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Sales Representative

We are looking for a sales representative for both our online and print publications. This position will require knowledge of digital services such as Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Social Media, WordPress and online services we offer. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have some experience with print or other media sales.

This position will help our clients create and deliver successful advertising campaigns on our suite of products.

Responsibilities:

  • Create a sales funnel
  • Build leads and drive new sales for both online and offline products
  • Manage existing client base
  • Build new relationships
  • Create and traffic ads on both online and offline products
  • Work closely with Sales Director to build sales opportunities

Qualifications

  • Digital sales experience (Search & Display) preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism or similar field
  • Previous work within an advertising agency or similar work experience preferred
  • Google AdWords and Analytics certification a plus
  • Superior sales, phone, verbal, presentation and written communication skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
  • Time management and organizational skills in deadline oriented environment
  • Knowledge of WordPress
  • The ability to analyze data from analytics packages, and internal data and make actionable decisions and recommendations
  • Ability to think strategically and suggest creative solutions
  • Ability to take a proactive approach and show enthusiasm to problem identification and solving
  • Detail oriented and efficiency-minded – balancing strategy with operational requirement
  • Ability to build partnerships and effectively establish and maintain relationships with internal and external clients and vendors
  • Comfortable interacting with different levels of management both internally and with the client
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities

Compensation: Commission Only. Guaranteed draw for first 3 months

Apply via email: charlie at opelikaobserver.com No phone calls accepted.