Director of International Markets London (EMEA)

South West London
From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum
15 Feb 2017
15 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an amazing opportunity to join a fast growing, global, social news magazine. It is a fully independent magazine based on the principle of social journalism and powered by the voices of thousands of people.

Main goal:

The Director of International Markets will partner with the senior management team to define and implement the actions needed to develop the Magazine's network in both existing and new markets.

Career objectives:

To be successful in this role, the Director of International Markets will have clear career objectives:

  • to increase the Company's global audience, by organizing a dedicated team of country specific community managers,
  • to support the senior management team in defining and implementing key strategic decisions.
  • Position:Direct report to the CEO.


  • Develop the Magazine's international markets in terms of active contributors, published news, and engaged audiences (visitors);
  • Manage a growing team of 10+ professionals and hire new international talents;
  • Identify and implement direct marketing activities and spread digital marketing best practices throughout different countries;
  • Learn fast new digital marketing paradigms and implement them globally;
  • Meet the business results in terms of Key Performance Indicators;
  • Support a multi-year strategic business planning processes;
  • Make the overall team stronger, by showing great leadership and team coaching competencies.
  • Attitude and approach are more important than competences and are the key to success.
  • The candidate should:

  • Be entrepreneurial, proactive, and innovative;
  • Get things done, no matter what;
  • The easier, the better;
  • Never complain: focus on solutions, don’t focus on problems;
  • Lead by example, driving everybody else in the company toward better results;
  • Love positive pressure and new daily challenges;
  • Go beyond the assigned daily tasks;
  • Learn fast;
  • Listen first and be humble;
  • Be fair with colleagues, partner and clients.
  • “It’s not easy to work here. You can work long, hard, or smart, but you can’t choose two out of three. But we are working to build something important, something that we can all tell our grandchildren about. Such things aren’t meant to be easy”.

    Job Location: London

    What will give you an edge:

  • Up to 7 years marketing experience and entrepreneurial flair.
  • An operational mind-set, hands-on experience and the willingness to dive into the detail and get your hands dirty.
  • Currently in a Consulting role having previously founded a start- up company.

    Launched in mid-2013, this independent news magazine is now the fastest growing global news publisher: the 170th most visited website in the world (Alexa Ranking), counting on 83+ million monthly unique visitors and 1 million contributors from 34 countries, who publish 16.000+ original news each month in 24 different languages.

  • The Magazine has been selected and funded by Google Innovation Fund (DNI) to revolutionize digital information in Europe.
  • The Company has offices in London (Head-Quarters), New York, Sao Paulo, Milan and Rome.
  • The Company has an ambitious goal: to make our world a better place, giving everyone the possibility of sharing ideas with a global audience and enjoying truly independent information.
  • The Company is made by the people, made for the people: at the core, the Company is a news publisher totally fuelled and curated by the crowd: news is produced by delocalised contributors and fact-checked and curated by a quality team of professionals.
  • Contributors are paid based on performance; in addition to this, the best news may be distributed around by the Social Contributors, a global team of digital influencers selected through application and interviews. All the core processes are managed by technology: e.g., homepages are handled by a patent-pending algorithm without human intervention.
  • The Company has a very innovative proposition:

  • 100% Independent, the Magazine encourages a wide range of points of view. All contributors can freely choose the topic and the medium of their contents.
  • The Company has adopted the George Whitefield’s principle of “We’ll just have to agree to disagree.”
  • 100% Democratic, the Magazine does not have any central editorial office: we have developed a technology that promotes the most interesting, highest quality news, taking into account a huge number of factors.
  • 100% Meritocratic, contributors earn money thanks to a simple quality-based system: the more people that read the content, the more money the contributor receives. Money comes from advertisement sold on the webpages.
  • Location: London

    Salary: £70,000 - £100,000 Per Annum

    Job Level: Executive

    Start Date: Immediately

    Industry: Internet

    Function: Marketing