Senior Account Executive

NewsWhip, the world leader in tracking the spread of news and content, is seeking a Senior Account Executive to join our growing NY office in midtown on Broadway. 

NewsWhip’s technology predicts the events and stories getting traction online anywhere in the world. Our platforms are used daily by the world’s leading media companies, PR firms, and brands to understand and predict trends in content sharing. 

NewsWhip is the world’s leader at tracking and demystifying the spread of news, information, and ideas between people online. We license access to our technology to the world’s most sophisticated media companies, agencies, and brands. Our customers are based in more than 25 countries. 

The  Sr. Account Executive is a consultative solutions-oriented sales role that involves demonstrating our platform to qualified leads, gathering customer needs, meeting with, on-boarding, and servicing clients at brands, brands, agencies, and media organizations.

This is largely an inside sales role, focused on selling to customers across North America through shared screen and phone. There will also be an in-person component, involving meeting with our higher-value potential customers across North America.

The ideal candidate will know SaaS, the PR industry, media, content marketing, and social media. They will take time to understand customers’ challenges and pain points, and be ready to show how NewsWhip can improve their business process and bottom line. With technology and support from our product team, they will help transform our customers’ workflows and business practices.

If you love news, social media, comms and marketing, and are passionate about providing cutting-edge solutions in those areas, this role could be for you.

You will:

  • Manage the full sales process from qualified lead to after sales monitoring
  • Demonstrate our technology, through share screen, telephone, and in person
  • Understand client needs in the new world of digital/social content
  • Deliver sales pitches, presentations, proposals, price quotes and service agreements
  • Negotiate pricing for our more complex agreements
  • Meet service activity, touchpoint, new business, revenue and retention targets
  • Share use cases and success stories with our marketing team
  • Consistently track and update sales and customer success activities via our CRM tools
  • Provide leadership and guidance to any Business Development Representatives who work with you

The right candidates will:

  • Have at least 4 years inside sales experience at a SaaS, Marketing, PR, Social, or Content company
  • Be a top performer, with a track record of outperforming peers by exceeding new business and revenue targets
  • Be intellectually curious – NewsWhip is building the future, and you’ll have an input
  • Have experience effectively using and reporting via CRM tools
  • Thrive in a collaborative startup environment
  • Have a real interest in news and social media

NewsWhip is a technology company that recognises the importance of our sales team. We will support you vigorously, and do everything we can to empower your work.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Strong commision structure to reward you fully for your successes.
  • ESOP Participation – a share of the upside you create
  • A great working environment on Broadway. Central midtown location, between Penn and Grand Central, with remote working during Covid 19, (we will be adopting a flexible approach to working from home thereafter)
  • An opportunity to help expand  an entirely new industry category
  • Excellent opportunity to grow in one of the sector’s fastest growing companies

Who we are:

NewsWhip is the leading technology for identifying and tracking the stories that matter in the world each day. We track millions of signals produced every day from social networks that reveal the articles, events, and people driving discussion and engagement. 

Our customers include media leaders, agencies, Fortune 500 companies, political consultants, and governments. Our financial backers include the world’s leading news agency, The Associated Press.

Our ethos:

We believe in maintaining a friendly work environment, a healthy work-life balance, and compensating our employees fairly for their input. You’ll be part of a team that believes in mutual support and education, and for a company where a work week isn’t just the gap between weekends, but an opportunity to do work that is impactful and innovative.We also love eating and socializing together, annual and seasonal company and team retreats, healthy and unhealthy snacks and other perks.

If this is you, please apply here through the link, to Neil, our Head of Talent. Looking forward to speaking to you!

NewsWhip is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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