Landmark Community Newspapers
  • Las Vegas Optic
  • Las Vegas, NM, USA
  • Base + Commission
  • Part-time or Full-time

Advertising Sales Representative
Las Vegas Optic
Las Vegas, New Mexico

The Las Vegas Optic in Las Vegas, NM, has an immediate opening for a Retail Advertising Sales Representative. This position can be flexible in hours ranging from 20-32 hours per week. This person will be responsible for growing an existing account base and developing new advertising clients for all print and online products.  The Las Vegas Optic is a tri-weekly newspaper publishing on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Las Vegas is located 60 miles east of Santa Fe on Interstate 25. The newspaper can be found online at www.lasvegasoptic.com.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Newspaper or other media advertising sales experience preferred but not required
  • College degree preferred
  • Strong listening, written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to develop, plan and implement sales presentations
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and customer service
  • Ability to overcome objections and work under pressure meeting deadlines and sales goals
  • Self-motivated with good organizational skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Must be computer proficient, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Grow existing account base and develop new advertising clients
  • Meet individual monthly and annual sales goals and work toward meeting departmental goals
  • Develop new customer prospects
  • Assist customers with basic ad layout and design and develop spec ads
  • Develop and make sales presentations
  • Process advertising to be sure it appears in a timely manner without errors
  • Listen to customers' needs and advise them in effective use of advertising
  • Maintain knowledge of advertising rates, current circulation and competing media
  • Assist in collections

 Equal Opportunity Employer

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