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Account Relationship Specialist
Title:Account Relationship Specialist
Location:FL - Fort Walton
Job Category:Sales
Division:GateHouse Media

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The Northwest Florida Daily News, a GateHouse Media Publication located in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, is looking for an Account Relationship Specialist (ARS). This position will focus on fulfillment of active account ad campaigns and the retention of current customers. The Account Relationship Specialist (ARS) continues the sales process after the Field Sales Representative (FSR) has opened the sale of a new or existing account. The primary responsibilities include: account retention, monitoring campaign fulfillment, contact client for ad order and copy instructions, create ad layouts, weekly discussion with clients for any copy or artwork changes. This position will work collaboratively with their assigned team to ensure exceptional customer service to company’s current and prospective advertisers.

Candidate should have intermediate training and or experience in sales, ability to communicate in a persuasive manner in order to gain acceptance for yourself and your ideas, consultative sales style demonstrated by effective listening skills and the ability to determine client needs through proper needs assessment techniques, proven track record and skill in managing and maintaining client relationships, ability to be self motivated and plan daily priorities in a way that ensures your success, strong phone skills, strong oral presentation skills and ability to field questions from clients, advanced training and or experience in overcoming client objections, ability to think creatively and holistically along company product lines as it pertains to preparing plans and proposals, skilled in managing time wisely, leaving ample time in each day for high gain activities. A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as familiarity with database programs a plus.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED; BA/BS in Advertising, Marketing or related field a plus. Minimum of 1-2 year sales experience; a track record of excellent customer relationships.

Advertising experience a plus.

State issued driver’s license and a current auto insurance.

Excellent benefits, drug-free workplace, EOE

Send resume to or mail to the Northwest Florida Daily News at 2 Eglin Parkway NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548. No phone calls.

Are you ready to join our team and do work that matters in an innovative, mission-driven, diverse work environment, with equally-impassioned colleagues across the county? Apply today!

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