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Senior Director, Client Partnerships



Sales & Business Development
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2023

Quick take: Axios is a growth-stage media company dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We are hiring a Senior Director, Client Partnerships to join our growing advertising team in Chicago!

Why it matters: In this role you will work with new and existing partners to build Axios’ revenue through successful client partnerships.

Go Deeper: This is a high-energy role that requires superior communication skills, an ability to understand partner business priorities and develop creative solutions, and a proven ability to generate leads. In this role you’ll:

  • Be a key player on the Client Partnerships team and a brand ambassador for Axios
  • Manage large existing relationships for Axios’ Core Media team, and proactively network across the market and create new opportunities for our company
  • Develop and maintain trusted, strategic relationships with agency and client partners to expand Axios' footprint

Details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for Axios’ mission. This position requires the following:

  • 5+ years’ experience in sales, specifically in the digital media/news industry
  • Established relationships with key agencies and brands
  • In-depth knowledge of digital media, online marketing technology, and Axios’ competitive landscape
  • Comfortable with a mix of outbound sales strategy as well as the nurturing of inbound leads and existing client relationships
  • Exceptional cross-functional collaboration skills and the willingness to proactively partner with Axios Brand Studio and events team

Don’t forget:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K with company match
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture

Additional pandemic-related benefits:

  • One mental health day per quarter
  • $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Inclusive fertility, hormonal health, and family-forming benefits
  • OneMedical membership, including tele-health services
  • Increased work flexibility for parents and caretakers
  • Access to the Axios “Family Fund”, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Axios is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Axios makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.