Classified Sales Representative

Classified Sales RepresentativeCitrus PublishingCrystal River, Florida The Citrus County Chronicle is seeking a Classified Sales Representative. This position is designed to increase the market share of retail and classified display advertising in all of Citrus Publishing’s products (daily, regional weekly newspapers and special publications).  This full-time position is non-exempt and reports to the Regional Sales Manager. The work schedule is typically Mon-Fri, 8AM-5PM. The Chronicle is a 7-day daily newspaper with an average circulation of 21,000 weekday and 26,000 on Sunday. Citrus County is located centrally on the west side of the state of Florida, approximately 1-½ hours northwest of Orlando and 1 hour north of Tampa.  The Chronicle offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits to full-time employees. The newspaper can be found online at www.chronicleonline.com. Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years experience sales experience
  • Demonstrated persuasiveness and/or sales abilities
  • Proven success in selling print and online advertising over the phone
  • Professional telephone manner
  • Ability to think creatively of methods to obtain new customers.
  • Skilled in written, oral and interpersonal communications
  • Commitment to customers through positive, enthusiastic and professional customer service
  • Perform daily functions with a minimal amount of direction
  • Strong computer skills a must using Microsoft Office suite (Word and Excel) & Internet
  • Ability to work in a well-structured, fast-paced, competitive environment

 Essential Functions

  • Answer incoming calls for our Classified ads
  • Facilitate the classified advertising needs of walk-in customers
  • Make outbound service calls to existing accounts
  • Develop new customers through prospecting, cold calling and social media
  • Document daily customer contact by compiling and maintaining call reports
  • Develop new opportunities for advertisers to do business with Citrus Publishing
  • Consistently meet or exceed monthly and annual sales goals
  • Communicate effectively through oral and written communication with customers and coworkers

 Interested persons should apply to: Deborah Kamlot, HR Director at djkamlot@chronicleonline.com You can also apply at www.lcni.com under Job Opportunities. Notify your immediate supervisor and LCNI HR Director if making application.  The deadline to apply is Monday, February 26, 2018. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Date Posted: 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018