Account Executive at Advance Local (Portland, OR)

| Portland, OR
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Job Description

As an Advance Local Account Executive with Oregonian Media Group, you will be part of a dynamic sales team driving advertising revenue for one of the country's largest privately-owned media companies. Your sales success will come from new business development efforts, as well as client growth, through our industry-leading digital and print advertising products. You'll be supported by our leadership team, our interactive sales and product training program, and our commitment to provide resources for your successful sales career.

In this role, you will:

  • Achieve your sales goals by prospecting new business and developing existing accounts to grow our overall brand
  • Meet with local business owners and decision-makers to uncover and understand their business needs and goals so that you can advise clients on our comprehensive product mix including print, digital, search, video and mobile solutions
  • Work with colleagues to design custom advertising and marketing solutions that fit your clients' needs
  • Present solutions to clients, working collaboratively to achieve the product mix aligned to their goals
  • Further your client relationships through retention and upselling
  • Review campaign results, learn from data and celebrate your successes
  • Work with our advertising fulfillment team to provide accurate information for each client campaign


For this position we're looking for candidates with:

  • Bachelor's degree or a combination of education with related experience
  • Proven success of increasing sales in a competitive marketplace, using a needs-based selling approach
  • Experience in digital advertising would give you a head start
  • Skills build on to effectively negotiate and close sales with our products
  • Ability to build rapport and confidence with clients
  • Excellent communication skills - to write, create and deliver effective presentations
  • Self-motivation and resilience
  • Ability to effectively organize your day, multi-task by pivoting to various sales activities to build your pipeline, and work under deadlines
  • Familiarity with CRM sales management software experience, ideally SalesForce (we'll provide training)
  • Solid skills in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly in Power Point Excel to create presentations and review data


Additional Information

Advance Local Media offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package with affordable options for your healthcare including medical, dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, fertility assistance, a substantial 401k plan to help plan for your future, generous paid time off, paid parental and caregiver leave and an employee assistance program to support your work/life balance, optional legal assistance, life insurance options, as well as flexible holidays to honor cultural diversity.

Advance Local Media offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off, flexible holidays and parental leave as well as options for your healthcare.

Oregonian Media Group is the most trusted source for news and information in Oregon and Southwest Washington. A digitally focused company, Oregonian Media Group provides content when and where readers want it - online, on smartphones and on tablets - through OREGONLIVE and a range of digital products. As the largest media company in the state, Oregonian Media Group is also advertisers' strongest media partner, with an innovative suite of products to help them connect with their best customers.

Oregonian Media Groupis a part of Advance Local Media, one of the largest media groups in the United States, which operates the leading news and information companies in more than 20 cities, reaching 58+ million people monthly with our quality, real-time journalism and community engagement. Our company is built upon the values of Integrity, Customer-first, Inclusiveness, Collaboration and Forward-looking. For more information about Advance Local, please visit www.advancelocal.com.

Advance Local Media is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, encouraging applications from people of all backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.
More Information on Advance Local
Advance Local operates in the AdTech industry. The company is located in New York, NY. Advance Local was founded in 1992. It has 372 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K). To see all 26 open jobs at Advance Local, click here.
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