Media Sales

Account Management · Remote/Hybrid, North Carolina
Department Account Management
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $65K base plus potential total of $100K with commissions/bonus

What we offer

919 Marketing, the fastest growing franchise marketing agency in the country according to Inc 5000, offers a flexible, remote/hybrid/in-office schedule and a fun, creative work environment! As a team servicing high visibility national accounts, there is no limit for opportunities to learn and grow. We are in a high growth stage of our company life cycle and our culture is growing and expanding right along with company sales. We offer a competitive salary and bonus program along with competitive benefits. We take a ‘get your job done’ attitude towards work and look forward to adding the next Rockstar to our team!


What you will do

As a media salesperson, you have a hard charging, bulldog approach to selling our clients’ stories to the news media. Your job is to track down reporters, producers, and assignment editors at local and national TV stations, newspapers, and online outlets to convince them to write stories about our clients.  You are self-motivated and have convincing interpersonal skills.  You aren’t afraid to reach out via email, phone calls and social media to contact news decision makers to convince them our clients’ public relations campaigns would make for a great news story. The job works like this: We create the public relations campaign with a news hook which is typically an email telling reporters why our client has a great story to tell. You work from a data base of journalists to politely hound them to cover our clients in the news. You build and maintain a network of journalists in fields that cover all areas of client campaigns.  Once you “land” the story, we take it from there and handle all logistics.  Your only job is to convince news decision makers to say, “yes, I want to cover that story” and then you hand it over to our account teams.  Motivated by money? Your base is just the start.   If you’re good, we’re willing to pay with commissions/bonus up to $100K if you have what it takes.


  • Learn the inner workings of a newsroom, so you know who to pitch, when to pitch and how to pitch to land a variety of clients in a wide range of news outlets including TV news, newspapers, radio, online news outlets and podcasts. We will teach you the inner workings of a newsroom if you don’t know how news works. It’s not rocket science.
  • Take initiative to call, email and reach out to the media via social media to encourage journalists to cover our clients.
  • Be aggressive but polite and develop relationships with media decision makers nationwide to get our clients’ stories told. Keep your own list of media contacts you can reach out to time and time again to cover our clients. Build relationships with the media!
  • Understand local TV news and be fearless when reaching out to busy producers, assignment managers, anchors, and reporters to sell our clients’ stories and land coverage.
  • Promote 919 Marketing clients’ reputation in the media
  • Develop leads for story placements, find out what specific journalists are interested in and report back to account managers and senior level management
  • Perform other related duties as necessary or assigned


What we are looking for

  • Drive, ambition, and a go-getter attitude
  • You love news
  • Have ‘thick skin’ and aggressively truck on even after numerous rejections
  • You know a bit about the media industry, including print, broadcast, and online media outlets
  • Build effective relationships and deal with a variety of people in a professional manner
  • You are proficient in MS Office and a social media network
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You’re organized and pay attention to detail
  • Work well under pressure and meet deadlines


Who we are

919 Marketing is a national content marketing firm with a proven track record of helping companies increase revenue, create a competitive advantage, and improve marketing results. We provide high-powered strategic planning, public relations, social media, digital marketing, web design, video and commercial production, business development support, and full creative capabilities. We pride ourselves on being one of the only agencies in the country with an AI content analytics platform that allow us to target content based on analytics instead of guesswork. We are passionate about marketing and believe in our company, our work, and our people.


919 Marketing is proud to be an equal opportunity employer without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, ethnicity, alienage, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

 


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  • Location
    Remote/Hybrid, North Carolina
  • Department
    Account Management
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    $65K base plus potential total of $100K with commissions/bonus