5. Digital Sales Manager
This professional can draw brands toward advertising with a particular site or brand. They can also sell the digital footprint of a company, build campaigns and synergies that lead to ad sales and are well-versed in digital sales analytics. They often work hand-in-hand with editorial directors and social media strategists to ensure content synergy and saleability for big brands to buy into and partner with. They understand digital audiences and what will entice them to visit a site, stay on site and continue to come back. They also understand the role of today’s digital content creation and consumption, how to integrate campaigns in mobile and TV, and are able to communicate that to potential clients.
Cool Factor: Many positions offer commission, and you’re often off-site working to gain clients and close deals. You’ll also be a hot commodity if you understand how to sell digital content to meet the demands of an audience that’s consuming more and more via their smartphones, laptops and iPads.
Salary: Up to $100,000+