Director of Business Development- The Interactive Engagement Group (IEG) at WNET

Join IEG in New York! Be part of a cross-functional, collaborative team, building award-winning, media-rich websites, mobile applications, online original videos and social media campaigns that connect audiences with some of the most trusted media brands in the world.

A new opportunity is available for a Director of Business Development in IEG. Position ID: 980828


Reporting to the Chief Digital Officer, the Director of Business Development plays a key role in creating and overseeing strategies that support departmental initiatives and revenue goals.  Additionally, the Director will collaborate with internal clients, external partners and agencies to develop strategies that will drive digital innovation and revenue.

The Director of Business Development is an exciting new role responsible for securing new clients, managing existing key partnerships, and growing the overall online business of the Interactive Engagement Group.  Leveraging in-depth sales expertise and knowledge of digital and brand strategies, the Director identifies new business opportunities aimed at achieving a target goal of $1MM in new revenue annually.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Identify, research, solicit and cultivate new business opportunities aimed at increasing revenue;
  • Define project requirements, negotiate contracts and close on new business;
  • Evaluate new opportunities, analyze market strategies, requirements and  financial implications;
  • Supervise and direct the work of external agencies, creative consultants and vendors.

Qualified candidates will have a BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience and a minimum of 5 years’ of experience in business development.  Demonstrated knowledge of web site/mobile development, social media campaigns, web analytics and online sales is necessary along with a successful record of developing and growing business. The successful candidate is a results oriented team player with strong sales skills able to work collaboratively at all levels.

If you are a successful new business developer with the ability to generate cutting-edge branding ideas for clients, we want to talk to you. 

Perks
Benefits for this position include health, medical, dental, vision, PTO, and tuition reimbursement.  Our offices are located at World Wide Plaza in the Theater District, with dozens of restaurants in the immediate area.

About IEG
The Interactive Engagement Group (IEG) at WNET is a team of over 25 content producers, social media managers, designers, and developers who provide ongoing Web and mobile app development for WNET’s station sites, local productions, PBS national programs, and external clients. We make our online content interactive, fast, and available 24/7/365, and enjoy surmounting difficult technical challenges to increase user engagement with compelling content.

Required Skills

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience
  • A minimum of 5 years’ of experience in business development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of web site/mobile development, social media campaigns, web analytics and online sales
  • Successful record of developing and growing business

To see our most recent work and list of services go to: http://ieg.wnet.org/

 

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  • commented 2016-04-05 23:12:51 -0700
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