Partnerships Manager

Brooklyn, NY
Business Development and Sales
Full-time, the leading professional platform for the entertainment industry for over 50 years, is looking for a Business Development Manager. The mission of the BD lead is to accelerate Backstage's strategic growth initiatives through partnerships. The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker and doer who is analytical, creative, technical, high-energy, and collaborative.

The role will be responsible for the strategic planning, lead generation, "Sale" and follow-up execution of all partnerships. The goal of partnerships at is driving more user signups and engagement on the platform at scale; users include both sides of our marketplace - actors and buyers of talent (Filmmakers, casting directors). Outreach will focus on potential partners who aggregate large numbers of users – I.E. other platforms that support actors, or Filmmakers, Film Festivals, Educational programs etc.

This position is for our office in DUMBO, Brooklyn.


    • Own ultimate responsibility for development of partnership program
    • Coordinate with internal teams leads including marketing, product and the management team to align on outreach goals
    • Conduct industry research to create industry landscape and lead lists
    • Leverage technical skill-set and ability to work product team to scale and automate lead capture and outreach
    • Create standard “Productized” offerings for each type of partner (School, Film Festival, actor platform etc)
    • Drive development of crisp outreach materials
    • Manage execution of deals including the sale, negotiation, legal and operational follow-up
    • Create plan to track and report-on “Success Metrics” of each partnership
    • Methodically analyze partnership ROIs and optimize process and products for future outreach
    • Function as primary account manager for active partnerships

Skills and Experience

    • 3+ years experience in Marketing, Sales, Business Development, or Consulting
    • Experience managing projects across many internal and external people and teams, with strong organization and project management expertise
    • Ability to bridge the gap between business and technical components of a partnership, which involves being comfortable understanding platform technical capabilities/limitations
    • Comfort working with legal terms and agreements
    • Excellent writing and communication skills
    • You get the internet
    • You equally enjoy strategic planning, methodical lead generation, sales and execution followup
    • You could sell your friends on the Idea that Starter jackets are making a comeback