Senior Community Manager

The World Economic Forum
New York
Feb 15, 2013
Mar 17, 2013
Human Resources
Full Time


The World Economic Forum USA is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging industry leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Incorporated as a non-profit business league (approved ยง501(c)6 of the IRS code) and based in

New York, the World Economic Forum USA is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests. It is the North American affiliate of the World Economic Forum, a non-profit foundation based in Geneva, Switzerland, under the supervision of the Swiss Federal Government.

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The Media, Entertainment and Information (MEI) Industry team at the World Economic Forum manages the relationships with the largest global media players as well as identifies newcomers in the digital media landscape. The team is in charge of setting the industry agenda, and identifying common challenges and interests of a diverse group of players.

You will act as the primary interface between the Forum and key industry sector contacts including chief executives, corporate senior executives and subject matter experts to coordinate their involvement in events and their engagement in task forces and initiatives. You will develop deep relationships with media and entertainment companies, at every seniority level, ensuring they engage fully with the World Economic Forum. This includes the organization of sector-specific meetings, events and roundtables. You will also support a project with concrete deliverables under tight deadlines.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain relationships and manage existing partners
  • Identify new and exciting start-ups in the digital media landscape and develop value proposition for their engagement with the World Economic Forum
  • Organize meetings, events and roundtables
  • Lead a Global Agenda Council, a group of 15 experts on the topic of Social Media, including organization of calls, summary notes and catalyse follow-up actions
  • Assist and advise above representatives in all phases of their participation in Forum events and activities

You have a Master's degree and a minimum of five years of professional international experience in a technology or media company. You have a strong command of issues relating to the media industry. You demonstrate strong leadership capabilities and outstanding communication skills, and have outstanding relationship management and negotiation skills. You must be a team player and have the ability to work well in a geographically dispersed team, and be able to thrive in highly demanding situations and a fast-paced environment. You are fluent in English and at least one other language. Regular travel within the region is required.

You will join the Forum as part of our Global Leadership Fellows Programme ( As such, you would be fully integrated in the World Economic Forum and benefit from an intensive work and learning experience intended to develop and train future leaders of global enterprises and international organizations. The Global Leadership Programme is designed by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with its worldwide network of distinguished experts and leaders.

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