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Publisher Account Manager

| Greater Boulder Area

Flytedesk is the full-service ad buying platform that is transforming college media by connecting brands and college students via an online media buying platform. As the largest media network of college students in the U.S., Flytedesk allows advertisers to reach 20 million students at scale across all on-campus media channels including print, digital, outdoor, social media, radio and more. Flytedesk’s self-serve platform automates the college advertising experience by giving media buyers the tools to create, book, manage, and measure national campaigns in just minutes. Flytedesk was founded in 2015 and is based in Boulder, Colorado. 

Overview & Responsibilities

The Publisher Account Manager will drive the day-to-day of flytedesk publisher relationships. You will:

  • Be responsible for publisher onboarding and ensure publishers are using the Flytedesk platform successfully
  • Be the face of Flytedesk for 100-200 publishers
  • Drive publisher outreach initiatives, and lead recruitment efforts
  • Ensure publishers are adequately executing on advertising campaigns
  • Collaborate across teams to keep campaigns on track and resolve issues as they arise
  • Become an expert in Flytedesk’s products which enable publisher development
  • Contribute to other supply initiatives as needed

Your Team

You will report to Piper Jackson-Sevy, our VP of Growth, and work with Megan Graft (Director of Publisher Development), Shawn Kaplan (Director of Business Development), Leen Obeidat (Supply Operations Associate), and Kit Summers (People & Operations Manager).


We hire people, not functions. Startups are hard, and constantly changing, so you need to be able to carve out your own role to thrive at flytedesk. We look for self-starters, who can problem-solve as well as they can execute. We look for grit and kindred-spirits, we’re a family and we work for each other to get where we want to go. We don’t want to hire people who just fit into our culture, we want people who help shape it.

We’re asking you to spend a large portion of your life with us, so we want you to have a good time as you’re working hard to help build our collective future. That means endless snacks, a coffee shop house account, birthday parties, dogs in the office, and an expectation that we don’t take ourselves too seriously. 


Our culture is built on a small, but core group of values. When we meet tension points, it’s easy to reference the following values to determine our course of action.We make a point to call these out in our job descriptions because we’ve learned that someone whose values and motivations are aligned with Flytedesk’s will most likely be successful at Flytedesk (and vice versa). Please take the time to read and understand our values - they’re the biggest indicator fo whether this is going to be a good match.

  • Remember why we started - flytedesk was founded on the idea of empowering student journalism, every decision we make is for the benefit of the publishers we work with 
  • Make it work - our biggest successes have come from doing things that couldn't be done, we are a collection of individuals who are willing to do what it takes 
  • Lean, rabid, hungry - we get excited at doing a lot with a little and are motivated by this mentality 
  • Growth as a goal - we put the team ahead of individual, are constantly asking better of ourselves and one another, and check our egos at the door to move the company forward
  • Be all-in - to put it bluntly: this isn’t a job for people who aren’t 100% committed, being on the ground floor and in the trenches of a high-growth startup takes dedication to the cause

Skills & Qualities

Must have:

  • 1-4 years of account management experience or student media experience. 
  • Excel and PowerPoint skills - SalesForce experience a plus! 
  • People oriented, with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Master problem solver with an ability to anticipate and address issues 
  • Effective problem-solving skills and attention to detail- you’ll be running point on all publisher requests and will need to be able to make quick decisions
  • Open to feedback, striving for continuous improvement

Nice to have, but not required:

  • You know how advertising works (and if not, you should be a quick learner)
  • Prior startup experience a plus!

The Fine Print

  • Salary DOE
  • This is a full-time position
  • This position is based out of our Boulder office 
  • Starting date flexible: between November 2018 - January 2019
  • flytedesk is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Benefits
    • Health Insurance
    • LTD and Workers Compensation insurance
    • Work Macbook
    • Untracked PTO and holiday paid time off
    • Annual professional development budget
    • Boulder office with rooftop deck, flatiron views, and thai food across the street
    • RTD EcoPass for Colorado-based employees
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