BuzzFeed is hiring a

Brand Strategy Manager

BuzzFeed is looking for a dynamic, entrepreneurial, digital sales person with a passion for social content-driven advertising.  This role reports to our Director of Brand Strategy in London and works part of a wider commercial team.

You’ll introduce our social advertising products to brands and agencies in Europe, and work closely with our product and account service teams to see to it that the programs are implemented to maximum long-term client satisfaction.  You should have a track record of success and an entrepreneurial leaning that will allow you to quickly get up to speed on our products and begin generating revenue.


 

Responsibilities:

  • Introduce our products to brands and agencies in Europe through meetings, speaking opportunities, and written materials
  • Reach and exceed individual sales goals while contributing to overall team goals
  • Prospect, penetrate and create new relationships with advertising agencies and clients
  • Develop relationships at all levels from CMO to Brand Managers to Agency Buyers
  • Provide feedback to our product and business teams about the needs and successes in the market
  • Collaborate with our European editorial teams to introduce sponsorship opportunities around new editorial launches
  • Identify and understand trends within social media
  • Strong focus on being able to analyze data and use it to effectively grow the business

 

Requirements:

  • Previous digital sales experience
  • Experience at a leading publisher or social media platform
  • Strong track record of success driving revenue through discovering, prospecting, creating new business and growing and retaining existing business
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong negotiation, influencing skills and an ability to persuade at all levels of an agency or client
  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • An understanding of social ad products like Facebook Sponsored Stories and Promoted Tweets
  • Skilled in crafting slide decks and written pitch materials a plus
  • Passionate about social advertising and new media
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the online advertising industry
  • Ability to work in a fast moving company and industry