Director, Subscription & Loyalty Product Growth

  • Anywhere

Company Description

The Daily Beast delivers award-winning original reporting and sharp opinions from big personalities in the arenas of politics, pop-culture, world news, and more. Fiercely independent and armed with irreverent intelligence, we now reach more than 20 million readers per month. We are based in New York and are an operating business of IAC.

The Opportunity

The Daily Beast is seeking a strategic, analytical, and creative thinker to lead our subscription program – along with growth of our loyalty products that support deepening engagement in the subscription funnel (registration, newsletters, apps). Subscriptions are a crucial part of supporting our newsroom and the 2024 election year is an exciting opportunity to grow the program.

As head of subscriptions, this person should have experience with acquisition and retention marketing for a paid product, from offering strategy and pricing to test design and analysis. A clear understanding of how to effectively move users through a marketing funnel to increase loyalty and drive conversion is a must. The ideal candidate is an agile, big-picture thinker who can also roll up their sleeves and contribute hands-on to achieve our subscription goals.

This person will own a roadmap across testing, tools, and offerings – working cross-functionally with product, engineering, data, editorial, and revenue operations teams to drive growth.

The role will report to the SVP Product and manage the growth team. Their ultimate goal is to be a champion and steward of the subscription program and what it takes to drive its success.


Develop and execute a comprehensive acquisition and retention strategy aligned with the company’s objectives and growth targets
Establish yourself as subject-matter expert on The Daily Beast’s subscription and loyalty products, best practices in the industry, and our competitive set
Leverage data to develop and constantly iterate on our subscription strategy, including user segmentation, messaging strategy, and pricing optimization
Identify long-term/short-term trade offs of acquisition strategy tactics on traffic, user experience, and advertising revenue
Oversee a robust email marketing strategy, including lifecycle flows for key user groups and regular acquisition and winback campaigns
Understand what drives consumer decisions to convert or churn in order to effectively evolve benefits and/or messaging around the value proposition
Report on performance metrics, surfacing clear insights and recommendations for how to optimize
Collaborate with our product and design team to think through and complete UX flows, wireframes, and design iterations for on-site growth marketing tools
Foster an inclusive and welcoming culture within the growth team, promoting close collaboration and career development
Effectively delegate tasks and responsibilities to team members based on their strengths and areas for development
Oversee the evaluation of our subscription tech stack in coordination with our analytics and tech teams

What You’ll Bring

6-8 years of previous acquisition marketing experience for a consumer subscription product
Knowledge of the constantly evolving media landscape. Experience in publishing/media is helpful but not required
Experience with retention marketing and growth of loyalty products like newsletters and apps is a plus, but not required
A strong blend of leadership, analytical prowess, and a deep understanding of user behavior and revenue dynamics
A motivational and thoughtful approach to team and people management
A proven track record of designing and implementing A/B tests to drive business results
Ability to clearly communicate data-based insights, recommendations, and decisions to cross-functional contributors and leadership
A self-starter and eager collaborator who isn’t afraid to take an idea and run with it
Strong operational chops, with the ability to context switch and manage multiple projects at once
Ability to move fluidly between quantitative and qualitative tasks
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present ideas and results to senior leadership
Impeccable attention to detail
Proficiency in Google Analytics, Microsoft Excel, and Google’s G Suite
Open to Hybrid or fully remote

Why Work Here

The pay range for this position is: $150,000 to $180,000 annually. The base salary range represents the anticipated low and high end of the salary range for this position. Actual salaries may vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to work location, experience, performance and other factors. The range listed is just one component of The Daily Beast’s total compensation package for employees. The Daily Beast provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, 401K employer matching program, paid holidays, and paid time off (PTO).

Why work for us?

The Daily Beast is a globally recognized publication at IAC HQ in New York City. As a part of IAC, we are able to offer best-in-class benefits.

Flexible vacation & sick leave (for exempt and non-guild employees)
Hybrid working model with flexibility for remote work
Comprehensive, employer-subsidized insurance plans
Pre-tax commuter benefits
401(k) matching
Tuition reimbursement
Stocked kitchens with snacks and drinks
Free Daily Beast subscription

Your well being is our priority:

Teledoc memberships
Free subscription to Headspace
A vibrant, collaborative, and supportive culture (we celebrate and have fun!)

We support our parents at all points on their journeys:

Generous paid parental leave
Free, premium, unlimited access to Care.com for your ongoing care needs: children, seniors, pets, home, and more
Care@Work Backup Care for Children: Access to subsidized, in-home (or in-center) care for your children up to 10 days per year

Additional Information

Don’t meet every single requirement listed here? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet each and every qualification. We are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re interested in joining the Beast but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with this job description, we encourage you to give it a shot all the same. It might turn out that you’re just the right candidate for this or other roles. See more about our commitment to diversity at https://www.thedailybeast.com/company/diversity

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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