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Using AI and Computer Vision to optimize the sponsorship marketplace

Business Development and Sales Executive

$60k – $100k • No equity
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Passionate about sports and social media? Do you find yourself staring off into the night sky wondering how much the NBA stands to gain if they allow sponsors on jerseys? Working at Blinkfire Analytics could be for you!

This role will report to the Director of Sales and is based in Chicago, IL.

You'll have to wear a lot of hats here, but here are a few of the things we expect from you:
Develop and execute sales strategies to Blinkfire’s client set of athletes, agents, teams, leagues and their respective brand sponsors.
Domestic travel up to 80%.

Must haves:
Experience working with sports teams and athletes, as well as a strong record of executing strategic partnerships.
Infectious passion and curiosity about and active user of social media with a clear understanding of the value proposition that social media can offer teams and their brand sponsors alike.  
History of running quickly with little supervision. Ability to adapt to and take initiative in fast-paced, high-growth, uncertain environments. 
Ability to think strategically about complex issues and convert to straightforward, timely action and thrive in a fast-paced, fluid, and collaborative environment.
Ability to interface with customers and solve critical problems on the fly.
The ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, in person and in writing, to many different audiences, ranging from executives to talent.
Highly organized and detail oriented.
5-8+ years of relevant work experience primarily in sports, digital content/media or sponsorships world / BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.

Additionally:
Deep rolodex of contacts in the professional sports arena (individuals, agents, teams, leagues or sponsorship partnerships).
Sports industry experience with a proven track record of initiating and successfully driving new business opportunities in the media and/or digital space.
Deep understanding of the social media and/or the brand sponsorship landscape.

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