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Business Development and Partnerships Lead

Posted: 3 Jun 2021 Closes: 3 Aug 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time itv/210001K2


Business Development and Partnerships Lead 

(To join Metavision: part of ITV’s Studio 55 Ventures)



Closing date: Wednesday 9th June

Why you should join us…

We connect with millions of people every day, make content they can't get enough of and reflect and shape the world we live in… and we do all this through the power of creativity.

We will be a digitally led entertainment and media company that creates and brings brilliant content to audiences, wherever, whenever and however they choose.

We are looking for a dynamic new Business Development and Partnerships Lead to help turbocharge the sales and development of our new startup Metavision, which looks to combine the worlds of gaming, entertainment and advertising.

Metavision is a new studio to take entertainment and commercial brands to the new worlds of the Metaverse. ‘The Metaverse’ is a term to describe virtual platforms and environments where people come together to play, socialise and engage with their favourite content. Metavision is part of ITV’s Studio 55 Ventures programme, investing in new media businesses aimed at reaching 16-34 year old audiences.

In this role, you will lead Metavision’s sales pipeline as we look to connect brands with Metaverse audiences, raising the profile of Metavision with leading brands and agencies and driving new business. You will proactively seek new business opportunities and help develop and pitch ideas to win new clients, as well as maintaining ongoing relationships with existing clients. You will be part of a small, dynamic team helping to grow a new venture within ITV, under the guidance of senior ITV leadership.

To be considered for this opportunity you will need to demonstrate the following skills: Minimum role criteria:

  • A track record of campaign sales across experiential, gaming, esports, TV 

  • Existing brand and agency relationships

  • Experience working with senior brand and agency executives

  • Experience working with senior leaders of Blue Chip clients and ability to interact independently with leaders of that seniority at ITV and externally

  • An interest in and understanding of gaming, TV, entertainment and the Metaverse

  • An understanding of youth facing advertising/ game / experiential advertising

  • Project management experience

  • Experience in overseeing a CRM

ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from candidates with a disability and as a Disability Confident Leader if you meet the minimum criteria for a role and you have declared that you have a disability, we’ll guarantee you’ll get to the next stage*. (minimum criteria above)

The Key role criteria and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Leading Metavision's brand and agency sales strategy

Create a brand and agency sales strategy and narrative to drive understanding of the Metaverse with potential brand partners. 

  • Building out and maintaining our external brand pipeline

Even in stealth mode, Metavision has been creating buzz with agencies and brands. Critical to this role will be building on this momentum to develop a pipeline of prospective clients. This will include bringing in briefs, raising the profile of Metavision with brands and agencies, and building long term partnerships with prospective clients.

  • Overseeing ongoing relationships with clients

As well as generating new business for the company, you will be responsible for managing relationships with clients throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Developing and presenting to clients

You will help shape and present the story we tell to our clients, working alongside Metavision’s co-founders to introduce brands and agencies to Metavision, and responding to briefs. 


We're happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require anything... our email is Find out more here

Find out more about our benefits

We want to be the most flexible employer in Media. We offer Smart working and we will support you and provide you the right environment and work/ life balance

We reach millions of people everyday, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do. Find out more here 

* There may be a few exceptions where we are not able to take all eligible candidates to the next stage due to the volume of applications.

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