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About the role

Forbes is seeking an Integrated Marketing Manager to join our agile Top Accounts marketing team to create integrated partner programs for best-in-class brands. The Manager, Integrated Partnership Marketing & Strategy will be responsible for developing strategic and compelling cross-platform program ideas and proposals that leverage Forbes’ leading brand properties and franchises to engage influential audiences and drive tangible value for our brand partners. This crucial role supports our Top Account marketing strategies – from cross-platform ideation to storytelling to final proposals and deliverables.

Who you are:

The ideal candidate is a thoughtful creative with a business mind. You can communicate big ideas with persuasive narration and connect your solutions clearly and creatively to Forbes’ Top Account partners’ business objectives.

Candidates who will thrive in this role are innately curious individuals with broad interest in industry, business and culture who can translate this curiosity into unique perspective in support of timely partner programs & ideas. You’re a confident communicator who can lead conceptual brainstorms, quarterback cross-team collaboration, achieve buy-in for your ideas and participate in client-facing pitch meetings with senior leaders as needed. You’re a skilled writer and presentation designer who appreciates that the written and visual representation of your ideas are critical to how our partners evaluate their value and how they experience the Forbes brand.

This is a remote position with a hybrid option for candidates who would like to take advantage of our Jersey City office location.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead as a strategic partner in the strategy and creative ideation for our Top Accounts marketing initiatives on Forbes – ideating cross-platform opportunities that come to life through editorial initiatives, powerful custom content, events, social, video, print, etc.
  • Multi-task and collaborate closely with cross-functional teams - sales, account management, content, design, events and social - to own the pre-sale marketing process for partner proposals (RFPs and proactive opportunities)
  • Create engaging presentations that clearly communicate program ideas for our most valued clients. Day-to-day responsibilities involve brainstorms, setting strategy, creative concept ideation, gathering insights and crafting a narrative to support ideas, proposal/presentation deliverable creation in support of the team and for your own projects, and as needed, presentation of the concept
  • Ability to marry creative ideas that are timely and resonant with partner brands’ KPIs and business objectives to drive tangible value for their business and/or thought leadership and to communicate Forbes’ unique value as a leading media partner
  • Collaborate with other marketers and provide proposal support for larger scale strategic proposals
  • Create proactive materials (category decks, sell sheets, general presentations) and ideas in support of growing our key top account client categories - notably enterprise technology, finance and luxury - that position our team as best-in-class ideators who are on the pulse of our top clients’ needs
  • Identify new and innovative partnership opportunities and unique storytelling formats that help brands’ reach our influential audiences where they are

What you’ll have:

  • 3-5 years of marketing or brand strategy experience creating custom ideas and developing proposals; strong PowerPoint skills and an appreciation for design to enhance your ideas and deliverables are a must
  • Exceptional communication skills – written and verbal
  • Proven experience as a skillful multi-tasker with the aptitude to navigate proposal work for clients representing diverse industries with multiple deadlines
  • Ability to influence as an empathetic team player who is eager to develop strong internal and external relationships to establish trust in your creative thinking
  • Strong business acumen with a natural ability to anticipate needs, innovate and excel in a fast-paced sales environment that requires a solution-oriented approach with attention to detail
  • Executive presence and comfortability working closely with and presenting to clients and/or agency partners
  • Previous experience ideating cross-platform pitches that extend to custom content, digital, social, video, and events strongly preferred
  • An entrepreneurial spirit in line with the Forbes brand
  • Proposal samples that showcase your ‘best of’ proposals that highlight the strength of your writing and design

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Forbes aims to offer employees the flexibility they need in order to be successful. We offer a hybrid work schedule for our employees. Some roles may be remote (within the U.S.) if it aligns to the needs of the position. Any employee entering the Forbes office for business or social reasons will need to present proof of full vaccination, unless eligible for a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation required under applicable law.

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