Digital Account Executive

Explore the possibilities as a Digital Account Executive.

If you have a passion for digital products/applications and social media, love to help businesses grow, and enjoy selling and learning about all things digital, we have a great opportunity for you!

The Ventura County Star seeks a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join our team as a Digital Account Executive.

In this role, you will:

  • Assist the sales team with developing creative multimedia recommendations through research to meet customer's expectations while utilizing our digital product suite. Create sales presentations for the account executive to communicate that idea to the client.
  • Monitor, analyze and proactively create solutions to retain and grow our digital revenue
  • Report monthly metrics to account executive client
  • Monitor, analyze and proactively create solutions to retain and grow our digital revenue
  • Attend sales calls as the digital expert on our product offering
  • Generate new business development
  • Responsible for driving assigned team's digital revenue goal
  • Understand market competitors and execute strategies for selling against the competition
  • Utilize sales tools and research to articulate the value of our portfolio

Here's what you need:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in marketing or advertising; or equivalent work-related experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all internal and external customers as well as work well across functional groups. Good probing and listening skills are necessary to uncover needs and opportunities
  • Outstanding presentation skills, both in developing and presenting the material.
  • Must be a self-starter who possesses high energy and is able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, in a fast paced work environment
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Proficient in Photoshop, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Must be digitally savvy with a thorough understanding of digital medial platforms and applications. Knowledge of banner sales and design, mobile advertising, SEO, SEM, PPC, email marketing, websites, social media (platforms such as Facebook and Twitter), video, digital analytics and reporting
  • Ability to multitask, manage multiple assignments and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, team-oriented environment
  • Thrive on problem solving and creating solutions; strong analytical and strategic-thinking skills are essential

Here's what we offer:

VC Star Media offers the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, customer-focused and digitally driven team. We are an established local brand with a range of resources and customer solutions that no one in our market can match. In partnership with Gannett, our parent company, we offer trusted brands, which allow our customers to connect and engage with audiences in new and innovative ways.

  • Competitive base salary and uncapped commissions
  • Comprehensive Health, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(K) Saving Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Company Holidays
  • Paid Time Off to Volunteer in the Community
  • Employee Discount Program

About Us:

Ventura County Star: The Ventura County Star, www.vcstar.com, is proud to be a part of the USA TODAY NETWORK. We are an energetic and fast-paced media company with a sales team devoted to being a World Class Sales Organization. If you're looking for a rewarding challenge, Ventura County Star is the place to be!

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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