Positions Available

Sponsorship Sales Manager

Join Alphabet Media’s award-winning crew and build a team to sell high-level sponsorship on some of the region’s most successful conferences. Our established portfolio of events provide the ideal platform for an experienced sales manager to advance their career. If you have enjoyed sales success and want to take the next step, read on.

Alphabet: spot the difference

  • We are recognised leaders in our field. Since 2003 we have dominated the market for government, education and healthcare events in the region, supported by the region’s longest-running (and most awarded) government trade magazine, ‘FutureGov’.
  • Our clients love us. Our commitment to customer service and our deep understanding of their business objectives shines through in the execution of our events. We have a high rebooking rate, and a great track record of delivery.
*The ‘FutureGov’ brand, shared by our events and magazines, is your calling card. Our events build on a long track record in all of the markets in which we operate – and we have extremely close working relationships with governments, and those who sell to them. *Our conference format is innovative and successful – providing unique levels of engagement for our sponsors, speakers and delegates. *Our sales people are celebrated. You’re responsible for monetising the hard work of others, and for turning concepts into reality. Join us to make magic happen.

Desired Skills & Experience
Sell sponsorship on our established conferences to technology and infrastructure solutions providers by developing long-lasting relationships with our customers and prospects. You need to demonstrate:

  • Customer care: fanatical about customer service
  • Big picture thinking: know how to build value in the sales process
  • Persuasive: communicate value and overcome objections
  • Active listening: understand customers’ challenges
  • Attention to detail: noticing the little things that matter a lot
  • Teamwork: work well with others and contribute positively
  • Leadership: passionate about developing the people around you to drive their success
  • Networking: develop loyal relationships with customers
  • Outstanding sales record: you can walk the talk

If you want to do a great job, and be well rewarded, get in touch.

Company Description
Alphabet Media is a trade media business specialising in the public sector. Established in 2004, we are headquartered in Singapore, with offices in Sydney and Hong Kong.

We publish multiple editions of FutureGov magazine in Asia Pacific – and run the largest international network of government-to-government conferences. Our proprietary GovNet database contains over 65,000 individual records.

Recent activities include: – Social media & citizen engagement training for Hong Kong civil servants – Advisory services to the Government of India to create frames of reference for a GCIO – Training of municipal informatisation officials in China – Managing separate custom publications for Microsoft, SAP & NEC – Public sector CIO training in Sri Lanka

Apparently we’re pretty good at what we do: in 2012 the FutureGov Summit won 'Best CEO-level Conference’ at the Asian Conference Awards; last year we won two Asian Publishing Awards in Bangkok; in 2010 we won an Asian Publishing Award in Vietnam as well as a MPAS award for 'Best Business Magazine’; in 2009 we won the 'Spirit of Enterprise Awards’ for being enterprising, and high-spirited, as well as an MPAS award for best B2B online publication.

Send your resume and covering letter to [javascript protected email address] quoting the reference number AM011. Posted on 5 June 2013.

Sponsorship Sales Manager - Australia

Join Alphabet Media’s award-winning crew and build a team to sell high-level sponsorship on some of the region’s most successful conferences. Our established portfolio of events provide the ideal platform for an experienced sales manager to advance their career. If you have enjoyed sales success and want to take the next step, read on.

Alphabet: spot the difference

  • We are recognised leaders in our field. Since 2003 we have dominated the market for government, education and healthcare events in the region, supported by the region’s longest-running (and most awarded) government trade magazine, ‘FutureGov’.
  • Our clients love us. Our commitment to customer service and our deep understanding of their business objectives shines through in the execution of our events. We have a high rebooking rate, and a great track record of delivery.
*The ‘FutureGov’ brand, shared by our events and magazines, is your calling card. Our events build on a long track record in all of the markets in which we operate – and we have extremely close working relationships with governments, and those who sell to them. *Our conference format is innovative and successful – providing unique levels of engagement for our sponsors, speakers and delegates. *Our sales people are celebrated. You’re responsible for monetising the hard work of others, and for turning concepts into reality. Join us to make magic happen.

