Sales Manager

  • Brooklyn, United States

Sales Manager

Job description

Futurism is a digital media publication that covers the breakthrough technologies and scientific discoveries that will shape humanity’s future. Our mission is to empower our readers and drive the development of these transformative technologies towards maximizing human potential. Futurism reaches over 7m unique readers and garners over 150m views on Facebook per month, making it one of the largest science and technology sites on the web.


Futurism is seeking an entrepreneurial minded Sales Manager to drive advertising and consulting sales growth through the delivery of marketing solutions to global brands and their agency representatives. As Futurism's Sales Manager, you will be expected to analyze the needs of advertising partners and present them a vision of what the future looks like (and how we can tell that story for them). Successful candidates will have a strong understanding of futuristic science/technology, branded storytelling, and macro-level trends in digital media. The ideal candidate will have an active network of client/agency relationships and a proven track record of using effective communication strategies to accomplish organizational goals. This role will be the first direct sales hire, so being a self-starter with the ability to develop and scale processes and teams is a plus.


The Day to Day

  • Generate new sales leads through prospecting and understanding of advertiser business challenges
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients & advertising agencies
  • Serve as a trusted consultant with partners consistently bringing them creative, solution oriented ideas and products to meet their business challenges
  • Effectively organize, prioritize, and manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment
  • Develop, maintain, and manage a strong sales pipeline to ensure sufficient opportunities exist to meet revenue goals
  • Effectively manage cross department internal communications
  • Be able to track, analyze, and communicate performance of advertiser campaigns

Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 years of related work experience, ideally in the digital media industry
  • An ability to see opportunities, understands needs, create relevant solutions, set proper expectations and close meaningful deals
  • A detailed knowledge of online media planning terms and KPIs
  • Demonstrated record of success in a start up level, goal-oriented sales environment
  • Dynamic, flexible, hard-working attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must
  • High level of organization with good attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking abilities
  • Strong project management and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of social media
  • Passion for futuristic science and technology (blockchain, AI, energy, automation, etc), and knowledge of the media industry