Sponsorship Manager

The following is a job opening for PBS MediaShift. To apply for the position, please email us at mediashift [at] pbs [dot] org. Please read the job description carefully and fulfill all the requirements clearly in your email to us.

Sponsorship Manager

MediaShift is looking for a sponsorship manager who will help sell sponsorships for MediaShift, EducationShift, Idea Lab and our associated events and products through outreach to potential clients. The primary responsibility will be finding leads, contacting possible sponsors, and working with the executive editor to coordinate sales opportunities. Other responsibilities include tracking sales, invoicing and fulfilling sponsorships. This is a contract job that you can do from your own home or office. We prefer that you are a full-time freelancer, and don’t have a current full time job.

Hours: 70 hours per month

Job Requirements

> 2 years of sales or marketing experience with an online publication with 100,000 unique visitors/month or more. However, we will consider candidates with little sales experience but are well networked in the digital media and journalism education space.
> Excellent communication skills
> Knowledge of the media business, especially new forms of journalism and digital media, and journalism education.
> Contacts within the digital media, journalism and technology, and journalism education fields.
> BONUS: Experience or ideas on innovative forms of sponsorships.

Please send us a message with the following information in three paragraphs or less:

> Your experience working in online media.
> Your experience related to sales and marketing at online publications.
> Why you are uniquely qualified for this job.
> 3 ideas for potential sponsors for MediaShift.
> BONUS: Three sample sponsorship campaigns you have sold and metrics on their success.

Include a link to your resume or CV, and three references.


$1,800 per month, plus 15% commission on sales closed.

Deadline to apply: Oct. 31, 2014

Start date: Nov. 17, 2014

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