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  • Media Planning Associate
    Redwood City, CA

    The media planning associate is responsible for all campaign-related media planning for Brand Capital International and their portfolio companies, in an effort to increase brand awareness, introduce them to new audiences, and increase penetration overall. The individual will be accountable for soliciting, negotiating, reviewing, and recommending media programs, primarily focused on print and digital but should have basic understanding of the entire multimedia landscape. The individual will facilitate contracts, agency partners, timelines, and vendor management while interfacing with the portfolio companies and executives within Brand Capital International. He/she will be responsible for envisioning and executing the media plan. The role will work out of our Redwood Shores office and report to the Director of Brand Strategy.

    What you’ll be responsible for:

    · Develop media buying strategies for Brand Capital International and their portfolio companies, based on budget, to increase brand awareness. Establish media plans for both Brand Capital International and portfolio companies.

    · Negotiate with vendors to ensure the best costs

    · Draft contracts and manage outside contacts

    · Project manage across various campaigns

    · Monitor costs and ROI; work with media team to adjust based on how media plan performs

    · Ensure ads and creatives are displayed properly

    · Liaise with the media teams on all channels and serve as an expert for internal and external purposes.

    Who you are:

    · Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising or related field

    · 3-5 years of experience in media planning and buying and advertising budget management

    · Excellent communication and negotiation skills

    · Able to effectively work with vendors and function as a valued partner to brand strategy and finance team members

    · Passion for media and new advertising formats (esp. non-digital)

    · Able to function independently as an expert within this vertical

    About Brand Capital International

    As the strategic investment arm of Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd. (BCCL) and the Times Group, we're the largest media conglomerate in India. We are the thought leaders and experts on bringing new companies to the Indian market. With our deep domain expertise and insight into the Indian media landscape, we channel that knowledge into every investment we make -- giving our companies the ability to thrive in one of the world's fastest growing markets.

    BCCL Worldwide Inc (BWI) incorporated in the State of California is a 100% subsidiary of Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd (BCCL). BCCL is the largest multimedia company in India providing media publishing services in India and South-Asia. The company publishes newspapers, magazines, and books; operates television channels, radio, and digital businesses; publishes news content on the Internet; and specialized content publishing and other online services. The company also engages in other activities, such as music, movies, syndication, education, financial services, event management, and specialized publications. The company has a strong multimedia presence in North America with its flagship online brands Timesofindia.com, Economictimes.com, Gaana, Willow TV, Cricbuzz, MX Player, Times Now and Zoom among other media platforms.

    The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.

    Benefits: Brand Capital International offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, medical, dental vision, paid leave and 401(k).

  • Senior Associate, Business Development
    San Francisco Bay Area

    Opportunity

    Brand Capital International is looking to add a Sr. Associate in the San Francisco/Bay Area region to join the venture investment and business development team that will specifically focus on supporting teams in the West Coast region of the US. The candidate will play a key role in sourcing and evaluating potential deal opportunities, supporting other business development team members, building relationships with other financial entities, and supporting portfolio companies. The ideal candidate will need to have experience in the venture capital industry and hold connections to a wide variety of financial institutions, investors and understand how to create opportunities for Brand Capital International and their portfolio companies.

    Responsibilities

    • Source, identify, and analyze new investment opportunities by working with the team to expand its co-investment and corporate partner ecosystems.
    • Develop investment theses and deep dive on specific technology areas with subject matter experts to understand who might be an appropriate investor for each company.
    • Perform research and analysis of new markets, technologies, competitive landscape, and share findings to the team.
    • Evaluate and perform due diligence on potential opportunities, including preparing investment memos and presenting to Brand Capital International leadership.
    • Execute new and/or follow-on financings, including deal structuring and financial modeling.
    • Assist and support portfolio companies.Engage with the VC/entrepreneurial community

    Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in business administration, finance or marketing, preferably an MBA
    • 5-7 years of relevant experience, with at least 3 year’s experience in Venture Capital
    • Strong connections and contacts within relevant financial and venture communities that can support portfolio companies, through introductions and exposure
    • Ability to work across both continents and time zones
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Familiarity and passion for core technologies
    • Fluency with data manipulation, financial models, cap tables and presentations
    • Must be a self-starter, solutions oriented, comfortable working with minimal oversight and taking on new tasks on-demand/as needed
    • Based in the San Francisco Bay Area or willing to relocate

    Company Description

    Brand Capital International (BCI) is the strategic investment arm of The Times Group - India’s largest multimedia conglomerate - that invests in startups looking to expand to India. BCI leverages brand-led growth and value creation via unique and pioneering investment models and brings branding expertise as well as intellectual capital to help entrepreneurs understand the intricacies of the Indian business ecosystem. BCI also helps entrepreneurs plan and build with their expansion by offering effective corporate branding strategies that lead to growth and enterprise value creation. Since our inception in 2004, we have made over 900+ investments across diverse sectors such as: Media & Entertainment, Gaming, Retail, Consumer Durables, Real Estate, Mobile, and more.

    *The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.