Sales Director (Direct Response)

  • United states
  • Full-Time
Acast was founded in 2014 and is one of the most eminent podcast platforms, and a pioneer in the open 
podcast ecosystem, connecting all podcasting stakeholders to one common software infrastructure.
Through its infrastructure, Acast allows advertisers to efficiently target an engaged audience of listeners 
through dynamic ad insertion, while podcasters are given access to a range of monetization opportunities and the necessary tools to expand their listener base.
The company has a global footprint across 12 countries and, during 2020, had approximately three billion 
listens on Acast-connected podcasts. Today, Acast hosts more than 35,000 shows. Acast’s headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden and the Company has 12 local subsidiaries including UK, US, Australia, Norway, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico and Canada.

About the Role

We are looking for a highly driven and passionate Direct Response Sales specialist to join our Sales team as a Director, Performance Brands/Agencies. We are looking for a confident & driven individual to help manage this portfolio of key buying agencies that comprise a significant proportion of revenue, and are the legacy buyers in the podcast space. This role is ideal for a proven salesperson, ideally with an established track record of success selling audio to DR buyers as well as brands directly, someone who has a deep passion for podcasts, has experience in a fast-moving media environment, and displays confidence in presenting and building relationships. This is an amazing opportunity to join a pioneering company, in one of the fastest growing mediums.

Who you are:
  • Ideally, you are a highly productive, detail oriented and enthusiastic doer with a great passion for podcasts, brand storytelling and advertising. More so, you leave your ego at the door and are willing to collaborate across markets to meet our objectives. An ability to be a self-starter and work independently at times is key also. You possess an energetic, positive attitude and eagerness to learn and grow. 
  • You have strong existing relationships and experience working with/or at the Performance Agencies in the Podcast space, and understand the buying needs and methodology that the likes of Ad Results Media, Veritone, and Oxford Road as well as others utilize in approaching the huge amount of opportunities that podcasting offers brands.
  • Highly experienced with a proven track record of success selling to DR buyers and brands directly.
  • Ideally selling audio/podcasts right now or experienced in fast-moving media environment 
  • Well versed in the podcast landscape advertising landscape
  • Strong relationship and interpersonal skills
  • Team player who thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Passionate about Podcasts!

  • What you'll do:
  • Drive revenue growth across your assigned agency and brand direct portfolio of business.
  • Evangelize, educate and sell the Acast Marketplace -- Ads, Sponsorships and Branded Content-- through both direct IO and automated channels.
  • Work collaboratively with all facets of the business -- content, marketing, ad ops, finance and legal.
  • Collaborate with counterparts in other regions across the Acast global footprint.
  • Acast is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or any of the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.

    Culture is our number one priority as a business. We believe people come first, and we work every day to enable autonomy, continuous improvement and bring out the best in people. We’re global and have remote teams, so it’s even more important that we strive for an open, inclusive and caring environment where everyone feels visible and welcome. We consider ourselves a modern organization driven by strong values to create the best, most fulfilling and nurturing culture.

    We very much look forward to finding the next great person to join our cause!