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Our goal is to listen, engage, and activate voices across Red Ventures to ensure that all identity groups and perspectives are represented in our work. Our aspiration is to have diverse teams at every level of the company, and we seek candidates who bring unique personal experiences, curiosity and an eagerness to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion.

At a Glance

BestColleges.com, a leading online post-secondary education marketplace, is seeking a Senior Account Executive to help develop a new business line.  This role will encompass strong prospecting and relationship building skills across highly respected national universities with on campus focus.

Our campus is located in the Charlotte area. If located outside of this area, there will be an expectation for occasional travel to the Charlotte office for team collaboration and development.

What You'll Do

  • Prospect and initiate new relationships with on campus higher education university partners to join our platform.
  • Negotiate all elements of new deals to showcase the value of our products and configure mutually beneficial value propositions.
  • Think creatively on the accounts and find trends across accounts to unlock incremental revenue and accompany them until a relevant part of the programs offered are part of our portfolio. 
  • Be a key part of our team, helping to shape the direction of our students’ experiences.
  • Interact with the executive account management teams of higher education online institutions to promote incremental revenue.
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders to ensure all partnerships are appropriately (and efficiently) strategized, scaled, priced, marketed and sold.

What We're Looking For

  • A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s a plus) with a track record of educational and professional success.
  • 3-5+ years of business experience in a business development type position.
  • Extensive experience and network within higher education.
  • Persuasive communicator that can gain internal and external buy-in and followership for new ideas and opportunities at a senior level.
  • A high-level understanding of various digital marketing channels.
  • Comfort in a fast-paced and often changing environment.

Who We Are

Over the last twenty years, Red Ventures has built a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships that work together to connect millions of people with expert advice. Through premium content and personalized digital experiences, Red Ventures builds online journeys that make it easier for people to make important decisions about their homes, health, travel, finances, education and entertainment. Founded in 2000, Red Ventures has 3,000 employees in 10 cities across the US, as well as in the UK and Brazil. Red Ventures owns and operates several large digital brands including Healthline, The Points Guy, Bankrate, MYMOVE, and Allconnect.com.

For more information, visit https://redventures.com and follow @RedVentures on social platforms.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program for full-time employees, including medical, dental and vision coverage, paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, 401(k) plan and a paid parental leave program.

Red Ventures is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or any other basis protected by law. Employment at Red Ventures is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications. 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation where appropriate. Should you require a reasonable accommodation to apply or participate in the job application or interview process, please contact accommodation@redventures.com.

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Red Ventures is a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships. We’re made up of dozens of teams spanning multiple industries and geographies - all working together to help people make life’s most important decisions. Whether you’re looking for freedom to build new brands and businesses from the ground up, an opportunity to partner with brands who are already globally recognized, or a combination of both - this is a place where you can unlock substantial experience and even make entire career shifts, all within one organization.

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