Boston Globe Media Partners Senior Coordinator, Innovation & Strategic Initiatives in Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Globe Media is hiring for a Senior Coordinator, Innovation & Strategic Initiatives, to work on a variety of projects at the parent company of The Boston Globe, Boston.com, and STAT News. This is a newly created role that will execute the planning and implementation of seasonal activities such as Innovation Week and our popular Hack Day & Idea Pitch events. They will also work with the Innovation team on select strategic initiatives, from research and planning to coordination and execution. This individual will also work with the team to continue refining BGM Labs’ approach to innovation — ranging from high-level discussions about how we work to organizing our digital assets and toolkit.
The ideal candidate will be someone with a flexible and entrepreneurial mindset, the ability to carry a project from start to finish, and the willingness to roll up their sleeves and dive into the hands-on work required to make ideas a reality.
This role will report to the Director of Innovation.
Managing the process, from beginning to end, for Innovation Initiatives (35%)
Owning the functional and usage of the team’s innovation platform BrightIdea — how it works, setting up new initiatives, ensuring we have data to feed the metric function
Entering event details and ensuring all information is accurate to launch an event, helping users troubleshoot activities on the platform, owning the inputs from start to finish
Executing all operational elements of running an initiative — run of show, notes
Promoting the events — creating fliers, posting in Slack channels, looking for places to communicate internally and spreading the word
Booking conference rooms to support the events
Strategic Initiatives (35%)
Supporting with project management — maintaining milestones using project management tools such as Monday.com, requesting updates from the project owner, providing updates to Innovation team leadership and key stakeholders in status meetings
Documenting internal learnings via case studies and recap notes
Using prepared templates, documenting a project’s progress and results on an ongoing basis
Recapping key meetings in writing for internal stakeholders for relevant projects
Research & Discovery (30%)
Basic research on new topics, technologies, and products for further exploration
E.g. weddings, shoes, geographies
Staying on top of media trends — consumer, competition, industry
Investigating new/niche audiences by reading and summarizing research for the team — internet, market research resources internally, industry publications
2-5 years of relevant work experience
Previous experience as a project manager or coordinator
Previous experience working in digital
Knowledge of journalism and/or publishing
Knowledge of MS Office, Google Docs/Sheets/Drive, and willingness to learn new tools/platforms
A willingness to adapt and be audience focused, with a curious mindset and a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment
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