Advertising Sales Director

VisitPittsburgh

Date: 02/26/2019

Location: Pittsburgh

VisitPITTSBURGH is recruiting an individual to direct and manage the print and digital/online advertising programs associated with the organizationís suite of promotional publications and websites. This position is responsible for meeting established goals by generating sales to partners and prospective partners for packaged and ala-carte ads to appear in various publications and websites; responsible for managing all print and online advertising products and programs, ensuring income goals are achieved; campaign and cooperative program development, editing and proofreading, and artwork documentation/collection.

REQUIREMENTS
- A creative professional and self-starter, who takes the initiative
- Successfully manages strategies to generate income and plan and execute solicitations
- Able to make persuasive group presentations
- Excellent project management, planning, organization and time management skills, able to multi-task and function in a fast-paced workplace environment
- Excellent interpersonal, diplomacy, conflict resolution and communications skills
- Proficient in MS Office Suite: Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
- Knowledge of iDSS and CRM database systems preferred
- Knowledge and understanding of social media applications including LinkedIn
- Travel by car to partner meetings, sales calls, or local events
- Basic understanding of print/artwork production and copy
- Attend evening events and activities, and work extra hours, as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

- Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Sales, Communications, Business Management or equivalent
- Minimum five years of practical sales experience, with a proven ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships
- Three to five years marketing experience of industry and local markets
- Knowledge of local hospitality industry and/or tourism promotion
- Previous DMO/Hotel experience preferred

This is a full-time exempt position, reporting to the Vice President, Partnership Development and offers a competitive salary and an outstanding benefit package. Apply on line at†https://www.visitpittsburgh.com/about-us/employment-opportunities/

To be considered, qualified applicants must submit a cover letter of interest, resume and references. Only candidates with the necessary credentials will be contacted. No calls please