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Company: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Position:
Vice President of Advertising
Location:
Georgia
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
March 13, 2013
Job ID: 1453467

Description:

The Ledger-Enquirer in Columbus, Ga., is seeking a results-driven Vice President of
Advertising who will be instrumental in defining strategic direction while leading the
sales team in achieving its goals for retail, classified and digital advertising, as well as
multi-media and niche products. Applicants for this position should have a stellar track
record of identifying and executing innovative sales ideas while effectively managing
performance, mentoring and motivating employees, and understanding and meeting
customers’ needs. This position also requires a history of driving sales results, recruiting
and nurturing talent, and maintaining a highly productive and motivated sales team.

Columbus is a 90-minute drive from Atlanta and a 30-minute drive from Auburn
University. We’re home to Fort Benning, one of the Army’s largest posts, as well as four
publicly traded companies (Aflac, Synovus, TSYS and Carmike Cinemas), Columbus
State University and, currently under construction, the nation’s longest urban whitewater
course.

McClatchy is the nation's third-largest newspaper group. In addition to the Ledger-
Enquirer, McClatchy’s 30 newspapers include The Miami Herald, The Sacramento Bee,
the (Fort Worth) Star- Telegram, The Kansas City Star, The Charlotte Observer and
The (Raleigh) News & Observer. We embrace an array of new strategies for serving our
rapidly growing online audience. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in advertising or related field) or equivalent
experience and a minimum of five years of progressive management experience
in sales and marketing.
Excellent organizational skills, uncommon creativity and a proven track record of
managing a staff of advertising professionals.
Experience working with major advertising accounts, formulating rates and
keeping abreast of both traditional print and digital advertising trends.

Consistently meets/exceeds total revenue and digital revenue goals by providing
leadership to sales team and holds account executives accountable for achieving
their goals.
Must be customer-focused, must be willing to “get on the street and not stay
behind the desk.”
Must have a strong commitment to the customer, staff, company and community.


Benefits:
Competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package to include, medical,
dental, vision, life and disability coverage.
EOE

Qualified candidates should send cover letter, resume, and salary history to:
rtorbett@ledger-enquirer.com

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