Advertising Director

City:  Confidential
Newspaper:  Confidential
Salary:  Negotiable based on skill range
Job Description & Requirements:
 An award-winning daily community newspaper, located in the Texoma region, is seeking an experienced, innovative, high-energy professional to lead its Advertising Department.  This key management position is responsible for the direction of our six-person sales team, quarterly magazines, an associated weekly newspaper, special sections and Internet sales.
Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:  Meet and exceed a set monthly revenue goal, supervise and train sales staff, coordinate sales efforts for multiple publications, be an active member in the community, be an effective communicator with other department heads, create a positive work environment, and lead by example. The qualified candidate will possess strong leadership skills, be an innovative thinker with a sense of creativity to help develop new revenue opportunities within the market, and a proven ability to successfully motivate sales staff is required.  Customer service and a strong work ethic must be a top priority.
The area offers a high quality of life with an abundance of recreation, first-rate health care, a strong local arts community, strong educational opportunities and a progressive economic development program. Pay will be reflective of the skills you bring to the table.  A full range of benefits to include medical, dental, optical, 401K, paid vacation, sick and personal days, flexible spending and life insurance are part of the overall package.
Contact:  Interested candidates should email a creative cover letter telling me “why I should hire you” along with your resume, salary history, and references to:  All applications will be held in the strictest of confidence.  Only candidates that are selected to participate in the interviewing process will be contacted.