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Building the world’s most trusted, objective and transparent news source

Account Executive

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Why Knowhere:
The truth is broken. If we are to protect the open society and keep democracy alive, we must give everyone - no matter background, ability or opinion - the chance to be properly informed about the world around them. Collectively, we have so far failed to do this.

So we’re building the most powerful journalist ever built: a human-AI collaboration, built to harness the collective intelligence of the web, and able to write the world’s most objective news stories on the events shaping our world. Knowhere establishes the ground-truths and alternative interpretations of a story and then proposes a story for our newsroom to work from.

In short, we are using ML to help journalists and readers get as close to the truth as possible. We believe this collaboration is the only path to an otherwise-unattainable, global and truly independent home of news. Hearing every voice, writing without agenda, in perpetual search of the truth.

We are backed by industry-leading VCs and mission-driven philanthropists who care deeply about fixing the news media in the 21st century.

The Role:
Knowhere is looking for its first brand partnerships hire! With a rapidly growing newsletter subscriber base and a Series A financing just closed, we’re seeking an energetic and proven seller who is ready to jump in, think outside of the box, and get creative with branded partnerships. Knowhere is for a top performer ready to join an elite team of Journalists and Data-Scientists who are revolutionizing how news is produced and distributed. Whether that’s through leveraging your deep agency connections or pounding the pavement and introducing Knowhere to a wide suite of brands and advertisers, you will be leading our newsletter monetization efforts and have a direct measurable impact on a company ready to kick start its next level of growth. As Knowhere’s first sales hire, you will work directly with our President and Growth Lead to build processes, manage the feedback loop between clients and product, and be in charge of growing our sales team as we scale.

If you’re motivated, smart, persistent, and a great teammate, we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities:
* Prospect and sell fee-based brand partnerships Ad campaigns into top-tier ad agencies and clients direct
* Manage your own RFP process and create marketing plans
* Forecast, track and report on sales performance, meeting quarterly targets set by management
* Work closely with Knowhere’s team across the company, including Analytics, Design, Content & Editorial

Requirements:
* 4-8 years of digital or integrated media sales experience, meeting or exceeding quota, as a result, the sale of complex deals
* Thorough understanding of an RFP process and digital media operations
* Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills. Creativity is also a must.
* Familiarity and enthusiasm for Knowhere and the value we are bringing to our readers
* Someone that is equally as excited by getting their hands dirty as a seller/relationship-builder as they are by setting organization strategy

Nice to have:
* Existing relationships and contacts with marquee media agencies and brands, and calling from planners to C-level executives
* Willingness to thrive in a startup organization, highly motivated, entrepreneurial, and energetic

Benefits:
* A mission-oriented, creative and collaborative environment at a young company with a driven, action-oriented and international team
* An impact on the lives of tens of thousands of subscribers from day one, hundreds of thousands within the year, and millions in short order, helping to inform the world, challenge all of our biases and bridge our divides.
* Flexible work schedule, 25 days PTO
* Excellent, comprehensive health insurance: low deductible - 100% employer covered (incl. dependents)
* Top of the line office equipment of your choice (Chair, Motorized standing desks, MacBook Pro)
* Fun, action-inspired company-wide events, outings and challenge evenings
* Commuter benefits or subsidies

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