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Multimedia Sales Consultant 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location The Brainerd Dispatch  
City, State Brainerd, Minnesota  
Close Date 4/1/2020  

The Brainerd Dispatch has been publishing in the beautiful lakes area in north central Minnesota since 1881. The Dispatch promotes great culture and award-winning products, tying for second-place overall among daily newspapers in 2018 Minnesota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest.

Enjoy working in a growing community with plenty of year-round recreational activities. The Mississippi River and hundreds of lakes make up the Brainerd lakes area. A progressive school district is part of a growing business economy from downtown Brainerd/Baxter to the dozens of area communities. Live in the lakes area and discover why millions of guests travel here to vacation every year.

We are hiring a Multimedia Sales Consultant to join our Advertising Team. In this role, you will be responsible for selling online and print products with a consultative approach. This is an excellent opportunity to excel in a sales career and would be an ideal position for outgoing candidates with sales, advertising, marketing, communication and/or public relations degrees and backgrounds. We offer a more than competitive commission and bonus program with an uncapped earning potential based on your sales. We reward heavily for sales.

Account management and media planning with a consultative sales approach that includes:

  • Making recommendations to customers on their marketing needs.
  • Develop long-term relationships with customers based on trust.
  • Ability to deliver a dynamic presentation in person, via conference call and via web conferencing.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly sales strategies detailing new business development plans, prospecting targets, as well as activities needed to achieve sales goals.
  • Understand all product offerings and how they provide value to businesses
  • Complete thorough needs analysis for every client and makes clear connections between customer needs and product(s) offered, as well as lend expertise with the creative development of the campaign.
  • Meet revenue goals and maintain an acceptable closing ratio

Requirements for this position include:

  • Two years sales experience, preferable in the newspaper industry or other media.
  • Bachelor degree from a four year college or university.
  • Excellent communication and strong computer skills.
  • Highly motivated, strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Time management skills while working in a fast paced, deadline driven environment that often includes multiple, concurrent projects.
  • Valid driver's license with a driving record that is insurable by the company.
About the Organization At Forum Communications Company, our legacy is deeply rooted in harnessing the power of communication to connect and inform people in the communities we serve. Since 1917, everything we do is driven by creating and sharing information, ideas and insights.

Today, we're a leading media and technology company that's home to a family of people whose passion and purpose is fueled by collaboration and innovation We believe in supporting each other, working hard towards common goals and having fun.

Come for the perks:

Excellent employee culture, competitive pay, 401(k), company-paid volunteer time, health and wellness initiatives for all employees. Additional perks for full-time positions include comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time off, paid holidays and paid time off for birthday, company-paid volunteer time, health and wellness initiatives, paid parental and pregnancy disability leave for qualifying employees.

Stay for the people:

Family-owned and operated since 1917, development and growth opportunities, inclusive, creative culture, safe working environment, employees of all ages and backgrounds, positive collaboration.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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