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Program Director, Afr Lists

The Australian Financial Review - Sydney, NSW

Any Industry
Source: uWorkin


  • Full-time
  • Work Arrangement: Permanent
Company Description

When it comes to connecting brands with the passions of Australians, there’s no other media company like Nine.

As the home of Australia’s most trusted and loved brands spanning news, business and finance, lifestyle, entertainment and sport, we pride ourselves on creating and curating quality content, accessed by consumers when and how they want.

Job Description

Smart, hungry and ambitious entrepreneurial type wanted for a unique opportunity to drive and shape the future of AFR Lists portfolio.

As the Program Director, Lists you will be given absolute responsibly for the commercial, editorial and operational success of the AFR Lists portfolio, which includes a range of business/industry rankings and awards programs such as Most Innovative Companies, Fast 100 and Fast Starters, Young Executives, MBA Rankings, Best Places to Work and Top 100 Accounting Firms.

You will manage and deliver each list, ranking or awards program from start to finish. Key tasks include:

Conceptualising and planning lists and awards programs, including business models, categories etc

Designing, reviewing and confirming methodologies and judging mechanisms

Designing, implementing and managing submission and shortlisting processes

Project-managing external research partners and other internal and external stakeholders as needed

Creating sponsorship packages, generating leads and negotiating deals to secure sponsorship revenue, working with Nine sales staff as appropriate

Coordinate key technology platforms (eg landing pages, submission portals andentra databases

Assisting in the creation of marketing assets and execution of marketing campaigns; copywriting for marketing, submission and sales collateral

Liaising with the AFR newsroom and editorial leadership to coordinate editorial coverage

Communicating with entrants and answering public questions

Personally conducting quantitative or qualitative data analysis to determine rankings where applicable

Investigating opportunities and partners for new List initiatives

We are looking for a Program Director who will consolidate and grow our premium Lists offerings over the coming years in line with AFR editorial and commercial strategy.


To be successful in this role you will need:

Proven experience working independently to manage multiple projects to tight deadlines

Entrepreneurial, determined and commercially-minded approach to drive revenue

Experience with data analysis, research or statistics, and familiarity with Excel

Ability to understand sponsor objectives, generate sponsor leads, and sell major sponsorship packages

Excellent stakeholder management skills, particularly with sponsors, editorial, media sales and team members

Additional Information

We embrace all aspects of diversity & inclusion and are committed to creating a workplace which reflects the incredibly diverse customers, audiences and communities we serve.

Please Note: Unrestricted Australian working rights are required for this position. Only Australian Citizens / PR Holders may apply.

Disclaimer: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes and are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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