Account Executive, Sales Specialist, HuffPost (Chicago)

Nov 16, 2012
Dec 16, 2012
Digital Media
Full Time
AOL’s Huffington Post Media Group (HPMG) is a leading source of news, opinion, entertainment, community and digital information, which includes Moviefone, Engadget, TechCrunch, Patch, Stylelist, and The Huffington Post, with 67 verticals in the US, UK, Canada, and France*. The Group's diverse network of sites combines journalism, technology, community involvement, social media, and video to connect with its global audience. The HPMG model is a unique hybrid of original reporting, aggregation, a leading edge commenting forum, pioneering social engagement tools** and a vibrant platform for a wide range of bloggers to contribute. Every one of our websites and mobile applications is fueled by the same passion that drives our audience.

We are seeking an Account Executive who will be focused on developing sales opportunities for Huffington Post specific to the assigned geographic region. The Huff Post AE will report to the Regional Sales Director and will work closely with the RSD to respond to client RFPs and provide account management. Key responsibilities include developing compelling marketing solutions and providing top-notch customer service to clients. Will function as the Huffington Post product expert within the region.

The Huff Post Account Executive will develop key relationships with AOL AEs, ADs, AM’s and internal Advertising sales contacts and work with Huffington Post Media Group, Sales, and Product Marketing Managers to manage sales communications regarding product and sales operations issues and opportunities. This position requires strong presentation skills and will have some direct client or agency interaction as appropriate. This position will also be responsible for market competitive information and day to day servicing of existing accounts. He/she must be able to provide strong customer support and will be a key part of sales team decisions.

The Huff Post Account Executives will also work with various internal partners including sales product management, marketing, editorial, and technology to help drive product strategy, monetization plans, and be the advocate for advertising clients internally.

You must have:
A minimum 4 years experience in digital media sales or marketing.
Strong sales presentation skills, project management and sales packaging/pricing skills.
The ideal candidates will be action-oriented, results driven individuals able to function cooperatively within a complex sales organizational structure.
Candidates must also demonstrate exceptional customer-focus and be confident communicators in phone, written and face-to-face settings.
Ideal candidates must have the ability to identify new sales opportunities, define the products to meet the account's needs, and execute media packages to meet their revenue goals.
It is crucial that candidates be able to represent Huffington Post Media Group with integrity and trustworthiness.
Candidates must have excellent relationship and time management skills in order to successfully manage accounts and revenue opportunities.
BA/BS required.
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