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New York City    Posted: Monday, June 13, 2022
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Were hiring an Affiliate Commerce Manager. 

About our team & what well build together

The Business Development team at theSkimm identifies new business opportunities to create new or expand existing revenue streams. Entrepreneurially minded, we proactively prospect, qualify, manage, & maintain partnerships to deliver best-in-class programs that grow revenue & the brand. Through collaborations with internal teams including Sales, Marketing, Editorial, Growth, Video, Social, Commerce, & others, we are able to enable mutually beneficial long term partnerships that support the company at every level & unlock new, monetizable opportunities.   

Being a part of the Business Development team provides the unique ability to work both strategically & creatively. There is always something new to learn & explore. We are solution-oriented problem-solvers with a finger on the pulse of the latest happenings & have the strategic wherewithal to analyze & determine the long-term impact that programs & partnerships will have on the company.  

We arent afraid to think out of the box to grow our business & are always on the lookout for new opportunities to support theSkimm brand, team, mission, & our community. Paired with our teams strong camaraderie & can do attitude, we believe anything is possible something that we find inspiring, fulfilling & fun. No day is the same & every project is different, providing the ultimate opportunity for career growth, learnings, & inspiration.  

How youll contribute to our mission

The Affiliate Commerce Manager will report to the Senior Manager of Business Development & will work closely with the Commerce Content team to strategically grow our Affiliate program. You will be integral in theSkimms evolution to becoming a top-tier media & lifestyle brand by building & deepening relationships with existing & new Affiliate partners, educating them on our Commerce Content offerings & large-scale annual initiatives, negotiating business terms, & fostering mutually beneficial partnerships through ongoing & consistent communication. Youll be the key point of contact & take true ownership of projects, ideation & the streamlining of day-to-day processes bringing our Affiliate program to the next level. 

  • Understand theSkimms goals & purpose to support overall company growth
  • Work closely with the Commerce Content team to keep up-to-date on all priorities, editorial calendars & day-to-day goals
  • Take ownership of all 1:1 Affiliate relationships
  • Manage Affiliate Platforms to ensure smooth onboarding & maintenance
  • Act as lead on compiling Affiliate-specific internal & external one-sheets, proposals, reporting & insights as necessary
  • Negotiate Affiliate business terms while continually optimizing rates & promotions throughout the year, maximizing revenue opportunities
  • Handle initial calls with qualified Affiliate leads to determine if a potential partnership is aligned with theSkimms Commerce Content objectives
  • Identify Affiliate opportunities to expand & enhance revenue streams
  • Perform market research & identify emerging & industry trends, staying informed of new products, brands, retailers & the overall competitive landscape
  • Coordinate project efforts across multiple stakeholders to ensure internal alignment of business & growth goals.

Youre ready for this! Heres a bit more about what were looking for

  • 3-5 years experience in an Affiliate or similar role, preferably at a media or commerce brand/company
  • Strong understanding of the Affiliate business model including knowledge of platforms such as Trackonomics, Skimlinks, Partnerize, Impact, ShareASale, etc.
  • Strong understanding of the e-commerce industry
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Team player able to work well with different divisions across the organization
  • Ability to manage & prioritize multiple programs, partnerships, & deliverables with hard deadlines
  • Highly motivated self-starter that is extremely detail-oriented
  • Experience working at hyper-growth, fast-paced organizations
  • Proficiency in Keynote

Why we love working here

We are mission driven & values driven:

We are collectively building an impactful brand for millennial women by helping them maneuver through lifes necessities. We are providing this community with information & resources so they have the ability, agency, & confidence to live their smartest lives. Every role has a purpose & allows us to equip & enable women to make their best decisions, feel more educated & have the right knowledge at the right time.  

We are values driven at every point - how we work, the way we work & our culture come straight from our core values. Each of us supports this incredible brand & takes part in its continued growth, fulfilling the needs of our audience each & every day.

We put you & your personal lives first - we have a generous benefits policy that demonstrates we are listening to what our employees need:

  • Unlimited vacation policy & generous holiday observances
  • A hybrid working model with flexibility for remote work
  • Comprehensive insurance plans & commuter benefits
  • Auto-enrollment into a MassMutual 401(k) plan starting on your first day
  • Access to family building & fertility benefits
  • Rewards for every work anniversary
  • One month paid sabbatical after your five year anniversary as a full-time employee

We support our parents at all points on their journey: 

  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Access to family building & fertility benefits
  • Flexible & broad-scale child support program

Your well being is our priority: 

  • We honor Sacred Time in our workplace
  • We have aligned company time off during the summer to truly allow for us all to break from our work at the same time
  • We offer fitness membership reimbursement
  • One Medical Membership is included with our benefits

We have a vibrant, collaborative, & supportive culture (we celebrate & have fun!):

  • Weekly company updates led by our co-founders/co-CEOs
  • Weekly lunch stipend for HQ employees
  • Two opportunities each year for our entire organization to come together IRL in NYC
  • ERGs
  • Employee awards ceremonies to celebrate individual accomplishments
  • Clubs & activities designed to meet other employees like book clubs, new hire buddy programs, rooftop lunches, off-sites, & wellness focused classes
  • Numerous culture events that enable our workforce, in the office & remote, to connect & have fun

Your career & development are a priority: 

  • Annual learning & development stipend
  • LEAD@theSkimm, our leadership development program
  • DEI initiatives to ensure we are the best partners & colleagues to each other
  • Career development guidance & planning

And more

  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Complimentary access to theSkimms suite of membership products & swag
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking, & diverse group of people building a media company that makes it easier to live smarter

Our story, Skimmd

Were a mission-driven digital media company giving millennial women the information they need to live their smartest lives. 

At our core, we are writers, editors, producers, designers, marketers, engineers, analysts, sellers, creatives, & strategists all working together to achieve this goal.

Since launching in 2012, we have become a trusted source for a community of millions of Skimmrs by seamlessly integrating into their existing routines, fundamentally changing the way our audience consumes news & makes decisions. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, remains the fastest-growing newsletter on the market, & we continue to innovate, find new ways to Skimm everything from finance & careers to voting, wellness & downtime. Our product suite has expanded to include three top-rated podcasts, Skimm This'', Pop Cultured, & 9 to 5ish, theSkimm mobile app, Skimm Money & Skimm Your Life newsletters, a new virtual course series called SkimmU, & Skimm Studios for innovative in-house video & audio content. Our first book, How to Skimm Your Life, was released in June 2019 & debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list. 

And were not done! We continue to grow the breadth of our offerings in lifes necessary categories & by expanding our products across events, commerce, customized content, & audio, our ecosystem will become the go-to resource for this generation - & the ones that follow -  in the most critical areas of their lives. 

Come join us!

Learn more about us & our other opportunities here.

What about the office?

This is a full-time role based in New York, NY with flexibility for remote work. At this time, our office remains closed but it is our goal to open as soon as it can be done safely. We are continuing to closely monitor the state of COVID-19 in NYC & will provide updates to our employees as soon as we have them available.

We will require COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone coming to our office. We are following CDC recommendations & will also require additional boosters, & will always follow CDC & NY state guidance on wearing masks in the office.

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