Oil City News, the news platform delivering hundreds of news and feature stories a year to a large, devoted readership in Casper, Wyoming, is seeking to hire an Advertising Sales Associate.
Launched in 2014, Oil City News is Central Wyoming’s largest locally owned, independent news platform. We specialize in hyperlocal coverage of the people, places and events that shape our community. Oil City’s award-winning staff of professional journalists are dedicated to bringing readers stories fast, first and forever free. From “banner-ads” to native content to partnerships, our platform offers a variety of advertising opportunities for brands looking to connect with Central Wyoming’s largest news audience.
Oil City News aims to grow over the next few years with new launches and an enhanced and diverse revenue base, cementing itself even more firmly as a key media player in Central Wyoming.
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Job Description and Qualifications:
Oil City News is looking for a full-time Advertising Sales Associate to join our team and help take the company’s revenues to the next level. We are looking for an individual who knows Central Wyoming, has a passion for the community and its people and who can succeed in a small business environment where work is more than just a job.
As our primary Advertising Sales Associate, you’ll work hard every day to help partners’ businesses grow. You’ll develop relationships with existing and new Oil City partners, close advertising and sponsorship deals and, in keeping with Oil CIty’s spirit of innovation, identify and create exciting new marketing collaborations to benefit both local advertisers and the news platform itself.
Duties are varied and include lead generation, cold calling and follow up; meeting and corresponding with existing and prospective clients; crafting creative proposals; making presentations; maintaining databases and call lists; attending community events; all the while maintaining close relationships with clients and working closely with Oil City’s Advertising Director and its editorial and publishing team.
- Several years of sales or marketing experience, ideally in the field of local advertising
- Outstanding communication and inter-personal skills, both verbal and written
- Ability to work independently and be a team player
- Ability to travel within the state of Wyoming and to enjoy meeting people and forging fruitful business relationships
- Organization skills, professional demeanor, positive attitude and sense of humor
- Collaborative approach to solving business challenges
- Interest in becoming part of a young, innovative company, an openness to new ideas and a willingness to be flexible.
Details of position:
The Advertising Sales Associate will be based at Oil City News’ downtown offices in scenic Casper, Wyoming. We are located mere minutes from a mountain, a river and endless outdoor recreation. Our full-time staff enjoys benefits that include paid vacation, paid holidays, medical insurance, dental insurance, IRA matching, flexible scheduling and a creative work environment. Oil City News is an equal opportunity employer.
Base salary is commensurate with experience and there is ample opportunity to earn significant bonuses and commissions.
To apply, please send a cover letter highlighting why you are interested in the position and what you have to offer, as well as a copy of your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All application materials will be held in strictest confidence.