Entry Level Sales-Willing to Train!

Alpena County, MI, USA ● Alpena, MI 49707, USA ● Cheboygan County, MI, USA ● Cheboygan, MI 49721, USA ● Emmet County, MI, USA ● Gaylord, MI 49735, USA ● Isabella County, MI, USA ● Mt Pleasant, MI 48858, USA ● Ogemaw County, MI, USA ● Petoskey, MI 49770, USA ● Presque Isle County, MI, USA ● Traverse City, MI, USA Req #16831
Friday, January 14, 2022
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com
We are dedicated to helping our clients grow based on their unique needs. When they win, we win!

OFFICE IS IN GAYLORD WITH PRIMARY TERRITORY IN PETOSKEY 

 
As a Marketing Solutions Account Executive, you will:
  • Be equipped with the region’s best marketing services and solutions, empowering you to deliver unparalleled results to your customers
  • Develop partnerships with large local businesses and assist them in reaching their goals through integrated marketing plans and comprehensive media solutions
  • Identify customer needs to develop and execute account plans and custom client solutions that differentiate USA TODAY NETWORK from competitors
  • Help businesses maximize their online presence with a custom approach to digital marketing
  • Leverage multiple USA TODAY NETWORK resources and partners to develop optimal client solutions across our suite of products, with an emphasis on digital
 What you need to do to be successful in this role:
  • Pursue and close new business and revenue streams
  • Retain, manage, and grow clients in the ever-changing digital landscape
  • Work within a team to manage the client relationship and retain and build account revenue
  • You will identify and understand market potential, develop and execute sales strategies across multiple platforms, including digital, mobile, targeted niche publications, promotions and the core newspaper
  • Articulate and present our suite of products to business decision makers
  • Communicate with customers proactively via phone, video conference tools (i.e., MS Team or Zoom), email and in-person
  • Conduct face-to-face customer meetings, presentations, proposals and demonstrations
  • Manage a specified sales pipeline and develop a strategy for long-term sustained success
  • Conduct client check-ins, upsell/cross-sell accounts, and address client market share concerns
  • Utilize CRM (Salesforce) effectively and efficiently recording all sales activity
What you bring to the table:
  • Sales Experience OR Previous Sales Experience Preferred but NOT Required
  • Aptitude or acumen for Digital Marketing (Google AdWords, Analytics certifications preferred but NOT Required)
  • Passionate solution-seeker
  • The ability to work independently to acquire new business remotely
  • Competitive nature and a winning team spirit
  • Problem solver who thrives on challenges and can simplify the complex
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Willingness to continuously learn, try new things and adapt to change
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite including Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook
  • This role requires a valid driver license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by law
We offer an energized, passionate team within a fun & flexible workplace. We offer competitive compensation with uncapped incentives and world-class benefits, including comprehensive Health, Dental and Vision coverage, 401(K), Paid Time Off and more.

This is an opportunity to work alongside digital leaders

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee’s race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicant’s disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals’ application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.’s Recruitment Department at Recruit@gannett.com.

Other details

  • Job Family Outside Sales
  • Job Function Marketing Solutions
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • Alpena County, MI, USA
  • Alpena, MI 49707, USA
  • Cheboygan County, MI, USA
  • Cheboygan, MI 49721, USA
  • Emmet County, MI, USA
  • Gaylord, MI 49735, USA
  • Isabella County, MI, USA
  • Mt Pleasant, MI 48858, USA
  • Ogemaw County, MI, USA
  • Petoskey, MI 49770, USA
  • Presque Isle County, MI, USA
  • Traverse City, MI, USA