Junior Sales Executive

FT—Reston, Alexandria, VA

StandUnited – a next generation digital petition platform – inspires individuals to take a stand on issues that matter to them most. Whether it is protecting individual liberties or promoting public policies, we empower people on a wide-range of local and national issues by harnessing grassroots technology for the modern citizen activist. StandUnited.org partners with non-profits and advocacy groups to engage and mobilize actual supporters, resulting in communities that can be called upon to take meaningful action in a targeted and deliberate manner.

Intermarkets is looking for a Junior Sales Executive to join our StandUnited Business Development team. This position will be responsible for general sales duties including, but not limited to, lead generation, small account services, recapture calling and client research projects. This position will also be responsible for revenue generation and new business development in line with company goals, objectives and strategy. The Junior Sales Executive is responsible for consistently and effectively utilizing tools and processes provided for the successful deployment of the sales cycle. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in right of center politics and the communication skills needed to develop and maintain superior client relationships. This is a full-time position based out of Intermarkets’ Reston headquarters with possible partial week telework from Intermarkets’ Alexandria office.

Responsibilities
  • Prospect and develop new account leads as assigned within target markets and department goals/initiatives.
  • Process and integrate new accounts.
  • Prospect and close cold accounts as assigned.
  • Conduct market research and identify decision makers in target accounts and markets as assigned.
  • Implement new and existing sales strategies and contribute to team-selling efforts to close business on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
  • Effectively manage multiple customers and opportunities.
  • Ensure proper execution of pricing, promotional programs, and insertion orders.
  • Provide feedback to leadership and marketing regarding ongoing strategies and promotions.
  • Update customer activity in Salesforce ensuring the capture of measureable and informative data as well as tracking customer status.
  • Effectively communicate with customers and colleagues to maintain the highest level of customer service and promote process efficiencies.
  • Ensure the promotion and maintenance of our products’ value, standards, and quality.
  • Travel for client meetings, trade shows, and other activities as assigned.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.
Professional Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Marketing, Communications, or a related discipline
  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience in marketing, sales, and/or business development in the public affairs and advocacy industry, or working with legislative campaigns
  • Experience or knowledge with online advocacy practices and tools
  • Technical proficiency in the area of web-based applications
  • Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong client service and relationship management skills
Personal Attributes
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented individual able to complete assigned tasks within appropriate timeframes in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • A strong interest in right of center politics required
  • Eager to learn and curious by nature
  • Works well in collaborative, innovative environment
  • High standards of integrity, responsibility, and respect
  • Positive, optimistic, enthusiastic, and committed

To Apply: Please email your resume AND a custom cover letter to hr@intermarkets.net. The subject line should state, “Junior Sales Executive” to be considered for this position.


Junior System Administrator

FT—Reston, VA/Remote

Intermarkets is looking for a Junior System Administrator who will be responsible for managing the Company’s system resources, including proactively monitoring and managing systems and continually redesigning systems to meet user needs and to optimize operating efficiency and performance. This position is responsible for monitoring and maintaining operating systems and hosting environments, testing back-ups and general maintenance of external servers. The Junior System Administrator will work closely with internal customers to provide systems support for Intermarkets’ growing Portfolio sites. The Junior System Administrator is a full-time, remote position and reports to the Senior System Administrator.

