Account Executive - cars.com

Fort Collins Coloradoan, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, and the leader in delivering engaging news and information, has an immediate opening for a Cars.com Sales Executive, Auto. We deliver an All Car Buying AUDIENCE using a variety of SOPHISTICATED TOOLS and resources, and provide our clients the Platform and EXPERTISE to help them meet their goals.

In this role, you will:

  • Sells auto marketing solutions to the regional or large account sector that makes decisions locally. Generally aligned to 30 or less clients in an effort to allow deeper time and resource investment for premier clients offering highest market potential.
  • Grows market share within a designated account list through the combination of acquiring new business and increasing current client spend while increasing client satisfaction.
  • Deals with primarily large, complex Auto dealers and groups, multiple decision-makers and influencers.
  • Develops and executes account plans for each client utilizing cars.com platforms and resources
  • Develops a keen understanding of the automotive segment, competitors, and Cars.com positioning in the marketplace.
  • Identifies complex customer needs and builds cohesive marketing strategy and custom client solutions that differentiate Cars.com from competitors.
  • Leverages multiple cars.com resources and partners to develop optimal client solutions on the cars.com platform. Proficient in USA TODAY NETWORK’s premium digital capabilities.
  • Leverages Cars.com with aligned accounts to grow Cars.com and other USA TODAY NETWORK business
  • Articulates Cars.com value proposition and prove ROI with data.
  • This is an outside sales position.

We offer a robust, rewarding career experience:

  • Work with the best: We’ll surround you with talented leaders driven toward your success and ours.
  • Do well here: Further your career while working to serve the greater good in our community.
  • Go big: We’ll equip you with the region’s best marketing services and solutions, empowering you to deliver unparalleled results to your customers.
  • Get paid well: Enjoy base pay well above the market average with unlimited earning potential. We want the best so we are paying the best.
  • Get in now: Join the ground floor of a national organization in the midst of rapid transformation to a new and exciting media start-up – an invaluable career experience.
  • Quarterback a top notch team: Receive excellent support from an account manager, a digital campaign manager, a marketing strategist and more.

Signs you may be a great fit for the job:

  • You’re a battletested competitor with the war stories to prove it.
  • When you communicate, people listen. And when you listen, people feel heard.
  • You care deeply about your community and have taken steps to make it better.
  • You’re the natural born leader in any group. And you love stepping up to the plate.
  • You’re a fearless explorer with an insatiable urge to travel, explore new hobbies and try new things.
  • You’re a problem solver who thrives on challenges and can simplify the complex.
  • You graduated college with an impressive GPA and an extracurricular life.
  • You possess 3-4+ years of sales experience.

Qualified candidates for the position must demonstrate these key competencies:

  • History of driving results
  • Ability to think and act strategically
  • Fundamental AND Challenger sales skills
  • Strong two-way communication skills
  • Effective collaborator and delegator
  • Aptitude or acumen for digital marketing


About The Coloradoan:

The Coloradoan is part of Gannett Company an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. The Coloradoan continues to grow its base of paid subscribers as well as its digital reach. It’s important that we continue to experiment our way to success, in reaching new audience and growing our relationship with loyal readers that tell us regularly how much they appreciate what we do.

Fort Collins consistently ranks as one of the best cities to live, work and play in. Home to Colorado State University, the city is the largest in the state north of Denver and continues to demonstrate year-over-year growth. Fort Collins is known for its excellent beer and brewing culture as well as its bike-friendly approach to city planning. Rocky Mountain National Park is less than an hour away and there are plenty of hikes, mountain bike and cross country ski trails within city limits.

About USA TODAY NETWORK:

The USA TODAY NETWORK is the largest local to national media network in the country. Powered by integrated and award-winning news organizations with deep roots in 92 local communities, plus USA TODAY, the multiplatform news network informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its diverse portfolio of digital, mobile, and publishing products. To connect with us, visit http://www.gannett.com/

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) 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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