Associate, Partner Development - SmartBrief

Posted: 11/20/2019

Location: Washington, Washington D.C.
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

About the Team

SmartBrief is the industry leader in targeted business news. Serving nearly 6 million senior executives, thought leaders and industry professionals, SmartBrief is the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry. The Partner Development team is responsible for managing and growing SmartBrief’s external partnerships. These partners include more than 180 leading trade associations, professional societies, nonprofits and corporate entities.

Job Purpose

The SmartBrief Partner Development team is seeking an entry-level employee to work as part of a team-oriented, entrepreneurial corporate environment in our exciting office in downtown Washington, DC. The Partner Development Associate will manage partnerships, as well as providing support to the rest of the team. The successful candidate will proactively improve processes that help the team more effectively cultivate strong relationships with SmartBrief’s partners. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in all aspects of account management, including day-to-day, frontline contact with specific clients to ensure superior service.

  • Develop and execute strategic growth and renewal plans.

  • Manage strategic projects of the Partner Development team, helping to organize tasks and ensure it is completed on time.

  • Collaborate with other departments, including Sales, Marketing, Content, and Tech, to innovate and problem solve.

  • Achieve mastery of SmartBrief’s proprietary publishing software in order to help the team execute subscription growth campaigns and measure their success.

What do I need to succeed?

  • At least 1 year of relevant client service experience. B-to-B media company or creative agency/design/publicity firm background preferred.

  • A strong sense of organization with strict attention to detail. Project management experience is preferred.

  • Strong proficiency in Excel is required. Proficiency with other software packages, such as SalesForce or similar CRM software, is a plus.

  • Demonstrated flexibility to manage multiple tasks, solve problems and schedule work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

  • Energetic, adaptive and fast learner with a keen determination to work in an environment that caters to total customer satisfaction.

  • Critical thinker/Strong analytic and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Copywriting and/or editing experience is preferred.

  • Dedication to meeting quarterly and annual growth targets.

  • Strong academic achievement.

  • Legal right to work in the United States.

What will I get in return?

As well as our standard benefits, we have a number of awesome perks available to our staff including:

  • Performance-related bonus

  • Central office location with cool open plan working spaces and a great rooftop terrace!

  • Onsite Gym

  • Regular staff socials arranged by our wonderful Community & Culture committees

  • Huge opportunities to learn and develop whether through professional qualifications, exposure to incredible business projects or informal lunch & learns, hosted by your colleagues

We are Future

Connectors. Creators. Experience Makers

We have big ambitions to transform media and change people’s lives. Together, we connect people to their passions through the high-quality content we create and the innovative technology we pioneer. It’s an incredibly exciting time to join!

Future is the name behind market-leading brands in specialist sectors across technology, gaming & entertainment, music, creative & photography, hobbies, knowledge and home interest. 


We’re dedicated to creating loyal fans of our brands, and the number is growing all the time. Our global reach is phenomenal with over 250 million consumers across 180 + world-leading brands. It’s an incredible privilege to have such a passionate audience base across our websites, magazines, social media and events.

Every kind of talent is celebrated here. We hire for person not for the role, looking for people who share our ambitions to be bold and innovate, making Future a global success story.

Let’s do this!

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining why this is your dream job!


Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Future.  

Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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