Masthead Maine, Maine's largest media company, is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Outside Sales Account Executive to join our sales team. This position will sell primarily into our Forecaster newspapers with the ability to cross-sell into all Masthead Maine papers.
This position is based out of our South Portland office and will focus on selling in the Greater Portland, Gorham, and Westbrook territories.
Our Ideal Candidate is:
- Outgoing and driven
- Comfortable knocking on doors and meeting with clients in person
- Experienced with Excel and other Microsoft programs
- Strong computer skills
- Previous and proven outside sales experience
- Commission paid on dollar one
- Excellent benefits package including: health, dental, vision insurance
- Short term/long term disability
- Life Insurance
- Growth Opportunities
- Fun and Creative work environment
Essential Job Functions:
- Responsible for maintaining existing and increasing digital and print advertising revenue
- Ability to prepare and make sales presentations.
- Responsible for managing and keeping all key customers current with product information
- Responsible for selling advertising space to previous non-advertisers.
- Responsible for working with retailers on targeted promotions to drive incremental business.
- Responsible for meeting sales revenue goals a minimum of 60% of the time.
- Responsible for the collection of account sales.
- Able to initiate the coordination in account copy flow from the advertising insertion orders through production, outsoucing and proofing of ads.
- Able to coordinate account filing status and related sales information.
- Responsible for monitoring current accounts and prospecting new clients by collaborating with others to create print and online solutions.
- Responsible for coordinating media packages and mail correspondence for account territory.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
College degree or related experience is required. Previous sales experience with proven results is required. The position requires reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.
Masthead Maine is an EEO employer.
About this company
As a proud member of the Fourth Estate, we continuously strive to ensure delivery of the truth through our news stories and reporting – via the media our readers prefer - while maintaining the avenue for our readers and customers the means to announce, advertise, and market as they deem necessary ensuring our mutual and successful perpetuation and evolution, to the benefit of all who enjoy reading and viewing our products, and those producing it.
Location/Region: South Portland