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Date posted: 2/2/18


Cooke Communications, North Carolina, is seeking an energetic and creative advertising account executive to join its print and digital outside sales team in the Pitt and Greene county area. This position will be focused on a group of weekly newspapers in the Cooke Communications NC southern division. In addition to the southern division, all account executives in the Cooke Communications NC network are able to sell into twelve newspapers, various digital platforms, magazines and other special sections. Successful candidates are able to understand and effectively communicate the value of the media audience to local businesses as a way to help them reach their desired goals.

Must be self-motivated, possess excellent customer service and communication skills and be excited to seek new sales opportunities. Developing strong relationships and mutual trust are critical in this role.

Other requirements are a positive attitude, team spirit and professional demeanor. Candidates must have reliable transportation. Previous successful sales experience is welcome but not required.

Responsibilities include:

Outside sales presentations and face-to-face consultations with key decision makers

Ability to work with local clients to learn objectives and opportunities

Prospecting multiple markets to continuously fill sales pipeline and open new accounts

Fearless cold-calling and lead generation

Sale of print and digital marketing solutions

Oversight of client campaigns and regular communication of performance results

Meeting and exceeding monthly, quarterly and annual revenue goals

Maintaining client data base, account information, scheduling of appointments, prospecting calls

Working across multiple divisions collaboratively and professionally

To become part of a 136-year-old tradition that continues to thrive on delivering local news you can trust and proven sales results for our clients, send your resume to aharne@ncweeklies.com. Cooke Communications, NC is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls.

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