Careers

Director of Content (San Francisco)

We’re looking for a top-notch Director of Content to oversee the vision, content development, and speaker recruitment for VentureBeat’s industry-leading events.

The position is a key part of the leadership team at VentureBeat as the company takes the next step in its mission to help people make better decisions about the technology impacting their lives and professions.

This person will curate the overarching themes for each of VentureBeat’s events and interface with external content advisers and a number of internal teams including sales, marketing, and editorial.

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

Requirements:

  • 7+ years of industry experience, with a strong background in the technology space.
  • Extensive personal network of executives, PR agencies, and representatives at top technology companies and brands.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Director of Sales (San Francisco)

Overview

VentureBeat’s sales team is growing! With the recently announced VB Insight, we have even more to offer our clients. We are seeking a Director of Sales who will work with clients in identifying their needs and problems in order to promote the best selection of company products and services.

Duties

  • Manages and grows existing accounts
  • Sells additional services to clients
  • Builds and maintains effective professional relationships with clients
  • Contacts and visits clients to help them better understand company products and services
  • Handles queries about company products and services
  • Meets customer needs, offers options, resolves problems and follows up with customers
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field
  • 7-10 years of experience required, with 10+ years preferred; or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Deep understanding of display media
  • Understands how to sell Events
  • Relationships with marketers within the technology ecosystem

Skills

  • Ability to take initiative and problem solve
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to actively engage in conversations with clients
  • Ability to present oneself as well as the company in a professional manner
  • Experience with Salesforce
  • Attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills and customer service skills required

Account Executive (San Francisco)

Overview

VentureBeat is expanding our sales team! Besides our world class online advertising and events, we are changing how the world creates, buys, and uses research. Are you looking for a new opportunity that will allow you to grow and succeed as never before?

The Account Executive works within a team to manage and develop clients, to identify their needs and problems in order to promote appropriate company products and services.

Duties

  • Contacts and visits clients to help them better understand company products and services
  • Ensure the timely and successful delivery of our solutions according to customer needs and objectives
  • Operate as the lead point of contact for any and all matters specific to your customers
  • Build and maintain strong, long-lasting customer relationships
  • Develop a trusted relationship with key customer stakeholders and executive sponsors
  • Communicate clearly the progress of weekly/monthly/quarterly initiatives to internal stakeholders (i.e. marketing, events, editorial)
  • Builds and maintains effective professional relationships with clients
  • Create proposals, contracts, and delivery timelines with approval from internal teams and the client
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field
  • 2 – 5 years of experience required, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Experience in delivering client-focused packaged solutions based on customer needs
  • Demonstrated ability to set up, scope, and manage multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to detail using project tracking tools
  • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation skills including Keynote, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Understanding of display media
  • Understands how to sell Events

Skills

  • Ability to take initiative and problem solve
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to actively engage in conversations with clients
  • Ability to present oneself as well as the company in a professional manner
  • Experience with Salesforce, Eloqua, or similar platforms
  • Attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills and customer service skills required

Junior Accountant (San Francisco)

Overview

We are looking for an individual you will be an integral member of our Finance team. You will be responsible for all billing and collection processes at the direction of our Senior Accountant. This is a temporary part­-time position. We are anticipating 3 ­- 6 months in length and approximately 30 hours per week.

You will support our sales team with monthly invoicing, collection of past due accounts and follow up on payments.

Duties

  • Perform customer billing and send out invoices.
  • Posting of incoming accounts receivable payments (checks, ACH, EFT and wire transfer payments).
  • Research and resolve outstanding discrepancies with customer accounts.
  • Collections on outstanding balances 30/60/90 days past due.
  • Prepare and maintain aging report for assigned accounts.
  • Ensure compliance with corporate billing and AR policies, procedures and controls.
  • Other accounting duties as needed, or as requested.

Qualifications

  • AA minimum; BS/BA or equivalent degree preferred
  • 3+ years of billing, accounts receivable, accounting or other relevant work experience
  • Experience in collection calls and written communication
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles and practice
  • Strong organizational, problem solving & analytical skills
  • Proficient experience in QuickBooks, MS Excel, Google docs

Freelance Sponsored Content Writers

Think you can write thought-leadership and informative posts on behalf of VB’s clients? We’d love to see what you can do.

We’re looking for tech writers who can take a topic and run with it — and craft posts that are as interesting to read as they are informative. You need to have experience with interview situations and have a good foundation in one or more of the following areas: mobile, marketing tech,\ dev, games, or digital health tech.

VB sponsored content isn’t advertorial sales bumpf. In fact, we reject anything like it. Our sponsored content has to add to the conversation by providing perspective, analysis, and information that holds its own with our editorial content.

In fact, come on board and write for us as a sponsored content writer, and who knows where it may lead? Tell us your experience, areas of expertise, and include a few samples of your writing.