Careers

Director of Sales (San Francisco)

We’re looking for an amazing Director of Sales to add to our team.

The Director of Sales will be responsible for building relationships and selling VentureBeat’s online and event marketing solutions. The objective of the role is to achieve revenue targets and service goals while helping clients meet key business challenges. You must have strong management experience and a proven record of successful management of a sales team. You should be invested in finding motivation for each of your team members and have the ability to coach/develop others to achieve success.

A successful candidate will be a motivated, enthusiastic, self-starter who is able to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment. Please note that candidates must be available to work in our San Francisco office.

Required skills:

  • Develop new leads by cold calling and obtaining face to face appointments
  • Attain new business accounts and sponsorships
  • Generate revenue and meet sales targets
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with corporate, advertising, and public relations communities
  • Build presentations for corporations and agencies designed to sell marketing solutions
  • Work with clients through a standard process: client marketing analysis, target consumer needs, benefits sought, assignments, and follow-up
  • Ability to develop and motivate a small team

Desired experience:

  • 8+ years prior experience in successful sales role
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional appearance and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to design, deliver and execute marketing strategies and presentations
  • Demonstrated prospecting experience through cold calling, networking and meeting functions
  • Proven track record of reaching sales targets and revenue goals
  • Experience with using Salesforce

Director of Content (San Francisco)

VentureBeat is seeking a Director of Content to report directly to the CEO. The Director of Content will be responsible for overseeing the content research and speaker recruitment for VentureBeat’s portfolio events (Mobile Summit, DataBeat, MobileBeat, GrowthBeat, GamesBeat, and HealthBeat).

You will determine the overarching themes for each of VentureBeat’s events and acting as a liaison with external VentureBeat content advisers and the other internal VB teams: Sales, Marketing, and Editorial. You will also work closely with the Head of VentureBeat’s new Research & Intelligence unit, and you will collaborate with the Senior Manager of Event Content.

You will be responsible for proactively reaching out to top tier executives and speakers, reviewing speaker submissions, ranking potential speakers, securing selected speakers for each of VentureBeat’s events.

Required skills and experience:

  • 10-15 years of industry experience, preferably with experience in the mobile space. Experience in data, health, cloud, gaming a plus.
  • Extensive personal network of executives, PR agencies, and representatives at top companies.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Sales Manager (San Francisco)

The Sales Manager will be responsible for building relationships and selling VentureBeat’s online and event marketing solutions. The objective of the role is to achieve revenue targets and service goals while helping clients meet key business challenges. You must have experience and be willing to manage a small team. You should be invested in finding motivation for each of your team members and have the ability to coach/develop others to achieve success.

A successful candidate will be a motivated, enthusiastic, self-starter who is able to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment. Please note that candidates must be available to work in our San Francisco office.

Required skills:

  • Develop new leads by cold calling and obtaining face to face appointments
  • Attain new business accounts and sponsorships
  • Generate revenue and meet sales targets
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with corporate, advertising, and public relations communities
  • Build presentations for corporations and agencies designed to sell marketing solutions
  • Work with clients through a standard process: client marketing analysis, target consumer needs, benefits sought, assignments, and follow-up
  • Ability to develop and motivate a small team

Desired experience:

  • 6+ years prior experience in successful sales role
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional appearance and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to design, deliver and execute marketing strategies and presentations
  • Demonstrated prospecting experience through cold calling, networking and meeting functions
  • Proven track record of reaching sales targets and revenue goals
  • Experience with using Salesforce

Product Developer (San Francisco)

We’re looking for a product developer with extensive knowledge of and experience working with PHP and MySQL based platforms.

About you:

  • You can contribute to the development of our websites through a number of different projects and products.
  • You have the ability to handle both the front-end and backend to get the project to completion; this is critical.
  • You recognize the importance of delivering quality work and are diligent about validating your changes to ensure they’re ironclad.
  • You work well with a team of developers to deliver a product, but aren’t afraid to take the reins and work on a project by yourself.

Responsibilities/Requirements:

  • Extensive experience with PHP and MySQL based platforms
  • Well-acquainted with jQuery and AngularJS
  • Experience with high-scale, high-visibility websites
  • Extensive knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Google Adwords / DFP experience
  • Ability to learn new software with little or no formal training or documentation
  • Knowledge of best-practices for user experience
  • Optimizing databases for performance
  • Knowledge with caching systems
  • Self-motivated and directed

Would prefer:

  • Experience developing on the WordPress platform
  • WordPress VIP experience
  • Experience developing with Drupal
  • Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator experience

LOCATION: 50 California Street, San Francisco
PAY: Competitive based on experience

Events Intern (San Francisco)

VentureBeat hosts some of the hottest events in Silicon Valley. You name it, we’re hitting the big trends — data, cloud, games, and mobile. Billion dollar deals can get done at these conferences.

We’re looking for an intern to help us manage these events as we push them to the next level.

We’re on the hunt for a detail-oriented events and marketing intern to support several upcoming VentureBeat events. The intern will support various projects across several departments, from content to sales and marketing. This is a great opportunity to get some office and on-site event experience with a well-known brand and top technology news site.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Inputting all manual registrations into EventBrite for speakers, press, VentureBeat staff, AV
  • Juggling multiple last-minute logistics changes (speaker cancellations, time changes, etc)
  • Extracting and analyzing attendee data from EventBrite
  • Assisting the Event Coordinator and Event Director with onsite day-of-event logistics
  • Managing and updating data in Google Drive
  • Managing submissions for innovation showdowns and communicating information to content advisors
  • Regular communication with event attendees
  • Organizing invitee list, sending invitations, and managing RSVPs for private dinners
  • Updating event websites with speaker names, bios, headshots, and session descriptions
  • Formatting printed on-site agendas and signage
  • Assisting with sales and marketing teams as needed

Requirements:

  • College senior or recent college graduate with a major such as Marketing, Business, Journalism, and/or English
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly detail-oriented – position will include data entry, so attention to spelling and other details is essential
  • Experience on-site at events is a plus
  • Work from the VentureBeat office in downtown San Francisco
  • Must have laptop
  • Familiarity with Excel, Google Drive, and Box
  • Graphic design experience (knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Pages, InDesign is a plus, but not required)