My friends at Wired UK are seeking a commercial director to expand their business beyond magazines into events, consulting, and digital touchpoints. Here is one of Europe’s most innovative organisation looking for an entrepreneurial-minded person to join their team. If this is you please contact me and I’ll forward to the relevant person.
Condé Nast is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated Commercial Director for WIRED.
WIRED, launched in the UK in 2009, has rapidly established itself as the country’s pre-eminent voice on innovation, technology, business and design. It has become a multi-platform brand, targeting discrete segments, with different media products, that cut across both consumer and business audiences. What unites these audiences is optimism, fresh thinking and a deep curiosity about the future.
WIRED publishes a monthly magazine in print and digital formats. It has a website, WIRED.co.uk. It will host five conferences in 2014 – WIRED 2014, WIRED Health, WIRED Money, WIRED Retail and WIRED Next Generation. (A longer slate of events is planned for 2015). It has just launched WIRED Consulting – allowing corporates to access the intelligence and insights gathered by the WIRED network.
The role of this person is to head up and develop the commercial side of all WIRED UK branded entities, managing a small team selling print advertising pages, digital packages, events and wider cross platform sponsorships.
They will collaborate closely with the Editor and Condé Nast’s central resources. They will oversee the marketing of the brand to consumers as well as advertisers.
What are we looking for?
- The successful candidate will be first and foremost of an entrepreneurial mind-set. There will be a strong appetite for delivering growth and for building the WIRED business, both in the consumer and B2B space. To this end, the successful candidate must be able to identify new touchpoints where WIRED can engage with consumers and advertisers.
- They must demonstrate strong leadership skills – bringing energy and creativity, and the ability to inspire others. They will display a deep understanding of the WIRED brand – and of its broad potential – so that they can approach partners with authority, credibility and relevant thinking.
- They will possess strong organisational skills and will enjoy juggling the various and demanding aspects of the job.
The role reports into the Deputy Managing Director of Condé Nast UK.
This is a hugely exciting opportunity for the right person – a rare, senior level opportunity to run one of the most visionary and highly regarded media brands in the UK.