Account Director - Chicago

 Published 11 days ago
    
 United States
    
 $130,000 to $175,000
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Since 2014, Acast has been creating the world’s most valuable podcast marketplace, building the technology which connects podcast creators, advertisers and listeners.


Its marketplace spans more than 100,000 podcasts, 2,300 advertisers and 400 million monthly listens. Crucially, those listens are monetized wherever they happen - across any podcasting app or other listening platform.


The company operates worldwide and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Acast is listed on the Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market (ACAST.ST)


About the Role

We are seeking a highly experienced Account Director to join our dynamic and innovative Chicago sales team as a quota-bearing seller. This role requires a confident and driven individual to manage a portfolio of key media agencies and brand relationships.


The ideal candidate is a proven salesperson with a successful track record in selling audio/digital, a passion for podcasts, and experience in a fast-paced media environment. Confidence in presenting and relationship building is essential.


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a pioneering company in one of the fastest-growing mediums. This is a full-time, salaried position with a compensation range of $130,000 - $175,000 per year, plus a bonus.


What You’ll Do

• Drive advertising revenue growth across your assigned agency and brand-direct portfolio.

• Evangelize, educate, and sell the Acast Marketplace – including Ads, Sponsorships, and Branded Content – through both direct IO and automated channels.

• Work collaboratively with various departments, including content, marketing, and finance.

• Collaborate with counterparts in other regions within the Acast global footprint.

• Represent Acast at events and serve as a brand ambassador.

• Manage activities using Salesforce.


Who You Are

• Highly experienced with a proven track record of success selling to agency holding groups and brands directly.

• Experienced in a fast-paced media environment; podcast/audio sales experience is a plus.

• Well-versed in the programmatic advertising landscape with in-depth knowledge of current trends and developments in the digital ecosystem.

• Strong relationship and interpersonal skills.

• A team player who thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

• Excellent negotiation and presentation skills.

• Possess 7+ years of experience in a media agency/online sales role.

• Passionate about podcasts!

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$130,000 - $175,000 a year
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Acast is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or any of the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.


Culture is our number one priority as a business. We believe people come first, and we work every day to enable autonomy, continuous improvement and bring out the best in people. We’re global and have remote teams, so it’s even more important that we strive for an open, inclusive and caring environment where everyone feels visible and welcome. We consider ourselves a modern organization driven by strong values to create the best, most fulfilling and nurturing culture.


We very much look forward to finding the next great person to join our cause!

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