Research, data and production assistant

Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Hours: Full Time
Remuneration/ Pay rate: £21,158pa
Location: Kings Cross, London from 1 November, (St Albans, up to 1 November 2021)

Pendragon International Media is a publishing, events, training, and research business serving top civil servants around the world. We are seeking a Research, data and production assistant to support all areas of the business and maintain strong relationships with external stakeholders in national government departments and agencies, global institutions and national and international corporations.

Our portfolio exists to help civil service leaders to meet shared policy challenges, lead government organisations, reshape public services and develop their careers.

We provide editorial coverage, events and research to an audience of 300,000 public sector professionals on six continents, enabling them to learn from their peers overseas and to keep up to date with events in their own countries.

This is a full time role. Normal working hours are 9am to 5:30pm, based at our office in Kings Cross London (from 1 November, St Albans prior to that).

Initially you will report to the company Chief Executive and also work closely with our event, sales, editorial and research colleagues on a wide range of existing and new projects as required.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Research content contributors
  • Website production support
  • Maintain data
  • Managing production of client campaigns
  • Compiling and delivering client campaigns reports
  • Telephone research

Knowledge and experience:

  • Interest in public sector management, policy, and service delivery
  • A confident communicator
  • Very well organised
  • Positive outlook
  • Professional in sound and appearance
  • Ability to travel to London daily
  • Foreign language skills – desirable

Location
The role is based in Kings Cross, London from 1 November 2021 or before if possible.

There will be a formal interview process: following an initial video call.

About Pendragon International Media

Pendragon, the publisher of Global Government Forum, is a fast-growing small business that helps senior civil servants around the world to meet policy, management and service delivery challenges by building their skills, knowledge and connections. Founded by Kevin Sorkin, the former publisher of UK specialist title Civil Service World, we provide editorial content, research and events free of charge to this very senior, expert and influential audience. For more information, see Pendragon International Media

How to apply

First take a look at www.globalgovernmentforum.com. Then please send your CV and a covering letter of 250 – 500 words, explaining why your skills, experience and interests make you the right person for the job [email protected].

Senior Staff Writer and Community Co-ordinator – Global Government Forum

Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Hours: Full Time
Remuneration/ Pay rate: GBP 35,000pa
Location: Kings Cross, London from 1 November, (St Albans up to 1 November 2021)

Could you help to build a global community of government leaders?

Global Government Forum is a website for senior civil servants around the world. We are looking for a Writer and Community Co-ordinator to produce news and features for our global audience of public officials, and help to build a thriving community on social media.

The successful candidate will have excellent research and writing skills alongside social media expertise and the ability to nurture a high level of debate and interaction.

Global Government Forum exists to help civil service leaders to meet shared policy challenges, lead government organisations, reshape public services and develop their careers. We provide editorial coverage, events and research free of charge to an audience of 300,000 public sector professionals on six continents, enabling them to learn from their peers overseas and to keep up to date with events in their own countries.

As Writer and Community Co-ordinator you will:

  • Research and write editorial content, including news. Features and our webinar reports
  • Work alongside the editor to identify and commission community posts
  • Work with the editor and executive editor to develop, create and produce alternative media channels including podcasts, video journalism and other innovations
  • Support the editor with social media, including drawing on insights from the community to inform editorial
  • Work alongside the editor to co-ordinate digital content, including planning and production
  • Work with commercial sponsors on developing content targeting the community
  • Represent GGF at functions, and report from events and conferences virtual or physical
  • The role will report to the editor and when Covid restrictions allow will be located at our office in London from 1 November 2021 (St Albans up to 1 November 2021).

Key requirements

  • Demonstrable experience of researching and writing news and features
  • Excellent writing ability with accurate spelling and grammar
  • Demonstrable interest in the operation of government and the wider public sector
  • Demonstrable interest in civil services and public policy
  • Experience of developing alternative media such as podcasts
  • Experience of posting on official social media channels and developing creative approaches to engaging audiences online
  • Experience of moderating the community and participating in threads
  • Strong computer and internet literacy

Key skills and behaviour

  • Proven writing and research skills
  • Creative approach to engaging audiences
  • Able to work in a small team
  • Able to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Readiness to work out of hours as required to hit deadlines at busy times
  • Attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic
  • Self-motivated
  • Pragmatic.

To apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why your experience, skills and knowledge make you the right person for this job to Kevin Sorkin, at [email protected]

About Pendragon International Media

Pendragon International Media, the publisher of Global Government Forum, is a fast-growing small business that helps senior civil servants around the world to meet policy, management and service delivery challenges by building their skills, knowledge and connections. For more information, see Pendragon International Media.

Executive editor

Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Hours: Full Time
Remuneration/ Pay rate: GBP 45k to 50k depending on experience

Could you help to develop a global community of government leaders?

Purpose of the role

Global Government Forum exists to help civil service leaders to meet shared policy challenges, lead government organisations, reshape public services and develop their careers.

We provide editorial coverage, events and research to an audience of 300,000 public sector professionals on six continents, enabling them to learn from their peers overseas and to keep up to date with events in their own countries.

We are looking for an individual with at least six years’ experience, who has sound journalistic ability and public sector expertise to lead our editorial team. Their primary responsibilities will be to oversee the Global Government Forum website and build an engaged audience of senior civil servants, as well as supporting the events and research departments.

The successful candidate will have excellent editing skills, alongside a strong desire to own, lead and develop our editorial product.

The role will report to the Managing Editor and, when Covid restrictions allow, will be located at our office in St Albans.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Take strategic responsibility for all editorial Global Government Forum, reporting directly to the Managing Editor
  • Plan and deliver an engaging range of editorial to deliver strategic objectives for the website and engage a global audience of civil servants
  • Commission editorial – from news to features – from professional journalists and community contributors around the world
  • Edit all news and features
  • Write features, analysis and interviews
  • Manage and develop the editor and community and content co-ordinator
  • Oversee social media outreach to maximise audience engagement
  • Monitor and analyse website and social media statistics to ensure growth, engagement and development of the product
  • Collaborate with commercial team to develop an engaging agenda for webinars. Tasks include chairing (where interested), writing synopses, invites and supporting the events teams with panel suggestions
  • Lead on sponsored editorial projects, supporting commercial colleagues with both design and delivery
  • Collaborate with research team with design and delivery of projects
  • Represent GGF at events (both in-person and online).

Knowledge and experience:

  • At least six years’ experience of journalism
  • Knowledge of public sector management and service delivery issues, and of the operation of democratic governments
  • Demonstrable experience of leading a website including writing, planning, commissioning and editing for B2B publication Experience of developing and supporting delivery of events
  • Experience of supporting audience research projects
  • An interesting in experimenting with community engagement projects
  • Experience of managing commercial clients and balancing editorial and business demands
  • Ability to manage teams and develop their skills
  • Understanding of UK publishing laws
  • Foreign language skills – desirable

To apply

Please read the Job Description and Person Specification; then send your CV and a covering letter explaining why your experience, skills and knowledge make you the right person for this job to Kevin Sorkin, CEO at [email protected].

Closing date Monday 7 June 2021 or before if the right candidate is found.

Commercial Executive – Global Government Fintech

Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Hours: Full Time
Remuneration: Competitive depending on skills/experience
Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom (remotely while Covid-19 guidance is in place)

Pendragon International Media is a publishing, events and research business.  We have recently launched Global Government Fintech – a news-driven media and community targeted at public sector professionals engaged in the fascinating world of fintech. We cover developments such as digital payments and digital currencies, open finance, artificial intelligence and blockchain – from a government/regulatory/public sector perspective.

This role is an exciting newly created opportunity in a growing market that is attracting increasing interest from governments worldwide – a trend accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

We offer a portfolio of services including advertising, content and event sponsorship and research and are trusted by global organisations such as AWS and Mastercard to promote their products and services – through our partnerships – to government buyers around the world.

Reporting to our Business Development Manager, the primary function of the new Commercial Executive will be to drive revenue. The position involves working closely with Global Government Fintech’s Editor on both existing products and to potentially develop new engagement and income streams.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Identify and win sponsorship, branded content, advertising and research revenue from clients and agencies
  • Develop and deliver accurate pipelines, sales reports
  • Work to agreed sales targets
  • Work closely with Global Government Fintech’s Editor
  • Keep all client records up to date through the CRM system

This international role is based in St Albans, (remote while Covid restrictions are in place). There will be a formal interview process following conversations via video-call or phone. Suitable candidates will be asked to provide evidence of relevant experience.

Please send your CV and a short covering letter, explaining why your skills, experience and interests make you the right person for the job [email protected] .