Account Director

 

With an office of over 40 people in Hong Kong, and a growing US team, we're continuing our US expansion by hiring an account executive based in our New York office. US consumers make up a huge segment of our audience, so we need someone with experience of the industry and commercial contacts to start partnering with some of the biggest clients and agencies in New York and beyond in the US market.

 

We're looking for someone with solid sales experience who is confident, works well independently and as part of a team. You need to be able to generate leads and get your foot through the door with the biggest US based clients and agencies in the world. You'll be selling fun, creative and innovative social campaigns, so we're looking for someone who is passionate about the media industry, and driven by results.
 

Responsibilities

  • Pitching our social/video campaigns to brands via phone, email and in person.

  • Working with our creative team to ensure prospective client's needs and deadlines are met.

  • Ensuring that we're offering the best service to our clients as possible.

  • Developing and nurturing relationships with clients and agencies.

  • Work closely with Community team to identify and translate market patterns into actionable product insights.

  • Wear multiple hats: sales manager, lead generation, sales rep, and account manager.

  • Report directly to Head of Sales, US.

Requirements

  • 5-6 years media sales experience.

  • Previous experience managing high profile accounts.

  • Strong connections with key advertisers in millennials + Gen Z and entertainment related categories.

  • Innovative ways of generating leads with brands from scratch and proven ability in closing sizeable advertising deals.

  • Passionate about social media and creative video.

  • Excited by new technology and trends.

  • Excellent time management skills.

  • Results driven and able to work to targets.

  • Awesome presentation/pitching skills.

  • Understanding of the key markets 9GAG operates in.

  • Deep understanding of the US market place with high-level agencies and client direct relationships.

  • Passion for content and 9GAG!