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Director, Affiliate


This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted January 9, 2021.

n n nn Rise Interactive ( ), a rapidly growing full service interactive advertising agency, is looking to hire a Director, Affiliate .

We are looking for a detail-oriented, highly motivated and tenacious individual that is excited about getting involved in an entrepreneurial company with an expanding Fortune 500 client base.

nn nSummary and Scopen nn The Director, Affiliate will lead the strategy and development of affiliate and brand marketing campaigns for Rise Interactive clients across industries.

This individual will work in conjunction with the Vice President, Media & Analytics, and other channel leads, to ensure ever-improving engagement and opportunities within the affiliate channel.

nn nn The right candidate will be passionate about affiliate and brand partner marketing and its importance in the marketing communications world.

He/She must have an astute understanding of the affiliate, and network landscape as well as demonstrate the vision to help develop the affiliate practice, and ultimately be an organizational leader to promote company-wide collaboration and ideation.

nn nn The overall functions of this role requires overseeing affiliate strategy, including segmentation and targeting effectiveness, performance forecasting and enhancements.

This role will help lead and manage the overall affiliate media campaigns on behalf of Rise Interactive’s clients.

In addition, the Director, Affiliate, will be measured on finding and executing innovative ways to use information and segmentation to optimize customer experience while managing costs and driving revenue.

nn nResponsibilities:n Manage, coach and mentor direct reports and team members made up of affiliate marketers focused on affiliates, brand partnerships and content influencers Provide strategic guidance to clients; anticipate and address client needs and challenges; plan and develop integrated programs that exceed client objectives Develop measurable affiliate specific engagement programs that are on strategy and within budget Manage financials, including budget allocation, client billing, team billability and account profitability Generate incremental business opportunities within existing client base; lead agency new business proposals and pitches; and deliver insightful and persuasive presentations to clients and prospects Help to develop and execute affiliate strategies for one or multiple clients as assigned Lead and manage the RFP process for any affiliate-related opportunities As part of one or more teams, educate, ideate and support planning teams in the development of affiliate strategies, best practices, and idea generation Assist in cultivating strong relationships with affiliate networks, individual affiliates and potential influencers Partner with strategic and analytic talent to identify business needs and opportunities that will aid in the development of new measurement methods and analysis for affiliate strategies and experiences Lead the development and implementation of best practices in affiliate marketing for clients across Rise Interactive Lead conversations with clients in determining success criteria (pre and post campaign) and establish benchmarks Maintain and communicate ongoing updates to affiliate marketing to broader teams nRequired Skills:n 7+ years of digital marketing experience with focus in affiliate marketing required.

Agency experience a plus Strong understanding of affiliate marketing including but not limited to: super affiliates, niche affiliates, influencer marketing, content networks, etc.

Firm understanding of multiple networks (e.g.

Impact, Commission Junction, Rakuten, etc.) Experience with web-based research tools and methodologies and digital analytics Strong understanding of media planning, distribution, and syndication of content Evidence of facilitating and initiating creative thinking in the digital space: content, media, social, activation Candidate should have a hunger for/be a participant in: new technology, new content solutions, affiliate events and conferences Dedication to completing projects and tasks with passion and a relentless pursuit of excellence; ability to excel in a complex and changing marketplace Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving abilities Excellent written and verbal communication skills Client facing track record Committed to flawless execution Skilled at and enjoys manipulating and understanding data, as well as drawing actionable data-driven decisions to drive sales and marketing efforts Strong interpersonal, partnership and influencing management skills Self-motivated and creative strategic thinker who thrives in fast-paced environment Are you eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future?

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