Account Manager - Quartz

May 30, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
Ms. Human Resources
Full Time
There's a new global economy. And for that new order, there's Quartz—a digitally native news outlet, born in the fall of 2012, for the global business executive. It publishes creative and intelligent journalism with a worldview, built primarily for the devices closest at hand: tablets and mobile phones. It combines the benefits of the Web with the elegance of an application.

Quartz’s sleek design and over-arching mission have already started to receive recognition. Acclaimed veteran journalists Jeff Jarvis and Leo Laporte described the site as being “the future of media,” while Neiman Journalism called the product a “technological and structural innovator.”

Quartz is expected to continue to disrupt the business news landscape and expand its team, which includes veterans of some of the world’s highest-quality news organizations who have reported in 115 countries and speak 19 languages. Quartz staff reports throughout the world, and its headquarters is in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan.

This opportunity offers the chance to work with a dynamic, growing, all-star team of media professionals in our Chicago office with two colleagues from The Atlantic magazine.

Quartz is owned by Atlantic Media, the publisher of The Atlantic, National Journal, and Government Executive.

Responsibilities Include:

•Cultivate strong relationships through a consultative process involving meetings and presentations with client and agency decision makers seeking to engage Global Business Professionals.
•Meet with advertisers and ad agencies throughout the Midwest to articulate the editorial mission and readership of Quartz and determine a fit between publication and potential advertiser.
•Develop and deliver winning programs and proposals that lead to lasting and commercially successful advertising partnerships with a focus on branded content creation and innovative custom advertising.
•Inform our ongoing and developing business strategy development through deep knowledge and understanding of the market, categories, advertising business, and trends.
•Serve as a representative of the Quartz brand in Chicago within the advertising community in a positive, convincing, and enthusiastic manner.

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

•Highly motivated self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to win
•Ability to take ownership and work independently to meet aggressive performance goals
•Outstanding professional record of achievement
•Strong interest in global business, high-quality content, and online media
•Excellent and persuasive communication skills, including an ability to create and deliver convincing arguments verbally and in writing
•Creativity, persistence and tenacity to successfully secure media agent appointments
•Strong interpersonal skills and strength in building lasting relationships
•Effective time management and organization skills
•Strong analytics and real-time judgment
•Maturity, poise and “grace under pressure”

Core Attributes:

•Force of Ideas - At the center of Atlantic Media work are the ideas within our writing. We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequence. Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual honesty, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, giving voice, argument, and flight to the latter.
•Spirit of Generosity - Atlantic Media seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct. Atlantic Media writing should be cut from the same cloth – critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.

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Atlantic Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Atlantic Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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