Media Sales Development Representative

At DZone, ‘software developer’ is at our core, and we are passionate about providing technology professionals with the knowledge, tools, and strategies they need to build the future! Our products provide customers with online communities for self-service customer support, questions and answers, and internal team collaboration and productivity.

This is a terrific opportunity to grow your career in tech media sales. As a Sales Development Representative, you must be energetic, positive, organized and highly motivated. You will be responsible for engaging prospective customers daily via phone and email, handling inbound inquiries, and assisting with the growth of our sales pipeline through lead generation and inside sales activities.

What You’ll Do:

  • Prospect companies and products that are a proper fit to be a potential DZone Media customer
  • Conduct outbound activities via phone and email to gauge interest in DZone Media products with a goal of setting and scheduling a Discovery call with an Account Executive
  • Engage prospects in initial discussions around their developer marketing initiatives, highlighting the features of DZone products and the challenges they solve
  • Keep current on and be able to speak to tech industry trends as they relate to marketing impacts and considerations
  • Cold call into new companies using creative sourcing and engagement strategies
  • Warm call/email prospects, including Director and C-Level Executives within Fortune 2000 companies, to assess needs, qualify, and measure product interest
  • Complete 50-70 calls per day with the objective of setting a minimum of 2 Discovery calls per day
  • Collaborate directly with the sales and marketing teams to fine tune the sales process
  • Accurately forecast, manage and track all sales activity (calls, emails and meetings) in
  • Ensure handoffs to Account Executives are professional and successful
  • Convey product knowledge of the full suite of the DZone Media product portfolio, adhering to company messaging and positioning

What We Look For:

  • Tenacity, patience, with a willingness and ability to excel in a fast-paced, results-focused environment is critical to being successful in this role
  • High social intelligence, proactive and curious mindset, and strong goal orientation and motivation to succeed
  • Excellent communication and outreach skills, responding rapidly to prospect’s inquiries, and drafting concise and informative e-mails
  • Outstanding organization, planning, and problem-solving critical thinking skills; you should be detail-oriented and able to organize your own workflow
  • Passion for people: love working with, talking to, and interacting with people through all means of communication, including your teammates and other coworkers
  • Commitment to high professional ethical standards in a diverse workplace
  • Prior sales experience, preferably in lead generation, is a plus
  • Knowledge of Salesforce is a plus
  • Excellent computer skills, specific proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and an aptitude to learn new tools

We are looking for the highest caliber talent who truly love selling! Our most talented Sales Development Reps have the potential to be promoted to Account Executive roles responsible for closing business with our leading enterprise customers.

Working for DZone

At DZone, “developer” is in our DNA. Our products and services are specifically focused on building and supporting great online communities for software developers to learn and share knowledge. Our platform, AnswerHub, is used by the world’s largest development organizations to give both internal developers and partners a place to share technical knowledge. Our web property,, is home to one of the world’s largest online communities for developers.

We’re growing fast, but we are determined that each and every person has the opportunity to make a difference for our company and our customers each and every day. We encourage creativity and collaboration and thrive on continuous improvement. We hire purposefully for passion, self-motivation, intelligence, curiosity and adaptability.

DZone has been listed in the Inc. 5000’s list of fastest growing private companies for four years running, and we are seeking great people to help us continue our rapid growth. We are headquartered in Cary, North Carolina.

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