MBA Summer Associate, Strategy & Business Development - Ziff Davis

Internship New York, New York


Position at Ziff Davis

The MBA Summer Associate, Strategy & Business Development opportunity is with the business unit within the Ziff Davis portfolio that contains our tech and commerce-focused digital-media properties, including: Mashable, PCMag,, Askmen, and

We are seeking highly motivated MBA Summer Associates to develop and execute organic and inorganic growth strategies for Ziff Davis. As part of the Strategy & Business Development team, MBA Summer Associates will report directly to the Director of Strategy & Business Development.

The Strategy & Business Development team is responsible for three major drivers of growth:

  1. Core Strategy (e.g., organic growth planning, etc.)
  2. Business Development (e.g., social media partnerships, content syndication, etc.)
  3. Corporate Development (e.g., M&A, target due diligence, etc.)

Each MBA Summer Associate will have a specific, defined project to work on over the summer that could include activities such as: Identifying and evaluating M&A targets, developing revenue growth strategies for distributed social platforms, forming content/commerce syndication partnerships, etc. At the end of the summer, each MBA Summer Associate will deliver a presentation to senior Ziff Davis executives summarizing recommendations and impact.

Ideal candidates will be self-starters capable of owning projects from start-to-finish and have a good understanding of the key social-media platforms, common digital-media revenue streams, and major players in our industry. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be pursuing a full-time MBA with an expected graduation date between December 2019 and June 2020
  • Have authorization to work in the United States this summer and after graduation
  • Be able to complete a 10 week program beginning in June 2019

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in digital-media, the tech industry, and Ziff Davis’ business
  • Strategic thinker, with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, “start-up” environment
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to solve difficult business problems through financial models and other supporting analyses
  • Prior experience in corporate development, investment banking, management consulting, or corporate strategy

Company Overview:

Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global Inc., is a leading global digital-media company with brands across verticals including technology, gaming, healthcare, and shopping. Its brands distribute premium editorial content across the web and distributed social platforms (e.g., Snap, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.) leading to 5 BN multi-platform visits annually. Ziff Davis delivers performance marketing, advertising, data services, and licensing solutions to thousands of clients worldwide.