Future PLC is hiring a

Digital Sales Associate -Infrastructure

Washington, United States

About the Team

In 2019, Future acquired SmartBrief, a leading digital B2B publisher of targeted business news and information.

Serving more than 6 million senior executives, thought leaders, and industry professionals, SmartBrief filters thousands of sources daily to deliver the most relevant industry news in partnership with more than 180 trade associations, professional societies, nonprofits and corporate entities.

SmartBrief focuses on enriching their audience’s lives through the delivery of pertinent news and content and we are really excited about the partnership and the continued growth of our B2B media offering.

Visit www.smartbrief.com for details.

Job Purpose

The SmartBrief Infrastructure Sales team has a great opportunity for a Digital Sales Associate to start their career in digital publishing.

We love to recruit bright and ambitious sales talent who we can see grow into a fulfilling career in digital media.

As an Infrastructure Digital Sales Associate you will work with a vertically-aligned sales team to research, contact, and win new advertising clients.

You’ll set marketing and discovery meetings with global brands in your industry, from Fortune 500 companies to advertising agencies & innovative start-ups, and develop sales and industry expertise that will allow for future mobility within the organization.

You will earn a base salary with the opportunity to earn commissions and bonuses when planned targets are achieved.

There are also great opportunities for you to progress into more senior sales roles.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prospect new advertisers
  • Grow and maintain customer database
  • Develop marketing collateral Write compelling copy for sales outreach
  • Prepare competitive analyses
  • Respond to advertiser RFPs
  • Build sales reports
  • Manage inbound marketing opportunities


What do I need to succeed

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong sense of organization and strict attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, solve problems and work effectively in a fast-paced media/technology business
  • Ideally you will have some sales or customer services experience
  • Computer savvy and proficiency with various software packages, including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Salesforce and G-suite
  • Team-oriented and professional attitude


What will I get in return?

As well as our standard benefits, we have a number of awesome perks available to our staff including:
  • Unlimited paid time off (yes you read that right!)
  • Healthcare
  • 401k match
  • Employee Staff Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Flexible Spend Account (FSA)
  • A share in our success - every member of staff receives a profit pool bonus at the end of our financial year
  • Free food (monthly munchies, bagel Fridays, fresh fruit & snacks and coffee and tea on tap)
  • Central office locations with cool open plan working spaces. We operate a flexible working plan and are COVID secure
  • Gym discounts
  • Free digital magazine subscriptions and access to back copies of our print magazines and bookazines
  • Discounted gym membership and onsite health & wellbeing (yoga at lunch anyone?!)
  • Annual Future conference - get together with your colleagues to celebrate success and look forward to what's next
  • Regular staff socials arranged by our wonderful Employee Community & Culture committees
  • Huge opportunities to learn and develop whether through professional qualifications, exposure to incredible business projects or informal lunch & learns, hosted by your colleagues

We are Future

Connectors. Creators. Experience Makers

We’re Future. We’re 2300 colleagues over 200 brands speaking to 400 million people every month across the globe through websites, events and magazines. We haven’t just survived in 2020, we’ve thrived, increasing our audience share, taking more number one positions, acquiring new businesses and launching new brands.

And we don’t plan on stopping any time soon.

We’ve got an ambitious plan for 2021 that will build on our growth momentum and unlock new opportunities. We’re calling it Future 3.0 and we’re looking for talented people who want to be a part of it.

Inclusion & Diversity

At Future we are passionate about ensuring that as a business, we are continuing to promote diversity and inclusion not just in our recruitment processes, but everything we do.

Future is an equal opportunity employer and we will continue to ensure our recruitment process will be free of bias and our workplaces are inclusive, positive, free of discrimination and respects all backgrounds and beliefs. Our culture is underpinned by our values which will continue to ensure that all applicants, current and future employees are treated with respect and fairness.

We are continuing to be inclusive in our approach to flexible working, ensuring that we are making adjustments where required and providing our employees the tools and support to enable them to grow and flourish in their careers