Conference Producer

Job Type: Full-Time (12 month maternity cover with potential to lead to permanent)
Location: London, E14
Salary: £30,000


Ocean Media is seeking an experienced conference producer to work on its flagship event, Housing – Europe’s largest housing festival and the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference and HOMES UK. The 2019 edition of Housing won IBP event of the year and is shortlisted at both the Conference Awards and the AEO awards.


The conference team use both qualitative and quantitative research to highlight core themes and recruit over 800 speakers a year, whilst overseeing the marketing and communications across print and digital. Ocean also owns the main data, publishing and digital products in housing including Inside Housing and Social Housing magazine. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a highly-skilled, dedicated and innovative team who have recently just executed a virtual event for 6000 attendees across 5 days. We are looking for someone with excellent written and oratory skills, experience within mainstream conference production, research skills and a desire to join a team that prides itself on delivering excellent content.


With its base in the buzzing commercial hub of Canary Wharf, Ocean Media is both well-established and strongly positioned for substantial growth. Ambitious, innovative, entrepreneurial and fun, the group is full of leading titles in its three key markets: Housing, Specialist and Bridal/Weddings spanning events, publications and data services.


You’ll work specifically within the Housing division, working to deliver an exceptional service to our customers. Your role will include:


  • Carrying out phone based and face to face primary research with industry leaders to understand the market ecosystem and the needs of delegates and sponsors.
  • Sourcing, inviting, confirming and briefing the highest calibre of speakers
  • Working closely with your marketing colleagues to generate innovative and amazing content to support various conference marketing campaigns
  • Working closely with your sponsorship colleagues to share market intelligence and leads, and advise on the USPs of the events
  • Managing the logistical elements of the event; from speaker care to AV

In recognition of our talented people and as a thank you for the hard work they do, we are committed to offering:

  • Season ticket loans
  • Flexible working hours
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Optional health care scheme
  • Annual Christmas and Summer parties
  • An additional day’s annual leave to be taken for birthdays
  • Development and training
  • Social commitments and people perks
  • Bike2Work scheme


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