ABOUT USWhere do you find your local community news? How do you stay connected to new and old businesses in your community? Metroland Media is a communication company built on a strong history of providing the news to Ontario’s door steps for over 100 years. In this ever growing industry we have continued to evolve, allowing us to become the industry leaders. Flyers, magazines, trade shows, digital advertising and distribution is a snapshot of our companies breadth. If you are looking for a dynamic company built on a strong history within your community, look no further.THE OPPORTUNITYAre you a high energy individual seeking new challenges? Are you a person who is independent and enjoys networking and relationship building? Charged with servicing and developing a client base, the Account Executive is focused on continuously increasing sales revenue and maintaining strong business relationships with top local companies. The individual is accountable for acquiring new accounts through various strategies including generating leads, networking with key decision makers and active researching. They are also responsible for introducing and selling innovative marketing solutions to local small and medium-sized businesses while achieving aggressive revenue targets. Reporting directly to the Regional Sales Manager this position will reside at theHamilton Community Newslocation. This position will provide candidates, the opportunity to be part of one of Canada”s leading community media companies.KEY ACCOUNTABILITIESProspect for new accounts, source leads, cold call, and research to generate sales in multi-media platforms.Accountable for consistently attaining and/or surpassing sales targets and achieving revenue targets.Responsible for ongoing sales with both new and existing clients and building and maintaining strong business relationships.Provides outstanding account service and must be able to close the sale.Utilizes strong persuasive skills to access decision maker in a timely manner.Creates in-depth proposals for prospective advertisers and provide solutions through compelling business cases.Provides customers with creative and effective advertising solutions and will play a key role in the overall success of our organization.As part of this role, you will be required to handle credit card information. Metroland Media is PCI compliant company, and requires people in this roleto take PCI training to handle cards in a safe and compliant manner.WHAT WE”RE LOOKING FORPrevious sales experience an asset- however willing to train with a great attitude.Must have an expert level of written and verbal communication skills, excellent presentation skills.Proven experience in problem solving and strategic thinking with the ability to make quality decisions in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.Motivated self-starter with discipline to work independently to achieve sales targets.Required to have the ability to be coachable, open-minded and a willingness to be trained and developed.Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.Valid Driver”s licence and reliable vehicle.OUR AODA COMMITMENTMetroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provideaccommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview.