Director, CNBC Event Sales

Posted: 9/7/2019

Location: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Function: Sales & Business Development
Specialty: Business Development, Sales
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

CNBC is seeking a high-performing individual to play a leadership role in growing CNBC Events sponsorship revenue and executing our go-to-market sales strategy. We’re looking for a dynamic team player who will thrive in a fast-paced, hardworking, entrepreneurial atmosphere as part of this high-priority business line.

As a Director of CNBC Events Sales, you will be part of the team executing the CNBC Events sales strategy for the global leader in business news and money-themed content. You will help conceive lucrative and editorially compelling event concepts, identify and pitch potential sponsors and ultimately deliver new revenue to CNBC Events, Television and Digital. You will work both autonomously and in partnership with the NBC News Group media sales team to close new clients and business as well as with the broader CNBC Events Production and Editorial teams to deliver on and exceed client expectations.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Collaborating with the GM of CNBC Events and the rest of the CNBC Event sales team on the growth and expansion of a portfolio of innovative and cross-platform event offerings
  • Playing a leadership role in evolving CNBC Event’s go-to-market sales strategy and positioning with CNBC’s roster of current and target clients
  • Identifying and articulating revenue opportunities within the CNBC brand and editorial mandate, and working with the Editorial and Production teams to build new sponsorable events
  • Working closely with sponsors through the life cycle of the sale and event to ensure the sponsor’s expectations are met
  • Partnering with the media sales team to develop and sell integrated and cross-platform events packages, which may feature Television, Digital and Social Media components
  • Closing new business, growing the number and value of sponsors of CNBC events and meeting or exceeding annual revenue growth targets

  • • Minimum of 5 years of experience in sales within the following industries: Media, Digital, Entertainment, Live Events
    • Proven experience playing a pivotal role in event sales, planning and execution
    • A proven ability to develop complex event programming within an event sales context
    • A cross-platform approach to event sales incorporating elements of our Digital and Television products

    • Demonstrated ability to drive business development and event execution
    • Motivated self-starter with strong time management skills, ability to think strategically, perform in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects
    • Experience operating within cross-functional teams
    • Excellent meeting management and effective verbal and written communication skills with diverse audiences
    • Intellectual curiosity about and passion for media/entertainment and live events

    With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and CNBC World, CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to 410 million homes worldwide, including more than 90 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network's 15 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries.

    CNBC Digital delivers more than 55 million U.S. multi-platform unique visitors each month. provides real-time financial market news and information to CNBC’s investor audience. CNBC Make It is a digital destination focused on making you smarter about how you earn, save and spend your money by zeroing in on careers, leadership, entrepreneurship and personal finance.

    CNBC has a vast portfolio of digital products, offering CNBC content to a variety of platforms such as:; CNBC PRO, a premium service that provides in-depth access to Wall Street; a suite of CNBC mobile apps for iOS and Android devices; Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri voice interfaces; and streaming services including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Samsung Smart TVs.

    At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

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