• Media Sales Representative

    Job Locations US-CT-Hartford
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/9/2019 8:48 AM)
    Requisition ID
    3683
    Category
    Sales/Advertising - Outside Sales
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

     

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    The Hartford Courant, a Pulitzer-prize winning publication with a proven track record of high impact journalism, is hiring an Outside Media Sales Representative who will be responsible for directly closing sales of products and/or services in order to meet individual/team goals and the organization's business objectives. Creates, monitors and revises lead generation plans to ensure a substantive sales opportunity pipeline. Primary focus is on aggressive development of new clients and growing existing business with local medium to large accounts.

     

    We Offer:

    • Entrepreneurial, innovative, rewarding and team oriented work environment
    • Competitive base salary 
    • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance
    • 401(k) match
    • A generous (paid) flex time off policy with no annual maximum

     

    Responsibilities

    • Develop new business opportunities while identifying client ad sales opportunities.
    • Manages multiple accounts with a small to medium book of business. Services existing relationships and seeks new opportunities to sell deeper into our portfolio of products with the ultimate goal of growing digital and print revenue.
    • Maximize revenue through consultative sales approach with ability to represent solutions across the full portfolio of Tribune Publishing solutions.
    • Foster and develop professional relationships within the community and client organizations by attending community, chamber, industry and client functions.
    • Identify customer needs through pre call planning, utilization of marketing resources, competitive analysis, and customer feedback, in order to connect meaningful media solutions across the Tribune portfolio.
    • Maintain adherence to internal processes and reporting to ensure that all aspects of campaign management are executed correctly.
    • Utilizes extensive understanding of account base and related industries to help identify trends and patterns within specific verticals.
    • Works collaboratively across the organization to build meaningful cross-platform new and existing client solutions.
    • Resolves customer complaints by investigating problems; developing solutions; preparing reports; making recommendations to management.
    • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications. Required to attend internal training and skill development workshops.
    • Utilize support roles and resources in order to maximize sales time.
    • Deliver uncompromising customer support and attention to detail.
    • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

    The Hartford Courant is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.

    Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Below are the minimum education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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