WE ARE HIRING:
Ad Sales Representative / Brand Partnerships Representative
WANT TO JOIN OUR TEAM?
Network Under 40 exists at the intersection of friendship and business.
We understand that we live in a connection economy and the foundation to success in career and personal life hinges on genuine relationships with real people.
We are about mixing personal and professional, focusing on building deep and meaningful relationships instead of individual transactions. We prefer to have fun, be real, and build life-long friendships.
This is a contract position. You’ll report directly to Natalie, Director of Operations for Network Under 40.
Want to help some of the world’s smartest and most talented Millennial entrepreneurs, “intrapreneurs”, and side-hustlers learn about amazing new startups and blue-chip Fortune 1000s?
If so, this is a great opportunity for you to build something from-the-ground-up with us.
- Own the full sales process for finding Brand Partners who wish to create long-term relationships with Network Under 40. This includes research, prospecting, outreach, pitching, creating sponsorship proposals with our templates, negotiating, and closing deals.
- Creating tailored partnership proposals including advertising and sponsorships opportunities in our Morning Brew style email newsletter, virtual events, and occasional in-person conferences.
- Track, forecast, and report sales performance against our available ad inventory. We will co-create quarterly sales targets with you, and work with you to create more ad inventory as you exhaust our available partnership options and ad availability.
- Representing Network Under 40 in a professional, friendly way in emails and during phone or Zoom calls. No assholes allowed; yet you should be a master of pleasantly persistent follow-up.
- Does this sound like you?
- You’ve sold dozens of sponsorship packages for in-person networking events, conferences, or email newsletters and understand the world of paid media, sponsorships, and brand partnerships better than we do!
- You thoroughly enjoy interacting with entrepreneurs, have an outgoing personality, can handle stressful situations or big personalities, and simply love people.
- You are genuinely excited to introduce new brands, as well as interesting products from blue chip companies, to our audience because you think Network Under 40’ers would genuinely benefit from the products or companies you’re helping us share with them.
- No one needs to hold your hand when it comes to sales, follow-up with calls, GIFs, and gifts when necessary, and have “Hustle” as the middle name on your passport.
- You love the idea that your work will help small business owners, rockstar corporate “intrapreneurs” and side-hustlers alike make new friends, learn about interesting tools and technologies, better support themselves and their families financially, and invite people to invest in transformative networking experiences.
What We Are Selling
- We are tinkering with our offers, ad inventory, and sponsorships, but here’s what we have right now for you to share with potential Brand Partners…
- We host regular virtual events – learn more at networkunder40.eventbrite.com. These can be made free to our audience and customized for sponsors.
- We publish a weekly email newsletter called INTROS for which we sell advertising similar to Morning Brew, The Hustle, or theSkimm. This is a brand new offer, and so we can work with you to create more or less ad inventory, standardize pricing, and create more custom offers based on your contacts, experience, and ability to sell.
- Finally, we are exploring occasional in-person conferences, for which we can sell headline sponsorship packages, booths, or anything else you wish to offer Brand Partners that would be a win-win-win for them, us, and our audience.
- We’re starting with over 15,000 opt-in email list subscribers, and an audience that’s 61% women, 92% college-educated, and makes over $75K/year. That being said, we are working hard to grow the overall subscriber base (so we can increase the price of the sales packages you’re able to secure with various Brand Partners).
- Pay: Competitive hourly rates and/or commissions, depending on the set-up of your company and level of experience.
- Work from anywhere and join us anytime in Atlanta for co-working or paid overnight visits to hang out in-person.
- Attend unlimited Network Under 40 events.
- Fast-paced environment with a role that can scale up or down depending on your hustle.
- Bonus: We will pay for unlimited books on sales so you can Always Be Closing. ☕️ ☕️ ☕️