Senior Account Executive

Sonoma Media Investments   Santa Rosa, CA   Full-time     Sales
Posted on January 14, 2022
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Sonoma Media Investments (SMI), an independent, privately-owned multimedia company based in Santa Rosa, is seeking a Senior Account Executive.  Formed in 2012 by a consortium of local investors who recognize the value of quality local journalism, SMI is home to the most-read publications and websites in the affluent Sonoma Valley, north of San Francisco.

Each week, seven out of ten North Bay adults – more than 376,000 in total – engage with the many SMI publications and their corresponding websites, including: The Pulitzer Prize-winning Press Democrat (the flagship daily), The Sonoma Index-Tribune, Petaluma Argus-Courier, The North Bay Business Journal, Sonoma Magazine and La Prensa Sonoma (the region’s premier Spanish-language newspaper and website). 

The position is based in Santa Rosa, an hour north of San Francisco, where vineyards give way to redwood forests and a scenic coast. The region, home to 650,000 people, is an international destination for tourists and produces some of the best wine and beer on the planet. Two colleges, along with thriving tech, farm and government sectors make this region of diverse communities an exciting and dynamic place to work.

 

Essential job functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop new business through effective research, prospecting, and consultative selling techniques.
  • Formulate multimedia recommendations that connect solutions to advertiser’s needs.
  • Provide excellent customer service & follow through to sustain long-term relationships.
  • Achieve targeted revenue projections by demonstrating the value of our multimedia advertising products and selling them to small/medium sized local businesses.
  • Collaborate with our talented artists in designing creative campaigns/ads that produce positive results for our customers.
Qualifications
  • Excellent problem solving, communication and facilitation skills.

  • 1+ years marketing, customer service or sales experience required.

  • Proficiency in digital marketing.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience education preferred.

 

Sonoma Media Investment values the contribution of our employees and offers a competitive compensation plan. We also offer an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, 401K and Paid Time Off.  Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a pre-employment background investigation.

 

To be considered, please apply on our company career page and include a resume and cover letter.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement: SMI is committed to creating a safe work environment for all employees, independent contractors, vendors and guests.  All employees are required to submit proof of a COVID-19 vaccine and be subject to booster shots as recommended by the CDC.  Medical reasons for not being vaccinated and religious objections will be carefully reviewed to determine if an accommodation can be made. 

 

Sonoma Media Investments is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

SMI Diversity & Inclusion Statement

The primary duty of a media company, at its core, is to seek out and tell the truth through its journalism.  At the same time, we must maintain a company culture that is inclusive and free of discrimination of any kind.   

 

We at Sonoma Media Investments, LLC, acknowledge the difficult truth that over the course of our long history, we have not always been consistent or effective in fulfilling another duty, to protect and defend those who are trivialized, disregarded, sidelined or treated unfairly in our community, and within our own company. 

 

We at SMI are committed to creating and maintaining a company culture that is actively antiracist and scrupulously inclusive within our company’s work environment, and in how we report on and engage with the community we serve, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, national origin, faith, age, ability or size. We pledge to promote equality and humane treatment of others, and to oppose prejudice, indifference, sexism, intolerance and hate. This we will do through our hiring, promotion and retention practices, through our advertising programs and customer service, and through our news coverage and community engagement.