Account Executive, Ad Sales

The Daily News Leader , part of the USA TODAY Network, and the leader in delivering engaging news and information, has an immediate opening for a full-time Multimedia Account Executive in our Staunton, Virginia office.

The Multi-Media Sales Executive is responsible for aggressive advertising share growth from high potential segment and individual business targets, by providing innovative, strategic, and sophisticated sales planning and problem solving assistance to current and potential clients. Works within a specialized custom solution styled unit that delivers high customer value and return; develops sales and creative solutions plans utilizing The News Leader’s multi-media product line including print, digital and other specialty product solutions, using a strategic use of reach and frequency for maximum customer results.

Our ideal candidate is eager to consistently hit revenue goals by fostering long-term relationships with clients in an established territory. They increase their chances for success by securing quality time with key decision makers while developing and maintaining a plan for success that includes prospecting, in-depth account knowledge, face-to-face meetings, innovative problem solving and execution. They will sell a portfolio of multimedia products while utilizing current knowledge of the industry, competition and the client to develop and execute value-added strategies that generates business and strengthens our position in the marketplace.


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal and selling skills in representing our products externally.
  • Strong problem solving.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Required computer software knowledge – Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office Suite, G3 and/or Mactive, ATOL, and other required database applications.
  • Ability to drive a motor vehicle.

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a next-generation media company committed to strengthening communities across our network. Through trusted, compelling content and unmatched local-to-national reach, Gannett touches the lives of nearly 100 million people monthly. With more than 110 markets internationally, it is known for Pulitzer Prize-winning newsrooms, powerhouse brands such as USA TODAY and specialized media properties. To connect with us, visit

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status. 

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