Business Development Manager - Sponsorship and advertising

Join Sifted as they are looking for a Business Development Manager - Sponsorship and advertising

Who we are

Introducing Sifted - the ultimate media platform that's here to ignite your tech and startup passion.

Backed by the prestigious Financial Times, we've been shaking up the European tech scene for four incredible years, and boy, have we got stories to tell.

No boring funding news or predictable product releases here, folks. Our team of daring reporters scattered across Europe are on a mission to uncover the juiciest stories and hottest takes in the startup world. We bring you the inside scoop on big-time trends, irresistible company profiles, and the invaluable lessons learned on the rollercoaster ride of business growth (and, yes, epic fails too!).

The commercial team

Whether they're big tech titans, corporate giants, or ambitious startups aiming for the stars, we help them establish their brand with our audience. Our secret? An ever-evolving lineup of jaw-dropping media products that allow marketing messages to shine.From dazzling digital advertising to buzzworthy events and sponsorships that pack a punch - we've got it all.

If you're ready to be part of a dynamic team that's always ahead of the game, join us on this thrilling journey to media greatness. Your future clients are waiting to be wowed, and we know you've got the magic touch to make it happen. Let's rock the media world together at Sifted.

What you’re like:

  • We are seeking individuals who are thrilled about joining a growth-stage startup.
  • You’ve got a keen interest in the technology and startup space.
  • You'll thrive in a dynamic environment and enjoy collaborating with a team of intelligent professionals.
  • You’ll be a true new business hunter, not afraid to break down doors and shout about the benefits of advertising with us.
  • You relish in the independence of managing your own portfolio of clients, but you’re also be an integral part of a dedicated sales team, who work together to achieve remarkable results.
  • You’re a brand ambassador and staunch supporter of Sifted, you'll embody an entrepreneurial spirit and be driven by our mission to become the ultimate media platform for the European startup ecosystem and beyond.
  • You’re willing to travel to conferences, social events, and meetings to close that sale.

What we are like to work for

At our core, we embrace the agility and camaraderie of a small company, yet we dream big and have ambitious goals. The best of both worlds awaits you; But prepare to be part of a friendly, hard-working, and passionate group that takes immense pride in their work.


London (you must be able to travel to our office in Shoreditch 1-2 days a week.)


Who we are looking for

We're on the hunt for trailblazers like you, armed with a proven track record in selling media solutions. If you possess the passion and expertise to craft compelling sponsorship deals for captivating events and multi-channel campaigns (think newsletter sponsorship, digital advertising, branded content and a whole host of other high quality media-activations), then we want YOU to be a vital part of our exceptional team.

About you:

  • You have a minimum of two years of B2B sales experience under your belt
  • You know how to build exceptional relationships with key decision-makers such as CMOs, marketing directors, and other marketing budget holders. Your consultative sales approach, coupled with a deep understanding of client needs, sets you apart in the sales arena.
  • You have a proven track record of surpassing sales targets, you know how to win business from both cold and warm leads, turning prospects into long-term clients.
  • Your proposal and persuasion skills are unparalleled, allowing you to effortlessly grasp crucial client objectives and tailor bespoke solutions.
  • As a skilled negotiator, discussing client budgets is second nature to you. Brace yourself for a 360 sales role where you'll not only attract new clients but also retain them, making you an indispensable asset to our thriving team.


What we offer:

  • Embrace the hybrid work model, savoring the perfect blend of on-site energy at our vibrant London HQ in the heart of trendy Shoreditch, and the comfort of working from home on some days. Feel the true essence of work-life balance, empowering you to be at your best.
  • We're not just colleagues; we're a tight-knit family that loves coming together. Get ready for a blast at our regular team socials, where cinema, book, and climbing clubs await your participation, making unforgettable memories.
  • We value your time off just as much as your dedication at work. Enjoy a generous 25 days of holiday plus a Christmas shut down to recharge.
  • Invest in yourself with a personal development budget of £1000, empowering you to nurture your skills and unleash your full potential.
  • And, most importantly, we care about your well-being. Access top-notch mental healthcare solutions for free, ensuring your mental health receives the utmost care and attention.

Are you ready to ignite your career and be part of a vibrant, supportive community? Join us, and together, let's make Sifted the centre of the European startup ecosystem.