BUSINESS MANAGER

Title: Business Manager – Two positions

Company: Kashmir Observer

Location: Bangalore/ Srinagar

Job Type: Full Time

Job Category: Newspaper

Deadline: March 31, 2020.

Company Description:

Kashmir Observer Online or kashmirobserver.net is the global face of the daily Kashmir Observer on the internet. However, Kashmir Observer Online has carved its own niche brand equity and is one of the highest-hit media websites about Kashmir. Apart from focusing on news from the Kashmir region and the South Asian sub-continent, it also provides many value-added and interactive features which are exclusive to the Online edition.

Besides providing readers with upto date breaking news, compelling content and insightful opinions KO Online covers current news, business, sports, community, tech, lifestyle and world news, as well as expert analysis and dynamic videos.

As the digital companion to Kashmir Observer newspaper, the KO Online is part of a portfolio that offers content through print, KO ePaper and a mobile app.

KO Online remains the main source of news and information for vast Kashmiri diaspora, intending tourists, business leaders, diplomats, journalists and all those interested in India-Pakistan affairs.

Job Description

The Business Manager shall be in charge of advertising sales in various verticals. They will be expected to reach out to prospective clients, familiarise them with various KO platforms and its eclectic readership of urban professionals, intellectuals, policymakers, artists and cultural influencers; and impress upon them, the merits of advertising in KO. Working with some of the finest reporters and writers in Kashmir and beyond, KO consistently produces exemplary reportage and has set new benchmarks for journalism along the way. We are looking for a highly motivated person who is passionate about the brand KO, what it stands for, the possibilities it can offer to marketeers.

Primary Responsibilities:

— Be an evangelist of the brand KO who can build interest in the brand through passionate and effective communication

— As an ambassador for the brand, identify and engage with potential clients, and build robust business relations with them

— Develop a dynamic network of prospective clients and maintain strong contacts

— Bring forth innovative ideas for marketing and branding that could augment brand identity and value

— Ideate, conceptualise and engage in brand conversations for developing native advertising solutions including sponsored events..

— Handle and process correspondence and paperwork related to client accounts

Requirements:

Candidates should have at least two to three years of relevant experience in a marketing and sales role, preferably in a media organisation. They should have excellent communication and organisational skills. Applicants should have to be self-starters, willing and able to take initiative. Interest in political affairs, literature, art and culture would be preferable.

To Apply:

Please send in a résumé; a 300-word statement of your work experience; two references (only names and contact information); and a cover letter to hr@kashmirobserver.net, with the subject line “Business Manager-2020” by March 31, 2020.