Direct Sales Representative

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The Democrat & Chronicle, is seeking a Part-Time Event Sales & Marketing Representative to meet subscription sales goals, build the brand image and presence and assist consumer trial at the region's hottest events.

Candidates must be 18 years of age and older and have prior sales experience. The more you sell, the more you can earn!

This position requires flexible, non-traditional work hours. The ideal candidate will have a passion for interacting with the public, have a solid sales track record, be highly personable with excellent communication skills, and be highly confident and motivated.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position reports to the Local Sales Manager.

  • Attend The Democrat & Chronicle sponsored and local
    events to sell newspaper subscriptions, with a focus on acquisition. (Event
    Sales Goals)
  • Coordinate events and onsite presence with Local Sales
    Manager to maximize sales exposure.
  • Deliver key benefits: Value, Relevance, User Experience
    & Benefits
  • Engage consumers with charisma and energy, not only to
    deliver vital product talking points and demonstrations but to provide a
    fun and memorable experience.
  • Capture LEADS - demonstrate steps to Link, Like &
    Love The Democrat & Chronicle on Facebook, democratandchronicle.com,
    reporter email / newsletters, and more.
  • Engage & Incentivize consumers in all product
    offerings and sales plans.
  • Provide product demonstrations via virtual reality,
    video, interactive monitor, iPad, and/or mobile device.
  • Discuss upcoming strategic editorial content offerings
    and upcoming events.
  • Possesses the ability to prioritize, adhere to
    schedules and communicate regularly on project status.
  • Must be able to work independently and also as a member
    of a cohesive team. Has the physical stamina to set up and breakdown
    kiosks, carry hand-outs and stand for extended periods of time.
  • React to changes productively and handle other
    essential tasks as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 0 - 2 years of sales experience.
  • Sales skills should be present along with strong
    communications skills. (We provide training. We work with you to succeed.)
  • Must be available to work daytime and non-traditional
    hours, including some nights and weekends
  • Time management and good organization skills are
    critical.
  • Must be savvy with social media and digital technology
  • Travel is a requirement of the position; must
    possess a vehicle, valid driver's license and car insurance.

    Salary: Hourly paid plus commission with travel reimbursement for events.


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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