Livability ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - Asheville, NC

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE | JOB DESCRIPTION

Livability Media is seeking a self-motivated, goal-driven individual for part time work in a year-round position of Account Executive in Asheville, NC. Ideal for someone looking for a part-time job to supplement their household income.

The Livability Media program is an ongoing print and digital campaign to objectively tell the story of this community for the purpose of attracting talented individuals and companies to contribute to its economic vitality. The program leverages the authenticity and reach of Livability.com to interest targeted audiences in new places to visit or relocate.

Livability.com is a national quality of life, relocation, and talent attraction website that reaches more than 11 million visitors annually. It is the go to resource for anyone looking to visit, relocate, start a career, retire, or raise a family.

The account executive’s primary role is to sell print and digital advertising to key stakeholders in the community to fund the Livability campaign and to place their businesses in front of a highly desirable external audience. This person will assist in developing and managing an established prospect list, build relationships and offer customer service to clients on an ongoing basis.

In addition to sales, the right candidate will represent Livability as a member of the local chamber of commerce, attend local networking events and promote the Livability Media program as an important community initiative.

Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver license.
COMPENSATION: 15% Commission based on revenue produced and can expect to earn $7,000 to $20,000 in a two to three month period.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3-5 years sales experience is ideal.

  • Very strong prospecting and organizational skills, data entry and documentation follow up. * Well-networked in the marketplace is a plus.

  • Ability to connect with high-level decision makers via e-mail, social media, telephone and in person. * Solid organizational, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to learn and use sales management software and participate in regular meetings via teleconference or virtual meeting technology.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Create new business opportunities through personal selling activities and networking to chamber members and stakeholders in the community.

  • Manage relationships throughout the entire sales cycle from initial contact to completion of contract and keep excellent database records.

  • Consistently win new business and achieve personal revenue goals as assigned.

  • For consideration please submit your resume and a cover letter with relevant experience to Jordan Moore - jmoore@livmedia.com.

Livability Media is a full-service media and content marketing company. We tell the stories of cities, regions and states with outstanding content and compelling design — across all media. Best of all, we leverage the power of Livability.com to help attract talent, investment and tourism.

Livability Media is a division of Journal Communications Inc., founded in 1988 by an investor group that included Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Haley, author of Roots, and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Robin Hood.

JOB TYPE: Part-time, Temporary, Commission



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OUTSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE/ INTEGRATED MEDIA MANAGER

OUTSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Are you a tenacious, charismatic marketing professional looking for a career that rewards your hard work and personal production? Are you looking to be part of a sales team with great chemistry and company support while exploring the country? Great! We need more people like you.

Our integrated media managers build relationships with leaders in community government, economic development and business nationwide, working with them to establish their advertising presence in print and digital marketing programs used to promote their communities. Journal Communications Inc. is a well-established company in our industry, with more than 30 years building a tradition of excellence in high-quality, targeted marketing communications. Because of our reputation and nature of our work, sales associated with our work typically close in one to two calls.

We offer:

  • Unlimited earning potential based on commission plus bonus compensation plan
  • Intensive, ongoing product and sales training
  • Extensive company-paid travel
  • Full benefits, including health, vision, dental, 401(k) plan option
  • Beautifully designed, open and welcoming office environment
  • Thirty-year tradition of building relationships across the U.S. to become a leader in travel, agriculture and economic and community development marketing communications

Qualities & Abilities We Want: These qualities are helpful but not mandatory; you will be given extensive training on anything applicable.

  • Self-starters who are motivated by income potential and autonomy that increases with performance
  • Enterprising, diligent and enthusiastic about getting to know and working with project sponsors to understand our markets and identify qualified prospects
  • Set and conduct appointments with C-level business owners and decision makers, then follow up with self-assured communication and presentation skills
  • Close deals and execute contracts with transparency and integrity
  • Use our proven methods and techniques to achieve sales revenue goals
  • Diligent in tracking activity, progress and results with our sales support staff to ensure accurate, real-time reporting
  • Understanding and communicating website analytics and online content promotion

Minimal Requirements:

  • College degree
  • Composed, professional demeanor
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure
  • Solid computer skills and fundamental understanding of digital and print advertising
  • Solid communication and organization skills for consistent follow-up with clients, advertisers and internal support staff
  • Ability to learn and adapt to changes with company software applications

Is This You?
If so, we’d love to hear from you. Please email your CV or resume along with a cover letter to Drew Colston, dcolston@jnlcom.com .



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