The primary responsibilities of the Multimedia Sales Manager will be to lead a team of sales professionals (in a local territory and/or local vertical) to exceed departmental revenue goals. The Multimedia Sales Manager will need to work collaboratively with the entire sales organization; as well as with other departments such as Audience and Marketing. The Manager will lead the team to sell all online and print advertising products in support of the strategic vision and goals of the department, while managing and growing current book of revenue. The role is also tasked with making sure all account executives reporting to them sell strategic and integrated advertising and marketing plans that return the best ROI to the client- including traditional and digital advertising campaigns. The manager will maintain and enhance existing accounts and seek new ones by bringing to the local market creative business-development advertising solutions across all channels. This position is also responsible for creating sales programs and championing them across the sales teams. JOB DUTIES Supervise/Coach/Mentor Multimedia Sales Teams in a Local Territory or Local Vertical Manage a team of multimedia account executives (in a local territory and/or local vertical), in specific competency & product areas (print, content/native, SEM & social media, premium inventory/sponsorships, and/or reach extension & programmatic) and account managers so that each desk achieves maximum revenue and YOY growth.Manage account executives to specific and measureable key performance indicators (KPIs) to generate maximum performance and drive new business.Manage account executives to conduct annual account book presentations on strategies for revenue growthManage account executives to conduct annual strategy planning for all key accountsMaintain key relationships at local accounts and agencies as well as national accounts and agencies.Spend a minimum of 25% of time in field on client sales appointmentsCoach, train, motivate and develop sales staff on growing revenue streams and introducing new products. Coach team to audience based/client based integrated sales and marketing plans. Champion the “CSS” approach to the sales process – holding account executives accountable to creating and working target account lists based on ideal customer profile, creating and working strategic and key account lists, conducting client needs analysis to generate no-surprise proposals, and executing campaigns to retain and renewConduct one-on-one performance meetings with each account executiveConduct individual coaching sessions and perform mid-year and annual reviews for account executivesEnsure adequate coverage of sales team (in a local territory and/or local vertical), particularly during holidays, and approve PTO requests as necessary Overall Department Strategy & Revenue Driver/ Innovation Ensure growth in key department performance areas – Print, SEM/Social Media, Premium Inventory & Sponsorships, Content & Native, Data & ProgrammaticWork collaboratively with advertising management & other multimedia sales managers to drive & grow new revenueWork collaboratively across departments (news, audience, marketing, etc)Work with marketing to create sales collateral to be distributed amongst the sales teams.Ensure successful sales adoption and execution of unique programs & initiativesGrow revenue from existing accounts by incorporating new sites, products, programs, or platformsDevelop relationships with other sales managers from around the country to stay abreast of emerging digital and print trends and bring new ideas to Atlanta to grow revenue.Develop new sales opportunities & partnerships for implementation in a local territory and/or local vertical. Reporting/Metrics/Forecasting Generate accurate weekly department revenue forecast by analyzing performance of account executives and key trends by business segmentWeekly & monthly sales reporting as needed.Setting monthly total & digital goals by account executive, ensuring year over year growth Recruiting
Maintain a pipeline of new sales professionals from Atlanta by networking in media-centric associationsQualifications:Education:
Bachelor degree from a four-year college or university with preference for degree/major in business, advertising, or marketing. Experience:
Five (5) years’ experience in media advertising sales management preferred Minimum of 2 years working a diverse portfolio of media with an average of 50% in digital revenue Additional Requirements:
Understanding of programmatic ad buying/selling process OR experience managing a large portfolio of reach extension advertising products (beyond owned & operated) AND high media IQ through diverse media background Experienced with a PC or Mac with well-developed word processing, PowerPoint, Excel and spreadsheet skills. Well-developed oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of basic principles of entrepreneurship, economics and current market trends. Strong negotiation skills. Must have valid Georgia driver license and automobile insurance. Interface Requirements: Internal
: Advertising/Sales Directors – Peer Managers, Marketing Managers, Account Executives, Production & Editorial Peers External
: Advertisers, Ad Agencies, 3rd
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