Flytedesk powers media and advertising on college campuses. We build the technology that college media organizations and universities use to manage their operations. We build the technology that small businesses use to reach students. We work with Fortune 500 brands, campaigns, and causes as their college partner in understanding, reaching, and driving outcomes with students.
We have a presence at almost every college in the country and the ability to reach 20 million students through campus billboards, student influencers, campus email newsletters, college newspapers, digital ads, SMS, and more.
We started flytedesk as the tool we needed at our college newspapers and have grown to become the single largest funding source for student journalism. Brick by brick, we're creating a sustainable business model for college media by providing a coveted service to advertisers. We're mission-driven, profitable, and unrelenting in pushing our business and customers forward.
who you are
We're looking for someone to operationalize and execute all aspects of client service - media planning, strategy, operations, and reporting. Equally important, this person has really good judgment and capacity to manage logistical complexity without dropping balls and has a literacy in progressive politics. Depending on the person, we may also look for support in crafting sales narratives and decks, as well as helping build, contribute to, and manage our research and content calendar.
We're excited about the role college voters have the opportunity to play in 2022 and are looking for someone who wants to engage in that important work, in a fast-paced startup environment to help our partners achieve their goals. College voters are going to play a decisive role in the midterms, and we're looking for a new member of our growing team to help us meet the moment.
This is an exciting, but really specific role for someone that wants to maintain a foot in both political and corporate worlds, and has the vision to make flytedesk the absolute expert on the college audience.
Achieve client goals. This comes first, you'll be responsible for understanding and directing client goals and KPIs and then making sure they are hit above expectations every time. For our team, that means having a handle on media planning and monitoring. Our golden rule of account management is, "care more about your client's goals than they do", which is a high bar but the one we hold ourselves to. You won't do it alone. Your teammates in all of this will be the growing Elections & Advocacy team and our founders, who are actively engaged in this work.
College partner. We operate as our clients' "college partner". That means when anything "college" comes up in their organization, we expect them to give us a call, whether there is a media budget attached to it or not. We continuously invest in being a better strategic partner... building products, processes, and ideas that move the needle.
"The Weeds." This is a startup and a small team. Even the most senior members play in the weeds to get things done. You can't hesitate to get down and dirty. You'll be best friends with ops, research, product, supply... all the other functions that, at the end of the day, also serve client goals.
Support flytedesk's ability to grow. You'll be a full member of the E&A sales team, which means contributing to our sales pipeline and metrics tracking, executing process pieces from plan to pitch to close; and adding value to our research calendar and marketing materials.
- Capacity to multitask and meet deadlines
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Extreme attention to detail
- Ability to learn quickly and independently
- Strong familiarity with Google Suite
Ability to balance competing priorities and deadlines from internal and external stakeholders
Nice to haves:
- Experience on a political campaign or at a progressive org
- Experience at large-scale brand advertiser or agency
You'll join the growing Elections and Advocacy team where you'll work closely with the sales, supply and operations team to manage and executive campaigns for our E&A partners.
You'll report to Brian Krebs, our Head of Elections & Advocacy.
culture & values
We are the decisions we make, and at flytedesk we decided to save college media. Our progress is measured by advancement towards our mission, the experience we have along the way, and the revenue we generate doing it.
We've never gotten around to having enshrined, heavy-handed "core values" but there are some things you should know about working with us...
We work incredibly hard and find sweat to be a virtue. We used to dress this up, but that just leads to misaligned expectations. Our way of building things and navigating uncertainty is to power through it. Obviously we try to outsmart problems first, but we're liberal with the elbow grease and you should be comfortable with that.
YOU get the sponge ! That's a Curb your Enthusiasm joke and at risk of destroying humor through explanation, don't wait for someone else to solve a problem that you see clearly. Our best people dive in head first and figure it out, even if it's not "their" job.
While we take our work seriously, we don't take ourselves seriously. We treat each other with candor and kindness, and also challenge and hold each other accountable. We believe we're all a work in progress and there's humor in just about everything. We make time for silliness. We appreciate levity.
the fine print
- Salary range $80,000 to $100,000 base salary with up to $150,000 on target earnings
- This is a full-time position
- The Flytedesk office is remote. We expect employees to work in a continental US time zone.
- flytedesk is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We're committed to a workplace where everyone can be successful and included. We also see our responsibility going beyond our walls to work for equity in the media ecosystem we serve and in the lives of the young people we train and support. You can read the note we sent to clients during the protests in Minneapolis here .
- Health Insurance, Vision, Dental
- Work Macbook
- Untracked PTO and holiday paid time off
- Annual professional development budget
- Semi-annual in-person retreats (as global pandemics allow)
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