About
Surface Media is a storytelling company that looks at the world through the lens of design. It includes print magazines Surface and Watch Journal; a digital platform at surfacemag.com; social media accounts and email newsletters with significant followings; a custom publishing division; a leading-edge consulting and custom projects arm, Surface Studios; and a highly regarded events program. 

Description
The Newsletters Editor  is responsible for leading the overall content strategy for Surface's daily curated email newsletter - Design Dispatch - speaking to our design-consious community.  You’ll play a fundamental role in developing and growing this best-in-class new media product.

Responsibilities

  •  Launch a new industry-focused daily curated newsletter 
  • Create a content strategy for Design Dispatch (and future Surface newsletters); ideate and execute new newsletter categories and treatments based on reader interest
  • .Work with marketing to optimize perforance  - open rates, click-thru rates, etc. - and overall subscriber growth

 Requirements

  • 3+ years of content creation
  • Experience developing digital content from a strategic and creative perspective
  • Ability to manage cross-functional projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Copywriting and creative editing experience
  • A background in design, fashion, lifestyle industries a plus

 TO APPLY: submit resume/CV, portfolio/reel, cover letter, and salary requirements
 

About

Surface Media is a storytelling company that looks at the world through the lens of design. It includes print magazines Surface and Watch Journal; a digital platform at surfacemag.com; social media accounts and email newsletters with significant followings; a custom publishing division; a leading-edge consulting and custom projects arm, Surface Studios; and a highly regarded events program. Surface is launching several new initiatives and is looking for creative, motivated, and industrious individuals to join our growing team. 

Role Overview

The Brand Partnerships Manager - The List is responsible for growing membership to The List, Surface’s definitive directory of companies producing exemplary design. You’ll play a fundamental role in developing The List’s membership base by working with the Director of The List and alongside Surface’s Editorial, Marketing, and Product teams to provide tremendous value to our clients. 

Responsibilities

  • Research prospects to personalize your outreach and sales presentations
  • Exercise excellent judgment in qualifying and prioritizing prospects
  • Successfully manage and overcome prospect objections
  • Deliver consistent sales results against monthly/quarterly/annual sales goals
  • Sell new opportunities to existing List members throughout the year
  • Communicate prospect requirements and needs to the Product team
  • Propose and implement new sales strategies
  • Represent The List at trade-shows and conferences
  • Be a brand champion and educate prospective clients on The List

Requirements

  • Minimum 2-5 years B2B sales experience-- phone and email sales experience required
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong customer relationships
  • Proven track record in new sales: skilled at objection handling, lead nurturing, and sales strategy 
  • Well organized, go-getter mentality and a pre-planner
  • Positive and tenacious
  • Able to thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong phone and email skills: ability to meet outbound call and sales targets
  • Excellent communication skills: written, in person and phone
  • Proficiency with CRM tools
  • Comfortable dealing with data and understanding reports
  • Knowledge of and a passion for the creative industries, including: design, architecture, fashion, among others

TO APPLY: submit resume/CV, cover letter, and salary requirements

About Surface Media 

Surface Media is a storytelling company that looks at the world through the lens of design. It includes print magazines Surface and Watch Journal; a digital platform at surfacemag.com; social media accounts and email newsletters with significant followings; a custom publishing division; a leading-edge consulting and custom projects arm, Surface Studios; and a highly regarded events program. Surface is launching several new initiatives and is looking for creative, motivated, and industrious individuals to join our growing team. 

Role Overview

The Design Dispatch (110,000+ opt-in subscribers) is our weekly dose of essential news stories covering the world of design.  The plan: turn the Design Dispatch into a high-growth daily newsletter startup under the Surface Media umbrella. We are seeking an entrepreneurial sales- leader to help us monetize and grow of this exciting new media platform.    

Responsibilities

  • Secure newsletter sponsor/advertising partners: lead prospect research and sales outreach, building client pipeline and close monthly sales targets
  • Work with Design Dispatch Editor and Surface creative team to create and schedule brand partner advertisements 
  • Track campaign results/metrics and report to brand partners
  • Work with the Design Dispatch Editor to evolve newsletter editorial content in ways that strengthen subscriber engagement
  • Work with marketing team to ideate and execute newsletter subscriber acquisition strategies 

Requirements

  • 2-5 years relevant B2B sales experience within digital media, eCommerce or startup worlds
  • Daily email newsletter business/industry knowledge/experience a plus (Daily Skimm, Morning Brew, Need2Know, Business of Fashion, etc.)
  • Knowledge of and a passion for the creative industries, e.g., design, fashion, art, architecture, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Positive, well organized and go-getter mentality 
  • Proficiency with CRM tools

TO APPLY MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:  

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover letter 

3) Salary requirements

About: 

Surface Media is a storytelling company that looks at the world through the lens of design. It includes print magazines Surface and Watch Journal; a digital platform at surfacemag.com; a custom publishing division, Surface Studios; and a highly regarded events program. Surface is launching several new initiatives and is looking for creative and motivated individuals to join its growing team. Watch Journal celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017 and Surface magazine is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018.

Director of Partnerships Overview: 

The Manager of Partnerships reports to the VP, Business Development and is responsible for representing the Surface Media product suite including: Surfacemag.com, Surface magazine, Watchjournal.com, Watch Journal and relevant programs. We are looking for a proven and strategic sales professional who has built significant partnerships across editorial properties, branded content, and social, while leveraging audience insights/data. We currently have opportunities available for media sales professionals with demonstrated relationships and established books of business in the Auto & Tech/Wine & Spirits, Fashion & Luxury, Home & Deisgn industries and experience selling across all media channels, particularly with strong digital experience.  

Responsibilities:

  • Increase sales and drive revenue with new and existing clients for all revenue streams: digital, print, events, newsletter and social
  • Proactively prospect, qualify, and grow accounts by developing strong and profitable relationships with client and agency partners, delivering industry-leading levels of creativity and customer service
  • Execute and deliver creative, thoughtful and competitive responses to RFPs
  • Negotiate pricing and contractual agreements
  • Effectively manage your client management pipeline and close expected number of deals to reach revenue target
  • Ensure clients receive the highest level of sales and operational customer service
  • Closely coordinate sales activities with assigned sales coordinator, delegating tasks where appropriate in order to maintain 80% weekly selling time
  • Coordinate sales activities internally, maximize available resources, identify outsourcing opportunities
  • Remain fluent in all research marketing tools, computer applications, and contact management tools including MediaRadar 
  • Comply with rate schedules, production procedures, accounting procedures, credit policies, and deadlines

Qualifications:

  • Passion for design
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3+ years experience selling across multimedia platforms
  • $1 million in proven portfolio performance
  • Ability to develop and manage a consistent sales pipeline and a proven track record of exceeding goals
  • Excellent communication, writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • A leading work ethic and a competitive instinct to win
  • A natural ability to sell and build relationships
  • Entrepreneurial spirit 

To Apply: 

Please indicate which industry vertical on all applications.  Include resume, cover letter and salary expectations.  

About Surface Media 

Surface Media is a storytelling company that looks at the world through the lens of design. It includes print magazines Surface and Watch Journal; a digital platform at surfacemag.com; social media accounts and email newsletters with significant followings; a custom publishing division; a leading-edge consulting and custom projects arm, Surface Studios; and a highly regarded events program. 

Role Overview

The List by Surface Magazine is currently seeking freelance writer(s) to compile and execute short-form content pieces related to The List's clients. The Freelance Writer, The List will write one short-form article on a weekly basis, totaling about four per month.  

The List is an exclusive community that spotlights creative individuals and contextualizes the groundbreaking brands and firms that they helm. Members are accepted based on an application process that serves only to highlight design’s foremost disrupters and connect them to fellow creatives breaking industry-related boundaries.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

Responsibilities

For any given assignment, the Freelance Writer, The List will be responsible for reaching out to and compiling information from List members as it relates to that specific article. The List’s short-form content pieces take the following forms: round-ups, project spotlights, and Q&As with the subjects being designers, artists, and other creatives. 

She/he will also have the opportunity to ideate and pitch future stories that fall within the three aforementioned content categories.

Requirements

  • Working knowledge of Content Management Systems (CMS), preferably WordPress
  • At least 2+ years experience writing for nationally-recognized publications
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines
  • Genuine interest in disciplines related to design, including art, architecture, interior design, fashion, and travel

To apply, please submit the following materials: 

  1. Resume/CV
  2. A brief cover letter indicating why you're interested
  3. 2-3 published clips that demonstrate mastery of art, architecture, interior design, fashion, travel, or related subjects 

About

Surface Media is a storytelling company that looks at the world through the lens of design. It includes print magazines Surface and Watch Journal; digital platforms at surfacemag.com and watchjournal.com; a custom publishing division, Surface Studios; a designer focused representation agency, Culture+Commerce; and a highly regarded event program including the Design Dialogues series. Surface is launching several new initiatives and is looking for creative and motivated individuals to join its growing team. Watch Journal celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017 and Surface magazine is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018.

