Marketing Director, Subscriptions

US-NY-New York City
Job ID
Inside Sales


SourceMedia is a New York City-based diversified business-to-business digital media company serving the financial, healthcare and technology industries. Its portfolio comprises many of business-to-business media’s strongest brands, including American Banker, The Bond Buyer, Financial Planning and Accounting Today. The company offers subscribers and clients digital news and data services, industry research, in-depth conferences and seminars, and specialized marketing services. Over the past three years, SourceMedia has executed a transformation strategy powered by significant investments, which reestablished it as a performance marketing company with strong subscription and event platforms. The company is recognized for superior content across all channels, as evidenced by its audience growth and numerous journalism awards. SourceMedia has a conservative capital structure, in addition to strong financial performance and trends.


In August 2014, SourceMedia was acquired by Observer Capital. Observer Capital is an investment firm focused on private equity and special situation opportunities across the media, finance and business services industries. By bringing partnership and experience to each investment, Observer Capital seeks to enhance value through strategic growth initiatives, operating and technology improvements, and add-on acquisitions.


SourceMedia is focused on continuing with the execution of its strategy by enhancing its portfolio of services – on behalf of its marketing clients, subscribers, and event attendees – and accelerating its development through organic growth and acquisitions.


The Director will have full responsibility for the strategy, implementation of, and operations of SourceMedia’s subscriber acquisition and renewal strategies through marketing initiatives. The Director is responsible for driving subscriptions through integrated marketing channels reporting directly to the Chief Subscription Officer with a matrix to the VP of Audience and Data Sciences. 


Responsibilities include but not limited to:


Develop and evolve overall subscription marketing program, data and platform marketing strategy supporting new and existing products to build SourceMedia’s paid content business.


  • Develop best in class digital b-to-b integrated marketing program 
  • Devise and implement campaign testing, targeting, and segmentation to maximize subscription order conversion across all channels 
  • Work with behavioral customer data to optimize pricing and sales strategy 
  • Identifying lists and databases for potential subscribers 
  • Engage with leadership to establish strategy, goals and execution for each product 
  • Strategically analyze and interpret usage data, response rates, renewal rates, ROI 
  • Develop new business marketing strategies 
  • Develop and execute renewal strategies across products 
  • Maximize use of internal and external systems including Marketo, SalesForce


  • Minimum 10 years in media, minimum five years’ experience in a managerial role in digital subscription marketing 
  • Proven track record of success in meeting and exceeding subscription growth and revenue goals 
  • Experience overseeing the buildout of a successful digital acquisition program including paid social, ad words conversion, digital trial conversions 
  • Experience working with and managing external agencies and vendors 
  • Experience working closely with sales team and fulfillment processes 
  • Experience working with Marketo, SalesForce and other systems and tools to drive subscription revenue 
  • ROI focused and analytically minded 
  • Passion for paid content 
  • Experience with new business launches 
  • Strong people management and leadership skills 
  • A demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative manner
  • Solid digital experience beyond email
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • B2B experience preferred
  • Engaging style that will establish an instant rapport with clients and sales people
  • BA/BS degree




  • Entrepreneurial spirit – Takes ownership of responsibilities, engages with new ideas for growth 
  • Agility – Flexible, and embraces change; comfortable working in a shared services/matrix structure
  • Effective Communication – Communicates clearly and succinctly, listens, and presents a professional image 
  • Customer Focus– Identifies and understands customer needs and user experience, acts with their interest in mind
  • Strategic Planning – Develops strategic plans and vision to reach near and long term goals in alignment with the organizational goals 
  • Manages and Motivates Others – Ability to set aggressive and achievable team goals with clear communication and accountability 
  • Organizational Awareness –  Develops strategy and execution around organizational goals, immersion into the Source Media culture 
  • Positive Energy Exhibits enthusiasm, high energy and a sense of humor with team and colleagues



We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Our extensive offerings include medical, dental, and vision coverage; disability and life insurance; paid time off; a 401(k) plan; a pre-tax transportation payment program; and subsidized health club membership.


For consideration, please send your cover letter and resume.


SourceMedia complies with all federal, state, and local laws that prohibit discrimination because of age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, arrest records, unemployment status or any other protected category.




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