Business Development Manager, Consumer and Retail

Arlington, VA
As POLITICO’s Business Development team grows, we have re-envisioned the way an Advertising Sales team engages with clients and agencies. We embrace individuals from immensely diverse professional and personal backgrounds in an ongoing effort to create a comprehensive and collaborative team that is driven to support not only our clients but one another.


What You'll Do...
  • Maintain and grow existing client and agency relationships
  • Respond to RFPs with creative solutions
  • Execute campaigns and analyze performance with the assistance of your dedicated Account Manager
  • Continue to embody the successful brand presence of POLITICO in the market

What We're Looking For...
  • Knowledge of advertising market: individual who understands the dynamic and complex advertising market trends, including programmatic, behavioral advertising and direct response
  • Creativity: individual who wants to think outside of turnkey solutions for clients and is willing to dig deep into their initiatives and KPIs to create campaigns that will move the needle
  • Initiative: individual who has a desire to grow within their role and not only take on but create new opportunities
  • Collaboration: individual with the ability to collaborate across departments and work closely with POLITICO’s marketing and product development team to balance the company’s editorial integrity with client goals


  • 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Competitive and comprehensive health, dental, and vision benefit packages
  • 401(k) matching, commuter subsidy, cell phone service reimbursement
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Access to building amenities, including onsite gym in our Rosslyn headquarters
We are committed to fostering a healthy and inclusive environment and offer comprehensive benefits for POLITICOs and their families. We encourage personal well-being for our employees through work-life balance and host wellness activities focused on preventative health. At POLITICO, we build trust with our audience when employees lend their unique backgrounds and perspectives to the work we do. We are committed to diversity and make inclusivity a priority in our workplace. We encourage all to apply.


  • BA/BS degree required
  • Years of experience you are looking for: 1-2 years sales experience, or 2-3 years media planning experience
  • Communication Skills: excellent oral and written communication skills to be used in presentations and written memos
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite, especially PowerPoint to be used in presentations and written memos
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