General information

Agency: Matterkind

Job Function: Client Services

Location: New York, United States

Job Ref#: 6754

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a passion for client management, finding creative solutions and doing great work. You should have a strong background in managing teams and affiliate/partnership programs (4+ years).

The Associate Director will be joining a remote team of affiliate experts and serve as the client lead for several enterprise brands that Include New Balance, E*TRADE and SlingTV.


Key Responsibilities
  • Delivering results for the client by bringing fresh out-of-the-box ideas, effectively managing key client objectives, partner relations and monitoring program performance

  • Assist with the growth of Matterkinds partnerships/affiliate practice through business development efforts

  • Oversee Budgeting, Forecasting & Reporting: Manage client budgeting process, as well as monthly/weekly/daily forecasting and reporting

  • Lead strategic partner recruitment

  • Effectively communicate performance to the client and wider team with strategic direction for the program

  • Be prepared to present, justify and defend all recommendations to the client

  • Provide recommendations for scale and/or efficiency within campaigns

  • Develop, grow, foster and maintain strong strategic and tactical relationships with existing partners

  • Formulate and test new tactics

  • Represent Matterkind at industry events

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 4+ years’ experience within the affiliate industry (client-facing agency or network experience is a plus) 

  • Experience working with top-tier brands across multiple markets

  • Experience managing direct reports

  • Strong verbal, written, analytical and comprehension skills

  • Proficient in managing multiple projects – ability to multi-task, organize, prioritize and structure workload

  • Ability to work independently while effectively communicating and delegating to teammates in multiple locales

  • Strong proficiency in digital trends and best practices

  • Passion for the emerging media and the digital marketplace in general – demonstrates interest and initiative to test new partner types and tactics

  • Strong proficiency with affiliate networks and SaaS technology platforms

  • Experience with third-party affiliate tracking platforms

  • An understanding of the wider digital advertising eco-system

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft suite of products, including Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Positive outlook, proven ability to handle pressure

Employment Transparency
It is the policy of Kinesso, division of the Interpublic group, to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

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About Us

Matterkind connects people to what matters — connecting brands to the right audiences, and people to the right content. We offer brands a strategic partner in creating lifetime customer value across addressable activation. In a fragmented media landscape, Matterkind leverages best-in-class technology to deliver comprehensive and optimal addressable solutions. Our proprietary data and tradecraft, combined with an audience-first approach, enables us to drive better business outcomes on behalf of agency partners and clients. Matterkind operates in over 70 markets worldwide. Learn more at