Advertising Account Executive II - Cox Media
Cox Communications, Baton Rouge, LA
Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services.
You seem like the ambitious type. A real go-getter. And curious too. Someone who loves being in the mix, connecting great clients with amazing opportunities. That means you just might be a solid fit for a sweet gig with Cox Media. We’re a company on the move, and we’re on a quest for an AE (that’s Account Executive, but you knew that) to deliver our robust portfolio of solutions to advertisers each and every day.
If you’re the kind of person who loves astonishing clients with solutions – perhaps advertising solutions– then you’ve found your nirvana, your land of Oz, your Chocolate Factory. Okay, we haven’t started making chocolate yet, but you get the idea. Cox sells the most reputable brands in the industry. The cool ones you already love, like ESPN, Bravo, AMC, and FX. And our ever-expanding digital product offerings combine the best elements of social media, like Streaming TV (Roku, Sling, Amazon TV), YouTube, Google Ads and Digital Audio (Spotify) helping our clients make true connections from coast-to-coast. So, keep reading to see how you can join a team that is big on community, growing, learning, and balance.
What You’ll Do
Remember that ambition we mentioned? You’ll thrive here because of it. This is a job where you’ll collaborate in a fast-paced sales environment. You’ll connect with clients (new and existing ones) to learn about what they want to accomplish and how you can help them get there. You’ll create marketing campaigns that will help make that happen.
Prospecting? Cold calls? Yep. That’s you. You’ll sell a mix of customized solutions and digital advertising, designed to delight clients beyond belief. We’ll also count on you to create and pitch presentations and proposals, then close the deal. (Yep. That’s you, too.)
You’ll check out trade shows, industry events, and rep Cox Media in the local business community. Looking to keep growing? Good - we’ll give you training that sharpens your sales skills and keeps you excited about our latest product offerings. And, we’ll ask you to be a part of the budgeting and forecasting process around individual revenue achievement.
What’s In It For You?
Hey, curiosity is a trait we really value, so you wanting to know what you get out of this relationship is precisely the question we hoped you’d ask.
First things first. For this role, you can count on competitive pay, uncapped earning potential, and serious props thrown your way for your outstanding performance. We’ll celebrate your success with awards like our Winners Circle trip to exotic destinations. You can expect a 401K with a generous company match, comprehensive healthcare, life and disability benefits, plus other perks, including adoption assistance, pet insurance, free internet and other discounted services from Cox (in certain markets).
Need a little support? Sure, we all do. Here’s some very good news. You’ll be set up for success with proper coaching, tools, technology, and the most amazing support, from production to order coordination- so you can focus on what you do best: selling! We work with you to ensure you know that we’ve got your back every step of the way.
If the role of Account Executive feels like a great fit, we’re happy to support your long career on that exciting road. However, if you find you have different aspirations, well, we want you to grow with us…so if a different area of the Cox ecosystem inspires your ambition, let us help you map your way there. You may have guessed by now, but we don’t do corporate ladders here. We do jungle gyms. So climb, swing, and explore. Earn an advanced degree, learn a new skill, join a mentoring program. It’s all there for you…so let us know how we can help you grow.
Inclusion is one of our top priorities: we want you to bring your authentic self to your work. We believe in mutual respect and honoring who people are…if you feel the same way, you’ve found the right place. Know that we want you to feel at home…and to help make others feel at home as well.
Who You Are
Ambitious, driven, and actively curious, you’re the kind of person who is always looking for ways to make experiences better for everyone involved. You crush goals and push expectations skyward. You’re a team player who knows how to balance responsibilities, even when there are a lot of them in play. You love the speed of work, and keeping up with deadlines and assignments is no sweat - you thrive on this stuff!
You’re people-focused, you appreciate having your voice heard and value the input of others. You thrive on a sense of work-community, spending your days with colleagues you love hanging out with. You appreciate flexibility and a workplace that supports it. And, you feel at home in an environment that allows you – even invites you - to learn from your mistakes and grow as you go.
- 6 years of experience in a related field or a BS/BA degree in a related discipline with 2 years of experience in a related field; or MS/MA degree in a related discipline
- 2-5 years of cable, broadcast, advertising sales/support or marketing experience
- Proficient use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
- A valid driving license, a good driving record and reliable transportation
- BS/BA degree in related discipline strongly desired (business, advertising or marketing)
- Solid understanding of marketing principals and applications in business
- Interactive Advertising Bureau Certification and/or Google Ad Words Certified a plus
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is the largest private telecom company in America, serving six million homes and businesses. That’s a lot, but we also proudly serve our employees. Our benefits and our award-winning culture are just two of the things that make Cox a coveted place to work. If you’re interested in bringing people closer through broadband, smart home tech and more, join Cox Communications today!
Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today!
Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising.
Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For nine years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity 11 times. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.