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The Jacksonville Journal Courier is looking for an Account Executive to maximize advertising sales potential through the nation, news and marketing solutions to subscribers and local businesses in the towns we serve. development of quality business relationships and promotion of new/existing advertising products. This position requires a heavy amount of prospecting and lead-development with local businesses. This position will interact and manage local business in Jacksonville, IL for the Jacksonville Journal-Courier. We pride ourselves on simplifying the marketing process for our customers while helping advertisers track the impact of their campaigns and understand their advertising options. In short, we help our customers grow their business.
· Consistently meeting/exceeding all print and digital revenue goals.
· Understanding the clients advertising needs and developing the ideal marketing solution for them utilizing the consultative sales approach.
· Delivering customized sales presentations in person or by phone/web-demos
· Generating new leads by making cold calls and maintaining an awareness of new businesses opening in the area
· Being the face of the Jacksonville Journal-Courier and ensuring a superior customer experience
· Other responsibilities as assigned.
The Ideal Candidate: · You’re self-motivated and results oriented · You have an outgoing, resilient personality · You enjoy the thrill of the hunt by bringing in new business · You’re confident and not willing to accept average.
Required Skills & Experience: · 2+ years of sales experience with a proven record of successfully exceeding goals · Passion to educate clients in their marketing options and close deals · Exceptional communication and presentation skills · Strong computer skills, Digital Sales experience a plus · Bachelors degree preferred
*Experience and above skills preferred but willing to train a candidate whose can-do attitude demonstrates they are in it to win it.
Resume can be sent to: Jacksonville Journal-Courier, Advertising Director, Vicki Selby, 235 W. State St., Jacksonville, IL 62650 or emailed (preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Journal-Courier is part of the Hearst Newspapers group. As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Newspapers requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Hearst Newspapers will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical, including pregnancy or a pregnancy related condition, and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.