Content Partnerships Manager, RYOT Studio

  • Chicago, IL
  • Full-time

Company Description

RYOT Studio is Aol’s in-house state of the art content studio that creates award winning native and branded experiences. Drawing inspiration from our beloved consumer brands including The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Engadget, Autoblog, AOL.com, MSN.com and Xbox, we build data-driven storytelling experiences that give marketer’s an authentic voice and emotional connection with our 500M consumers worldwide.

We offer content solutions across a variety of text, visual and multi-media formats and activate across the Verizon ecosystem to distribute these solutions at scale. We specialize in immersive technology and emerging mediums including 360, VR, AR and mixed reality. Our promise to our consumers, our publishers and our clients is to deliver meaningful experiences that happen only when data, creativity and technology intersect.

Job Description

Are you a storytelling maven, a champion of native advertising and branded content, and an architect of creative thinking? Are you energized by breakthrough technologies and ideas? Do you thrive on building new relationships and opportunities within a rapidly growing industry in transition? Do you want to represent something fresh, bold, and authentic? If so, please consider this unique career in Branded Content Sales at RYOT Studio.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and strategic sales professional to join RYOT Studio who will be responsible for developing and executing a content-led strategy focused on revenue growth. This role will build relationships with current and prospective customers and have a deep understanding of their client’s marketing needs while delivering stellar customer service. This is an opportunity to join a high-caliber team in a business that is experiencing rapid and dramatic growth.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and sell co-created content marketing programs to strategic accounts to drive revenue within category/account list, working with agencies and clients direct

  • Lead client conversations, strategy, ideation and pitch for custom content-based marketing programs

  • Work collaboratively with the Aol sales and strategy teams and the creative arm of RYOT Studio to design and execute the best content experiences for brands

  • Effectively represent our custom content product portfolio including native advertising, branded content, data & insight tools, on and off platform distribution channels and measurement.

  • Negotiate complex content partnership deals with the ability to navigate both internal and external teams

  • Post sale, work with project management teams to track success of custom programs, compile results and provide recommendations for future programs, with ultimate goal of program renewal and incremental revenue

  • Stay on top of content marketing and native advertising industry trends in order to best service existing accounts and develop new relationships

Qualifications

  • 6+ years experience in sales or marketing for digital media company

  • Bachelor’s degree. Masters a plus.

  • A demonstrated excitement and passion for native advertising and branded content

  • Proven track record in collaborating with key client decision makers at senior levels of partner organizations

  • The ability to think creatively and work across client and internal groups including business development, publisher teams and account services.

  • Career history of meeting revenue responsibility and producing innovative solutions for advertisers

  • Social media savvy

  • Desire to work in a fun, fast-paced environment

Additional Information

EEO/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities Employer: AOL offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) match and performance bonus. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.