When it comes to writing in-depth, daily stories about the business of high technology—in tech, life sciences, and beyond—we at Xconomy believe there are few news organizations that can match our editorial team. We feature many of these stories—and the people behind them—at our events as well.
Now, right here in Boston and also in the San Francisco Bay Area, we have openings for sales and business development people who can complement our editorial efforts by finding high-quality sponsors and underwriters for our news site and stellar events like the recently announced Robo Madness Boston, Robo Madness West, and What’s Hot in Boston Biotech.
The Boston position is based in our Kendall Square headquarters, with lead responsibility for sales and business development in New England, and the potential to help out in other east coast markets and on overall strategy and growth.
The Bay Area job will be focused on Xconomy San Francisco, with the potential to assist in San Diego as well.
Both positions offer competitive pay and benefits, the opportunity for stock options, and will report directly to Publisher Jim Edwards. Sales staff also work closely at times with me, the CEO.
Xconomy is a small, dynamic organization where the sky is the limit if you are great at your job. We’re looking for colleagues with tremendous perseverance, organizational skills, creativity, and dedication. We love our customers and will bend over backward for them—and we want that same quality in our sales people as well.
We take a best athlete approach here at Xconomy. That is, while we are looking for people with solid, proven experience, we aren’t too hung up on how much experience you have, or even if you have worked for a media company before. We care if you love our mission—to be the absolute best in the business—and believe in our future. As a member of our business team, you will have a great opportunity to directly affect that future—and share in its rewards.
—Driving revenue-generating activities, including but not limited to the sale of underwriting programs and event sponsorships, as well as planning and executing local marketing programs to enhance event ticket sales.
—Actively prospecting for potential sponsors and underwriters, expanding the local sales pipeline, and continuing to raise awareness of Xconomy in the Boston and San Francisco areas.
—Acting as the primary point of contact with current clients and partners in these regions, while growing the client base in a variety of high-tech industry verticals.
—Representing Xconomy at targeted events throughout the year to build a network and raise the Xconomy profile.
—Working collaboratively with internal and external teams on public and private events.
—Working with the sales team to develop and execute targeted market strategies that will increase revenue through various partnerships.
And, by the way, it helps if you have a good sense of humor.
If this appeals to you, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you.