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Title: Advertising Sales Assistant
Company: Forcht Group
Location: Lexington, KY
Opening Date: 05-08-2017
Closing Date: 09-09-2017
Starting Pay:
Description:

Summary

The Forcht Group is seeking a Multimedia Advertising Sales Assistant responsible for supporting the sales team in building and implementing inspiring media and advertising campaigns for local and neighborhood businesses. We connect the best local businesses in Lexington, KY with the best consumers through our network of newspapers, magazines, local guides, and digital platforms.

This position works directly with the sales team, advertisers and agencies on a regular basis to ensure campaigns run as directed.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.

  • Build customer connections through appointments and follow-up.
  • Monitor and maintain social media relations.
  • Develop prospects and leads for sales team.
  • Create advertising presentations, slide shows and proposals for print, online, and social media campaigns.
  • Develop and maintain accurate client files, schedules, documentation, and communication.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the sales pipeline / funnel for sales team and provide weekly/monthly/ quarterly forecasts.
  • Schedule and fulfill multiple client project deliverables (social media, ads, online digital visuals video).
  • Create multiple weekly Constant Contact newsletters.
  • Shoot, edit, and optimize photos / video, for web and print.
  • Provide social media implementation across all platforms and channels.
  • Coordinate and manage off-site promotions as needed.
Requirements:

Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Proficiency in: MS Office Suite / Google Office Suite; PowerPoint; Constant Contact; SalesForce.com or comparable CRM; WordPress.
  • Proficiency in digital campaign management and tracking; web metrics; Google Ad Words certification a plus.
  • Reliable transportation and clean driving record required.  (Some evening and weekend availability expected for events, promotions, networking, and community involvement, as needed.)

Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum of two (2) years professional experience supporting outside sales (preferably media related).
  • Associates degree in advertising, marketing, or strategic communication.

Other Requirements

  • May be required to attend outside activities to stay abreast of new developments and best practices.
  • Pursuant to the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, all employees must remain drug free and alcohol free when reporting to work and while engaged in any work related activities.

Physical Demands and Abilities

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking and writing so others will be able to understand.
  • Ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.  It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to demonstrate manual dexterity through use of typing on a keyboard, sorting through paperwork, reaching and grabbing objects.
  • Ability to stand, bend, and lift up to 10 pounds.
  • Ability to operate standard business equipment such as a fax, computer, printer, copier, etc.
  • Ability to look at a computer screen for several hours.
  • Ability to travel to other locations as needed.
  • Ability to work on a flexible schedule when needed that at times may include late working hours or weekend hours.

Note

This document and the statements contained within it are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

-Forcht Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer-

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