Our growing community media company seeks high achievers to sell multimedia advertising in Suffolk and Western Tidewater. Excellent earnings potential for a motivated candidate who understands prospecting and consultative selling. High achievers will have opportunities to advance into management roles. Our portfolio includes three newspapers, magazines, related websites and a full-service digital marketing agency.
Successful candidates will possess the following characteristics:
1. Energetic, optimistic self-starter
2. Excellent verbal communication skills and good written communication skills
3. Technologically proficient, including in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Google apps and browser-based applications
4. Basic knowledge of — or the ability to quickly understand — retail and service businesses (the ability to meet with a business owner or decision-maker, understand the business and its marketing needs, and recommend a marketing program)
Media sales experience isn’t necessary. General sales experience is helpful but not essential if one meets the criteria above. The work is fast-paced and requires one to hustle for business in a competitive marketplace.
Compensation is a mix of base and commission. Pay range is from $25,000 annually with acceptable performance to $50,000 annually with outstanding performance. Top performers will have the potential to advance to management responsibilities and higher compensation. We offer a full benefits package, including health insurance, paid vacation, company-funded retirement plan, 401(k), FSA and complimentary disability and life insurance.
The basic workweek is 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, though self-starters will choose to work extra to maximize their earnings through increased sales.
This is a good opportunity to join a growing organization that is the most widely read/viewed news and advertising provider in Suffolk and Western Tidewater. We need energetic sales professionals to help us carry that message to businesses in the region.
Send resume and cover letter to Regional Director of Advertising Lindsay Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.