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Director of Publisher Development

Job Category:
Advertising and Media
Career Level:
Management (Manager/Director)
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
Company Name:
New York

Our mission is to unlock infinite possibilities for our partners and ourselves by reinventing content.

At Arkadium, named “Best Workplace” by Inc. Magazine in its June 2016 issue, we’ve been creating engaging, revenue-generating content used by hundreds of publishers including Hearst, Comcast, Microsoft, CNN, and USA Today. Our newest product, InHabit, innovates the newsroom by delivering relevant interactive visualizations to any article instantly — enhancing editorial factually and functionally, boosting user-interaction and session duration.

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The Director of Publisher Development is responsible for scaling Arkadium’s partnerships with publishers in the US and Canada. In your role, you will find and bring-on new publishers as well as upsell our existing partners on our new product line . Initially, you will be an individual contributor, but have the ability to grow and build a team as milestones are achieved. This is a new position at the company where you’ll be empowered to create a strategy and process to achieve your goals.

Our Ideal candidate

  • has 3-5+ years selling digital solutions to publishers.
  • has an existing rolodex of the top publishers in the US & Canada.
  • has a successful track record of closing deals and adding new partners.
  • is a strong individual contributor that has the desire to grow a team.
  • has an excellent reputation.
  • has great negotiation skills and understands the complexities of revenue share deals.
  • is an expert in mobile, display, video, native, and branded content.
  • is familiar with different content mediums and the engagement value they bring to publishers.
  • is confident in their understanding of the current monetization strategies used today by publishers.
  • has a deep understanding of the value of data and targeting in today’s landscape.

What to expect

  • In month one:
  • You’ll be carefully on-boarded into the organization.
  • You’ll learn our current product suite, company strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges.
  • You’ll get to know our departments and our employees.
  • You’ll become familiar with our CRM system and existing sales tools.
  • You’ll work collaboratively with senior management to define your publisher quota. * In month two:
  • You’ll get to know the 450 premium publishers who make up our current network. (i.e. Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, CNN, LA Times, USA Today, AARP, Comcast, etc.).
  • You’ll get support from Marketing to help build an initial target list.
  • You’ll start practicing your pitch and tweaking our pitch decks.
  • You’ll start going on meetings with publishers.
  • You’ll have the ability to weigh in and provide product feedback to the team.
  • You will close your first deal * In month three through six:
  • You’ll have weekly meetings with publishers, introducing them to our product, our value-ad, and monetization capabilities.
  • You’ll continue to provide guidance to our product team to ensure our client needs are being met.
  • You’ll be prospecting new clients and working your target list.
  • You’ll be closing new publisher deals on a consistent basis. * In month six and beyond:
  • You’ll be exceeding your quota.
  • You’ll be implementing and executing our data and targeting strategy.
  • You’ll be forecasting on a regular basis.
  • You’ll be attending conferences, speaking at events, and acting as a brand ambassador for Arkadium.
  • You’ll love coming to work every day!

What we offer:

  • Competitive base salary and full benefits.
  • A totally uncapped commission structure.
  • An award winning culture, named Best Workplace in the US.
  • The stability and resources of a big player with the spirit and flexibility of a start-up.
  • A team of co-workers that dreams big and strives to never settle for anything less than great.
  • A beautiful office located in Silicon Alley, just blocks away from Madison and Union Squares.
  • Summer Fridays