Desired Skills & Experience
Sell sponsorship on our established conferences to technology and infrastructure solutions providers by developing long-lasting relationships with our customers and prospects. You need to demonstrate:

  • Customer care: fanatical about customer service
  • Big picture thinking: know how to build value in the sales process
  • Persuasive: communicate value and overcome objections
  • Active listening: understand customers’ challenges
  • Attention to detail: noticing the little things that matter a lot
  • Teamwork: work well with others and contribute positively
  • Leadership: passionate about developing the people around you to drive their success
  • Networking: develop loyal relationships with customers
  • Outstanding sales record: you can walk the talk

If you want to do a great job, and be well rewarded, get in touch.

Company Description
Alphabet Media is a trade media business specialising in the public sector. Established in 2004, we are headquartered in Singapore, with offices in Sydney and Hong Kong.

We publish multiple editions of FutureGov magazine in Asia Pacific – and run the largest international network of government-to-government conferences. Our proprietary GovNet database contains over 65,000 individual records.

Recent activities include: – Social media & citizen engagement training for Hong Kong civil servants – Advisory services to the Government of India to create frames of reference for a GCIO – Training of municipal informatisation officials in China – Managing separate custom publications for Microsoft, SAP & NEC – Public sector CIO training in Sri Lanka

Apparently we’re pretty good at what we do: in 2012 the FutureGov Summit won 'Best CEO-level Conference’ at the Asian Conference Awards; last year we won two Asian Publishing Awards in Bangkok; in 2010 we won an Asian Publishing Award in Vietnam as well as a MPAS award for 'Best Business Magazine’; in 2009 we won the 'Spirit of Enterprise Awards’ for being enterprising, and high-spirited, as well as an MPAS award for best B2B online publication.

Send your resume and covering letter to [javascript protected email address] quoting the reference number AM020. Posted on 5 June 2013.

Database Researchers

Join Alphabet’s award-winning team and help take us to the next level! We offer full-time and flexible working arrangements for Singaporeans and Singapore PRs looking to build data lists for our expanding magazine, training and conference business.

Maybe you’re a housewife looking to reenter the workforce? Maybe you’re a recent graduate looking for the first step on the career ladder? Perhaps you want to join a successful growing company and figure out your future career path on the job? Whatever the reason, talk to Alphabet to explore convenient career opportunities that meet your needs.

The role
Data is the lifeblood of our business – and we’re constantly looking to keep our magazine circulation database maintained, and our marketing data up-to-date. Database Researchers do online and telephone-based data building to make sure we’re able to reach out to the right people. Sitting within the marketing team, you’ll report to the Marketing Director.

This is a low-stress role for someone with the following skills:

  • Good telephone manner – you’re not afraid to pick up the phone!
  • Basic computer skills – you know your way around a spreadsheet
  • Accuracy – you’ve got a great attention to detail and avoid simple spelling errors

If you like the sound of the above – send in a CV & covering letter to Ciara at ciara.mallon@alphabet-media.com

Send your resume and covering letter to [javascript protected email address] quoting the reference number AM021. Posted on 5 June 2013.

Conference Producer (Native Speaker of Bahasa Malaysia)

Our conference team is looking for a talented individual to join us in Singapore and work on our expanding portfolio of Malaysian conference programmes.

The Role
Our conferences bring together some of the most influential government departments in Asia Pacific to learn more about how they can improve their efficiency, governance and service levels. The success of our conferences depends on their relevance and their ability to provide attendees with a fresh perspective on key business challenges.

Working within a tightly-knit conference production team, you will need to be able to research the latest developments in government modernisation around the world, and create exciting agendas of professional interest to senior officials. This will involve telephone-based and face-to-face interviews with senior executives.

The Right Candidate
To enjoy success with our team you need to be able to demonstrate that you have what it takes to be an Alphabetter. This includes being:

  • A native speaker of Bahasa Malaysia, with good English language skills
  • Experience of organising events in Malaysia would be an advantage
  • Curious and an active listener
  • Creative and open to new ideas
  • Deadline-oriented and able to manage time effectively
  • Sociable, outgoing and persuasive
  • A professional with a responsible attitude to work
  • Committed to building a career in media
  • Literate and numerate
  • A good sense of humour

The Rewards
We offer international exposure, an excellent salary and the opportunity to work on some of the most-regarded media products in the industry.

