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Sr Account Executive

Company name
U.S. News & World Report

Experience
5-7 yrs required

Location
Manhattan, NY, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Advertising, Sales

Posted on
Jul 29, 2022

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Your role in helping us shape the future:

 

U.S. News & World Report is hiring a Senior Account Executive in Advertising Sales.  The ideal candidate for this position will have at least 5-7 years of experience as an integrated digital marketing sales professional with top clients and agencies in the Financial Services industry, as well as corporate/thought-leader brands.  This role is highly strategic, demanding a big picture thinker with a unique and conceptual approach to sales.  

Are you up to the challenge?

  • Generate a high volume of sales-related activity, including: cold calls, meetings, RFPs, and client entertaining.
  • Maintain and grow a list of current high profile partners 
  • Target, solicit and secure new business by utilizing exemplary sales skills, networking ability, and media tools.
  • Gain a strong understanding of the U.S. News brand, audience, solutions, and offerings. 
  • Work across a variety of different internal groups to execute integrated solutions.
  • Structure, negotiate and close complex and sophisticated deals involving top-level decision makers both within client and agency organizations.
  • Interface continuously and work effectively with the company’s top management creating solid internal relationships, bringing a “big picture” perspective to the business development effort as well as defining ongoing priorities and new opportunities.
  • Track performance as it relates to the monthly, quarterly and annual revenue goals.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

You should definitely have:

  • Ability to hit and exceed quarterly revenue goals through persistent sales outreach.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience required.
  • At least 5-7 years as a digital advertising sales professional.
  • Self-motivation, enthusiasm, and the ability to operate successfully in a team and customer service oriented environment.
  • An understanding of the digital advertising ecosystem. Solid relationships with key decision makers at the agency and brand levels.
  • A track record of opening new accounts, driving new business, strong negotiation skills and the ability to close a deal.
  • A reputation for being an enthusiastic, energetic, effective networker who is committed to building relationships and adding credibility for the Company.
  • A strong customer focus coupled with a sense of urgency for the business, and a passion for delivering the highest level of client service.
  • Excellent follow-up, strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Superb communication skills, both oral and written. The ability to speak to a senior level audience with confidence.

It would be nice if you had:

  • Experience with higher education institutions

What it’s like to work with us:

Talent is our best asset!

We invest in people with passion and potential who understand U.S. News’ dedication to our consumers.

  • Entrepreneurial, mission-driven culture with core values of quality and integrity
  • Focus on fostering personal and professional growth
  • Competitive benefits including paid vacation time, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
  • Collaborative Work Environment ~ Fun, diverse, inclusive and ambitious co-workers

Other Job Info:

  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • This position will require the successful candidate to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.  As an equal opportunity employer, the Company will provide reasonable

Company info

U.S. News & World Report
Website : http://www.usnews.com

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