Commercial Director

BuzzFeed, Berlin or London

The social news and entertainment company.

BuzzFeed is the trailblazer across the industry and we are leading the way on social advertising products!! We drive our products across social, mobile and cutting-edge software and technologies.

Due to our phenomenal success here at BuzzFeed we are now looking to expand the high performing sales team focused on Germany. This is an amazing, ground floor opportunity to represent the BuzzFeed brand and our advertising products in these two countries. You will help build our European business!

You have experience in the digital media space and previous experience with New Business Sales. You will have full ownership and accountability for managing your business through the complete sales bid execution.

What does BuzzFeed offer?

A market leading compensation and benefits package.

From New Business sales roles, we offer development opportunities for candidates to train and move into wider sales roles. Comprehensive training across sales, BuzzFeed and the social landscape

The position is based in our Berlin or London office and will report to our GM, Europe. 

You Will:

  • Prospect new clients, including the ability to qualify and close new accounts

  • Prepare for and manage business meetings with C-level clients

  • Develop a sales strategy and business plan for generating revenue through premium direct sales to brands and agencies as well as RFP agency business.

  • Host online, phone and in-person presentations

  • Provide prompt phone/email follow up to all inbound inquiries and document and track activity

  • Develop knowledge to become an expert on social media, content Marketing, mobile and digital video

  • Career growth and earnings aligned with your performance and desire to achieve 

You Have:

  • Previous digital sales experience

  • Experience at a leading publisher or social media platform

  • Strong track record of success driving revenue through discovering, prospecting, creating new business and growing and retaining existing business

  • Strong writing skills

  • Strong negotiationinfluencing skills and an ability to persuade at all levels of an agency or client

  • An understanding of social ad products like Facebook Sponsored Stories and Promoted Tweets

  • Passionate about social advertising and new media

  • Demonstrable knowledge of the online advertising industry

  • Ability to work in a fast moving company and industry

  • Skilled in crafting presentations and written pitch materials a plus

  • Fluent in German and English


To apply:

  • No formal cover letters, please. Instead, include a few short paragraphs in your application explaining why you'd be a good fit for this particular position.
  • Attach a resume

BuzzFeed is the leading independent digital media and tech company delivering news and entertainment content to a global audience. We have offices in 19 cities around the world and more than 1500 employees including reporters, video producers, data scientists, engineers, brand strategists, and more. We value a culture of experimentation, teamwork, equality, humble confidence, and hard work (fused with fun). At BuzzFeed, you’ll work with inspiring colleagues to build tools and create content that helps connect people all over the world.

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