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Business Development Associate

Muck Rack is looking for an ambitious individual who is looking to enter the world of sales at one of the fastest growing tech startups in NYC. Muck Rack's mission is to make journalists, PR pros and marketers more successful by providing the technology to do so. This includes helping media professionals find journalists to pitch and monitor on a day to day basis via Muck Rack, our advanced service.

Muck Rack is looking for a Business Development Associate an individual to take ownership over their footprint among Fortune 500 companies and large PR agencies across the world. This position will work closely with the Senior Vice President responsible for sales.

Responsibilities include

  • Serving as primary contact person to reach out to for sales
  • Proactively reaching out to potential leads for business promotion to setup calls and meetings
  • Developing methods for maintaining the Muck Rack sales database
  • Organizing feedback from sales calls and creating presentations to share the findings with the broader team
  • Becoming involved in the public relations industry in New York and beyond
  • Creating and drafting content about the PR and journalism industries on a weekly basis
  • Hitting sales goals and taking on new projects when needed
  • Demoing Muck Rack at meetings, on phone calls and at events through creative demonstrations and presentations
  • Proactively marketing to follow up effectively with leads
  • Creating landing pages to market specific topics and to generate leads
  • Attending events to meet new leads
  • Tracking industry news to identify outreach opportunities

Preferred skills and interests

  • Knowledge of the PR and journalism industries
  • 1-3 years experience working in marketing, business development, PR, or sales
  • Writing blog posts and marketing content
  • Following and analyzing the news to assist with marketing and business promotion
  • Dropbox, Trello, Google Apps, sales CRMs
  • Email marketing
  • Using social media and having a presence on popular platforms like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) to help with business promotion with outreach in the right way
  • Design skills (Photoshop, InDesign, etc.) a plus but not required
  • Sharing lots of animated GIFs
  • Blasting music on a Jambox when no one is around in the office
  • Using the latest and greatest mobile and web apps
  • Talking and meeting with lots of people all day to assist with marketing and business promotion

How to apply

First, create your profile on Muck Rack. Second, send us an email at jobs@sawhorsemedia.com and:

  • Include links that demonstrate your work, such as your Github profile, personal site, or live projects you’ve built or worked on
  • Tell us why you’re interested in working at Sawhorse
  • Attachments should be PDF, not MS Word.



We offer eligible employees the opportunity to participate in our 401k plan with employer contributions.

Health benefits

You’ll be able to join our health plan which has one of the largest networks of providers in the tri state area. Sawhorse will cover half the cost.


We encourage taking real off-the-grid vacations.

Personal development

We encourage everyone to grow their skills and networks and will enable you to attend relevant events, conferences and meetups. We believe in the need to get out of the office and see the world, experience the market and learn from peers.


We’ll provide you with a high-end Mac laptop, second screen monitor and anything else you might need to do your job (software, drawing tablets, adapters, etc.).

VIP Shorty Awards Ticket

Whether or not you’re working on the Shorty Awards, you’ll score a VIP invite to the annual Shorty Awards show. We promise it’ll be a blast!


We have an ongoing FreshDirect order that everyone can add to to make sure there are delicious and healthy snacks in the office throughout the week.