Director, Sponsorship Sales

Austin, Texas, United States | Sales | Full-time | Partially remote

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Director, Sponsorship Sales – Market Enginuity

Representing KUT | KUTX in Austin, TX


Who we are

Market Enginuity fuels mission-driven, educational and inspiring independent media to benefit stations, producers, sponsors and audiences. 

For almost two decades we’ve been building the largest team in the country that specializes in corporate sponsorship sales. The passion is still personal and carried by more than 140 people ingrained in the communities where we live and work & the stations we support with our contributions. Market Enginuity attracts the best people who together create the standard of excellence for corporate support in public media across the country.

You can learn more about us on our website:

Right now, we are looking for a passionate public media enthusiast to lead our Austin team, representing our client stations KUT News 90.5 and KUTX Music 98.9 in Austin, Texas:


If you identify with our mission and share these key qualities and skills, we’d love to hear from you!


Who you are

  • A confident sales leader, who loves to excel and lead as a role model - exceeding expectations is how you roll!


  • A natural connector, with a very strong local and regional network in Austin and across the wider Texas region


  • A creative media sales professional, adept at developing integrated multi-media packages that produce outstanding results for your clients


  • Experienced in B2B consultative sales, your excellent communication skills connect you with decision-makers across sectors


  • Both a visionary and a tactician, you set a course for your sales team, coaching and guiding them to reach a common goal – it’s what you do!


  • You’re highly successful in breaking into new categories and key accounts both directly & through coaching sales teams


Oh, and you have to have a clean driving record.


We are looking for a creative media sales leader, with the vision to capitalize on our Austin team successes and deliver outstanding results for our client & sponsors. Driven by the shared mission of independent public media, you’ll help create sales strategies that will be a win-win in the market as you inspire and mentor your team to excel.


Who you’d be working with

We are creative thinkers, we love to collaborate, share ideas and we’ll be eager to learn from you. We care deeply about how we work together and our employee-inspired values shape our working environment, as we create a community we can be truly proud of and where everyone feels their voice is heard and they belong!

You’ll be blown away by the depth of digital, print and broadcast media knowledge across our local and national teams.

And did I mention, we are truly respectful of our team’s work-life balance and understand the value of re-charging the creative batteries!


Why you’ll love working here


Flexible work location

As we plan our return to office-based working, we’re taking the opportunity to reinvent what that looks like. As a result, the job will always be partially remote. You will divide your time between the office (when we can) for meetings, team one-on-ones and collaboration.  However, we want you out there networking, and we expect you will do your paperwork or calls from the comfort of your home office, too.


Time away from work

Where else are you actually encouraged to take your vacation?! We understand how important it is to be refreshed & reenergized! We back this up by starting our team off with great paid time-off perks that we want you to use. You will start with 20 PTO days your first year, in addition to the 8 national holidays we observe, a floating holiday you can take anytime and a Community Impact Day for you to use for public service or volunteering of any kind.


 Peace of mind comes with great benefits

Several healthcare plans to choose from, your own health savings account the company generously contributes to, dental, vision insurance, gee even Fido can have his own pet care plan to cover his vet costs!

We also pay the base premium for short term, long term disability and life insurance. We know that you will do your best work when those essentials are taken care of, so let us do that for you.


Bring Your whole self to work. Each day. Everyday.

As leaders in mission-driven media, we seek talent as unique as the audiences we help our clients reach. That’s why we are committed to a culture of inclusion where individuals from every walk of life feel respected, are treated fairly, provided work-life balance, and an opportunity to excel. Our mindful objectives include curating a diverse workplace where we invite authenticity, encourage curiosity, and treasure collaboration.

So, bring yourself to Market Enginuity – your skills, experiences, ideas – where your whole self is welcome.


You are our ideal candidate if you have…

  • College degree preferred with a minimum of 10 years’ relevant sales experience
  • Minimum of 5 years coaching & managing account executives
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel within the Austin area
  • Keen understanding of digital media is strongly preferred, as is success in selling integrated multi-media packages and cause marketing strategies
  • A broad-based business acumen with marketing knowledge across multiple key categories
  • A strong understanding of the wider Austin market including decision makers, local events, and key accounts



You can read the full job description here


What a typical day might look like

You’ll be helping your team develop creative, high impact multimedia packages that bring outstanding results for our wonderful public media sponsors. You’ll collaborate across the organization with other market leaders, learning and sharing insights. As you reach out to the movers and shakers in the vibrant Austin market, you’ll lead by example as you set the strategy for the team to open up new categories and gain new accounts. As a natural connector, you will be growing your community, engaging with business leaders and generating leads. We encourage your curiosity and you’ll spend part of your day learning and developing your knowledge-base. Our days are varied! And Austin’s NPR station, KUT, is our inspiration & the soundtrack to our workdays.


How to apply

If this sounds like a fit, we’re waiting to hear from you!