Description

Exciting opportunity to join a growing multimedia company working directly for the CEO, Marc Lotenberg.  As the Executive Assistant to the CEO, you’ll play a fundamental role in ensuring he is well organized and well prepared for daily, weekly and quarterly meetings and commitments; you will also play the office manager function with the traditional duties that role entails.  You will be responsible for anticipating and executing the complex and dynamic needs of the Chief Executive.  This role requires a self-starter with excellent time management, orgination and communication skills.  As you'll be handling details of a confidential and critical nature,  utmost professionalism is expected.  

Responsibilities

Administrative:

  • Complete all tasks as requested by CEO
  • Coordinate with editorial and sales teams to make sure the CEO has the editorial plan sheets for each issue 
  • Compile and maintain contact lists (for personal mailings, Design Dialogues, company events, etc.)
  • Coordinate CEO’s calendar and schedule meetings
  • Book flights and arrange travel and hotels for CEO
  • Help CEO keep inbox organized and clean
  • Return calls to CEO as requested
  • Execute all mailings and messengering as requested by CEO

Management Coordination:

  • Work with various members of the company to ensure daily tasks and reports are completed for CEO
  • Project manage/ensure timely financial reporting and overall project management of tasks needed by investors
  • Handle and organize all incoming documents to CEO 
  • Create a streamlined timeline for departments to reduce bottlenecks

Brand Development:

  • Work on VIP mailers/thank you/gifting program
  • Look into other packaging solutions with company design team 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in executive administration
  • Interest in and knowledge of contemporary design and luxury brands
  • Excellent communication, writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to take initiative
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Comfortable dealing with creative and commercial contacts in a friendly, efficient and professional manner
  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptive in an evolving environment
  • Ability to prioritize and meet tight deadlines while demonstrating poise, resourcefulness and the highest level of professionalism


TO APPLY: submit resume/CV, cover letter, and salary requirements
 

About


Surface Media is a storytelling company that looks at the world through the lens of design. It includes print magazines Surface and Watch Journal; a digital platform at surfacemag.com; a custom publishing division, Surface Studios; and a highly regarded event program including the Design Dialogues series. Surface is launching several new initiatives in 2017 and is looking for creative and motivated individuals to join its growing team. Watch Journal is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017 and Surface magazine will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2018.


Position Overview


As a member of the Communications and Marketing team, the Distribution and Subscription Manager is responsible for proposing and closing deals with approved brand partners to increase magazine distribution in target markets as well as for creating and implementing successful marketing strategies to increase subscribers for all print and digital Surface Media platforms including Surface magazine, Watch Journal, e-newsletters, and other offers.


RESPONSIBILITIES


Distribution

  • Work closely with partnerships team on agreements with hospitality brands to grow in-room distribution of Surface magazine and ensure execution

  • Work closely with operations team to manage all distributors and to identify and add new distribution partners regularly

  • Track distribution closely and ensure that all marketing materials have most up-to-date information

  • Organize shipment of all extra issue requests as well as track and ensure fulfillment of paid issue orders

  • Assist in market research to inform growth strategy for Surface distribution nationwide and beyond and execute based on plans


Subscription

  • Manage, execute, and analyze all aspects of circulation including new subscriptions, renewals, complimentary subscriptions, and free-to-paid conversion programs

  • Work closely with Senior Marketing Manager on quarterly subscription goals and execute daily, weekly, monthly tactics to grow digital and print subscribers

  • Develop and execute VIP subscribers program outlining benefits and ensuring delivery

  • Manage, maintain, and communicate all circulation data as needed including a weekly report on subscriptions

  • Actively monitor retention rates and identify and execute best practices for retention

  • Maintain in-house mailing lists and coordinate with printers as needed ensuring proper data is prepared and sent on schedule

  • Identify and resolve problems related to subscription fulfillment and management

  • Coordinate subscriber-related business processes between marketing, operations, and  production vendors

  • Serve as customer support contact for all subscription issues and questions

  • Manage interns and freelance staff as needed

  • Perform all other duties as assigned


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Experience in media and/or publishing with a background in audience development/circulation management

  • Superior sales orientation with excellent follow-through and organization

  • Aptitude for going the extra mile to achieve desired results

  • Strong marketing knowledge and analytical ability

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft programs, Subscription Genius, and/or other subscription database management tools/systems

  • Strong understanding of digital and social media

  • Excellent collaboration skills and the ability to work well with all areas of company

  • Superior customer service orientation and ability to maintain consistent positive attitude while simultaneously showcasing ability to be persistent when following through on leads

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Application Instructions


To apply, please submit a résumé and cover letter including salary requirement along with three professional references. Applications without all of these items will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.


