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  • Account Director - LA

    Level: Director
    Location: Los Angeles, CA

    Reporting to the VP of Sales, the Account Director is a key role within Catch&Release. This role is responsible for growing revenue by strategically “hunting, drilling and farming” within new and existing accounts respectively, while achieving and exceeding revenue goals. The Account Director will be collaborating with clients, prospects, industry colleagues, and our entire team on a regular basis, and that’s just before lunch. We’re an early-stage company with a clear vision on our path. The Account Director is a strong contributor who’s seeking a professional and personal challenge to ascend to the next rung on his or her life ladder.

    What You’ll Do

    • Achieve / exceed quarterly revenue quotas by successfully cultivating and penetrating across active accounts, while maintaining continuity of clients’ relationship with Catch&Release.
    • 35% new business strategy and development, 30% cultivating active account relationships, 25% opening, negotiating and closing enterprise deals, 10% client meetings/presentations, 5% project management
    • Develop list of targeted Contacts and Accounts with VP of Sales and track progress.
    • Screen potential new project deals, analyze opportunities, deal requirements, revenue potential & profitability, collaborating with Project Management to execute.
    • Continually demonstrate knowledge and support of C&R’s mission, vision, values and standards, policies and procedures, operations, workflows, confidentiality, and spirit.
    • Maintain an active following of the industry and technology developments as they relate to our customers, prospects, and competitors.
    • Provide customer and market advice internally to all functional areas as needed.
    • Take part in recurring departmental training, maintaining current knowledge of Product offering, messaging, and value proposition.

    Who You Are
    You are the rare breed that possesses a razor-sharp strategic business sense, balanced by a passion and appreciation of anything visual.  You enjoy and are skilled at educating and selling disruptive creative solutions to decision-makers. You’re intrinsically motivated to succeed and consider 110% to be average. You’ve proven yourself in previous Sales & Business Development roles by developing trust, credibility, and rapport with your audience, while also delivering stellar revenue growth on a consistent basis. You’ve done so by providing needed solutions that resulted in genuine value and ROI for your clients. Your style and strategy is for the long term repeatable business relationship, rather than the one-off transaction.

    While you can excel and deliver results flying solo, you also know how to play the team sport and collaborate both internally and externally, whichever is needed. Your friends describe you as having an incredible work ethic, being ultra-reliable, wicked organized, highly motivated, and profoundly skilled at cultivating interpersonal connections. You are fearless when it comes to opening doorways to new opportunities. You always play the game past the whistle and have a blast doing it!

    You are based in LA and want to be part of a “start small / grow big” culture. You love that we love our clients. You are set up to work from home as a base, but thrive on getting out to meet with prospects and clients day in and day out. You have a propensity for technology, appreciate start-up culture, and want to work for a growing company.

    You have the following:

    • Polished skills across all phases of Project and Account Discovery, Bidding, Negotiation, Closing, and Account Management
    • Natural ability to manage, lead, and support multiple projects and initiatives
    • Reliable pipeline replenishment and revenue forecasting skills
    • Stellar ability at networking and building relationships
    • Ability to navigate internally within organizations to uncover decision-makers and additional revenue opportunities
    • Established relationships within Advertising agencies and/or Fortune 500 Brands
    • Sound judgment and fiscal responsibility when it comes to managing budgets and expenses
    • Proficiency working in SalesForce CRM, LinkedIn, Google Suite, Slack   
    • Knowledge of intellectual property licensing and/or industry-related experience is an added plus.

    Who We Are 
    Catch&Release is a tech start-up. We like to build, not maintain; create, not just operate. We're a unique collection of curators, engineers, product designers, filmmakers, artists, marketers and licensing experts; pioneers who are building a platform that will change the content industry. As the first company to build technology that curates and licenses content from the internet, innovation has been part of our DNA since day one.

    The Catch&Release Manifesto:

    • We are carving a brand new path.
    • We are pioneers, guides, educators.
    • We expect change and support each other through that change.
    • We believe everyone’s voice has value.
    • We operate with as much transparency as possible.
    • We embrace iteration.

    About Catch&Release
    Catch&Release enables brands and advertisers to discover, curate and license internet content at scale. The Catch&Release Licensing Platform™ is a secure platform that enables advertisers to streamline their workflow by managing the content clearance and licensing process within a central workspace. Catch&Release negotiates license rates and provides indemnifications for compliant, risk-free content. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

    Some of the Perks

    • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability insurance
    • Equity in an early-stage startup
    • Funding support from well respected VCs
    • Commuter Benefits
    • Flexible PTO


    Ready to make a sizable impact and redefine the advertising production industry? Contact us at careers@catchandrelease.com.