online subscription to the Financial times <3
  • Regular entrepreneurial events and workshops.
  • Fruit, snacks, drinks and great coffee.
  • An inspiring workplace at TNW City, with a bar & rooftop terrace 🌇
  • Weekly drinks with colleagues and other TNW City residents 🍸 

TNW strives to create and maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment, where all people are treated equally and given the opportunity to excel.

As such, at TNW, we believe in fair and unbiased recruitment practices. We want to assure all candidates that we do not use artificial intelligence (AI) in our recruitment process. Our aim is to eliminate bias and ensure that every part of the recruitment process is standardised to uphold fairness and equal opportunity for all applicants. We evaluate candidates based on their qualifications, skills, and experiences relevant to the job requirements. We encourage diversity and inclusion, and our selection process is designed to provide a fair and equal opportunity to all candidates. If you have any concerns or questions regarding our recruitment process, please feel free to reach out to us.

Are you excited to join?