Swayable predicts consumer opinion and the impact of content

Brand/Agency Sales Lead (Account Executive) at Swayable

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1+ years
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Valerie Coffman
Valerie Coffman

About the role


Swayable measures the impact of stories (ads, messages, content) on public opinion. In our few years since launch, clients using the platform already include four U.S. presidential candidates in the Democratic primaries, multiple leading international advocacy organizations, and a growing set of top consumer-facing brands.

We launched in 2018 out of Y Combinator, gained immediate traction, getting to over $1M in annual revenues immediately, and expect 2020 to be a big year for us, with current projections being 3-4X up from last year, even factoring in the COVID crisis.

This position is a great opportunity to join a fast-moving, high-impact, mission-oriented startup as we grow beyond the seed stage and help us meet crucial milestones as we look to get to the next stage. We offer a benefits package that is well above-market for startups at our stage: for example, Swayable covers 100% of health, dental, and vision insurance premiums for all full-time team members and their dependents.


Swayable is looking for a Sales Lead / Account Executive to help us build on our early successes in key customer categories to create a fast-scaling sales operation. As a startup, some broader SDR and client operations responsibilities will be part of the role.

Working at first as a partner to the CEO and existing customer operations team to learn the ropes and the product, the goal is to help us learn how to sell the product better, set up an effective process for sourcing and acting on leads, and as we continue to grow, either help hire and manage or work alongside a growing team of other account execs.

This position reports to the CEO, James Slezak. During COVID lockdown obviously it will be remote, and the ideal longer-term location is NYC (closest to our most valuable sales prospects) but other locations including San Francisco (where most of our technology team is based) can be considered.


Must have experience selling, so you can set up a process that works. Must be great at establishing a good process. Ideally have worked at a startup. Ideally have sales experience in the marketing & research technology industry - e.g. Kantar/Nielsen/Qualtrics, or a survey or metrics company. Must be comfortable structuring and managing your own work.

Why you should join Swayable

Swayable measures how effectively media content changes minds. Our clients are dramatically increasing the impact of the stories they tell on the world's most important issues.

We are passionate about the power of data to have a positive social impact on advocacy and commerce and are serious about using it responsibly and ethically. We work with organizations and people we care about and our job is to help make them successful.

Swayable is a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation and an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from anyone who shares our values and especially encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.