Atlantic Media

Business Development Coordinator

AtlanticLIVE - Washington, DC - Full Time

The Atlantic, deemed by AdAge as “an ultra-modern, multi-platform juggernaut,” has been one of the true success stories of the digital age. A brand with unmatched history reinvigorated with the grit and vision of new leadership, The Atlantic has defined what it means for a magazine to thrive in the digital space. And its award-winning content continues to shine. Penned by the smartest, most-provocative journalists in the country, it consistently defines the national conversation and attracts the most important readers in the country. Sparking intellectual debate, encouraging lively discussion, and bringing this deep editorial dialogue to life, AtlanticLIVE produces nearly 150 events a year across the country and around the world. These include large scale national events like Washington Ideas and CityLab; along with topical forums on everything from education to criminal justice; and "on the record" roundtable dinners on some of the most pressing issues of our time.

To learn more about The Atlantic and AtlanticLIVE, visit us at 

Position in Brief:
AtlanticLIVE, the live events arm of The Atlantic magazine, seeks a highly motivated, entrepreneurial and collaborative Business Development Coordinator to join our sales and marketing team and contribute to the conception, development and marketing of a wide range of editorial events and programs.

The Business Development Coordinator Will:

Support the Vice President and a team of seven sales professionals, and will play a critical role within our fast-paced event sales team focused on managing existing business and identifying new prospective partners for The Atlantic’s live events.

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate

  • Persuasive communicator – clearly communicates goals and strategies internally and externally; strong presentation skills and exceptional copywriting/general writing skills.
  • Strategic researcher – understand companies’ goals, campaigns and corporate communications efforts as they relate to AtlanticLIVE’s portfolio and expertise.
  • Attentive and forward-looking colleague – assist in scheduling sales visits, tracking competitive events, fielding incoming requests from prospective and current clients and managing revenue reporting.
  • Creative marketer – partner with marketing team to prepare sales materials and develop event proposals and new opportunities.
  • Trusted confidant – ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information.
  • Attentive colleague – sees around corners and anticipates problems before they occur.
  • News junkie – a voracious consumer of current events and the newsmakers driving the stories.
  • Obsessed with excellence – not only his or her own, but also a passionate commitment to excellence for the whole enterprise.
  • Actively participate in the ideation of new event concepts and proposals as an enterprising, entrepreneurial, and productive team contributor, constantly and eagerly identifying new means of innovation to grow AtlanticLIVE’s impact across all constituent groups (e.g., in person attendees, online viewers/readers, speakers, underwriters).
  • 0-1+ years’ experience in a client-facing organization (agency, PR firm, media organization, etc.) preferred.

Atlantic Media Values:

Across Atlantic Media, generally, the firm looks for two “pillar gifts” in its candidates.  In all of us, these are more aspirational than actual, but they are central in our intentions.

  • Force of Intellect - Atlantic Media seeks a discipline and rigor of thought as manifested, often, in exceptional academic performance and, later, success in a professional environment.
  • Spirit of Generosity - Equally, Atlantic Media seeks what we term a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition towards service and selfless conduct.

Atlantic Media is an EOE of Minorities/Women/Vets/Disability.

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