The Athletic

Subscription sports media.

Manager, Partnerships (Remote)

Location
United States / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
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About the role

About Us

The Athletic is a direct-to-consumer digital sports media company committed to helping subscribers experience storytelling in a whole new way. Founded in 2016 and headquartered in San Francisco, The Athletic has over 500 full-time employees and covers more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams in the US, Canada and the UK. The Athletic’s newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth articles along with more than 120 podcasts and premium video content. The Athletic is a remote-friendly company as we have offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, and Melbourne.

About This Role

We are looking for a business development executive to apply their skills in partner management, business development, and strategy - supporting senior leadership and working across all functions to maximize the business impact of The Athletic’s large and growing business organization. Our ideal candidate will be experienced in partner and account management, business development, and business operations within the consumer media industry or bring relevant skills from the consulting industry. 

Responsibilities

  • Lead the partner management function within the larger business development organization.
  • Help grow the partnership business and build out the partner management team.
  • Work closely with Director and rest of the team to identify strategic partnership and business development opportunities.
  • Work with cross-functional teams including technology, product, and marketing to ensure operational excellence and optimal partner experience.
  • Create and manage project plans for ongoing operational cycles, new internal initiatives, and partnership implementations.
  • Organizational mapping and process definition.

Requirements

  • BA/BS degree with 7+ years of relevant business development or consulting experience. MBA preferred.
  • Experience in managing and growing teams.
  • Proficiency developing project plans, process maps, and project tracking.
  • Proficiency with financial modeling and presentation development.
  • High level of professionalism; driven and motivated with excellent follow-up.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Creative and strategic thinking skills.
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with colleagues based in San Francisco, around North America, and internationally.

The Company is backed by Founders Fund, Evolution Media, Courtside Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Bedrock Capital, Advancit Capital, Y Combinator, and other leading investors. The Athletic is headquartered in San Francisco, California. The Athletic was awarded a 2020 Great Place to Work.

The Athletic Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Athletic will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Why you should join The Athletic

The Athletic is a direct-to-consumer digital sports media company committed to helping subscribers experience storytelling in a whole new way. Founded in 2016 and headquartered in San Francisco, The Athletic has over 600 full-time employees and covers more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams in the US, Canada and the UK. The Athletic’s newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth articles along with more than 120 podcasts and premium video content. The Athletic is a remote-friendly company as we have offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, and Melbourne.