Advertising Sales Representative - Cynthiana Democrat (Georgetown)

Advertising Sales Representative
Cynthiana Democrat
Cynthiana, Kentucky
The Cynthiana Democrat has an immediate opening for an Outside Advertising Sales Representative. This position will be responsible for growing existing accounts and securing new accounts for the weekly publication and Harrison Shopper while building long-term business relationships within the Cynthiana, Georgetown, Frankfort and Lexington, Ky. business communities. Cynthiana is about 30 miles north of Lexington and 60 miles south of Cincinnati. The newspaper offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. The Cynthiana Democrat can also be found online at www.cynthianademocrat.com.
Proven track record in sales preferred
Degree in marketing or advertising a plus, but not a requirement
Must be computer proficient, including working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Be knowledgeable about advertising and marketing as it relates to the newspaper business
Proven organizational and interpersonal skills
Demonstration of high energy level and self-motivation
Demonstration of team-oriented behavior
Desire to advance and willingness to accept expanding, sometimes changing, responsibilities, duties and accountability
Above average skills in language, math, reasoning ability and customer service
Ability to understand and live with deadline driven business
Must have reliable transportation, valid driver's license and cell phone
Essential Functions:
Travel throughout assigned territory to service existing account list and develop new customers
Develop sales ideas to help create new sources of revenue
Meet or exceed monthly, quarterly and annual sales goals
Listen to customers' needs and advise them in effective use of advertising
Maintain knowledge of advertising rates, current circulation and competing media
Assist in collections
Provide proofs to clients as requested
Make cold-calls and prepare sales presentations in an ongoing effort to develop new business
Report daily sales activity on call sheets to advertising manager
Equal Opportunity Employer

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