New Business Development Lead, PUNCH

New Business Development Lead, PUNCH 


PUNCH is looking for a passionate, drinks-loving individual to help grow our brand partnerships business. We are looking for someone who is organized, can juggle multiple projects at once, has strong people skills and will thrive in a self-starting environment. This person will be both editorially- and business-minded, with the ability to think big about a client’s goals while staying true to the PUNCH editorial brand and aesthetic.


This freelance contract position will lead advertising sales and client prospecting for our fast-growing partnerships business, as well as manage media plans and agency relationships. You will work closely with our Partnerships Lead, Editor-in-Chief and Director of Audience Development to generate and sell creative, on-brand campaign ideas. 


Digital campaigns, which include editorial, social promotion, email and display are at the heart of our partnerships program, but our offerings also include products (ranging from custom books to games), live activations, and creative services.


Responsibilities include:


  • Meeting partnerships sales goals. 
  • Handling outreach, proposals, meetings, follow-up and hand off of sold campaigns to Director of Partnerships and Partnerships Manager. 
  • Building media plans and pre-close deliverables from client or media agency. 
  • Managing display ad inventory and implementation. 
  • Developing creative sell sheets and standardized deal offerings at different budget levels. 
  • Maintaining and building relationships with media agencies, brands, and PR agencies. 



  • Have a minimum of 5 years professional experience selling in the beverage or media industry and have a proven record of exceeding sales goals
  • Are organized and self-starting
  • Have great people skills and love working with clients
  • Are familiar with and a fan of the PUNCH brand


This is a part-time freelance position; you will not be an employee of Penguin Random House.  Compensation includes a regular monthly fee plus commission.


Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at


Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: Brooklyn 

Postal Code: 11222 

Job ID: 62752


Nearest Major Market: Brooklyn
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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