New York, NY
BuzzFeed… the social news and entertainment company provides the most shareable breaking news, original reporting, entertainment and video across the social web.
We are looking for an Account Executive with a passion for social content-driven advertising.
You have experience in digital media and/or a proven track record of new business sales. You are able to work within a strong team culture while being independent in managing business. You also have effective collaboration, negotiation, and customer service skills.
You thrive in an entrepreneurial learning environment that will allow you to quickly get up to speed on our products and begin generating revenue.
• Prospect new clients, including the ability to qualify and close new accounts
• Prepare for and manage business meetings with clients ranging from agency-level to C-level clients
• Develop a sales strategy and business plan for generating revenue through premium direct sales to brands and agencies as well as RFP agency business.
• Host virtual and (eventually) in-person presentations
• Provide prompt phone/email follow up to all inbound inquiries and properly document and track activity
• Develop and maintain knowledge to become an expert on social media, content Marketing, mobile and digital video
• 2+ years of digital media or sales experience
• Previous experience successfully driving revenue (preferably through prospecting, discovery, pitching, closing and renewing business)
• Ability to effectively collaborate with internal partner teams while being independent in managing your business
• Outstanding communications skills including negotiation skills and ability to engage in exemplary consultative selling skills.
• Experience navigating the internet and social platforms
• A desire to learn and adapt in an ever changing industry
All job applications must be received through the official BuzzFeed Jobs board (https://www.buzzfeed.com/about/jobs), including referrals. It is BuzzFeed's practice to not schedule job interviews until after an application is submitted through our jobs board.
BuzzFeed is the world's leading tech-powered media company, with a cross-platform news and entertainment network that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally.