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The Job

The Business Development Manager will be directly responsible for developing new and lucrative strategic partnerships and for closely managing existing partnerships for CNN Digital's commerce initiatives.

This role will be focused on growing CNN Digital's commerce business, including: ideating and developing new opportunities, onboarding new merchants in a variety of affiliate platforms, negotiating commission increases, developing and pitching paid content packages, and responding to RFPs.

The Daily

* The Business Development Manager will also be responsible for regularly updating CNN Digital leadership on the status of the business as well as sharing new opportunities that should be explored and pursued within the commerce ecosystem.
* Network with new and existing affiliate account teams and present monetization opportunities to the CNN Underscored editorial staff
* Identify new trends and developments in the commerce space and develop strategies for capitalizing on these trends
* Develop paid content opportunities and pitch to external affiliate partners in order to drive to business and revenue goals
* Aggressively negotiate merchant commission rates
* Present business performance status to external affiliate partners while also ideating on additional growth opportunities
* Develop new and creative ways to identify areas of business expansion and efficiencies and take initiative to execute on them
* Develop and manage key partnerships and present quarterly business reviews and new growth opportunities

The Essentials

Education & experience requirements:

* Undergraduate degree in Business, Economics, Marketing or related field
* A minimum of 3 years of affiliate marketing experience required
* Experience working in a corporate strategy, business development or marketing function in a media or technology corporation or at a leading strategy consulting firm


* Strong understanding of digital media landscape and tools
* Entrepreneurially minded and highly proactive self-starter
* Comfortable in a sales and account management role; ability to multi-task and effectively develop and manage a number of high-performing partners
* High level of competence in presentations and delivering insights in a clear and coherent way - High competency levels in prevailing digital media analytics tools (Affiliate dashboards, Omniture, etc.)
* Excellent strategic and creative/innovative thinking, with particular emphasis on evaluating new opportunities
* Ability to provide guidance on strategy for developing, offering or acquiring digital media products and services
* Superior communication skills with the ability to interact cross-functionally at all organizational levels and externally with business partners, including exceptional organizational, prioritization and time management skills
* Ability to perform duties under minimal supervision while exercising discretion and independent, sound judgment
* Must excel in a fast-paced, results-oriented work environment
* Strong relationship builder with both internal and external partners

The Perks

* Paid time off every year to volunteer
* Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
* 2018 Best Company for Working Mothers
* 2018 Best Company for Dads
* An in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career
* Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and E-Verify users. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.