Responsibilities
  • Ensure the availability and efficiency of Intermarkets’ Linux infrastructure.
  • Design/redesign and modify functionality of Company’s system resources to better meet user need.
  • Provide Linux system administration including WordPress, Apache and NGINX technologies in various Cloud-based hosting environments.
  • Monitor and maintain systems, backups, and integrations for production, testing and development environments.
  • Perform planned and unplanned changes in the production environment.
  • Provide after-hours support to resolve technical problems which result in system downtime or degraded service.
  • Assist in optimization and automation of servers.
  • Collaborate with project teams to recommend the proper course of action for the proactive fulfillment of Intermarkets’ current and future business system needs.
  • Provide support for internal resources on IMK sites (i.e. StandUnited Admin support and support for editors on WP sites).
  • Assist with testing of environments and applications.
  • Provide support to external development and integration partners.
  • Create, support and update scripts, WordPress plugins and other custom resources as needed.
  • Provide support and solutions (when possible & practical) for application issues, defects, bugs, etc.
  • Provide WordPress theme design, configuration and implementation.
  • Integrate and support 3rd party partners with WordPress sites.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Professional Requirements
  • 2 or more years’ experience in Linux system administration required
  • 2 or more years’ experience supporting and managing changes in a 24×7 online production environment
  • WordPress experience required
  • AWS experience a plus
  • Able to communicate technical concepts in a way they can be understood by a semi- or non-technical person
  • Able to analyze problems thoroughly and work with a team to find resolutions
  • Experience managing change in a fast-paced business environment
Personal Attributes
  • Detail-oriented and able to reprioritize dynamically to respond to changing business needs
  • Able to work closely with geographically dispersed teams and multiple vendors
  • High standards of integrity, responsibility, and respect
  • Positive and optimistic

To Apply: Please email your resume AND a custom cover letter to hr@intermarkets.net. The subject line should state, “Junior System Administrator” to be considered for this position.

Digital Publishing Director, News & Commentary

FT—Reston, VA (preferred)

Intermarkets is looking for an experienced digital publishing director who will be responsible for the brand, operational, and financial success of all properties owned or operated by the News & Commentary Group.  Under the guidance of the Vice President, the Digital Publishing Director will design, align, and execute a strategy for each property in line with business goals. The Digital Publishing Director will act as the brand ambassador tasked with driving expanded readership and awareness in the marketplace to achieve revenue goals as well as a creating internal buy-in, understanding, and support of the brand identity, voice, and strategic direction to ensure that each property and its supporting content operation are optimized for maximum effectiveness and results. This is a full-time position working out of the Reston, Virginia office.

Responsibilities
  • Define and implement social publishing strategy to hit revenue and growth goals
  • Direct the development, execution, management, and optimization of a successful social publishing operation
  • Refine the workflow and editorial guidelines for defining, creating, editing, publishing, distributing, and retiring compelling digital content
  • Utilize market and proprietary data to create content targeted to our audience and distributed according to industry best practices across digital channels
  • Create and maintain detailed analysis to trend content performance and monitor Search Engine Optimization (SEO) across news & commentary properties
  • Supervise and staff the operation to drive desired results, including the implementation of necessary tools, metrics, training, and guidance
  • Effectively communicate with colleagues to maintain and promote process efficiencies, ensure best quality work product, and alleviate duplication or strain
  • Research and stay abreast of current industry trends and all applicable technologies
  • Advance expertise of relevant technical skills, tools, processes, and policies
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned
Professional Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Minimum of 3 years and demonstrated success in a leadership role
  • 5 or more years of experience in digital publishing; social publishing experience a strong plus
  • Expertise in leveraging digital publishing tools to include WordPress, social media platforms, audience analytics, ESPs, design software, and more
  • Good understanding of, or interest in, right of center politics desired
  • Advanced knowledge of industry best practices
Personal Attributes
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented individual able to complete assigned tasks within appropriate timeframes in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Works well in collaborative, innovative environment
  • High standards of integrity, responsibility, and respect
  • Positive, optimistic and enthusiastic

To Apply: Please email your resume and a custom cover letter to hr@intermarkets.net. The subject line should state, “Digital Publishing Director” to be considered for this position.

Content Creator

FT—Reston, VA (preferred)
Intermarkets is a digital media company that has served conservative publications for well over a decade. In 2014, we launched three of our own socially-driven news publications which now boast more than 3m Facebook fans and drive 20m+ monthly site visitors. Our editorial team publishes more than 600 articles, 1,500 social media posts, and 4 million emails every month. We need a strong conservative voice with digital savvy to join our team and contribute to our efforts to take these publications to the next level. This addition to our existing talent mix could allow us to even launch additional publications!

Our core audience of omnivores enjoys informative stories, entertaining videos, and witty memes across the gamut of digital platforms. We are looking for a smart and engaging content creator who is politically tuned and knows how to not only connect with our audience, but also make them want to share our content. The ideal candidate is someone who can both produce compelling content and effectively promote it. This person has the skills and desire to help build-out content sharing channels to expand our audience and further establish these young, dynamic brands. This position is full-time and can be based out of our Reston, VA office (preferred) or remote.

A Content Creator will collaborate with our team of media professionals in a multimedia environment to plan, write, design, edit, upload, and promote compelling content that represents the voice of our owned and operated publications. This team member will produce high quality, engaging content for websites, newsletters, and social media platforms that results in positive user experiences and traffic to our properties. A Content Creator must understand our audience and digital content consumption behavior in order to effectively create and promote both written and visual content. This role will leverage copywriting, creative, content marketing, and social media skills in order to positively impact growth, authenticity, and awareness of our brands’ reputation and readership. This position reports to the Content Manager.

Responsibilities
  • Research and identify topics and news stories relevant to our brand(s) and valuable to our readers
  • Write, edit, and produce articles with attention-grabbing, SEO-friendly headlines for publications as assigned
  • Write, edit and publish social media posts designed to drive audience engagement
  • Act as the voice of our publication(s) on Twitter
  • Conceptualize and create visual memes and community focused posts for social media
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of advertising campaigns on Facebook
  • Design and implement strategies to grow our audience on Twitter and other social platforms
  • Leverage connections and content marketing expertise to help establish and grow audience channels
  • Assist with the implementation/optimization of and follow SEO best practices
  • Generally create and promote content that positions our brands as high-value, nationally ranked social news sites
  • Generate ideas for articles, features, and new elements for websites, email, and social platforms
  • Produce timely results while working effectively and collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment
  • Assist with ongoing branding and market awareness campaigns
  • Work cross-functionally with marketing and sales team on understanding our audiences
  • Effectively communicate with colleagues to promote collaboration and efficiencies
  • Maintain up-to-date and extensive knowledge of the digital media industry and publishing trends
  • Stay current with relevant technical skills, processes, and policies
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned
Professional Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Media, or similar discipline preferred. A track record of excellence in a related field may substitute for formal education.
  • Professional experience with social media and blogging
  • Strong copywriting and proofing skills
  • Compelling story-telling ability and engaging headline writing
  • Working understanding of SEO techniques
  • In touch with current events and American politics
  • Able to understand and connect with an audience – even if perspectives differ
  • Outstanding skills in MS Office and WordPress; HTML editing and design software proficiency a strong plus
Personal Attributes
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented individual able to complete assigned tasks within appropriate timeframes in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Accepts direction and constructive criticism
  • Works collaboratively and thrives in a fast-paced, team-oriented diverse environment
  • High standards of integrity, responsibility, and respect
  • Positive and optimistic

To Apply: Please email your resume AND a custom cover letter to hr@intermarkets.net. The subject line should state, “Content Creator” to be considered for this position.

Digital Media Sales and Account Management Professionals

We are looking for sales professionals and account managers who share our passion for extraordinary growth and reward. This position requires innovative problem solving, intelligent risk taking, and genuine curiosity. Successful applicants must demonstrate leadership, drive, ambition, and the desire to excel.

Currently we are seeking:
  • Senior Account Executives: Minimum 6+ Years Media/Online Experience
  • Account Executives: Minimum 2+ Years Media/Online Experience
  • Account Managers: Minimum 2+ Years Media/Online Experience
Responsibilities
  • Nurture and grow revenue with all accounts
  • Portray and fulfill a consultative, customer-focused approach
Professional Requirements
  • Experience in media sales, media buying, advertising or agency sales experience
  • Experience in the digital media/online advertising industry strongly preferred
  • A history of consistent job performance growth
  • Track record of consistently meeting or exceeding sales goals and/or job performance metrics
  • Effective communication and follow-up skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Task- and results-oriented
  • Working knowledge of SalesForce
Personal Attributes
  • Team approach
  • A “can do” attitude
  • Passion and genuine curiosity
  • Self-starting leadership

To Apply: Send us your resume, cover letter, and three sales accomplishments that validate your track record as a smart, aggressive, and honest sales person. Send these materials tohr@intermarkets.net, along with a paragraph or two detailing why we should schedule an interview with you. The subject line must state which position you’re applying for—senior, account executive, or junior—in order to be considered.