Strategic Partner Manager, News Content Partnerships, YouTube

Google - San Bruno, CA4.3

Our clients' needs are constantly changing, and so our products need to change with them. Strategic Partner Managers serve as our expert consultants to our customers, using research and analytics to build long-lasting relationship with our top partners. Your expertise of Google's products and our partners' businesses allow you to identify new opportunities for their growth, launch new products, and expand the impact of our clients' work. You possess strong relationship-building skills and are apt to work effectively with Google's partners, in order to best represent our users, products and programs and drive growth.

As a Strategic Partner Manager for News Content Partnerships, you will have a unique opportunity to apply and hone business skills in an entrepreneurial environment. You will work with publishers, broadcasters, and the news industry at large to advocate for the YouTube platform and create a healthy ecosystem of news video content. You will be comfortable developing agreements with partners and working cross-functionally with colleagues across multiple disciplines to ensure our partners are positioned for success and our users have the best news experience possible. You should also expect to initiate and manage day-to-day operations and partner relationships, fielding and prioritizing incoming requests and troubleshooting.

YouTube has grown into a community used by over 1 billion people across the globe to access information, share video, and shape culture. The YouTube team helps budding creators build careers, creates products like YouTube Kids, YouTube Music, and YouTube Gaming, and engages communities around shared passions and global conversations. Together, we empower the world to create, broadcast, and share.

Develop and maintain strong direct relationships with key partners. Manage day-to-day partnership activities, existing performance growth and advocate internally on behalf of our partners.
Define, model, execute against and analyze key distribution performance metrics and recommend channel improvements to partners.
Assist with the development of YouTube’s news strategy and advise on platform improvements of specific interest to news partners.
Work cross functionally with teams such as policy, legal, communications, marketing, product, finance and sales.

Minimum qualifications:
BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
5 years of work experience in media.
Business development experience with media or internet agreements.
Experience in account/partnership management or business development in an online company.

Preferred qualifications:
MBA, MS or other advanced degree.
Experience in the news industry, including business development, programming and audience growth.
Experience initiating and successfully driving new business opportunities in the media space.
Experience with spreadsheet analysis, public presentations and data management.
Demonstrated ability to influence and communicate cross-functionally and externally.
Excellent consultation and analytical skills regarding contractual, technical and financial issues with partners.
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