ABOUT


Surface Media is a storytelling company that looks at the world through the lens of design. It includes print magazines Surface and Watch Journal; digital platforms at surfacemag.com and watchjournal.com; a custom publishing division, Surface Studios; a designer focused representation agency, Culture+Commerce; and a highly regarded event program including the Design Dialogues series. Surface is launching several new initiatives and is looking for creative and motivated individuals to join its growing team. Watch Journal celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017 and Surface magazine is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018.

OVERVIEW

The Senior Events Manager reports to the Senior Director of Marketing and works to execute all events on behalf of the Surface Media. The position involves working across all teams at the company to produce high-profile events with its partners and to create new events concepts that help generate revenue and elevate the Surface Media brand.


RESPONSIBILITIES


EVENT PRODUCTION

  • Produce all Surface Media events from small private dinners of 20 and large parties of 300 to company-wide retreats and other internal events with input and approval from all stakeholders
  • Maximize use of event management software to automate and produce events optimally
  • Establish goals, budget, timeline, and source venues per each event's requirements and budget 
  • Handle ordering of food, beverage, flowers, signage, and decor with stakeholder approvals and provide on-site management of staff
  • Deliver COIs and location agreements as needed for each event
  • Create run of show and brief Surface representatives on roles during event in advance
  • Execute follow up activities including CEO gifts, thank you cards, and approved recaps for partners to be delivered by date agreed upon in advance
  • Create checklists as necessary for event staff and handlers, overall guidelines for events, and follow up steps for each event to ensure outcomes for Surface Media
  • Ensure all vendors are paid on time according to terms of agreements


PARTNERSHIPS

  • Negotiate partnership agreements with venues and other vendors to minimize overall events costs and to bring value to both Surface Media and partners
  • Ensure deliverables and expectations are met by Surface Media on all executed agreements
  • Serve as point of contact for Surface/editor participation in relevant industry events negotiating a presence for Surface talent as well as visibility for the brand and magazines


CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT/ANNUAL PLANNING

  • Work with Senior Director to create a robust annual marketing plan informed by the editorial calendar that provides unique and compelling opportunities for brand partners to align with and promote the Surface brand during all relevant happenings globally (fashion weeks, art and design fairs, and other high-profile cultural events) 
  • Contribute ideas regularly for new event and/or marketing opportunities that have potential to generate new revenue streams for the company and drive subscription sales


EVENT MARKETING/COVERAGE

  • Work to ensure that Surface Media and Surface magazine are appropriately represented at all events 
  • Serve as internal client with the design team for programs, invites, menus, signage, etc. ensuring that they deliver on time and are produced within budget 
  • Ensure that all partners and stakeholders approve designs
  • Coordinate closely with Events Coordinator and outside vendors on all PR needs including photography and videography 


DATABASE/GUEST LIST MANAGEMENT

  • Curate guest lists, tailoring audience for partner and brand requirements, maximizing reach
  • Use software to create guest lists for events and communicate with guests on details
  • Track RSVPs for each event and ensure new attendees are added to Surface database 


QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3-5 years experience producing events in NYC or other large metropolitan areas (Miami, LA, Chicago, Washington DC); experience producing events across multiple cities nationally and internationally preferred
  • Expertise in utilizing various event and guest management software and its application including Zkipster, Splash, Salesforce Marketing Cloud required
  • Strong ability to negotiate partnership agreements on behalf of the brand
  • Understanding of the design and/or media industry 
  • Appreciation for and knowledge of the worlds of art, design, architecture, fashion, and travel as well as corresponding cultural events worldwide
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as required
  • Passport required and ability to travel internationally as needed
  • Expertise in guest management, client services, and VIP/celebrity handling

TO APPLY: submit resume and cover letter along with salary expectation.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

ABOUT


Surface Media is a storytelling company that looks at the world through the lens of design. It includes print magazines Surface and Watch Journal; digital platforms at surfacemag.com and watchjournal.com; a custom publishing division, Surface Studios; a designer focused representation agency, Culture+Commerce; and a highly regarded event program including the Design Dialogues series. Surface is launching several new initiatives in 2017 and is looking for creative and motivated individuals to join its growing team. Watch Journal is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017 and Surface magazine will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2018.