Next Steps
To take the next step, contact Joel Harris on 6324 7659, or email him at joel.harris@alphabet-media.com with your CV and a cover letter explaining why you want to be a part of the Alphabet team.

Send your resume and covering letter to [javascript protected email address] quoting the reference number AM031. Posted on 5 June 2013.

Conference Operations Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Calling all control freaks! We are looking for an Operations Manager/Executive to make sure that the experience of delegates and sponsors at our conferences, seminars and training sessions is flawless, unique and unforgettable.
  • The successful candidate handles speakers’ liaison and management, the contractors for the build and break downs, the sourcing and negotiation of the conference venue, the staging and audio visual planning, the travel and hotel bookings.
  • You will liaise with sponsors and speakers in the run up to the conference, making them feel confident that they are in a safe pair of hands and provide outstanding customer service throughout.
  • You are computer literate and experienced in Word, Excel, Power Point and confident in budgeting, forecasting and cost control. You will have to keep excellent control and well organised records of your expenses, provide management with full details of expected cost, deposits and payments for each contract and ensure profitability of each event.
  • During the event you will be responsible for successful delivery of the event, ensure smooth communication with the participating vendors, manage registration desk and the onsite team.
  • To do all of the above you need to have great organisational ability, an eye for detail, an ability to haggle and a passion to get things perfect first time. The right candidate will have experience of managing business conferences, preferably with an established events company like Terrapinn, WBR, IQPC etc.

Requirements:

  • Candidate must possess at least a Diploma, Advanced/Higher/Graduate Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree, Post Graduate Diploma or Professional Degree in any field.
  • Ability to multi-task under pressure whilst maintaining accuracy and efficiency
  • Outstanding communication and customer service skills
  • A ‘can do’ attitude
  • A commitment to consistent self improvement and success
  • Negotiation skills
  • Willingness to travel
  • At least 2 year(s) of working experience in the conference or hotel industry working for a reputable company like Terrapinn, WBR, IQPC etc.
  • Preferably Senior Executives specializing in Customer Service or equivalent. Job role in Supervisor/Team Lead or equivalent.
  • Full-Time positions available.
  • Applicants should be Singaporean citizens or hold relevant residence status.

Send your resume and covering letter to [javascript protected email address] quoting the reference number AM030. Posted on 5 June 2013.

Journalist (Bahasa Malaysia-speaking) - Singapore

You will join the award-winning team of FutureGov – which has been the region’s longest-running government technology publication since 2003. Covering the modernisation of public sector organisations, you will write news reports that make a difference to our community of 60,000 serving government officials around the world. Few entry level positions allow journalists to have such a big impact on our region – break news, interview senior officials and make a difference to the work of government, education and healthcare agencies.

The Role
Our publications feature the work of some of the most influential government departments in Asia Pacific – specifically what they are doing to improve their efficiency, governance and citizen service levels. The success of our publishing activities depends on our ability to reflect the incredible innovation occurring within the public sector – and by writing relevant, informed content that provides our readers with a fresh perspective on key business challenges.

Working within a tightly-knit editorial team, you will need to be able to keep abreast of the latest developments in government modernisation around the world, and write timely reports of professional interest to senior officials. This will involve telephone-based and face-to-face interviews with senior executives, both in Singapore and overseas.

The Right Candidate
To enjoy success with our team you need to be able to demonstrate that you have what it takes to be an Alphabetter. This includes being:

  • A native speaker of Bahasa Malayisa, who is also fleunt in English
  • Curious and an active listener
  • Highly literate – knows the difference between stationary/stationery and licence/license
  • Social media savvy
  • Able to build rapport and establish empathy with people from different backgrounds
  • Creative and open to new ideas
  • Deadline-oriented and able to manage time effectively
  • Sociable, outgoing and persuasive
  • A presentable professional with a responsible attitude to work
  • Committed to building a career in media
  • A good sense of humour

The Rewards
We offer international exposure, an excellent salary and the opportunity to work on some of the most-regarded media products in the industry.

