Project Executive


The role:

We are looking for Project Executive to join the Industry Initiatives team here at the IAB. This role is perfect for someone with 1-2 years’ experience in the digital industry. You would have one of the more member facing roles in the business, often meeting with different groups of IAB members and collaborating on projects with them. You will report into the Industry Initiatives Manager, and work closely with the whole team to deliver a variety of different projects across the course of the year.


Responsibilities include:

  • Working with the rest of the Industry Initiatives team on the annual calendar of Advisory and Steering Group meetings with our members

  • Writing blogs for our website on best in class digital creativity and innovations in our industry

  • Project management, keeping on top of multiple stakeholders, both internal and external and proactively driving Industry Initiatives projects forward, (projects include: educational events, handbooks, newsletters and videos)

  • Being the main point of contact to brief our members on projects, collating, chasing and proof reading their input, ensuring we are on track with project timelines whilst keeping relevant stakeholders in the loop (i.e design agency, marketing team, IAB members and the rest of the Industry Initiatives team)

  • Working with internal teams, in particular the marketing team, to produce and distribute these projects effectively to the industry

  • Responding to member requests in a professional manner in person, on the phone and via email, at times dealing with challenging requests

  • Aiming to start running advisory groups, facilitating meetings, hosting workshops and seminars and being the IAB’s main point of contact for those groups


Skills, qualifications and experience:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Ability to read up on digital innovations and write engaging blogs for our site

  • A passion for the digital industry and knowledge of the latest developments

  • An incredibly organised team player who can work under own initiative

  • Proven project management and delivery skills

  • Demonstrable experience in customer / client servicing

  • Creative in ideas, writing, and ways of working

  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft (know your way around a project plan or other project management tools)

  • A shining positive attitude (and a sense of humour)


Additional info:

  • Our team run the Steering Groups and Discipline Advisory Groups found here

  • For an example of the type of projects you will be working on with different IAB members, see our Guide to Digital Innovation

  • You will be the organisational king or queen of the Industry Initiatives team, keeping us all in check and moving forward with our projects in collaboration with our members

  • On any one week you might be going to an industry event, hosting a meeting with 10+ IAB members, writing a piece on creative campaigns whilst managing a project. You need to be able to throw yourself into the variety of tasks that life at the IAB is all about 


Application Process:

Applications to be sent to Caroline Stearn at Salary is competitive.

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