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Publication or Company The Onion
Job Title National Sales Account Manager
Industry Internet/Online/New Media, Sales/Advertising Sales
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Los Angeles, CA
Job Requirements Job Description

The Onion, America’s Finest News Source, is looking for a confident, assertive, and experienced National Sales Planner for our Chicago office. The most competitive candidates will display a strong understanding of The Onion’s unique brand and readership and will ideally have comparable industry experience. This is a terrific job for a highly motivated individual with demonstrated technical skills.


• Prepare and revise national ad sales media plans for The Onion and A.V. Club and ensure accuracy of placement details.

• Build sales presentations and proposals in KeyNote and PowerPoint.

• Assess campaign objectives, taking into account demographic and budget constraints.

• Aid team in managing online inventory for national sales programs.

• Pull analytics for proposals, using comScore and Nielsen systems.

• Assist in filling out advertising spec templates and answering questions about The Onion’s ad specs.

• Assist in researching and developing competition trackers for National Sales team.

• Meet deadlines when creating proposals and resolve discrepancies in a timely manner.


• Sales planning or advertising agency buying or planning experience preferred.

• Ability to work independently.

• Attention to detail a must.

• Excellent communication skills, must be able to think critically about both client need and internal solutions.

• Must be organized, efficient, team player and strategic thinker.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, etc. in a MAC platform required. Position is Excel heavy.

National Sales Planner should be extremely organized, flexible and must exhibit the ability to react to request in a timely manner.

Additional Information

The Onion is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer compensation commensurate with experience and a competitive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, vision, group life insurance and 401K.
About Our Company Company Description

Onion Inc. is an American multimedia news organization. It features satirical articles and reporting on international, national, and local news as well as an entertainment newspaper and website known as A.V. Club.

The Onion's articles comment on current events, both real and imagined. It parodies traditional newspaper and media features, such as editorials, man-on-the-street interviews, and stock quotes, as well as traditional newspaper layout and AP-style editorial voice. Much of its humor depends on presenting everyday events as newsworthy items, and by playing on commonly used phrases, as in the headline, "Drugs Win Drug War”.

In addition, a second part of the newspaper is a non-satirical entertainment section called A.V. Club. A.V. Club features interviews and reviews of various newly released media, and other weekly features. The print edition also contains restaurant reviews and previews of upcoming live entertainment specific to cities where a print edition is published. The online incarnation of The A.V. Club has its own domain, includes its own regular features, A.V. Club blogs, reader forums/comments, and presents itself as a separate entity from The Onion itself.
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