iHeart Media - Baton Rouge is seeking an Outside Account Executive.
Identifies and develops new business opportunities; keeps and grows existing client relationships; offers solutions that help clients achieve their business goals; closes business; meets set sales targets.
Identifies and solicits new business through prospecting and cold calling; builds and maintains a full pipeline of sales prospects.
Services and grows relationships in existing client base.
Identifies client/agency needs and develops persuasive proposals to meet needs and opportunities.
Delivers creative and effective sales presentations.
Steers clients based on market, platform and station information.
Maintains client communication and ensures client satisfaction.
Monitors competition to continually find new account leads.
Negotiates rates based on iHeartMediaâ€™s budgets.
Works collaboratively with internal partners to drive revenue.
Ensures prompt payments.
Follows all station procedures for preparing orders, resolving billing issues, submitting regular reports regarding sales, pipeline lists, forecasts and competitive analysis.
Creates effective marketing campaigns in cooperation with iHeartMedia resources.
Generates revenue and meets/exceeds established sales targets.
To Apply: http://www.iHeartMediaCareers.com
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and social networking platforms
Adept at prospecting and using effective consultative selling principles and practices
Strong client service relationship-building skills
Ability to plan and organize, set priorities and multi task in a fast-paced environment
Negotiation and closing proficiency
Persuasive communication skills: verbal, written and presentation
Independent; self-motivated; competitive; assertive
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
Understanding of market dynamics including demographics
Stress tolerance especially with tight deadlines and financial pressures
Flexibility and creativity
Strong interpersonal skills
1-2 yearsâ€™ sales experience
Experience in Media/Advertising Sales with proven success is preferable
SalesForce experience is a plus
Education 4-year college degree, preferably in a related field