Key Account Executive

VC Star Media, a part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, Gannett Co. Inc., is the leading source of local news and information in Ventura County through a variety of distinct local print, mobile and online products. Through our combination of products, we have the possibility to reach and engage more than a million people. VC Star Media is committed to helping local businesses grow and succeed, thanks to our unmatched combination of unique content and advertising and marketing solutions. We deliver an ENGAGED AUDIENCE using a variety of SOPHISTICATED TOOLS and resources, and provide our clients the INTEGRATED MARKETING EXPERTISE to help them meet their goals.

In this role you will:

Sell multi-media marketing solutions to the very critical large local business sector with local or regional decision makers. Primary responsibility is to grow market share within a designated account list through the combination of acquiring new business and increasing current client spend while increasing client satisfaction. 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 good 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 unlimited earning potential.
  • 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.

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

Here's what we have to offer:

Ventura County 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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