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COLORADO PUBLISHING HOUSE (CPH) IS SEEKING A GO-GETTER FOR AN EXCITING SALES POSITION! The Director of Advertising position just opened up at CPH. This is high-level sales position that provides a unique opportunity to work for a progressive, community minded company with a solid growth plan and a history of success. As the home of prestigious publications including The Colorado Springs Business Journal, The Colorado Springs Independent, Pikes Peak Bulletin, and Southeast Express, we inform and influence every corner of the Pikes Peak region. We’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join us in our mission to shine a light in the dark, provide voices for those who are disempowered, and to speak truth to power. We believe truth matters. If you do too, apply today.

The Director of Advertising for CPH will report to the Publisher and the Chairman, and will oversee all activities in advertising sales and operations for multiple print and digital publications. This person is responsible for growing existing business, developing new business, and selling individually for existing or new house accounts while also assigning leads for an energetic team of account executives.

The Director of Advertising gathers suggestions and feedback from the field, and evaluates innovative ideas originating within our organization, implementing effective advertising strategies and solutions for our clients.

As the Director of Advertising, you’ll recruit and train cream-of-the-crop new account executives and motivate our experienced account sales team to meet and exceed their sales goals. You’ll conduct one-on-one meetings with sales team members, lead weekly sales meetings, and interact with our collaborative managers and department heads.

Ultimately, The Director of Advertising will cultivate and inspire a high-performance, customer-focused, and result-based sales department culture for an organization where the local community we serve is key. As a result of your in-person and virtual meetings with existing and new business clients, you’ll support our sales team and maintain market awareness of our products and services, strengthening and building long-lasting professional relationships between CPH and our advertisers.

To apply, you must:

• have a strong background and proven track record in sales

• have a proven capacity to motivate, lead, and mentor a sales team using both established methods and new and innovative strategies

• be able to quickly navigate, and contribute to, the company’s ever-expanding environment in sales, promotions, publications and events

• review our mission, publications and products, and demonstrate your acquired knowledge of what we have to offer the community.

• understand the various aspects and interactions of print and digital publications including sales, edit, events, promotions, special issues and community involvement

• have experience working with daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly sales and revenue goals and budgets

• demonstrate strong communication and team building skills

• provide a history of community and business engagement

• be a team player who is accountable, reliable and self-starting

Compensation: In addition to a competitive base and generous commission, this position offers health, vision, dental and life insurance, as well as perks you rarely find anywhere else. These include unlimited PTO (yes, you read that right!), opportunities for remote work, a trade program for up to 50% off food and merchandise from a variety of local businesses, free tickets to company and local events – and more.

Submit your application today. We anticipate filling this position quickly.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs(at)csindy(dot)com.

COVID-19 precautions

• Remote interview process

• Temperature screenings • Social distancing guidelines in place

• Virtual meetings • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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Greater Baton Rouge Business Report – a winner of multiple national awards from the Alliance of Area Business Publishers  for investigative reporting, feature writing and design-seeks an experienced and visionary executive editor to guide its print and digital publications.

Business Report is the premier business publication for Louisiana’s Capital Region, which includes Baton Rouge and eight surrounding parishes. Our print edition publishes biweekly; our twice-daily e-newsletter, Daily Report, publishes morning and afternoon editions packed with original reporting. Along with the www.businessreport.com website, these publications provide insightful content on topics and issues that engage the region’s executives, entrepreneurs and professionals.

An ideal candidate should bring a solid background in writing, editing and planning, as well as proven experience coaching, managing and engaging in-house and freelance journalists as well as photographers. An ability to put photography, illustrations and multimedia presentations to interesting use, collaborating with graphic and digital designers in conceptualizing content presentation is necessary. A collaborative spirit and a passion for high standards are a must.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conceptualizing, planning and producing a biweekly business-to-business magazine with engaging content delivered in a variety of forms, including infographics, tip sheets and narrative, as well as occasional special publications. Generating ideas and leads for news, enterprise and investigative stories-and managing their execution-is a must.
  • Managing Business Report’s digital presence, with a focus on developing and executing innovative content
  • Managing a full-time staff of six as well as contract/freelance writers and photographers
  • Serving as a key member of the management team with a strong voice in strategic initiatives and collaborating as needed with other divisions of Louisiana Business Inc., including production, sales and special events

SKILLS:

  • Storytelling experience in multiple formats
  • An ability to generate ideas and leads for news, enterprise and investigative stories
  • Solid editing skills and focused attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
  • An ability to engage and inspire writers and photographers to produce engaging and creative content
  • Forward-thinking with a working knowledge of current industry trends
  • Networking savvy and business acumen
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress, Adobe inCopy, Google Drive and data visualization products such as Tableau, as well as an ability to embrace new technologies, is preferred

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3 to 5 years in editorial management
  • Degree in journalism or comprehensive experience in publishing, including digital

This is a full-time, permanent position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should email a detailed resume, journalistic work samples and a cover letter expanding on interest in and qualifications for the position to Editorial Director Penny Font at penny@businessreport.com or to P.O. Box 1949, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-1949.

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