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Muck Rack’s sales development representative (SDR) program - spring class of 2017

Muck Rack is seeking ambitious individuals who are looking to enter the world of sales at one of the fastest growing tech companies in NYC. Muck Rack’s mission is to deliver unique insights on journalism, news, PR and media. Our commitment is to offer competitive thinking, exceptional customer service, and the best technology. There’s never been more potential to tell your story. The Muck Rack SDR program will train you how to become an expert in PR and helping the biggest companies in the world leverage the right tools to effectively work with journalists.

This position will work closely with the Executive Vice President responsible for sales and Business Development managers.

Responsibilities include

  • Prospecting leads, answering phone calls and scheduling meetings
  • Setting up systems to more efficiently run and optimize the sales process including qualifying leads and generating new ones
  • Joining meetings and calls with the sales team
  • Becoming involved in the public relations industry in New York and beyond
  • Eventually demoing Muck Rack at meetings and on phone calls
  • Tracking industry news to identify outreach opportunities

Preferred skills and interests

  • Knowledge of the PR and journalism industries
  • Experience working in PR, journalism, or SaaS (1-3 years preferred, graduating seniors accepted)
  • Strong writing skills
  • Dropbox, Google Apps, Sales CRMs, Trello, Slack
  • 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
  • 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

Benefits

  • Opportunity to earn a bonus
  • Opportunity for promotion into Account Executive
  • Ticket to the Shorty Awards
  • Access to events and networking opportunities
  • An extremely fun environment where hard work and whiskey Fridays are valued highly
  • Yummy snacks
  • Healthcare
  • 401(k) plan with employer contributions

How to apply

Email Natan Edelsburg.

  • Figure out Natan’s email on your own
  • Write an email that’s no more than five sentences (including the subject line) that includes: your resume, link to your LinkedIn, why you’re interested in a career in sales and why you’re interested in Muck Rack
  • Send a separate email (no more than five sentences) to Natan with a mock pitch to a PR executive of your choice at a Fortune 500 company. Send the email as follows:
  • Subject line: (draft) Write your subject line to the person Body: Natan, here’s my mock draft. I chose to mock pitch Muck Rack to X from X company because X. Here’s the person’s LinkedIn. No more than five sentence pitch including the subject line.

Deadlines

  • Applications due by: Friday, May 5th at 5pm ET
  • You’ll hear back if there’s interest by: Friday, May 12th
  • Final decisions will be made by: May 19th
  • Start date for the position: June 5th, 2017

Benefits

401k

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.


Vacations

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.

Equipment

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!


Snacks

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.