Sales Development Associate - AOL Tech

Employer
Location
San Francisco
Posted
Nov 11, 2012
Closes
Dec 11, 2012
Duration
Full Time
AOL Services
AOL Services focuses on curating the best content, products, and services mirrored to real human behavior – what people need to make their digital lives as convenient as possible. We create an integrated experience that allows AOL consumers to feel like valued AOL Members, gaining access to the most useful content from some of the best brands, communication tools, and valuable services. Whether through communication products like AOL Mail and AIM, our mobile services, or our subscription packages, AOL Services is pivotal in driving traffic and user engagement across the AOL network.


About Role:

AOL is looking for an experienced Sales Development Associate for our East Coast Sales Development team who has a strong background in interactive marketing and digital media with a proven track record in crafting compelling advertising solutions and presentations. This creative, solutions-oriented candidate will have a minimum of 2-3 years hands on experience in digital media planning and deck preparation. The ideal person is highly organized and detailed- oriented, has strong communication skills and is capable of working on multiple projects simultaneously. 


Responsibilities:

•Work alongside AOL Sales and Strategy to support, create and drive compelling presentations using visual aids and other sales collateral

•Lead owner for content gathering and initial build of the RFP responses and proactive presentations

•Ability to create innovative media and marketing concepts, which help tell the story that drives advertising revenue

•Understand the digital media landscape and online consumer behaviors

•Effectively and clearly communicate the value proposition of AOL

•Work closely with cross functional teams across AOL to develop strategic marketing solutions

•Leverage syndicated audience tools such as comScore to develop audience insights, trends and channel composition
•Leverage research and analysis tools to measure brand awareness, ROI, segmentation lift and overall campaign impact

•Responsible for identifying and learning new AOL products, tools and services and teaching 


Requirements:

•Superior Power Point skills a must.

•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

•Basic knowledge of Photoshop and/or other design software a plus

•Experience pulling research and syndicated data sources like comScore, Forester, etc.

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

•Passion for the changing media landscape, self educated on the trends in consumer behaviors and inventive ways to reach a targeted audience

Education and Experience:

•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, with concentration in sales and advertising preferred

•Minimum 2-3 years of experience in internet advertising sales, account management or sales development

•Minimum 2-5 years in-depth experience in media planning, marketing, or strategy

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About AOL:

AOL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other classification prescribed by applicable law.

At AOL we’re focused on radically redefining the world of online communications. We are transforming how people around the globe connect with information, entertainment and one another by bringing together award winning journalists and innovative technologies to create rich and engaging consumer experiences. We look for people who are exceptionally imaginative, collaborative, and truly excited about our mission - to inform, entertain and connect the world.

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