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Location:Chicago, IL
First posted:May 02, 2017

Business Development Specialist

Cision US Chicago, Illinois

Description Position at Cision US

Why Cision?

We are a powerhouse in the Public Relations software space. By investing in our brand and technologies we are driving the change in our industry. We are always investing in our people; through amazing training and management, empowering you to drive your career. 

(And of course) We work hard, but we play harder! 

Position Purpose: 

Cision is growing and this team is brand new to Cision. Serving as an integral part of the sales team, the Business Development Specialist will sell the Connect product line services in a specified geographic area. Our Connect services focus on the distribution of news and branded content and the measurement of the contents performance. 

This might be for you if:

You had a PR/Marketing/Social Media internship or degree, but what now? 

You talk to everyone. You are a natural networker and you pay attention to the details. You enjoy problem solving, teaching, and you can explain just about anything to anyone.

You are naturally competitive. You are assertive. You don't take no for an answer, and you always close the sale.

You are passionate, innovative and collaborative. You care about the culture and environment where you work and you are going to take ownership of the time you spend with us and truly to make an impact.

The Job: 

  • Managing the sales-cycles and presenting value on our enterprise SaaS applications
  • Introducing Cision products and services to new and existing clients who respond to Marketing campaigns
  • Maintain credibility and relationships with decision makers who do not show a current interest in our product line, but may need our solutions in the future
  • Meet monthly account goal within assigned territory and detailed in compensation plan
  • Work with multiple internal client service groups to ensure that the customer experience is seamless
  • Become a product expert in Cision's Connect services

  You Have:

  • 1 to 3 years sales experience, professional level
  • Experience selling or demonstrating software a plus
  • Communications, public relations or journalism background a plus
  • Expert communication skills, verbal and written
  • Bachelor's degree preferred

The Cision Story:

Cision is a leading media communication technology and analytics company that enables marketers and communicators to effectively manage their earned media programs in coordination with paid and owned channels to drive business impact. As the creator of the Cision Communication Cloud(TM), the first-of-its-kind earned media cloud-based platform, Cision has combined cutting-edge data, analytics, technology and services into a unified communication ecosystem that brands can use to build consistent, meaningful and enduring relationships with influencers and buyers in order to amplify their marketplace influence. Cision solutions also include market-leading media technologies such as PR Newswire, Gorkana, PRWeb, Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and iContact. Headquartered in Chicago, Cision serves over 100,000 customers in 170 countries and 40 languages worldwide, and maintains offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Australia. For more information, visit   (please use the apply button below)   or follow @Cision on Twitter.

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