Jobs @ Excelle Sports

The team at Excelle Sports is growing and we are currently hiring for the following jobs:

 

Digital Sales Manager

Excelle Sports is seeking a digital sales superstar who will take a consultative approach to working with brands looking to reach the women’s sports audience, leveraging our continually evolving content and unique access. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and ultimate team player who won’t just sell to sell but instead bring in the right clients as brand partners. The best candidates will know how to target, prospect, cultivate and close and want to do so in a fun, start-up environment.

Duties:

– Work with management team to understand Excelle Sports vision, brand integration opportunities and value proposition to potential clients

– Collaborate with management team on develop sales materials including but not limited to one-sheets, creds deck, category-specific pitches, customized presentations and digital communications

– Develop and continually optimize target client list via exhaustive research, strategic networking and creative sourcing

– Conduct ongoing strategic and creative outreach to potential clients including existing leads, Excelle Sports relationships and new targets

– Build and cultivate relationships with potential clients

– Meet with and conduct calls with prospects to identify realistic opportunities to present standard and customized Excelle Sports solutions to meet clients’ needs

– Create client-specific proposals in collaboration with management, content and marketing teams

– Participate in the negotiation of client partnerships

– Actively manage client partnerships, ensuring fulfillment of contracted deliverables, providing client with regular program updates and identifying incremental and renewal opportunities

– Proactively manage the sales pipeline, providing regular updates to management team

– Meet quarterly and annual sales goals

– Participate in company-wide product development-related brainstorming to contribute the overall growth of the Excelle Sports brand

Qualifications:

– Minimum of 4 years sales experience, ideally in the digital media and/or sports space

– Proven track record of building realistic sales pipelines, the ability to take a client through the entire sales cycle, and close deals

– Robust knowledge of digital media, ad technology, social media and creative solutions

– Existing relationships with media agencies and brand clients

– Experience developing customized solutions for advertisers including content and technology

– Knowledge of the women’s sports landscape is a must. Experience with women’s sports is a plus!

– Entrepreneurial mindset with equal parts self-starter and team player

– Exceptional verbal and written communications skills

– Superior presentation skills

– Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

– Loves to win!

  

Please apply to [email protected] with a résumé, a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for Excelle Sports, and writing samples.

 

Freelance Women’s Sports Writers

Excelle is looking for passionate freelance writers to cover  a wide range of women’s sports and to produce sports-related lifestyle content. We have an immediate need for volleyball, tennis, skiing/snowboarding/ice sports, wellness/training/nutrition, video content freelancers.

Please apply to [email protected] with a résumé, a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for Excelle Sports, and writing samples.

 

Editorial Intern

Excelle Sports is hiring an editorial intern for a minimum of ten hours a week in our office by Union Square. The internship can be for one term or for the whole year. Candidates must be able to commute to New York City and must have their own computer to be considered.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Is a college student majoring in journalism, English, or communications
  • Has experience writing about sports, ideally for a digital publication
  • Has a strong command of the English language and can speak and write very well
  • Is familiar with WordPress CMS (basic coding is a plus)
  • Is independent, hard working, proactive, creative, flexible, and willing to learn
  • Can work quickly and efficiently on tight deadlines
  • Is knowledgeable and passionate about women’s sports (ideally a former or current athlete)
  • Is very active in social media, with a strong presence of their own
  • Has a minimum grade point average of 3.5 out of 4.0, or B+ average

Responsibilities include:

  • Spotting and writing news content
  • Social posting
  • Photo research
  • Transcribing interviews
  • Conducting research for editors

Please apply to [email protected] with a résumé, a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for Excelle Sports, and writing samples.

 

Graphic Design Intern

Excelle Sports is hiring a graphic design intern for a minimum of ten hours a week in our office by Union Square. The internship can be for one term or for the whole year. Candidates must be able to commute to New York City and must have their own computer to be considered.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Is a college student majoring in graphic design, visual arts, or communications, or a MFA candidate
  • Has some experience with digital, print design for advertising, publications, marketing, business
  • Is independent, hard working, proactive, creative, flexible, and willing to learn
  • Can work quickly and efficiently on tight deadlines
  • Is knowledgeable and passionate about women’s sports
  • Is very active in social media, with a strong presence of their own

Design responsibilities include:

  • Creating social media campaigns and ads
  • Designing digital ads for the Excelle and for sponsors
  • Designing and updating marketing and investor materials
  • Designing excelle “swag” such as t-shirts, hats, bags, etc.

Please apply to [email protected] with a résumé, a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for Excelle Sports, and a link to your design portfolio.