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Employment Opportunities in Bankrate, Inc.

 

Publicist

Are you a creative individual hoping to further your career in public relations/corporate communications? Do you ever wish you could leverage your talent and experience to promote a better product and team? Bankrate, Inc. is a category-leading company in the financial services space. The company is regarded as an unbiased authority on various personal finance topics (especially banking, mortgages, insurance and credit cards). Our experts regularly appear on national television outlets such as ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business and many others. Bankrate is also a fixture in print (The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, etc.) and on the radio (NPR, ABC News Radio, CBS Radio and more).

We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to join our communications team in Midtown Manhattan as a publicist.

Responsibilities include

  • Write strategic news releases and pitches for distribution to media sources
  • Maintain relationships with reporters to garner positive coverage in all types of media, including print, broadcast and online
  • Provide rapid responses to media inquires, ensuring that reporters get accurate and appropriate information
  • Develop innovative approaches to distribute content and promote the company
  • Maintain company website's "Press Room" page
  • Develop and manage media lists and databases
  • Track and report on media coverage

Requirements

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strategic and creative thinker
  • Highly motivated and organized
  • 2+ years of public relations experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Bachelor's Degree

Benefits

  • Competitive salary package
  • 401(k) with employer contribution
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid vacation

Please send resume and salary requirement to resume@bankrate.com.

 

Digital Sales - Account Executive

Chicago, IL
Reports to: Vice President - Midwest Sales

Bankrate operates a network of personal finance related web sites for consumers, with the core site being Bankrate.com. Our sites provide high-quality information and services using a variety of advertising and monetization methods. We serve advertisers by providing highly qualified and targeted in-market consumers.

As a Sales Executive for Bankrate.com, you will prospect and develop relationships with clients in order to grow our ad revenues for our cost-per-click rate tables and display advertising. The advertising base is in large part mortgage and banking institutions, with some insurance, credit card lenders, as well as automotive. The successful candidate for this important role must possess a blend of business and online savvy and a track record of success in online sales.

Responsibilities

  • Aggressively build sales pipeline via cold calling, networking and existing relationships.
  • Increase, initiate, maintain and deepen relationships with accounts in order to facilitate revenue growth.
  • Be an internal/external expert resource regarding Bankrate best practices, competitive landscape and specific competitors.
  • Meet or exceed monthly/quarterly/annual sales goals.
  • Review progress and discuss strategy with VP of Sales on a regular basis.

Experience & Attributes

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in online sales and business development.
  • Financial Services experience preferred; understanding of mortgage industry a plus.
  • Ability to build relationships with decision maker and influencers at large and small financial institutions and lenders.
  • A track record of success in working directly with both clients and agencies to close advertising packages that include both display and cost-per-click components.
  • BA/BS required. MBA a plus.
  • Articulate, well organized, self-motivated team player who enjoys relationship selling.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance as well as FSA plans and a 401k plan with a company contribution.

Please send resume and salary requirement to resume@bankrate.com.

 

About Bankrate
Bankrate is a leading publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. Bankrate provides consumers with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories including mortgages, deposits, insurance, credit cards, and other categories, such as retirement, automobile loans, and taxes. The Bankrate network includes Bankrate.com, our flagship website, and other owned and operated personal finance websites, including CreditCards.com, Interest.com, Bankaholic.com, Mortgage-calc.com, CreditCardGuide.com, Nationwide Card Services, InsuranceQuotes.com, CarInsuranceQuotes.com, InsureMe, Bankrate.com.cn, CreditCards.ca, NetQuote.com, and CD.com. Bankrate aggregates rate information from over 4,800 institutions on more than 300 financial products. With coverage of nearly 600 local markets in all 50 U.S. states, Bankrate generates over 172,000 distinct rate tables capturing on average over three million pieces of information daily. Bankrate develops and provides web services to over 80 co-branded websites with online partners, including some of the most trusted and frequently visited personal finance sites on the Internet such as Yahoo!, AOL, CNBC, and Bloomberg. In addition, Bankrate licenses editorial content to over 500 newspapers on a daily basis including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe.