Sales Director


Location: New York, USA

department: Sales

Type: Full TIMe, $140K–$180 annually + Commission structure

Minimum Experience: Senior Level

What is Footballco?

Footballco is the world’s biggest dedicated football content and media business. Reaching more than 400m football fans across the world each month, and with a growing roster of brands including Goal, Voetbalzone, and Spox, no one else has our reach or depth of understanding within the game. With over 300 employees globally, we’re a young company with some established brands and serious investment behind us. Our future starts now…

What’s the role about?

Footballco is looking for a Sales Director to head and build out our US Region. You will be expected to drive the commercial agenda with agencies and brands in the US. You should have a natural ability to ensure strong coverage of the market and shape compelling propositions to prospective clients. You will use your market knowledge to feed into the positioning of our brands within North America whilst working also closely with our content teams to align commercial opportunities with editorial output. You will grow the sales team in the region and have the opportunity to shape the strategy.

What You'll be doing?
  • Promote Footballco’s media, content and strategy propositions to relevant media agency and client contacts with regular calls, meetings and proactive work

  • Secure briefs and work with our central Strategy Team to produce first class proposals and win business

  • Manage campaigns, upsell where possible and secure repeat business

  • Identify opportunities and develop media and branded content packages around major soccer tournaments and editorial tentpoles

  • Work in collaboration with the VP Global Partnerships to target relevant US-based brand leads and ensure we are communicating with all key decision makers at agency and client alike

What you have?
  • Digital media agency and client-direct sales experience

  • Demonstrated ability to make 10+ sales calls per week and a solid reputation in the market as a consultative seller capable of exceeding targets

  • Multiple contacts across the US media agency and client landscape

  • A proven record in driving revenue from new spenders and converting them to repeat spenders

  • Experience in pitching complex branded content partnerships, video, unique ad formats and standard media

  • Preferably: Work within the soccer space, or sports industry at-large, with a working knowledge of the vast US media landscape

Footballco is a global organisation and as such we are fortunate to have employees across a diverse range of backgrounds. We aim to build an environment that is inclusive to all and where everyone feels empowered to be their authentic self.

Footballco is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, colour, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. 


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