Account Executive

The Gazette

We are looking for someone in the Mt. Pleasant area with an outgoing personality and the ability to work independently while also being a crucial piece of our team. You need to be self-motivated, be willing to learn and adapt quickly and have a desire to help businesses - and the community - succeed, grow and thrive.

If that is you, the Southeast Iowa Union has a career for you in advertising sales. We are your hometown media company that offers our advertising customers a wide variety of options to spread their message and grow their following. We offer print publications, digital ads in many forms, streaming video opportunities, e-newsletters, niche publications and we are part of even larger networks to really expand reach and opportunities.

Do you need sales experience? Helpful but not necessary, if you can sell yourself we will train you. You just need to bring a positive attitude and the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of different people.

Great earning potential with a solid base wage plus commission and bonus plans.

Benefits

This is a full-time, Monday – Friday, day-shift position that has a full slate of benefits. Employees at The Southeast Iowa Union receive competitive benefits including health, dental, 401k match and a comprehensive wellness program.  100% Employee owned. This position is based in our Mt. Pleasant office.

Job Summary

Consultatively sells advertising for all properties and all company web sites to assigned list of accounts. Identify and target ways to grow existing business as well as ways to obtain new business opportunities. Collaboratively works with management to maximize revenue.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop campaigns to retain and subsequently grow revenue. Plan, prepare and make effective sales presentations.
  • Establishes good rapport with Clients and asks for repeat business.
  • Delivers quality orders to the support teams and provides all necessary information to insure smooth running of advertising.
  • Gets involved in business and community events to both promote our company as well as assist in efforts to improve our area.
  • Meet and exceed monthly sales targets.
  • Consults on options for effective ad design, insertion, and provides suggestions for ad improvements.
  • Maintain strong sales results and industry knowledge and represent all company offerings.
  • Provides information and assistance to coordinate advertising. Suggest options in effective ad message.
  • Orders in ads and processes advertising to ensure proper schedule.
  • Completes necessary forms and paperwork, checks, reads and corrects proofs, processes customer credits and obtains prepays when necessary. Perform works within established timeframes and in an efficient manner.
  • Works collaboratively with creative services to ensure advertiser expectations are met.
  • Acts as an advisor of special sections and other media promotions.
  • Acts as an advisor of special promotions and sponsorship opportunities. 

Job Skills & Attributes

Strong written and verbal communication skills. Creative thinking and planning. Strong work ethic and ability to be flexible in work efforts to drive business is key to success. Ability to work with a variety of standard computer software and mobile tools as well as internal operating systems necessary to create proposals, process orders and track pipeline.

Minimum Requirements

Two years experience in sales desirable but will train a candidate with good local knowledge and an outgoing, positive attitude. Above average written and oral communication skills. Own reliable transportation, safe driving habits, and the maintaining of valid driver's license. Ability to generate fresh ideas and think creatively a plus.

Pre-employment background check & drug screen required   EOE

Job ID: 94437

Posted 26 days ago

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