Account Executive - Inside Sales

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The Columbus Telegram is seeking a competitive, high-energy, inside sales professional.  If you are self-motivated and want to start a professional career in sales...we’d like to talk to you. 

This is a fast-paced, challenging position that requires a self-starter ready to hit the ground running with no limits on success. Ideal candidates are creative thinkers, able to handle multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously.  Must be a team player and work well with others to ensure the success of the team. Applicants must be forward thinking and able to learn, apply and communicate the many benefits of our print and digital solutions to a variety of local businesses, primarily over the phone. 

Successful candidates should have:

  • 1-2 years of successful sales support experience or equivalent education and experience
  • Excellent client service and communication skills
  • Ability to sell through needs analysis, effective media strategy & presentation
  • Ability to make cold calls to generate new business
  • Professionalism; outgoing and friendly with the ability to adapt sales techniques and presentations to fit the client.
  • Proficient at setting personal goals and achieving them.
  • Contribute to a positive, constructive, can-do attitude, with a desire to make our company more efficient.
  • General computer skills; Microsoft Office, social media knowledge and ability to learn our internal software programs for ad order entry and creative production.

If you like taking on challenges, finding creative solutions, helping people, helping yourself, you have a sense of humor,- and you think on your feet, this might be the perfect position for you. Apply today! 

What’s in it for you? This is a Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. schedule right here in Columbus. In addition to a base salary of $11 per hour and a commission/bonus plan, we offer great health benefits, vacation, sick and personal and holiday pay, training opportunities, and a fun and terrific team atmosphere that will support and grow your talents.

Apply online at www.columbustelegram.com/workhere.  Search for this position by searching jobs in Columbus, NE.

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