Account Executive

Los Angeles
Nov 07, 2012
Dec 07, 2012
Full Time
Passionate, curious, creative? Our employees have helped to create popular and engaging online products and destinations that attract over 150 million unique visitors each month globally. As a result, AOL is a leading global web services company with a substantial worldwide audience, a suite of powerful web brands and industry leading products, and one of the largest advertising networks in the United States. We look for people that are exceptionally imaginative, collaborative, and truly psyched about our mission to inform, entertain and connect the world.

AOL sales professionals are accountable for generating revenues from regional to medium size national advertisers. Accountable for developing advertising accounts via telephone and email. Builds relationships with current and prospective customers; understands customer needs; builds customer urgency. Responsible for proactive, outbound lead generation that leads to new advertising customers.


• Job emphasis is on recruiting new business through cold calls and existing account lists.

• Proactively prospecting and qualifying potential new advertising accounts.

• Sell advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

• Penetrate medium size organizations to obtain branded marketing dollars.

• Present persuasive sales presentations to all levels of an organization.

• Analyze campaign performance statistics and recommend optimized media solutions.

• Work with sales account team to put together top notch cross-network media strategies and plans.

• Manage, grow, and develop accounts


• The ability to manage an account list and consistently meet aggressive deadlines and goals.

• Demonstrate excellent follow up skills for all areas of sales cycle.

• Make compelling and motivating presentations to a target audience using visual aids and other media.

• Excellent communication, negotiation, and persuasion and partnering skills.

• Ability to effectively and clearly communicate the value proposition of AOL.

• Strong customer focus – promoting customer satisfaction, resolution and loyalty.

• Must have strong understanding of marketing dynamics including demographic and psychographic targeting, brand positioning, and pricing models.

• Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, with concentration in Marketing and advertising preferred

• Experience: Minimum 3 - 5 years of experience in internet advertising sales

• Superior phone skills, excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills; Results oriented, accountable, strong work ethic, strong team player. Outstanding computer skills including solid knowledge of Excel, Word, Power Point, and CRM systems

• Able to work effectively and excel in a matrix organization; Ability to adapt to a changing environment quickly and easily

About AOL
A little about us:
AOL Advertising provides advertisers, agencies and publishers with the most powerful, comprehensive and
efficient online advertising tools available anywhere. The 80+ original brands available through AOL Media
offer our clients unprecedented media placements, deep integration and eye-popping creative executions. Our industry-leading network,, helps advertisers reach highly-targeted audiences at scale, and helps publishers maximize revenue. And our unflagging commitment to research gives clients the insight they need to make the most of their media buy. For success online, it's all right here.

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