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Product, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Monday, June 06, 2022
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Were hiring an Ad Product Strategist. This position is a full-time role based in New York, NY & will report into the Senior Director, Client Services & Planning.

About our team & what well build together

Our Sales Team is a high-performing, tight-knit, work hard play hard group of people who pull out all the stops to get sh*t done. We work with the top agencies & clients in the country seeking out partnerships to drive revenue while also contributing to the growth & efficiency of our pre & post-sales operations.

Were looking for an experienced Ad Product Strategist to join our Sales Strategy Team & lead product marketing, working closely with cross-functional teams to build innovative advertising opportunities & best-in-class campaigns. Our ideal candidate is a proactive, collaborative, detail-oriented individual who is passionate about product development, native advertising, & revenue strategies, & has a demonstrated track record of building compelling ads packaging across verticals.

How youll contribute to our mission

  • Act as the day-to-day Sales liaison between Product, Design, Marketing, & Editorial teams, influencing & articulating the product road map so theSkimm can better serve our brand partners across all of our platforms (including but not limited to; newsletters, web, social, video, & experiential)
  • Assist in the pricing & packaging for our ad product suite, with a keen eye for advertisers marketing objectives
  • Conduct regular reporting across pitched/sold inventory to manage revenue and  sell-through insights 
  • Manage overall product taxonomy & be a resource for the Sales team; educating them on our ad product collateral & packages; arming them with the tools, materials, & knowledge they need to be successful & significantly grow revenue
  • Work with clients, agencies, & sales to understand advertiser needs, diagnose & solve pain points, & find ways to increase closed-won rates by improving & expanding upon our existing ad product portfolio
  • Partner with sales to find suitable advertisers to test new ad products
  • Provide insight & competitive analysis into the latest ad technologies & capabilities
  • Project manage first-to-market Creative Studios campaigns by setting timelines & managing deliverables with internal stakeholders & third party vendors

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

  • 3-5 years working at a like-minded digital media company in an internal or external-facing role (account/project management, client services, or creative production )
  • Knowledgeable of sales process across digital brand advertising, email, & social media marketing
  • Background working as an internal-facing consultant to creative & technical teams
  • Familiar with order management systems like boostr or Operative.One
  • A deep understanding of the technical & operational requirements of projects & products
  • Creative, proactive, detailed, responsible, & able to work well with a team
  • Demonstrated expertise & knowledge of a variety of industry verticals
  • The ability to effectively prioritize projects & produce results
  • Knowledgeable about pricing models leveraged in digital advertising, original content creation, & production/distribution
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Is flexible & can deal effectively with changes in priorities or ambiguity
  • Expertise in Keynote
  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel

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 & employer contribution available after one year of employment 
  • 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: 

  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave (adoption, fostering & surrogacy included)
  • Bereavement leave for pregnancy loss
  • Phased return to work schedule availability
  • Flexibility based on parental schedules
  • 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
  • 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 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. 

Our office is available to use three days a week - Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday. We have a hybrid environment & ask that employees within the New York Metro area come together in person a minimum of three days per month. All other days are up to the discretion of the employees during the three days a week that the office will be open. We are continuing to closely monitor the state of COVID-19 in New York & will adjust this plan accordingly.

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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