Account Executive

The Gazette

The Gazette is seeking a Account Executive to consultatively sell advertising for all product offerings including print and digital advertising campaigns as well as commercial print products to assigned list of accounts. You will identify and target ways to steward and grow existing business as well as ways to obtain new business opportunities. You will work collaboratively with management to maximize revenue and foster a growth mindset.

While this role is remote-friendly, employees must live within 50 miles of Cedar Rapids, IA to allow for in-person client meetings.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain strong client relationships and actively pursue new opportunities for year over year growth.
  • Develop and present marketing solutions designed to solve customer needs from the portfolio of Gazette offerings and deliver sales presentations.
  • Consults on options for effective ad design, insertion, and provides suggestions for ad improvements.
  • Meet and exceed monthly, quarterly, and annual sales targets.
  • Delivers quality orders to the support teams and provides all necessary information to insure smooth running of advertising.
  • Obtains credit applications or prepayments for advertising as necessary. 
  • Works collaboratively with creative services and traffic to ensure advertiser expectations are met. 
  • Participate in trainings to maintain product knowledge and industry trends.

Minimum Requirements

  • A minimum of two years sales experience, with a focus on digital marketing.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative and team environment.
  • Results orientated, accountable, strong work ethic, team player.
  • Own reliable transportation, safe driving habits, and the maintaining of valid driver's license.

About The Gazette

At The Gazette, we are passionately independent champions of connecting, informing, and enriching our communities. 

Our employee-owned newspaper and online news delivers the relevant news of the day to communities in Eastern Iowa – and has for over 135 years. We care deeply about our community and its well-being. To that end, we engage with our readers to better understand their stories and connect our communities to the information and issues that matter most to them. 

Our news team reaches audiences across a variety of print and digital platforms and through a variety of in-person events. Our company has a strong tradition of being independent and is owned by a trust for the benefit of its employees. The Gazette is delivered to 16 Eastern Iowa counties each morning.

Job Benefits:

Employees at The Gazette receive competitive benefits including health, dental, 401k match and a comprehensive wellness program.  100% Employee owned.

COVID-19 Precautions:

Staff are currently working remote due to Covid-19.

Job ID: 77682

Posted 18 days ago

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