Refinery29 is hiring a

Director of Business Development and Strategy

New York, United States

About Refinery29:

Refinery29 is the leading digital media and entertainment company focused on women with a global audience footprint of 550 million across all platforms. Our mission is to be a catalyst for women to feel, see, and claim their power by providing optimistic and diverse creativity, storytelling, and points of view. We deliver style and substance to an audience that's highly engaged across a variety of devices and destinations, from the original video and editorial features, to live experiences and social storytelling. Please visit,, and for more information and to browse content.

About the Role:

The Director of Business Development and Strategy will be an integral member of the R29 Business Development & Strategy team, helping to shaping the company strategy across everything from media, to content, to live events, to consumer products, and working to source, analyze, negotiate, and close key strategic partnerships to bring this strategy to life. Must be a proactive self-starter, with extremely robust analytical and strategic thinking skills, who can build strong relationships across multiple groups and functions at R29 on a variety of strategic initiatives

This is a prime opportunity for an experienced professional who would like to work on large scale strategy, business development and partnerships for one of the largest independent media brands for Millennials.  We look for smart, highly driven, analytical, and collaborative individuals with excellent initiative and the ability to work collaboratively to define strategy and pursue new business opportunities in a high-growth company.

What Makes an R29er?

  • You have commitment and passion about the mission of R29 to be a catalyst for women to feel, see, and claim their power and realize their infinite potential.

 What you'll do:

  • Help shape and communicate company strategy, working hand-in-hand with key stakeholders
  • Work with team to source new strategic partnerships across media, content, live events, consumer products
  • Analyze, evaluate, negotiate, and obtain internal support for new partnerships
  • Help to manage key strategic relationships
  • Manage P&L for new initiatives as appropriate

 What you have

  • Minimum 2 years management consulting at top-tier firm
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in industry (preferably media, live events, consumer goods)
  • Ability to build strong x-functional relationships
  • Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills
  • Good negotiation, and partner management skills
  • Passion for the Refinery29 brand and cause
  • MBA a plus

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