Account Executive Travel and Tourism Act as Strategic Advertising Consultant to Travel & Tourism Clients, Backed by Leading Edge Digital Media Organization
If you are a driven sales pro with a passion for travel, this is an opportunity to join a company on the leading edge of digital media. While experience in travel & tourism is a plus, as long as you have solid digital advertising sales skills, this could be your chance to work within a fun, upbeat industry. Clients in this space, such as convention & visitor bureaus (CVB’s), museums, vacation rentals and management companies, hotels, multi-location restaurants and attractions, will rely on you to be the expert consultant and help them achieve their business goals. You’ll leverage your critical thinking skills and creativity to develop innovative solutions, backed by the resources of Advance Travel & Tourism a division of Advance Digital and Alabama Media Group. You will join a team of top talent, sharing ideas and exploring the latest trends with other "A" players like yourself. We’ll reward you with a generous compensation plan, excellent benefits, professional development opportunities, and more.
Advance Travel and Tourism specializes in creating best in class Destination Marketing custom solutions and campaigns align with traveler intent along a path to purchase. We utilize an integrated mix of marketing solutions, including content marketing, digital media, search, video, email, social media marketing and more, designed to reach the consumer every step of the way.
We want to be clear: we are not looking for a travel agent, but rather for a motivated, goal-oriented sales professional.To be a good fit for the role of Account Executive, Travel & Tourism, you should have:
A track record of success in consultative, solution-oriented sales, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit
Experience selling digital media advertising is strongly preferred; at minimum you will need enthusiasm for digital advertising and the ability to learn quickly Quick question for you - click here
Travel industry experience is a plus, but you should at least have a general understanding of what motivates people to travel
Comprehensive knowledge of needs-based selling
Proven success at increasing sales in a competitive marketplace
CRM sales management software experience with a leading platform, preferably salesforce.com
Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experienceJust as important as your experience and skills will be the following characteristics and competencies:
Strong self-motivation and the ability to achieve goals independently
Exceptional relationship-building skills
Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation abilities, including active listening skills
A strong team-player approach
Solid organizational skills, including the ability to multi-task, handle pressure and work under deadlines
You also will need to be willing and able to spend 60% to 80% of your time out in the field, including significant overnight travel. Your territory will include key markets along the Florida panhandle, as well as southern Georgia and Alabama. Most clients will be within a three to four-hour drive, and typically you will be away overnight two or three days a week.
You’ll work from your home office and you’ll need to be based within the territory.
Alabama Media Group is a digital media company that operates AL.com, one of the country’s largest local websites, produces television and video programming, and publishes Alabama’s three most prominent newspapers: The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times and Mobile’s Press-Register, as well as Birmingham magazine and The Mississippi Press-Register. The company also offers digital marketing solutions – including audience targeting, search engine marketing and social media optimization; plus creative services, data analytics and event sponsorships.
Alabama Media Group is part of Advance Local, a leading media company comprised of 12 local affiliated news and information websites that rank #1 among local media in their respective markets and more than 30 affiliated newspapers known for their award-winning journalism. Advance Local is part of Advance Publications, along with Cond Nast and American City Business Journals.
Alabama Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental impairment, sexual orientation or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.#LI-MG1
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