Senior Conference Programmer

  • * Remote, Chicago, IL, D.C., Houston, TX, Las Vegas, NV, Los Angeles, CA, New Jersey, New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, Washington
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  • Job ID #10080


A leading B2B publisher, provider of information, data and software tools for professionals in the Financial Services, related Technologies markets, and Capital Markets, has an exciting opportunity for creative thinkers with the skills to bring our vision to life across a variety of critical roles.

We are currently seeking a Conference Programmer who will take full ownership and responsibility for delivery of a portfolio of 6 to 8 US-based in-person and virtual events annually. This is a content programming role and not an event operation role. You will work closely with colleagues in the events team along with editorial staff and advisory committees to develop and implement compelling agendas for senior executives and professional advisors. Experience programming content in the banking, financial services, and insurance industry is preferred.


  • Recruiting high-level industry speakers to speak at these events
  • Researching and writing compelling program agendas
  • Working closely with Event Management and Business Development to provide market intelligence, leads, and other useful information on all events within the portfolio to help achieve agreed revenue targets for each event
  • Building strong relationships with senior-level speakers and sponsors
  • Managing the delivery of the event along with Event Management
  • Researching and specifying the audience for the events alongside our dedicated in-house marketing team
  • Facilitating research and validating new event ideas to grow and develop the portfolio further


  • Conference programming experience (not meeting planning) with high-profile business-to-business conferences. Previous experience in editorial and reporter roles is also highly desirable
  • A four-year college degree is desired, preferably in Marketing, Journalism, or Business. Advanced degree desirable
  • Any knowledge of banking, financial services, and the insurance industry is a plus but not required
  • Familiarity with virtual events platforms is not necessary but desirable
  • The ability to travel domestically, once COVID-19 regulations are lifted
  • Ability to write and communicate effectively and succinctly
  • Ability to work in and succeed in a matrix environment
  • Ability to work in and succeed in a fast-pace and deadline driven environment


    Required Notification:  Certain states require that job postings indicate a minimum and maximum base salary in an effort to not discriminate – a very worthwhile purpose that Media Recruiting Group supports. MRG’s practices are and have always been non-discriminatory, and jobs are open to all candidates with respect to race, color, religion, national origin, military status, sexual orientation, sex/gender, age, national origin, disability, etc.  That said, companies require that we supply them with candidates with very specific experience, and the commensurate compensation for every job varies.  It is a function of a person’s years of experience, type of experience, skills, knowledge of certain computer programs, etc.  And every job may have a unique requirement.  And every job could come in higher or lower than the range we are given.   We do not control the upper and lower ranges for our clients, so we make a best efforts attempt to include information requested by said states.  In the case of sales people, most time it is also a function of their contacts.  If the job is an analyst, analytical skills and experience matter.  Etc.  This makes stating a reasonable minimum and maximum challenging absent all of this information about a given candidate.  Companies also have other elements of compensation, including but not limited to, commission, bonus, equity, profit sharing, varying levels of healthcare coverage and how much a person would have to contribute to the premium, various perks like continuing education, commuter reimbursement, phone reimbursement, etc. – not included in “salary” as the law states.  Thus, know that anything we note in a salary range does NOT include such other compensation elements.  And, as recruiters, we don’t know what all of those elements are, as we are recruiting for a company, not for ourselves, and they do not brief us as to each benefit.  We are a 3rd party and can only estimate to the best of our knowledge, and thus offer the minimum and maximum salary MRG in good faith believes at the time of the posting the client is willing to pay for the advertised job.

    Qualified by all of the above, for this job with requisite/required  years of the required experience and skills, the minimum and maximum salary is approximated at $80,000 and $90,000 respectfully, exclusive of commission, bonus, equity, profit sharing, any element of healthcare coverage, any reference to how much a person would have to contribute to the premium of a healthcare plan, any perks, or other forms of compensation.  Fewer years of experience could bring the base salary lower, and more experience could bring the base salary higher, if the company is willing to increase their salary bands.