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Full time
Job Category:
Account Executive
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The Kansas City Star | Kansas City, MO
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Job Description


Kanas City Star Media Company is the place to work if you are looking for a thrilling, leading-edge work environment where you can grow and develop your professional skills.  We are looking for a talented individual to join our targeted audience, event sponsorship and digital team. Our impact is growing every day. Our award-winning journalism, digital reach, and commitment to innovative growth have never been stronger and we want you to be part of that!


Job Responsibilities

We are currently looking for an innovative and experienced Targeted Audience & Digital Account Executive with proven success managing, selling, and executing strategic objectives to exceed local print and digital revenue goals.  Someone who possesses a strong business development background utilizing a consultative sales approach.  You will need to prospect qualified candidates, consult to identify growth opportunities, and deliver a compelling marketing strategy with an extensive, first-class digital portfolio. If you have a proven track record of successful media sales, as well as a strong background in helping customers grow their business through digital marketing, then we have an outstanding opportunity for you.


Job Requirements

Desired Experience:

Experience in selling print and digital advertising preferred (not required)

Work on multiple campaigns simultaneously, and under deadline, while being flexible to the clients’ needs

Created & sell custom print and digital advertising strategies

Collaborate actively and constructively in team environment

Ability to pivot quickly without losing speed, focus or quality

Excellent track record of providing clients with custom digital solutions and closing business



Combination of knowledge and experience equivalent to a B.A. or B.S. Degree in Advertising, Marketing, Sales or related field.

Digital sales experience including mobile platforms, SEO/SEM, Targeted Email, Social and other offerings preferred.

Experience with Salesforce or another CRM tool (Daily use required)

Clean DMV


What we offer


Base + commission with uncapped earning potential

Opportunities for advancement

Fast paced, fun work environment in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District

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About The Kansas City Star

The Kansas City Star Company is the leading information and web content provider in the Kansas City DMA. Our combined audience has never been greater, reaching more than 1 million readers a week. KansasCity.com, the leading local website, provides users information, comprehensive breaking news and commentary, advertising, e-commerce and other services. The Kansas City Star Company is also a leading publisher of the daily Olathe News and weekly newspapers; Belton Star Herald and Cass County Democrat. Grand Communications, our specialty magazine division publishes SPACES, an innovative, creative and personal peek into the best of fine living; KC Weddings, Kansas City's premier wedding resource; INDULGE the luxury broadsheet magazine about living well and enhancing personal style reaching the most affluent households in the Kansas City area; all are leading publications in their categories. KansasCity.com is the number 1 local media web site in the Kansas City Market. The Kansas City Star is owned by The McClatchy Company, the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies. McClatchy-owned 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. In addition, McClatchy has a robust network of internet assets, including leading local Web sites in each of its daily newspaper markets, offering users information, comprehensive news, advertising, e-commerce and other services. The company also owns and operates McClatchy Interactive, an interactive operation that provides Web sites with content, publishing tools and software development; Real Cities (http://www.RealCities.com), the largest national advertising network of local news Web sites; and 15.0% of CareerBuilder, the nation's largest online job site. McClatchy also owns 25.6% of Classified Ventures, a newspaper industry partnership that offers classified Web sites such as cars.com and apartments.com. McClatchy is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MNI.