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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Independent Contractor
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McClatchy | Bluffton, SC
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Job Description

HCP Media is looking for a motivated, goal-oriented Independent Contractor to sell advertising space for a local publication. This individual is a highly skilled hunter who will focus on developing new revenue and new customers by identifying the prospect’s advanced digital marketing needs. This includes social media management along with SEM and targeted display. The ideal individual must be a self-starter and will have in-depth digital services and product knowledge, and a proven track record in digital sales and exceed customer expectations.

This position is responsible for advertising sales.  Achieve budgeted revenue goals by developing all new/incremental business possible in assigned territory. Maintain an awareness of local competitive conditions and improve market share. Build relationships, PR/Networking as an ambassador of the company by attending chamber functions and other networking opportunities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sell advertising space including print, online and niche products.
  • Acquire new advertising customers, secures continued advertising from former and current customers.
  • Calls on customers to assess advertising needs and advertising budget. 
  • Assist customers in developing strategies concerning advertisement run dates, how to best target customers, and the benefits of advertising.
  • Achieving budgeted revenue goals by developing all new/incremental business in assigned territory


  • Previous Media Sales Experience a plus
  • Strong organizational, written and communication skills

Proven ability to work independently

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About McClatchy

The McClatchy Company (McClatchy) is a newspaper company with 30 daily newspapers, approximately 50 non-dailies and direct marketing and direct mail operations located in 29 markets across the United States. The Company also operates local Websites in each of its markets. McClatchy-owned newspapers include, among others, The Miami Herald, The Sacramento Bee, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Kansas City Star, The Charlotte Observer and The (Raleigh) News & Observer. The Company owns and operates McClatchy Interactive, an interactive operation that provides Websites with content, publishing tools and software development. McClatchy owns 14.4% of Career Builder, LLC and 25.6% of Classified Ventures, LLC. On June 27, 2006, the Company acquired Knight-Ridder, Inc. and subsequently sold 12 of the daily newspapers acquired in Knight-Ridder. On March 5, 2007, McClatchy sold the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune newspaper and other publications and Websites related to the newspaper. (Source: 10-K)