Account Executive, Sales
Village Media, a leader in local news, is looking for an experienced digital media account executive to join our expanding footprint across the Guelph, Ontario region.
The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic self-starter who is passionate about helping to connect businesses with our large local audience.
The account executive is entrusted to develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with local businesses, agencies or individuals and work with them to reach their target audience through various advertising channels and services.
The Account Executive will:
Develop and manage revenue-producing relationship with clients and agencies;
Prospect for new business using sales funnel techniques;
Analyze client marketing goals and develop needs-based solutions to achieve them;
Manage and take responsibility for the schedule of deliverables and campaigns of each client, being primary point of contact and managing all customer care and service;
Oversee campaign execution and analysis;
Work collaboratively with internal partners to drive revenue;
Use web analytics tools to understand sales opportunities and statistics required for sales presentations;
Work cohesively with other Village Media staff both locally based and across the network.
Minimum qualifications for the position include:
Proven track record of sales success in a local media setting
A minimum of two years of media sales, account management or buying experience
Ability to work alone and as part of a team
Excellent presentation skills
Excellent verbal and written skills
Hard-working, relationship-builder with a winning attitude
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
Proficient with Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and other Google applications
Some travel may be necessary
A valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and a good driving record are required
The successful candidate must live in or near Guelph, Ontario
This position frequently requires the successful candidate to meet and engage with clients at their place of business. Generally, hours of work are Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm but there is sometimes a need to work in the evenings and on weekends in special circumstances.
If this is you, please apply! We’d like you to include a cover letter and resume.
About Village Media
Village Media is where local news lives—and thrives. An ever-expanding network of community journalism websites, we cover the stories that matter most: the ones right in our backyards. A champion of hyperlocal news and information, Village Media publishes its articles on an innovative and scalable content management system (CMS) developed in-house. Born digital, our leading-edge company is a pioneer in its industry, continuously expanding its reach and changing the landscape of online news.
Village Media is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion among our staff, volunteers, programs, and partners. We encourage applicants of diverse abilities, backgrounds, and life experiences to apply. If you require accommodations during the selection process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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