Account Executive - Govt. - Houston/San Antonio

With a focus on law departments and other legal functions, courts, law libraries, correctional agencies, and universities, the Government Account Executive – Legal (AE) is responsible for driving sales with new customers, as well as strengthening and growing existing revenues of legal research content (digital and print,) integrated productivity solutions, and emerging technologies within state and local government markets.


  • Consistently achieve monthly and full-year new sales and renewal quotas, with a mix of Westlaw, solutions, and (contract, multi-year) print sales.
  • Maintain a new sales pipeline in of three to four times monthly quota; consistently deliver accurate forecasting within a variance of 10%.
  • Ensure that all sales and related activities are entered into in a compliant manner.
  • Conduct a minimum of 12 face-to-face customer meetings per week, with new sales prospecting, meetings/presentations throughout the week.
  • Conduct weekly customer strategy calls with key inside and field partners.
  • Effectively demonstrate key products and integrated solutions within 6 months of hire; for new products, effectively position and demonstrate within 45 days of launch.
  • Utilize Power Messaging to conduct effective sales presentations; engage in two-way dialogue to effectively tie value proposition back to customer needs.
  • Demonstrate superior territory management skills by effectively prioritizing selling activities and maximizing selling time in front of customers


  • Selling skills - ability to navigate a complex software solutions sale.
  • Sales stage proficiency – ability to fully understand and demonstrate value of each of the stages in the sales cycle.
  • Communication skills - ability to effectively communicate with key government contacts at various levels.
  • Discovery and presentation skills - ability to effectively express software/solutions concepts and demonstrate legal research solutions.
  • Computer skills - the ability to effectively utilize various automation tools, such as and internal order-to-cash systems.
  • Business and technical acumen - the ability to solve customer and internal company issues, while staying abreast of relevant technology applications and trends.

Culture: Delivering results; commitment to colleagues and customers (customer first); collaboration/partnering internally and across various TR business units to deliver value; adaptive & active learner; honesty, respect for others, ethics, business standards.

Thomson Reuters provides professionals with the intelligence, technology and human expertise they need to find trusted answers. We enable professionals in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, and media markets to make the decisions that matter most, all powered by the world's most trusted news organization.


  • Candidate must reside in sales territory.
  • Minimum of 4-5 years direct field sales experience (sales experience in the government markets preferred) with exemplary track record of sales quota overachievement.
  • 4 year college degree or equivalent experience, JD a plus.
  • Able to work from home office and travel to customer locations 70% of the time with up to 40% overnight travel.

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