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NowMedia Director of Brand Partnerships

Accelerate Change

Accelerate Change

Marketing & Communications, Sales & Business Development
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, December 22, 2023

Job Title: Director of Brand Partnerships

Department: Sales

Location: New York, NY (Hybrid/Remote flexibility)

Reports To: Vice President of Sales

About NowMedia

NowMedia is the largest mission media network in the United States and includes NowThis, PushBlack, ParentsTogether, Noticias para Inmigrantes, Impact, and Pulso, as well as our extensive networks of influencers and celebrities. NowMedia is a new media umbrella that reflects the addition of NowThis to the Accelerate Change media network.

NowMedia has over 100M digital subscribers across social, video, and newsletter platforms. We are the leading mission media network for Americans who care about their culture, their community, and their impact in the world. Collectively, the Accelerate Media Network boasts over 100 million monthly active users, 86 million social followers, and 14 million email subscribers. Our content, including 600 million+ monthly views of A-list celebrity content and 400 million+ monthly views of influencer-driven narratives, highlights our ability to engage audiences across multiple platforms and demographics.

Within the Accelerate Media Network, the largest media property is NowThis. NowThis is redefining media for a new generation, leading the charge as a digital-first brand that resonates with over 98 million people globally each month. NowThis content, known for sparking meaningful discussions on issues that matter to young adults, blends engaging storytelling with a deep understanding of what captivates its audience. In 2022, NowThis achieved 8.4 billion interactions across major platforms like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube, showcasing our extensive influence and engagement. NowThis stands out for amplifying diverse voices and stories, making it a unique force in the digital media landscape. NowThis is not just delivering content; the brand is inspiring change and driving conversation in today's dynamic world.

Job Summary

As a Director of Brand Partnerships at NowMedia, you will be at the forefront of identifying and cultivating new business opportunities and partnerships. You will play a crucial role in expanding our digital footprint and revenue streams. This position requires a blend of skills in sales, relationship building, and strategic thinking, and is ideal for a motivated individual eager to contribute to a dynamic sales team.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute strategies to identify and secure new business opportunities in the digital media landscape.

  • Utilize consultative sales skills to assess client needs and educate on the power of digital media and advertising to enhance business opportunities.

  • Build and maintain relationships with potential clients and partners, understanding their needs and offering solutions that align with NowThis’s offerings.

  • Collaborate with the Accelerate Media Network and sales and marketing teams to create compelling proposals and presentations that showcase the value of NowMedia to prospective clients.

  • Stay informed about industry trends, market conditions, and competitive activities to identify new sales opportunities.

  • Manage and track sales leads and prospects within a CRM system, ensuring accurate reporting and follow-up.

  • Participate in networking events and industry conferences to represent NowMedia and expand our presence.

  • Assist in developing and refining sales materials, including media kits, case studies, and sales decks.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communication, or a related field.

  • 5+ years of experience in sales, business development, or a related field, preferably in digital media or advertising.

  • Strong understanding of digital marketing, social media, and emerging media platforms.

  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with an ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders.

  • A proactive and collaborative approach, with a willingness to take on new challenges and contribute to a team environment.

  • Proficiency with CRM tools (e.g., Salesforce) and in building and managing a strong sales pipeline.

  • Willingness to travel as required for client meetings and industry events.

Compensation & Benefits

  • $250,000 - $350,000 on target earnings (OTE) range, with exact salary depending on experience and new staff rarely starting at the top of the range.

  • Health care after 3 months, with individual premiums fully covered and cost-share for dependents. Vision and dental plans are available at-cost to the individual.

  • 15 paid vacation days, 6 paid holidays, 3 paid floating holidays each year and 7.5 paid sick days each year

  • Professional development funds, with renewal of funds each fiscal year

  • Cell phone and internet reimbursement (or co-working reimbursement): We acknowledge that working from home requires using your own internet and phone for work purposes so we offer a set reimbursement amount for cell phone and internet usage. If working from home isn’t for you, we also have the option for folks to rent a co-working space and get reimbursed for their monthly costs.

  • Need-based educational loan assistance after 3 months

  • 401(k) plan after one year, with 100% employer match on the first 3% and 50% employer match on the next 2%

How To Apply

To apply, please click on the "Apply Now" button on the right.

Accelerate is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, and LGBTQIA+ people must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

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