Sales – Business Development Associate

Company Details

Are you driven by achieving goals, building a new business, and making money (uncapped commission)? Do you thrive in an entrepreneurial environment that depends on you for results? Then come join Freethink! Help us connect the world’s most innovative brands, startups, and philanthropic foundations to tell stories about why their work matters.

The Role: We’re looking for an entry-level Business Development Associate to create tailored email outreach campaigns and schedule sales meetings for our Business Development Directors. You’ll be prospecting, writing emails, scheduling sales meetings, and supporting sales directors’ pipelines. We’ve developed a targeted outreach strategy, which has helped us foster partnerships with some of the world’s most innovative brands like Intel, Coinbase, Ford, and Ancestry. As a nimble team in a startup environment, we’re constantly experimenting with creative outreach methods to expand new partnerships.

About Us: Freethink is the digital publisher telling stories from the frontiers of our rapidly-changing world. Our original reporting, engaging interviews, and premium, short documentaries profile innovators, entrepreneurs, and activists who are thinking differently and making a difference.

Check out what we’re all about!

Our core teams in New York City, DC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles are joined by a growing network of filmmakers, composers, designers, journalists, developers, strategists and more all around the world. Together, we’re building the kind of media company we all want to work for: curious, smart, authentic, and ambitious.

What you’ll do

  • Prospect – Research and strategize how to market Freethink to companies
  • Sell – Use email and phone outreach to sell potential clients on the value of speaking with Freethink
  • Organize – Build organizational and time management skills as you maintain a territory, manage your outreach pipeline, and track communication with Salesforce.com
  • Collaborate – Work with Freethink’s Business Development Directors and leadership team to help manage the sales pipeline and achieve revenue goals

What you’ll get out of this opportunity

  • Experience selling in a challenging and competitive market
  • Collaborative culture and mentorship in a startup environment
  • Develop business acumen, critical thinking, and communication skills
  • Advancement opportunities within a fast-growing company
  • Competitive base salary plus uncapped commission, and benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability Insurance, 401(k), Commuter Benefits, Mobile Phone Stipend, and more!

What you’ll need

  • Ability to thrive in a competitive environment
  • Entrepreneurial attitude and interest in sales
  • Communication, problem-solving, organizational, and time management skills
  • Computer and internet search skills

This is an in-person position located in Manhattan with flexibility to periodically work from home.

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