One of the largest players in global media is aggressively expanding their U.S. operation, and they need a Director of Digital to step in and drive this initiative. They’re interested in innovators and builders with a strong product orientation, not established media execs with an “if it ain’t broke…” mentality.
Do you see a GM seat in your future? Do you have a unique POV on the future of the content game? Are you frustrated by your current company’s unwillingness to move forward? If so, this will be your dream gig. Why wait five years for this job when you can grab it today?
This role is all about growth. Identifying alternative revenue streams, scaling existing revenue, building new products, finding innovative ways to monetize — they want to grow, and they want to grow fast. As Director of Digital, you’re going to report to the VP on all of these efforts and more. Ultimately, you’re one step away from the US CEO.
You’ll have end-to-end responsibility for all things digital, from web to social to mobile. The product roadmap is yours to define and yours to drive. You’ll commission products, select vendors, manage internal teams, and own all of the deliverables and their performance. This includes owning multiple P&Ls.
At the outset, you need to handle everything from strategy to execution. The current digital team will report into you. And in the very near future, assuming you crush this gig early, you’ll get to expand that team quickly.
Business development plays a large part here, too. You’ll build strategic partnerships that result in seismic revenue and traffic growth, find new opportunities for expansion, and super-size this company’s digital footprint.
They may be an international media colossus, but this digital innovation crew is small and they move fast. There are no silos or long strategy sessions here. They make decisions quickly, then everyone rolls up their sleeves and delivers.
Hired Gun Profile
You’re frustrated. Your current company is either waiting or imitating, but not innovating. You’ve shared your ideas, (the Product and Content teams secretly love them) but the execs won’t budge. If only there were some place where your vision could become a reality…
You’ve got a lot to offer. You’re an experienced digital operator who might have come up the Product or Content track. Mobile, social, web — you’ve done it all. You understand the business of packaging and distributing content in ways that encourage sharing and virality.
You keep your finger on the pulse of all things digital, and you’ve built successful products or properties in the past. You know the ropes when it comes to finding market opportunities and creating concepts that capitalize on them. You have a gift for building profitable partnerships, as well.
Strategy is fun, but you’re well aware that in a small and growing environment, execution is just as critical. Nothing stops you from diving into a project, and when you can’t delegate, you do it yourself.
This is a media company that’s committed to finding alternative revenue beyond advertising. They will buy, they will build, and they will get there. To join them, show us a history of growth: sites, products, revenue, traffic, engagement — the works. We want to see that you’ve got more ideas than you know what to do with. We also want to see that you’ve got the passion and drive to make them happen.
Experience managing a P&L or building a department would be a major plus, but it’s definitely not a deal breaker. Just show us you’re ready for it.
For the right Hired Gun, this gig can be your very own sandbox. You can build, test, iterate, and grow your own team and your own vision. If a GM job is down the road, this is the exit to take.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.