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