Advertising Sales Manager

City: Huntsville, Texas
Newspaper: The Huntsville Item, CNHI
Salary: 40,000
Job Description: The Huntsville (TX) Item is looking for an experienced, innovative and results-oriented advertising director.  The advertising director must possess a keen understanding of print and digital advertising, as well as audience-based selling. We need someone with a track record in advertising leadership who can create and execute a multi-platform sales strategy that covers print, niche publications, websites and mobile products. Our advertising director develops revenue opportunities through retention and consultative selling. The advertising director trains the sales reps, works with key accounts, makes sales calls and attends community and client events. The ability to quickly assess situations, create innovative plans and establish superior partnerships and relationships is essential. We need a skilled leader who can train, recruit and develop a committed sales and marketing organization.
The Huntsville Item is a 5,000-circulation, seven-day newspaper in Texas, just north of Houston. The Item publishes a monthly entertainment and collegiate magazine, a weekly TMC product and a website, www.itemonline.com.  Huntsville is headquarters to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and home to Sam Houston State University. Nestled among the Piney Woods, Huntsville offers recreational opportunities in the surrounding lakes and the Sam Houston National Forest.
Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. is a privately owned local media company serving 150 communities in 24 states. Based in Montgomery, Ala., CNHI operates 80 daily newspapers, 48 non-dailies and numerous specialty publications in the Midwest, South and East.
Contact: Send resume and salary requirements to Amy Lee, Publisher, P.O. Box 539, Huntsville, Texas, 77342-0539; or email alee@cnhi.com.