Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0106
Title Advertising Account Executive
Job Type Full Time Regular
Union Guild
Location Denny
City Seattle
State WA
Work Schedule Monday thru Friday, 8am to 5pm

The Advertising Department is seeking a talented Advertising Account Executive to grow local sales in established verticals!  This person will be responsible for selling advertising solutions across a broad range of multimedia products offered by The Seattle Times, reaching more Northwest adults than any other local media. Advertising platforms include digital ( and more), mobile, print, and direct mail. Successful candidates will uncover new opportunities with existing advertisers and discover new ones through prospecting and cold calling. Through this process, they will uncover key decision makers and build a pipeline for future business. Successful candidates will be assertive, positive, goal-oriented self-starters driven to succeed.


• Strong analytical and problem solving skills

• Demonstrated persuasive, negotiation, and closing skills

• Must be able to identify, qualify, generate, and track new business

• Networking abilities

• Ability to manage and grow a book of existing business

• Strong interpersonal skills to build rapport with existing and new advertisers

• Strong communication skills (both oral and written)

• Ability to travel throughout the assigned sales territory, valid driver’s license, meeting insurance requirements, and a good driving record are essential

• Organizational skills, effective time management, and ability to work independently within a supportive team environment


Preferred Years and Type of Experience:

• Proven experience with successful sales with automobile companies/industry

• Outside B2B sales experience

• Digital Sales experience

• Experience in media

• College degree

• At least two years advertising sales experience preferred

• Excellent knowledge and proficiency in selling against competitive media including digital, broadcast, direct mail and other print media

• Self-starter, positive, assertive and goal oriented

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