Account Executive

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Ref#: 31416
CBS Business Unit: CBS Interactive
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:

CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry. Our brands dive deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting our properties every quarter, we are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online.

 
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Description:
CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the premier online content network for information and entertainment. With more than 250 million people visiting its properties each month, it is a top 10 Web property globally and a top 5 Web property in the U.S. in terms of unique video viewers. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CNET, CBS.com, CBSNews.com, CBSSports.com, GameSpot, TV.com and Last.fm, span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming.

Job Description

This position is responsible for maintaining, building and exceeding advertising revenue goals on CBS.com and CBSNews.com. Successful candidates will also demonstrate an ability to work independently in a fast paced environment to achieve results, despite obstacles. They will set and own territory sales agenda including the following:
  • Territory includes media agencies, Horizon, Assembly, etc as well as the Mid-Atlantic region.
  • Develop account and territory strategies for long-term development and revenue growth.
  • Generate new sales leads.
  • Act as a business specialist on behalf of your clients- strategically developing digital and mixed media solutions to suit their objective.
  • Establish and foster relationships with clients by conducting a high volume of face-to-face calls.
  • Prioritize and lead to ensure proper account management both internally and externally.
  • Establish oneself as a thought leader within the digital community and evangelize CBS.com and CBSNews.com’s unique positioning within the marketplace.
  • Ability to stay ahead of the curve on marketplace trends relating to their clients as well as the digital industry.
Qualifications:
Required:         
  • Sales professional with an entrepreneurial spirit who thrives in a team, goal oriented environment.
  • 3+ years proven advertising sales experience with 3+ in the interactive space.
  • Contacts and relationships in the DC Territory and/or Horizon.
  • Have a strong desire to win and grow as digital ad sales professional.
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills.
  • Well-developed presentation skills. 
  • Ability to manage stress well, and juggle multiple account challenges at once. 
  • BS/BA degree, or equivalent training and experience. 
  • Must be extremely detail oriented. 
  • Fluent in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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