Landmark Community Newspapers
  • LaFollette Press
  • LaFollette, TN, USA
  • Base + Commission
  • Full Time

LCNI offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision , life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits.


Advertising Account Executive
LaFollette Press
LaFollette, Tennessee

The LaFollette Press has an immediate opening for an advertising account executive. This individual is responsible for providing top-notch customer service to advertising clients and presenting marketing solutions to help meet their advertising/marketing needs. LaFollette Press is a Thursday weekly paper with a circulation of approximately 5,000. LaFollette is located about 33 miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee, in Campbell County, on the Cumberland Plateau. The town is surrounded by mountains and lakes, and has a population of approximately 44,000. The newspaper offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benfits. The LaFollette Press can also be found online at www.lafollettepress.com.

Qualifications:

  • Proven track record in newspaper or other media advertising sales experience preferred as well as outstanding customer service
  • Degree in marketing or advertising a plus, but not a requirement
  • Knowledge about advertising and marketing as it relates to the newspaper business
  • Strong listening, written and oral communication skills
  • Must have computer proficiency, including working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Above average math skills
  • Online selling and social media knowledge a plus
  • Demonstration of high energy level and self-motivation
  • Demonstration of high integrity
  • Demonstration of team-oriented behavior
  • Desire to advance and willingness to accept expanding, sometimes changing, responsibilities, duties and accountability
  • Ability to understand and live with deadline driven business
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license to make sales callsEssential Functions:

Essential Functions:

  • Service existing account list and develop new customers
  • Identify and develop profitable print and online advertising products and services to meet existing customer needs in the local and area market
  • Make cold calls and prepare sales presentations in an ongoing effort to develop new business
  • Work with clients on ad concepts and marketing campaigns
  • Achieve the advertising revenue goals of the newspaper on a monthly and annual basis
  • Assist in sales/production of special sections
  • Participate in community events and public relations functions when available
  • Provide proofs to clients as requested
  • Work to keep advertiser aging balances current and assist in the collection of past due accounts

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