Head of Brand Licensing

Vox Media

New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Business Dev
  • Post Date: 06/10/2021
  • Website: voxmedia.com
  • Company Address: 1201 Connecticut Avenue Northwest 11th Floor, Washington, DC, 20036

About Vox Media

Vox Media is the leading independent modern media company. Known for building the best media brands and the technology that enables them, we are committed to building a better future for the industry — and getting the future of media right.

Job Description

As the leading independent modern media company, Vox Media ignites conversations and influences culture. Across digital, podcasts, TV, streaming, live events, and print, we tell stories that affect our audience's daily lives and entertain as much as they inform.

Our portfolio features influential and respected editorial properties including Vox, New York Magazine, The Verge, The Cut, Eater, Vulture, The Strategist, Polygon, SB Nation, Intelligencer, Curbed, Grub Street and Recode. Off-platform, the Vox Media Podcast Network offers one of the largest collections of popular podcasts, and Vox Media Studios produces and distributes the award-winning nonfiction shows. Powered by innovative technology that scales quality, the Chorus publishing platform and Concert advertising marketplace answer the always-changing needs of modern audiences, creators and marketers.

Vox Media has been named one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies in Media,” an Inc. “Company of the Year,” Digiday’s “Best Company for Parents,” and one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign.


Vox Media is looking for a Head of Brand Licensing to build and execute our brand licensing strategy across our multiple lines of businesses and networks. This person will be responsible for leading the strategy, operations and P&L of this new line of business to create a significant new revenue source aligned with the company’s brands. This position will be based in our New York office and report into the President of Vox Media. 


What you’ll do: 

  • Create a roadmap and strategy for brand licensing and consumer product development opportunities across the Vox Media portfolio.
  • Identify, evaluate and determine potential partnerships with material revenue impact.
  • Plan and execute go-to-market product strategies across our portfolio of 13 networks, with an emphasis on high-value opportunities.
  • Conduct ongoing analyses of existing and prospective licensees and collaborators.
  • Source, evaluate, negotiate and close new business opportunities from start to finish.
  • Set pricing and packaging tiers. 
  • Partner with Legal on all licensing agreements.
  • Collaborate closely across the company, including with leadership across sales and marketing, data and analytics and editorial teams to align strategy, market opportunities and  brand, voice, tone etc. 
  • Create out-of-the-box solutions that bring our Editorial brands to life. 
  • Provide continuous communication to senior leadership on the status of ongoing deals, challenges and opportunities. 


What you’ll bring: 

  • Proven track record and deep experience in the licensing space.
  • Comfortable building a newly created revenue stream through licensed products and partnerships
  • Demonstrated success in developing new business, negotiations and closing, exceeding revenue targets and other business goals
  • Well established relationships at the senior level with retail partners and strategic thinking around the evolving retail landscape  
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, comfortable with change

About working at Vox Media:

This is a permanent, full-time position with excellent benefits—including flexible hours and generous parental leave. Vox Media strives to provide comprehensive healthcare options for our employees and to ensure that our healthcare and other benefits are LGBTQ-inclusive. You'll be joining a group of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about doing work that's challenging and fun—and who strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

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