Speaker Coordinator

Türkiye Radyo Televizyon Kurumu / İstanbul
Publish Date: 18.12.2020

Speaker Coordinator

The speaker coordinator has the responsibility for managing the main theme of events, each session and selecting, inviting and hosting speakers as well as ensuring deadlines. Directs coordination of speakers and activities to prepare for the day of the event.


  • Having brainstorming sessions with all the stakeholders to draft possible event themes and session themes.

  • Finalizing event themes and open session themes of each year.

  • Drafting the speakers and moderators program of events in accordance with each sessions.

  • Creating, sharing, and gathering lists of potential speakers and moderators.

  • Sending invitations for all events to potential speakers and moderators.

  • Contacting and securing the presence of speakers and moderators at events.

  • Communicating with booked speakers and moderators and arranging logistical matters (e.g. travel and accommodation details and private meetings).

  • Greeting the speakers and moderators on site and attending speaker lunches and dinners.

  • Preparing communications and documentation for speakers and moderators.

  • Overseeing the venue management of the event.

  • Drafting and implementing the social program.

  • Arranging and managing all other logistical aspects (e.g. accommodation, catering, business lunches, printing) prior to and during the conference.

  • Preparing newsletters and other communications for the participants.

  • Monitoring all registrations and payments for the booked speakers.

  • Replying to inquiries from speakers, moderators and interested international participants.

  • Drafting visa invitation letters for speakers, moderators and international participants who require them.

  • Setting-up the evaluation process of all events.

  • Working with the Marketing and Communications Department to secure grants.

  • Creating and managing sponsorship and advertisement packages.

  • Mapping and securing potential sponsors (national and international).


  • Minimum 4 years of experience in event and project management.

  • Master’s degree or higher in Political Science or International Relations is required.

  • Good command of English and Turkish.

  • Outstanding communication and negotiation ability.

  • Interest in international relations, politics and ongoing events.

  • Ability to work under pressure.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Excellent social skills.

  • Excellent networking skills and established network.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Time management skills. 

Keywords: speaker coordinator, konuşmacı, coordinator
Application deadline: 29.01.2021 17:00