Skyword’s Executive Director, Brand Partnerships is responsible for working with partners to develop a unique Content Marketing Program that achieves the client’s goals.
The ideal candidate can effectively build and manage their own pipeline and nurture relationships in order to engage with senior level marketing executives at Fortune 1000 companies. This person will be responsible for creating a target account list, securing client meetings, facilitating client workshops, building a sales strategy for a content marketing program, securing the business and transitioning the account to the services team.
The ideal candidate is aggressive and has a passion for solving client’s business challenges by providing thought leadership. Successful candidates have an ability to engage prospects and build rapport quickly; they thrive on creative thinking and creating custom solutions; and they are able to effectively manage a short sales cycle.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Skills, Knowledge and Expertise
Many things can hold us back from applying to a job posting. The truth is, there’s no such thing as the “perfect” candidate. Skyword is building a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization, so however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, will only complement the team we already have in place. At Skyword every team member can grow and develop. So, please apply if this role inspires you, and would make you want to bring your best to work every day. We’ll bring the rest to make this a memorable experience!
The preferred location for this candidate is in the Boston area, to eventually work out of our Boston office in a post COVID world. We are however, open to qualified candidates outside of Massachusetts who would work remotely from their home.
Founded in 2010, Skyword empowers today’s top brands to create unique content experiences that deliver customer value and drive business success. With its SaaS+ model, Skyword offers: a SaaS-based enterprise-level content marketing platform, industry-leading services, and a global community of storytellers. Today’s leading brands have created and published more than one million original stories as articles, videos, images, infographics, podcasts, and animations on Skyword360. These stories have earned Skyword customers more than two billion visits organically, and Skyword has paid its freelance creatives more than $30 million on behalf of its customers. Skyword is a privately held company headquartered in Boston, MA with an office in Washington D.C. Current investors include Rho Acceleration, Cox Media Group, Allen & Company, Progress Ventures, and American Public Media Group.
Skyword is proud to be endorsed by both the analyst community and our customers year after year. Most recently, we were named the 2020 Gartner Peer Insights “Customer’s Choice”, ranked as a leader in Gartner’s 2021 Magic Quadrant, and rated by customers as a leader or high performer across 8 categories (including content creation, distribution, experience, and freelance platform) in G2’s Spring 2021 Grid® Reports.
We’re on a mission to make it easy for brands to tell authentic stories that establish trust and build lasting relationships. We believe that both you and your audience win when you meet their needs with original, expert content. And we’ve got the results to prove it.
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Position: Executive Director, Brand Partnerships.