Account Executive-Scottsdale, AZ

O'Rourke Media Group   Scottsdale, AZ   Full-time     Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
Posted on June 27, 2024

O’Rourke Media Group is recruiting for an Account Executive to sell advertising and marketing solutions to local businesses in the Scottsdale area.  This is a remote position but the person we hire must be local and able to engage with local businesses in person everyday, and or, as needed.   

Our Arizona business comprises the City Sun Times, a free monthly newspaper that is distributed via the post office and to bulk drop/store locations in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree and Fountain Hills.  Additionally, we have a growing local news website and an email newsletter sent out regularly during the week.  The Queen Creek Sun Times is currently digital only with a growing, engaged audience–close to 30K Facebook followers, 340K monthly events and 13,000 email subscribers.  Google “local news in Queen Creek” to gauge our audience strength.  We plan to launch a monthly companion print newspaper once an Account Executive is hired and ready to go.       

We provide an excellent support and service infrastructure, a winning, positive company culture, no weekend work hours, plenty of time off (PTO and paid holidays), casual dress code and career growth opportunities for those that deliver results.  

During the interview process, you’ll meet our management team and have a chance to check things out in person for a few hours or up to a half day.  Transparency is very important to us as we are searching for people that want to help build the company long-term. 

If you excel at building relationships, and are results-driven, competitive and money motivated, this could be a great opportunity. 

Job Expectations:

  • Develop leads and prospect for potential advertisers by leveraging all touchpoints-email, phone, Google Meet, social media, and in-person
  • Present and sell omnichannel advertising solutions to new and existing advertisers
  • Clearly communicate payment terms upfront when closing sales
  • Work closely with the fulfillment team to maximize advertising campaign results
  • Provide great service to retain advertisers
  • Secure appointments to help develop digital agency sales
  • Network and engage with chambers, rotary clubs, social media groups and events in the market to build relationships and support the business community
  • Consistently achieve your goals and grow your book of business

Qualifications

  • Previous experience in customer service, sales, or other related fields
  • Above average technical skills
  • Strong time management skills, organized, deadline and detail-oriented

Compensation/Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation plan, medical (no deductibles), dental, vision and life insurance benefits, a 401 (k) plan with company match, car allowance and laptop.  Interested candidates should forward their resume or linked in profile details to COO Caleb Anderson at canderson@orourkemediagroup.com

 About the Company

O’Rourke Media Group is a fast-growing company that owns and operates hyper-local, community newspapers, websites, niche publications and a full-service digital agency.  We are family-owned and mission-driven to save newspapers and local media companies by investing in the people, resources and technology needed to thrive for many years to come.  We believe that every community can benefit from a well-run, properly resourced, local newspaper and website.  Our News teams produce hyper-local, high interest local news and accurate and trustworthy reporting.  Our Sales and Digital Fulfillment teams bring omnichannel advertising solutions to local businesses in the communities we serve.

O’Rourke Media Group now operates in nine states and 38 markets with 51 publications and hyper-local websites. We started from ground zero in December 2018, totally bootstrapped, confident and with an entrepreneurial mindset.