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JOB POST: Norwood News Advertising Sales Rep

***JOB POST UNTIL FEB. 1, 2018***

Job Summary
Norwood News , a bi-weekly newspaper covering the Bronx, seeks a dynamite sales person to increase advertising revenue and offer assistance on in-house responsibilities for the newspaper. Norwood News, an award winning bi-weekly newspaper produced by Mosholu Preservation Corporation (an affiliate not-for-profit of Montefiore Health System), was established in 1988. It covers the Norwood section of the Bronx and its surrounding communities. The ideal candidate is a go-getter with some sales experience and excellent communication and organizational skills.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Identify and attract prospective advertisers, which includes cold calling
  • Cultivate prospective advertisers that could include business owners, institutions, representatives of New York City or New York State government and its agencies, or the general public
  • Meet with and present to prospective leads
  • Maintain accurate record of sales, advertising contracts and sales leads
  • Collaborate with editor-in-chief on special sections
  • Work with freelance designer to craft presentation of ads
  • Draft advertorial content for loyal client base
  • Insure ads are running per edition and service all accounts
  • Send online tear sheets and bills to advertisers
  • Identify key marketing/advertising decision-makers
  • Target advertisers where Norwood News distributes newspaper

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum education is at least an undergraduate degree preferably in business
  • At least one year of working in sales, preferably at a newspaper
  • Deep understanding of power of local newspaper advertising
  • Professional and courteous attitude
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Tech-savvy with knowledge of social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to close the deal
  • A winning attitude
  • A plus: Excellent news writing ability with understanding of AP Style format

Benefits

Hourly rate of $22 per hour plus commission in the form of a quarterly bonus

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $22.00 /hour

SEND EMAIL TO dcruz@norwoodnews.org.

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