We are looking for a smart and energetic Freelance Advertising Sales Representative to help grow our newspaper’s company's rapidly expanding Advertorial service.
We seek Freelancers to get companies to place blog posts and advertorials in our online newspaper which start at a cost of $275.00.
We are seeking a Freelancer to recruit Five (5) advertorials. Make your bid on you successfully recruiting five advertorials. Your bid should not exceed $250 in order to recruit five advertorials (i.e. $50 x 5 advertorials = $250.00).
The successful candidate must be aggressive, creative, resourceful and must enjoy working in a highly entrepreneurial environment. The position requires sales, communication and organization skills, as well as a gift for developing professional relationships. He or she will be responsible for hitting monthly, quarterly and annual sales targets. The successful candidate will be working from home.
Advertising Sales Reps will be paid $50.00 for each and every confirmed lead. Freelancers are also eligible for a bonus.
-- Applicants must state experience with commission-based sales oriented jobs;
-- Applicants must state list the types of companies that he or she plans to contact, or the type of bulletin boards that he or she plans to use in order to solicit new clients;
-- Applicants must provide daily updates on his or her progress;
-- Applicants must also explain in a 'cover letter' to us what his or her understanding of an advertorial is, and how will they present to prospective clients the advantages of using an advertorial to sell or market their goods and services.
Other Hiring requirements:
-- 2+ years experience of sales experience (advertising sales a plus)
-- 1+ years of experience in the online media industry
-- Bachelors degree required
-- Experience working successfully and energetically on the phone, via business email communication, and in groups
-- Motivated by working independently; self-starter
-- Strong analytical skills
-- Excellent online, written and verbal communications skills
-- Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
-- Experienced business judgment: Must be positive, persistent and professional
-- Teamwork skills essential; sense of humour required; overdeveloped sales egos must be checked at the door
In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the following competencies:
-- Openness to change and new information
-- Recognizes own strengths and weakness
-- Ability to collaborate with others, build trusting relationships and deliver projects on time and within budget
-- Excellent problem solving skills
-- Sense of corporate responsibility and commitment
-- Ability to respond appropriately to needs, feelings, and capabilities of different people
-- Capacity to understand and utilize metrics relevant to role
-- Ability to express facts and ideas in a clear, convincing and organized manner
-- Excellent business acumen
-- Aptitude to partner with other departments and varying levels of staff and management
-- Ability to take direction, effectively lead projects and motivate others to achieve department/company goals
The Canadian is a socially progressive and not-for-profit national newspaper with an international readership.