Account Executive

Cox Enterprises, Dayton, OH 45377

Work at Cox Enterprises

Duration: Full-Time

Primary Location: Dayton OH, Dayton, OH, USA

Division: Cox Enterprises

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Requisition Number: 225305

At Cox, we’re forward-thinking innovators who put people first. Our award-winning workplace culture is centered on inclusion and kindness, and we’re looking for people to join our mission to be a force for good in the world. Come build a better future with us across automotive, communications, the environment and more.

We want to do everything we can to keep our employees safe and healthy. Therefore, where permitted by applicable law, you will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S.-based job. Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will of course be considered.

Keep reading to learn more about this opportunity to join the Cox family of businesses.

The Dayton Daily News, a Cox Enterprise company, is in search of a savvy Account Executive. The right person for this role will be responsible for nurturing existing clients and developing new client relationships. The Account Executive will have strong sales and customer service skills, acumen for business development, proven success with cold calling/outbound sales and a strong emphasis on solution base selling. This role will work primarily with small to medium size businesses in the Dayton and surrounding region. The Account Executive will report directly to the Regional Sales Manager. This position will be base salary plus commission.

Whats In It For You?

A business is only as good as the people who make it thrive. At Cox, we take pride in our people, and take care of them accordingly. Our award-winning employee culture and benefits speak to our commitment to our people:   

  • We all have lives and responsibilities outside of work, and we respect that. We have an exceptional work/life balance at Cox, with accommodating work schedules and flexible time-off policies.     
  • Our talent is paid what theyre worth with a competitive salary package and top-notch bonus & incentive plans.     
  • We help you prepare for the future with a 401(k) (that well generously match), life insurance and disability insurance.    
  • Youll enjoy a generous suite of healthcare benefits with various deductible options, along with pharmacy benefits, Flexible Spending Account & Health Savings Account options, counseling for mental wellness and more.    
  • As you grow your family, rest assured that youll have access to our inclusive parental leave policies, plus comprehensive fertility coverage and adoption assistance.    
  • Want to volunteer in your community? We encourage that, and even offer paid hours for you to do so.    
  • Our employees enjoy discounts on computers, entertainment, travel and more.    
  • Continuing education and professional development are important, and at Cox we offer both.     
  • We all love our pets—whether they walk, crawl, fly, swim or slither—and were happy to supply insurance for them as well.  


  • Where permitted by applicable law, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S.-based job. (Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will be considered.)
  • Develop and grow opportunities for new business, reactivating inactive accounts and growing existing business.
  • Conduct research to identify clients with advertising needs
  • Design and implement strategies useful in the creation of effective marketing solutions using newspaper and digital product mix
  • Contact clients through calls and meetings to discuss advertising opportunities, present proposals, and discuss creative plans for their advertising campaigns
  • Work with internal support staff to implement client advertising campaigns
  • Participate in conferences/meetings/networking events to improve job knowledge and increase contact network
  • Responsible for reaching monthly core and digital goals.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Strong sales skills required
  • Ability to type 40wpm
  • Excellent presentation skills (verbal and written)
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Contract negotiation skills
  • Excellent time management, multi-tasker and teamwork capabilities
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Strong digital aptitude

Education & Business Experience

Bachelors degree preferred or equivalent work experience
2+ years of sales experience
Media sales experience a plus

Who We Are

About Cox

We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at

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 individuals 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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