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The Ken is a pan-Asian, digital publication headquartered out of Bengaluru, India. Founded in October 2016 by a team of experienced journalists and entrepreneurs, The Ken pioneered subscribers-only online business journalism.
In India and Southeast Asia, we offer our subscribers one original, deeply reported, analytical and well-narrated story every day.
Our subscriber community comprises innovative and successful entrepreneurs and senior executives; venture investors; policy makers; college students; and some of the best known and most innovative companies. We are also funded by a set of stellar investors, including Omidyar Network.
In India, we are headquartered in Bengaluru and have virtual offices in Delhi and Mumbai. In Southeast Asia, our full-time writers report from Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia.
About the role
4 years after starting out, The Ken finds itself in a unique situation. One that is an immense opportunity for an ambitious, smart and driven candidate interested in building a career in Product Management or Data Analytics by building and optimising subscription-based products to get outcomes.
Because in the last 4 years we have crossed many milestones that are invaluable for any ambitious journalism and subscription startup.
While these three have brought us to 25,000+ subscribers till now, our ambition is much larger and over a much longer period. Over a 10-year period we see ourselves becoming the equivalent in India and Southeast Asia what the WSJ was to the US and FT to UK.
A key milestone for that would be getting to 100,000 paid subscribers.
Until now, The Ken has expanded its subscriber base largely through word-of-mouth driven by our editorial stories as the core value proposition, and our technology products to boost their discovery — driving sign ups, subscriptions and renewals. Our technology products all work together in an orchestrated manner to meet these goals.
However, we believe that there exists a significant opportunity in attaining non-linear growth through strategic alliances, partnerships and sales with institutions, corporates and other entities to distribute subscriptions to The Ken. The Corporate Sales and Partnerships Manager is expected to independently drive this, come up with partnership constructs as well as drive commercial discussions to conclusion.
The Corporate Sales and Partnerships Manager will own and deliver on the following:
The Corporate Sales and Partnerships Manager will report to the Head of Product at The Ken. This is an individual contributor role that’s heavily driven by performance. You’ll need an entrepreneurial mindset, tremendous drive & ownership and be results oriented.
The ideal candidate must have the following skills :
Minimum of 2 years experience in corporate sales/partnerships/alliances role OR equivalent experience in entrepreneurial role.
One of our tenets is to offer the most competitive salaries and meaningful benefits we can to our colleagues. While we do keep an eye on what our peers or larger media incumbents pay, we are neither limited or guided by them. What this means is that promising candidates can almost always assume they will be compensated well.
We typically take 7-10 working days to review each application. Once reviewed, we may reach out to you for further steps. In the meantime, we recommend that you read about our culture and get to know us better.
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