Account Manager, Partner Development

Posted: 1/18/2020

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


About the Team

Serving more than 6 million senior executives, thought leaders, and industry professionals, SmartBrief is the leading online publisher of targeted business news and information by industry. Combining technology and editorial expertise, SmartBrief filters thousands of sources daily to deliver the most relevant industry news in partnership with more than 180 trade associations, professional societies, nonprofits and corporate entities. Visit for details.

SmartBrief is part of Future plc, a global platform for specialist media with scalable, diversified brands.

Job Purpose

The SmartBrief Partner Development team is seeking an experienced Account Manager to work as part of a team-oriented, entrepreneurial corporate environment in our exciting office in downtown Washington, DC.

The Account Manager, Partner Development will manage all aspects of the partner relationship from launch through renewal negotiations. This position required strategic collaboration with departments throughout the company to anticipate client needs.This position provides an exceptional learning, growing and career- advancing opportunity in the exciting field of digital media and publishing.

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

  • Strategic collaboration with departments throughout the organization

What do I need to succeed?

  • 3-5 years of related client service experience

  • Proven ability to interact and build relationships with executive level professionals

  • Ability to identify client needs and develop solutions with our Content and Product teams 

  • Strong sales ability to up-sell existing clients into additional products and services 

  • A strong sense of organization with strict attention to detail 

  • Project management experience is a plus

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

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to synthesize complex issues to internal and external audiences

  • Dedication to meeting quarterly and annual growth targets

  • Proficiency with a variety of software packages, including Excel, Word and SalesForce

  • 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.

Future is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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