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Account Executive, State and Local Government Sales

Greater New York City Area Full Time

Dataminr is the world's real-time information discovery company that turns information chaos into opportunity. Our ability to find and deliver information faster than any traditional source has completely revolutionized how critical, relevant and actionable information reaches the News, Finance, Public Sector, Corporate Security and PR & Communications industries. Using groundbreaking AI and machine learning technology, we deliver alerts on breaking news events by analyzing the public information landscape in real time. We analyze data from multiple sources across geographies, languages and topics, connecting disparate pieces of information so we can get it to the right people at the right time. As of 2018, Dataminr is valued at $1.6 billion and has been backed by leading venture and growth technology investors, including Venrock, IVP, Fidelity, Wellington, Credit Suisse, and Goldman Sachs. With over 450 employees, Dataminr is headquartered in New York with additional offices in Washington DC, Seattle, Bozeman, London and Dublin.

Job Description

Being part of our dynamic sales team means you have the opportunity to make a unique and meaningful impact on the company and the organizations we serve. Here are some things you can expect as a salesperson at Dataminr:

A dollar-for-dollar, uncapped commission plan - Six months to ramp up before your full target kicks in - A comprehensive sales training program - Ongoing training and learning opportunities so you're always on top of the latest sales trends and best practices (and you can always use your Professional Development Fund for anything additional!) - Exposure and access to sales leadership for guidance and learning opportunities (you can also take part in our Mentorship Program!) - A culture of individual goals within a tight-knit team environment


Drive new revenue by managing the full sales cycle from generating demand for the product, qualifying prospects, pitching our products and closing new business with a diverse set of public-sector agencies to meet quarterly targets Be an expert on Dataminr’s platform, and maintain a deep understanding of publicly available information and social media use-cases Demonstrate platform capabilities to audiences ranging from senior public-sector officials to the individual user level Train and support new users on-site or virtually through video teleconference Learn client mission sets and operational processes; integrate Dataminr into clients’ workflow and recommend best practices for users Predict and forecast potential client use-cases; identify innovative methods by which clients can utilize Dataminr in dynamic, fast-paced environments Attend various industry events, tradeshows and focused symposiums to increase Dataminr’s brand awareness and value proposition Collect client feedback and clearly articulate recommendations for product development to Dataminr’s engineering and product teams


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 5-7 years of SaaS experience selling to and/or directly supporting public sector agencies
  • Knowledge of publicly available information and social media utilization efforts of public sector organizations, including but not limited to law enforcement, emergency management, public information, fire, and public health
  • Self-motivated and an ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be willing and able to travel domestically as needed (approx. 30-40%)
  • Good attitude and sense of humor are a must!
  • Ability to work in our DC office