Account Executive

  • New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Jun 18, 2020

Job Description

CUMULUS MEDIA | (New Orleans) is seeking a talented and dynamic Digital and Radio Account Executive who thrives in a fast-paced working environment. We are looking for a passionate, motivated, goal-oriented and highly competitive individual with a proven track record of over-achieving sales goals. We hire driven, resourceful, organized, customer-focused problem solvers who have great communication skills and the ability to cultivate client relationships. In return, we offer a unique career opportunity: one where you are given a challenging mission, world-class tools to help you succeed, and the chance to realize your full potential as a sale’s professional. Who We Are: CUMULUS | New Orleans currently features 4 stations and a digital agency in the New Orleans area. Our stations include: Alt 92.3, NASH 106.1, 106.7 The Krewe and KMEZ 102.9 and reach thousands of listeners on a daily basis. At Cumulus New Orleans we strive to hire passionate, driven, resourceful, problem solvers who have the ability to drive the evolving, diverse culture of the Power of Radio and Digital to success. A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media (NASDAQ:CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 447 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 US media markets (including eight of the top 10), more than 8,200 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus/Westwood One platforms make Cumulus Media one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. Cumulus/Westwood One is the exclusive radio broadcast partner to some of the largest brands in sports, entertainment, news, and talk, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, Westwood One News, and more. Additionally, it is the nation's leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, exclusive digital content, and live events. For more information, visit www.cumulus.com. The Account Executive identifies and develops new business opportunities; grows existing client relationships; offers solutions that help clients achieve their business goals; closes business and meets or exceeds set sales targets. Key Responsibilities: Able to identify client business needs by gaining a deep understanding of their goals, objectives and processes as well as their external environment including key market and consumer trends to proactively develop customized advertising solutions to meet client objectives Deliver effective multi-platform, integrated sales presentations (broadcast, digital, events); negotiation and closing Beyond our broadcast products, have strong familiarity and become full-versed in selling both Cumulus’ station digital assets (e.g. streaming, stations website and social advertising) and digital audience extension products to deliver a complete marketing solution to advertisers Excel at prospecting and aggressively seeking new clientele by networking, cold calling, canvassing, referrals or other means to build and maintain a full pipeline of sales prospects Follow all station and corporate procedures for preparing orders, resolving billing issues, submitting regular reports regarding sales, pipeline lists, forecasts and competitive analysis Stay abreast of the competitive landscape and emerging technologies to best position Cumulus in the marketplace Think creatively and generate original ideas Job Requirements Qualifications: Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, social networking platforms and CRM tools Excellent communication skills Experience developing new business relationships in an outside sales role Excellent presenter to clients of sales opportunities and post-sale successes Strong understanding of lead generation and ability to connect with viable prospects Comprehension of sales metrics in order to fill a sales funnel and robust pipeline of residual business Positive attitude with the willingness to get beyond comfort zone to grow professionally High energy and passion for the job Flexible and creative Digitally savvy Media Sales background preferred/required Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing or related field is preferred/required What we offer: Commission-based organization with uncapped earning potential Focused, responsible and collaborative work environment with the ability, to ask “what if” and try innovative solutions Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance coverage 401K with company match to plan for the long-term Paid Vacation & Holidays For immediate consideration, please visit https://cumulusmedia.jobs.net/ For more information about CUMULUS MEDIA, visit our website at: https://www.cumulusmedia.com/ CUMULUS MEDIA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).