• Sales Representative

    Job Locations US-MD-Baltimore
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 5 months ago(7/13/2018 3:29 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-1638
    # of Openings
    1
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
    Sales/Advertising - Outside Sales
    Category (Portal Searching)
    US-MD-Baltimore
    Physical Location : Location
    Tribune Publishing
  • Overview

    The Baltimore Sun Media Group, Baltimore's leading media company, is seeking a driven, digitally savvy outside media sales professional to work with major accounts.

     

    As an outside sales representative for The Baltimore Sun Media Group

    • Be responsible for aggressive development of new clients and growing existing business. Will proactively develop new business prospects.
    • Meet with prospective and current clients to close direct sales of products and/or services in order to meet individual/team goals and the organization's business objectives.
    • Create, monitor and revise lead generation plans to ensure a substantive sales opportunity pipeline.
    • Develop strategic solutions that meet the unique needs of each client
    • Act as a digital marketing consultant to local and regional businesses
    • Work collaboratively with internal and external teams.

    This is an opportunity to contribute your community, drive local business, and grow with emerging media.

     

    We provide our Outside Sales Representatives with paid training, a rewarding work environment, & a comprehensive benefits package.

    • Competitive compensaton and UNCAPPED commission
    • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
    • Career advancement opportunities
    • Professional development - ongoing strategic sales training, tools, & research support
    • Company-provided laptop, iPad, mobile phone, & mileage allowances

     

    Responsibilities

    •  Increase the company’s revenue with new and existing clients by maximizing budget with all Baltimore Sun Media Group products and develop multi-channel solutions.
    • Serve as the customer’s primary point of contact for print, digital, events and out of home solutions.
    • Manages key executive relationship at the account and ad agencies when applicable. Develops comprehensive advertising programs and often negotiates contacts with headquarter buyer.
    • Develop strong customer relationships at all levels (local, regional and national).
    • Territory growth strategies include stealing share, preprint optimization, pursuing customer data, leveraging Baltimore Sun Media Group product line, utilizing CMR data to quantify opportunities, developing bundled online/print solutions, and developing ALL digital relationships on client/agency side and pursuing mobile/digital budgets.
    • Core responsibilities include categories/major new business development, marketing expertise, strong presentation skills, strategic and innovative thinking.
    • Utilize support roles, when necessary, in order to maximize sales time and effort and ensure client has a good experience with program execution. Effectively manage client media plan with a high level of accuracy.
    • Actively communicate territory opportunities and challenges with Director of Advertising.

    Qualifications

    The position requires someone who excels in a fast paced deadline oriented intensive atmosphere. Applicants needs to be highly organized, self-motivated with a positive attitude, and thrive on setting and reaching new goals.

    • Minimum of 3-5 years outside sales experience (media sales is required)
    • College degree or equivalent sales experience
    • Working knowledge and experience utilizing a CRM and Microsoft Office products to manage day to day activitiesDemonstrated success in meeting revenue goals
    • Industry and market knowledge a plus, print, digital, and mobile platform knowledge and skills preferred
    • Excellent analytical, written, oral, communication and presentation skills
    • Strong customer service, problem solving, time management and financial business acumen skills
    • Effective relationship-building skills
    • Research and build a database of potential leads or existing clients
    • Motivated, persuasive and consultative with the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
    • Travel may be necessary
    • Requires a valid driver’s license

    Learn more about the Baltimore Sun Media Group's portfolio of products here:

    www.baltimoresunmediagroup.com

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