Next Steps
Please prepare your CV, a cover letter explaining how you meet the above requirements, and samples of your work for our Editorial Director.

Send your resume and covering letter to [javascript protected email address] quoting the reference number AM040. Posted on 5 June 2013.

Journalist - Singapore

You will join the award-winning team of FutureGov – which has been the region’s longest-running government technology publication since 2003. Covering the modernisation of public sector organisations, you will write news reports that make a difference to our community of 60,000 serving government officials around the world. Few entry level positions allow journalists to have such a big impact on our region – break news, interview senior officials and make a difference to the work of government, education and healthcare agencies.

The Role
Our publications feature the work of some of the most influential government departments in Asia Pacific – specifically what they are doing to improve their efficiency, governance and citizen service levels. The success of our publishing activities depends on our ability to reflect the incredible innovation occurring within the public sector – and by writing relevant, informed content that provides our readers with a fresh perspective on key business challenges.

Working within a tightly-knit editorial team, you will need to be able to keep abreast of the latest developments in government modernisation around the world, and write timely reports of professional interest to senior officials. This will involve telephone-based and face-to-face interviews with senior executives, both in Singapore and overseas.

The Right Candidate
To enjoy success with our team you need to be able to demonstrate that you have what it takes to be an Alphabetter. This includes being:

  • Curious and an active listener
  • Highly literate – knows the difference between stationary/stationery and licence/license
  • Social media savvy
  • Able to build rapport and establish empathy with people from different backgrounds
  • Creative and open to new ideas
  • Deadline-oriented and able to manage time effectively
  • Sociable, outgoing and persuasive
  • A presentable professional with a responsible attitude to work
  • Committed to building a career in media
  • A good sense of humour

The Rewards
We offer international exposure, an excellent salary and the opportunity to work on some of the most-regarded media products in the industry.

Next Steps

Send your resume and covering letter to [javascript protected email address] quoting the reference number AM041. Posted on 29 May 2013.

Delegate Sales Executive

Join Alphabet Media’s award-winning crew and develop the audience for some of the region’s most successful conferences. Our established portfolio of events provide the ideal platform for graduates to embark on a rewarding career or executives looking for a career switch to an exciting industry. If you want to enjoy sales success and want to take the next step, read on.

Alphabet Media: spot the difference
We are recognised leaders in our field. Since 2003 we have dominated the market for government, education and healthcare events in the region, supported by the region’s longest-running (and most awarded) government trade magazine, FutureGov.

Our delegates love us. Our commitment to customer service and our deep understanding of Public Sector objectives shine through in the execution of our events. We have a great track record of consistently delivering the right audience.

The Role
The FutureGov brand, shared by our events and magazines, is your calling card. Our events build on a long track record in all of the markets in which we operate – and we have extremely close working relationships with governments across Asia Pacific. *Our conference format is innovative and successful – providing unique levels of engagement for our speakers and delegates. *Our sales people are celebrated. You’re responsible for delivering the backbone of our events and conferences, the delegates, and for turning concepts into reality. Join us to make magic happen.

You will sell tickets on our established conferences, events and customised workshops to the Public Sector by developing long-lasting relationships with our customers and prospects.

The Right Candidate
You need to demonstrate the following:

  • Research Skills. Trawling the web and other information sources to find the most qualified delegates for our conferences
  • A desire to beat the targets that are set for you – you’re joining a team of over-achievers!
  • The ability to work under pressure and deliver against strict and tight deadlines
  • Show no fear in speaking with C-Level executives over the phone
  • Listening. A key element. Every bit of information shared is a tool we can use to improve our products and services or possibly turn a rejection into a deal
  • Build and demonstrate a strong understanding of the industry, under guidance from our team of champions!
  • Transparency – honesty and accuracy are the foundations upon which sales success is built
  • Show a willingness to learn from your line manager and key team members who will guide and train you in the essential skills set required to excel in your job
  • Ownership. You own the work you do and are equally responsible for the successful delivery of it

The Rewards
We offer international exposure, an excellent salary and the opportunity to work on some of the most-regarded media products in the industry.

Send your resume and covering letter to [javascript protected email address] quoting the reference number AM032. Posted on 29 May 2013.