OVERVIEW

Surface Media is seeking a Photo and Multimedia Editor to join our growing team. The right candidate will combine an eye for elevated storytelling and on-trend taste with a multifaceted photo and video skill set that can be applied to editorial, social, native, and partner content. As the media landscape transforms, we are looking for the Photo and Multimedia Editor who can keep our image and video offerings at the forefront of technology, from ideation to completion. We are looking at the best ways to produce content for each company need, from a traditional DSLR plus equipment setup with a commissioned photographer, to a one-person iPhone video shoot, to a quick in-house shot by the Photo and Multimedia Editor, as well as sourcing the best, highest-quality pickup imagery available to round out our coverage. The Photo and Multimedia Editor will be in charge of generating innovative, future-forward ideas and solutions to advance and streamline how we capture, collect, and manage photo and video content.


The ideal candidate is highly motivated and ready to hit the ground running. Must be a team player who thrives on tight deadlines, with impeccable organization and communication skills. Must have fluency in photo/video best practices and an ongoing knowledge of new ways to use technology and equipment for the digital media/publishing and marketing space, and a resourceful desire to continue learning new skills. Must be someone who genuinely enjoys their work and maintains a collaborative, positive attitude in a fast-paced environment.


ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Photo and Video Shoots:

  • Hiring and assigning photographers and videographers (contributors) for all Surface Media platforms: Surface magazine, Watch Journal, Centre magazine, SurfaceMag.com, Surface Studios, Design Dialogues talks, and other brand events

  • Working with the production manager to coordinate calendar schedules between subject, contributors, and our production schedules; organizing shoots nationally and internationally

  • Ensuring that contributors adhere to brand guidelines and creative direction

  • Managing relationships with contributors

  • Working with the production manager to make sure that contributors have signed all documents needed for compensation

  • Managing budgets, constantly assessing best contributor, production style, and equipment for the job, using strong negotiation skills when necessary


In-house Production:

  • Research, source and acquire all pickup media for Surface Media content projects

  • Work with editors from across the company to ensure each story includes the best and most appropriate media

  • Select and edit photos in each publication with oversight from the Design Director

  • Shoot several columns per publication/outlet, as well as photo/video assets for social media

  • Be responsible for any light retouching and color-correcting before photos are published for shoots, pickup, and in-house media.

  • Ensuring that our media is of high quality, resolution, focus, clarity, and the like.

  • Finalize short video pieces, as well as video shot in-house or by editors, working with freelancers when necessary


Photo and video management:

  • Management and organization of media storage and archiving

  • Management of image production via outsourcing partners to prepare images to spec for print and digital usage

  • Management of video production when external videographers and editors are used

  • Management of other relevant freelancers when a project requires them


Equipment:

  • Manage all company photo and video equipment including cameras, lenses, etc.

  • Set up and manage an in-house photo/video studio


Writing:

  • Write captions, or oversee the writing of captions, for all photos used in each Surface Media publication

  • Compile photo/video credits and ensure their correct usage across channels

  • Write briefs for photographers and videographers under the guidance of the Design Director

  • Compile and distribute call sheets for all shoots

  • Prepare production plans for complex shoots with input from various teams involved

  • Manage our creative contracts, updating when needed


Social Media

  • Help ensure a high level of image and video quality across our social media channels, as well as produce original content for each of our brands


Events

  • Work with the marketing and events teams to confirm consistent photography and video talent and execution for all Surface Media events

  • Shoot photo and video for Surface Media events as needed


REQUIREMENTS

  • 3–5 years of industry experience (working at a magazine, media company, digital/advertising agency, etc.)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Photography or related arts/media/applied communication field

  • A portfolio of own photography, plus tears/examples of work produced/edited at previous jobs. Video and social media examples are a plus.

  • A passion for photography, portraiture, film and visual storytelling

  • Knowledge of Surface Media and its diverse properties, with active interest in the arenas that we cover, and experience researching them for content (design, architecture, fashion, travel, etc.)

  • Relationships with a range of photographers and video contributors to bring fresh talent to our creative pool

  • Resourcefulness, diligence, attention to detail, creative problem-solving, and organizational skills, plus strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects both daily and long-term, and to adapt to changing priorities

  • Excellent skills in Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, and Lightroom

  • Working knowledge of InDesign and InCopy

  • Working knowledge of video editing and effects with Adobe After Effects or Premiere

  • Knowledge of camera operation, lighting, and sound setup

  • Knowledge of best and fastest practices for photo/video quality, enhancement, and processing

  • Passion for following and integrating latest trends and developments in visual content creation


TO APPLY:  Please submit resume and salary requirements along with a link to your website or portfolio for consideration.  
Surface Media LLC