At Smashing, we are looking for a team member for the sales and management of sponsorship and advertising. We work with small and big companies to help them get exposure and have their voice heard across a number of different media — from the Magazine to Online Conferences. The overall Smashing platform currently includes:
- Smashing Magazine — display advertising and sponsored articles.
- Smashing Conferences — virtual and in-person.
- Smashing Podcast
- Smashing Online Workshops
We hope to find someone who understands the web design and development community we publish for. A person who is able to bring on board advertisers and sponsors that will be helpful to our audience, and who will benefit from working with us. We are looking for a person with experience in nurturing long-term relationships with advertisers, while not being afraid to push for new sales.
By joining a small, fully remote team, you will have the opportunity to shape the role and work with the magazine and events teams to create sponsorship opportunities that truly benefit both sides of the arrangement. We would be open to outsourcing this work to another company, or working with someone on a freelance basis who provides these services to other companies.
Role and Responsibilities
- Work with your existing contacts, those Smashing have already made, and find new contacts to sell advertising and sponsorship across the range of Smashing outlets.
- Manage sponsors and advertisers once they come on board, ensuring that expectations are managed and deadlines on both sides understood.
- Work closely with the Editor in Chief of the magazine, and Head of Events to ensure that our commitments to sponsors are possible to fulfil given time and team availability.
- Being able to think creatively in terms of how we maximize sponsorship opportunities across our different outlets.
We’d like you to:
- Have good written English, and ability to communicate clearly with sponsors from around the world.
- Be able to manage a flexible schedule in order to make calls to sponsors in time zones including the US West Coast.
- Be happy working in an asynchronous way, mostly via writing (we use Slack and Notion), given the distributed nature of the team and sponsors.
- Be conversant with web technologies to the extent of understanding who would be a good fit as a sponsor.
- Ideally, have existing connections with web companies.
At Smashing, we focus on bringing top quality professional content for web designers and developers, and in supporting our community. The community around Smashing is very important to us. They tell us when they like what we are doing, and also when they do not!
We are always looking for new ways to reach out to our community, over the past year we’ve taken conferences online, and started running online workshops in response to the pandemic. It’s likely that things will change over the coming year too, and we are keen to bring our existing sponsors along with us and continue to think creatively about how we can offer good value to them in a changing world.
We are a very small team, fully distributed even before the pandemic. The majority of the team are in Europe, but we also have team members in the USA and in Hong Kong. Therefore location tends to be less important than an ability to work in a way that respects the time lag when dealing with multiple time zones.
If you are interested, please send us an email, tell us a bit about yourself and your experience, and why you’d like to be a part of the Smashing family. We can’t wait to hear from you.
Email: recruiting [at] smashing-media.com