National Sales Account Executive

The Onion
New York
Nov 28, 2012
Dec 28, 2012
Hiring Manager
Full Time
Job Description

The Onion, America’s Finest News Source, is looking for a confident, assertive, and experienced salesperson to function as a National Sales Account Executive. This position is based out of our New York office. Experience in DIGITAL media sales, coupled with an expansive knowledge of the market, is ideal if not required. Similarly, the most competitive candidates will display a strong understanding of the Onion’s unique brand and readership.

Potential candidate will be responsible for contributing to the Onion's national advertising revenue by managing all advertising sales activities with new prospects, developing agency/client relationships, preparing proposals and closing business.


Closing business!

Growing and managing existing Onion advertisers.
Building mutual benefiting relationships with media agency and client-side decision-makers.
Analyzing client objectives, preparing and presenting written advertising proposals that match client's objectives.
Coordinating with appropriate departments to ensure proper campaign delivery.
Prospecting for new business in defined competitive set.


Online and print sales experience, though not required, would be a substantial benefit.
History of developing agency and direct client.
An aggressive and thoughtful approach to selling the benefits of the Onion.
Must be results-driven, creative, aggressive and a thoughtful, organized and diligent candidate.
Good communication skills a must for both internal and external business partners.

Additional Information

The Onion offers a compensation package that includes a competitive base salary, performance based bonuses / commission, comprehensive benefits package plus career growth opportunities in rapidly expanding media company. This position does require travel.

The Onion is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer compensation commensurate with experience, an attractive commission and bonus plan triggered by hitting individual goals, and a competitive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, vision, dental, group life insurance and 401K plans.