Partnerships Manager

As Raconteur continues to expand, we’re on the lookout for a Partnerships Manager to assist with the growth of our new Strategic Partnerships division.
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Reporting into the Strategic Partnerships Director, this new Partnerships Manager role will help establish new relationships with media agencies (Advertising, Marketing and PR). The role requires an individual that has an impressive commercial track record and can hit and exceed annual revenue targets. In addition, you will work closely with the online and editorial team to ensure the smooth running of client campaigns.

You will have the opportunity to grow accounts and relationships with the ability to sell Raconteur’s full portfolio of publishing products. From Special Reports published in The Times to lead generation and digital content campaigns, you will have exposure to top-level content production and assist the editorial and production teams in overseeing marketing projects for some of the world’s best-known brands.

This role has the potential to expand quickly in the future and will require the successful candidate to have an entrepreneurial spirit and be a best-in-class networker.

 Top responsibilities

·      Prospect and engage with media agencies, opening doors to kickstart new media agency relationships

·      Engage with Director-level prospects to educate them on the wider Raconteur product portfolio. Build strong relationships with key accounts with a focus on face-to-face meetings and client entertainment where appropriate

·      Respond to inbound RFPs from existing media agency accounts

·      Liaise with internal stakeholders, such as design, editorial and production, to help steer client campaigns and ensure their success

·      Keep the agency landscape up-to-date with Raconteur’s publishing schedule and come up with innovative ways to market the brand and keep us front-of-mind

The ideal candidate:

·      2-5 years experience, either working in a commercial capacity within a media agency, or in a commercial capacity selling to media agencies

·      Experience of working directly with commercial B2B clients

·      Brilliant relationship-building and communication skills

·      Solid understanding of digital marketing and publishing solutions

·      Ability to manage multiple stakeholders and be highly organised

·      Experience of liaising with very senior external stakeholders (Director-level+)

Remuneration & Additional benefits:

·      £40k – 45k basic salary with commission based on hitting sales targets

·      Private health and dental insurance

·      25 days holiday per annum, +1 additional day holiday for each year worked at the company (capped at a max of 3)

·      Raconteur Day (annual day away from the office that does not use any holiday)

·      Enhanced maternity and paternity leave policies

·      Highly flexible WFH policy based on the ongoing Covid situation (though we may require you to be in the office more during onboarding period)

·      Extensive training programme and development opportunities with personal L&D budget to use through Learnerbly

·      Discounted gym membership and a range of additional perks

·      Unlimited fruit

·      Lots of social activities

·      Well stocked drinks fridge

At Raconteur we recognise that diversity is critical to our continued success, growth and enjoyment at work. We seek to hire, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and therefore encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief or sexual orientation.

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  • Social 😁

    Quarterly wine club, finishing early every Friday to celebrate achievements, quarterly team socials, quarterly companywide social, ‘Raconteur Day’ each summer which is dedicated to off-site activities and ‘Raconteur of the month’ - integration and having fun sits at the heart of our culture here.

  • Holiday 🏖️

    In addition to the competitive holiday allowance (25 days plus bank holidays), we close between Christmas and New Year and offer one additional day of holiday for each of the first 3 full years you’ve worked here.

  • Health insurance 🏥

    We offer all of our employees Vitality health insurance that provides cover for hospital fees, specialist fees, physiotherapy, diagnostic tests plus rewards for healthy behaviours.

  • Dental insurance 👨‍⚕️

    We provide Bupa dental insurance that will pay towards an extensive range of dental treatments, provides full cover for many emergency treatments and includes two free check-ups a year.

  • Discounts 🤑

    Enjoy a number of different offers and discounts through our various partners such as discounted gym memberships, up to 40% off select UK and European flights, up to 25% off Ocado plus much more!


At Raconteur we care about what our employees think, which is why we’ve teamed up with Peakon to regularly check how we are doing.

Peakon is an anonymous employee feedback platform. It measures the engagement of each employee on an individual level, as well as on a team and company wide level.

Everyone who works here helps to shape Raconteur with their ideas and feedback, which is used to steer positive changes, as well as celebrate what we’re doing well.

We currently have a Peakon score of 9/10, putting us in the top 5% of companies in our industry.


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