Account Executive - Inside

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, PART OF THE USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking an Inside National Sales Executive.

The National Inside Sales Executive will work with National and other accounts interested in running advertising campaigns in Journal Sentinel Media products. This position builds and maintains relationships with new and existing accounts handling both inbound and outbound transactions along with other sales and customer related tasks. This position will have strong knowledge of products, services and rates (print, digital, niche/specialty, sites/devices/apps) to be able to present customized solutions and assist all types of customers. The ideal candidate will proactively assist the National Gannett Sales Team and local Journal Sentinel advertising department in meeting revenue goals. The candidate must be comfortable in working in a team environment, have strong interpersonal skills and be customer focused at all times.

Key Competencies:

Promote media products and services to a variety of customers.

Demonstrates ability to anticipate advertising needs of local and national accounts.

Strong follow through skills.

Provide a professional, positive, knowledgeable customer care experience for every customer contact.

Maintain confidentiality of all customer information and adheres to security protocol.

Meets expectations of positive attendance, punctuality and time management.

Demonstrates desire to learn and assist the team in reaching its goals.

Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional sales experience preferred.

Skills:

Proven track record in understanding the processes, practices and policies involved in selling advertising

Working knowledge of selling media and audience to prospective clients

Highly motivated, energetic, self-starter

Strong internal and external relationship skills with the ability to build rapport and trust with decision makers

Continued attention to revenue tracking and goal focused

Strong verbal and written communication skills

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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