Advertising Sales Executive

What did you do last weekend? Check out the newest restaurant that just opened? Go to your favorite bar with friends? Catch a concert at The Pageant? Go see the latest art installation at Soulard Art Gallery? Well whatever it is that you did, and like to do, you can get paid for that! Plus, Riverfront Times offers its Advertising Sales Executives other perks like tickets to sporting events and concerts, gift cards to restaurants, retail stores and even gas cards and scratchers plus you’ll often enjoy breakfast and lunch in the office.

The Riverfront Times is seeking hard-working, ambitious Advertising Sales Executives who love to be out in St. Louis experiencing all the city has to offer. Advertising Sales Executives work with local businesses and events of all types, creating needs-based digital, print and sponsorship marketing solutions. Develop your career while selling, servicing and growing accounts. Continually prospect for new clients and provide a superior customer experience while driving revenue and growing your salary. You get to choose your client list! If you’re into going out and trying new restaurants, focus on that. Like to shop all the local stores St. Louis has, focus on those. You decide.

~ Drive advertising sales revenue to hit digital, print and sponsorship budgets
~ Set a high volume of new business meetings daily with prospective, current and past clients
~ Activate new advertising accounts and continually identify sales opportunities
~ Manage a robust sales pipeline through prospecting, pre-call planning, needs analysis, presentations and closings
~ Create customized marketing proposals and media campaigns
Understand that every business in the St. Louis market is a prospect
~ Aggressively pursue and close new business
Perform with a high level of activity to successfully meet internal performance metrics
~ Provide superior customer service and reporting to clients in order to retain and grow business
~ Maintain a thorough and current knowledge of the St. Louis media solutions portfolio, including ever-growing digital marketing solutions and resources
~ Maintain a thorough knowledge of past and current account histories and statuses
~ Fulfill functions and duties of the position in a professional and timely manner

~ Demonstrate solid professional relationships with business owners, marketing directors, networking groups, and the community.
~ Exercise excellent time-management and organizational skills
~ Maintain and grow working knowledge of digital media products such as Digital Display Advertising, Social Media, E-mail Marketing, Web Design, Content Production and more.
~ Work successfully both independently and in a team
~ Thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
~ Possess exceptional verbal communication skills
~ Have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license
~ Maintain a curiosity and passion for local business and St. Louis culture
~ Possess a strong work ethic with the ability to work under pressure, organize and prioritize responsibilities

The Riverfront Times offers full time employees two weeks of paid time off per year, sick days, health and dental benefits, 401k and a retirement plan.

The Riverfront Times is St. Louis's source of events, news, arts and culture since 1977. We provide locally targeted advertising solutions to help businesses reach the highly-desirable, socially and culturally-engaged consumers.

Euclid Media group is the Riverfront Times parent company, with media properties in seven markets including San Antonio, Texas; Orlando, Florida; Tampa, Florida; Cleveland, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; St. Louis, Missouri; and Detroit, Michigan. Collectively, EMG reaches 3+ million monthly website visitors, 1+ million social media followers. We produce more than 40 cultural event and festivals annually.

Salary Range: $50,000-$85,000 first year based on historical averages

Job Type: Full-time

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