Austin, TX, USA Req #39219
Thursday, November 9, 2023
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally-focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer Prize-winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.
Our current portfolio of media assets includes The USA TODAY NETWORK, which includes USA TODAY, and local media organizations in 43 states in the United States, and Newsquest, a wholly-owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom. We also own digital marketing services companies under the brand LocaliQ, which provide a cloud-based platform of products to enable small and medium-sized businesses to accomplish their marketing goals. In addition, our portfolio includes one of the largest media-owned events businesses in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.
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Position Title: Account Executive
Work Environment: Hybrid
The Account Executive role requires a highly personable, intelligent individual with the ability to lead sales efforts focused on digital platforms while maintaining an energetic, strategic, and entrepreneurial spirit.
As an Account Executive, you'll collaborate with clients to provide a diverse set of advertising and marketing solutions, including:
- Establishing and enhancing their online presence through website development, SEO, local listings, and reputation management on social media platforms.
- Generating awareness and leads through various methods such as search engine marketing, social media engagement, display advertising, video content, and mobile advertising.
- Growing the audience and promoting engagement through brand content solutions and social media marketing.
- Managing leads and customers efficiently using lead alert systems, engagement tools, and tracking mechanisms.
- Analyzing the effectiveness of campaigns using comprehensive reporting tools, mobile applications, and insights from emerging technologies like Virtual and Augmented Reality.
- Utilize the best marketing services and solutions in the region to deliver exceptional results for your customers.
- Foster partnerships with local businesses and assist them in achieving their marketing goals through well-integrated marketing plans and comprehensive media solutions.
- Identify customer needs to develop and implement tailored account plans and client solutions that distinguish our services from those of our competitors.
- Assist businesses in optimizing their online presence through personalized digital marketing and print marketing strategies.
- Identify and comprehend market potential, develop and execute sales strategies across multiple platforms, including digital media, mobile platforms, niche publications, promotions, and traditional newspapers.
- Actively pursue and secure new business and revenue streams.
- Retain, manage, and expand the client base in the constantly evolving digital landscape.
- Collaborate within a team to manage client relationships and sustain and increase account revenue.
- Articulate and present our product suite to business decision-makers effectively.
- Maintain proactive communication with customers via phone, video conferencing tools (such as MS Teams or Zoom), email, and in-person meetings.
- Conduct face-to-face customer meetings, presentations, proposals, and demonstrations.
- Manage a specified sales pipeline and devise a strategy for long-term sustained success.
- Conduct regular client check-ins, upsell/cross-sell accounts, and address any client concerns regarding market share.
- Utilize CRM (Salesforce) effectively and efficiently, recording all sales activities accurately.
- Proficiency in Digital Marketing (Google AdWords, Analytics certifications are preferred but not required). 1+ years of experience in high acquisition, consultative B2B Sales role or acceptable equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- A problem solver who thrives on challenges and can simplify complex issues.
- Possesses a competitive nature and a collaborative team spirit.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills.
- Proficient in MS Office Suite, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Role requires a valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance as required by law.
- Uncapped Earnings Potential
- Unparalleled digital and marketing training for continuous learning
- Intensive 4 week onboarding for new hires
- Outstanding Benefit options including: Comprehensive Health, Dental, Vision, HAS, FSA, Life Insurance, Pet Insurance, 401K and more.
- Generous Time off package including Company Paid Holidays
- Energized and passionate team with a fun and flexible workplace
Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee's race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicant's disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals' application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.'s Recruitment Department at Recruit@gannett.com.