Advertising Manager

City:  Ardmore, Okla.
Newspaper:  The Ardmoreite
Salary:  $60,0000-$70,000
Job Description:  The Ardmoreite, a six-day multi-media information source in southern Oklahoma, has an immediate opening for an advertising manager that also encompasses regional ad director responsibilities for two sister papers. This is a full-time, fast-paced management position with a highly competitive compensation package.
In addition to our newspaper print product, The Ardmoreite provides multiple platforms for news and advertising information. Driving revenue in print, digital and mobile requires an individual who understands multi-media, the opportunity to grow community businesses in reach and volume and how to motivate salespeople. Being goal driven is a must.
The sales staff consists of 4 outside multi-media sales executives, 2 classified sales executives and 1 support staff. The regional ad director duties comprise moving information from corporate communications to ad leadership at all locations, aggregating information for reports and offering sales support when needed.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of eight years of successful experience in direct sales, combined with management responsibilities. Excellent people, communication and numbers skills are required. A high energy level, enjoyment of new products and challenges and the ability to execute and implement are pre-requisites for this position. I’m also looking for an individual who can fold fun into the workday without losing sight of the end goal.
This is a base plus commission position that should pay $65,000 plus annually for the right candidate. EOE
Contact:  If you have a proven track record of driving sales while creating a positive work environment, please send letter of application, resume and references to Kim Benedict, publisher, The Ardmoreite, PO Box 1328, Ardmore, Okla. 73401, or email to kim.benedict@ardmoreite.com with Ad Director in the subject line.