Business Development Associate (Bay Area)

at DSPolitical

Location Berkeley, California
Date posted March 19, 2018
Category Agency
Job Type Full time
Political Affiliation Democrat


DSPolitical is looking for a Business Development Associate to assist our Business Development department with day-to-day marketing tasks.

Candidates will have a unique opportunity to work on major progressive political races across the nation, and with nonprofit and advocacy organizations dedicated to making the world a better place.

Company Description

DSPolitical pioneers the best integration of data and technology to persuade audiences and deliver wins for progressive candidates, causes, and issues with the most efficient and effective digital advertising campaigns in politics.

DSPolitical doesn’t just offer solutions –- we create them. Our strategists and technologists work hand-in-hand to develop and deploy leading-edge solutions uniquely crafted specifically for the needs of political clients.


  • Supports the team with day to day sales task such as media plans, database maintenance, and contract writing.

  • Provide backup to senior staff in developing and executing an outreach and visibility strategy to help reach sales quotas.

  • Serve as a liaison between the business development department and other departments within the organization.

  • Serve as the lead in conducting research for media consultants and elections/campaigns for new potential clients.

  • Review active prospects and assign to sales team members as leads.

  • Schedule and assist with in person and online demos/pitches.

  • Craft and assist with budgets and media plans.

  • Format lists for custom matches.

  • Follow-up on match timelines and communicate that to the appropriate business

  • development staff member.

  • Push audiences for matches with match partners including one to one matches, geographical

    matches and social media.

  • Represent DSPolitical at conferences and networking events.

The ideal candidate has:

  • At least 1-year experience in the progressive digital space is preferred.

  • B.A./B.S. in a related field or commensurate experience is preferred.

  • Experience working in Salesforce preferred.


  • A strong interest in online advertising.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail and initiative.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.

  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite.

    Compensation and benefits are competitive. This position is based in our West Coast Office, but travel will be required as necessary.

    Work hours are consistently 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with the expectation that evening and weekend work will be required as necessary.

    DSPolitical is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupational criteria.

    How to apply:

    Send your resume with cover letter and salary requirements to with the subject line “Business Development Associate – [YOUR NAME]”. No calls to staff, please.