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Advertising Sales Consultant

Midcontinent Communications Bemidji Full-Time
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Midco has been blazing trails since 1931, bringing innovation to the world of telecommunications and delighting customers with exceptional service. Through ambition, imagination and a genuine commitment to each other, Midco proudly serves more than 385,000 residential and business customers in 342 communities in Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. We’re also dedicated to making our communities better places to live, work and play. Ready to work at Midco? We thought so. Here are a few more reasons why Midco is one of the best places to work:

  • Free and discounted Midco services
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Support of employee involvement in the communities we serve
  • Employee referral program
  • Wellness programs

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This position can be located in either Bemidji, MN or Grand Forks, ND.

JOB PURPOSE

Sell digital, sports, and cable television advertising services by recruiting new clients, and providing superior customer service to retain existing clients.

KEY FUNCTIONS

  • Sell digital, sports, and cable television advertising to and provide service for new and existing commercial clients.
  • Prepare accurate customer estimates and contracts.
  • Seek out and recruit new customers to increase the client base.
  • Achieve or exceed defined sales goals (weekly, monthly, yearly, etc.).
  • Develop and deliver professional sales presentations.
  • Work to retain existing clients by providing superior service and support.
  • Design advertising campaigns, write advertising copy, and assist with video production when necessary.
  • Work with advertising clients to collect outstanding balances.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships based on trust and mutual respect with potential and existing clients, within your department, and within the community.
  • Maintain current and accurate documentation for all sales contacts.
  • Produce and analyze comprehensive reports.
  • Be influential.
  • Be willing and able to travel in accordance with Midco’s “Use of Vehicle for Company Business” policy.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in all forms of communication with internal and external customers.
  • Adhere to Midco privacy guidelines to ensure each customer’s privacy.
  • Maintain regular attendance as required by your position.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Function as an effective team member while supporting the efforts and concepts of other departments.
  • Support the mission, vision and values of Midco
  • Apply personal ethics, honesty, initiative, flexibility, responsibility and confidentiality in all areas of responsibility.
  • Possess an enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated, and detail-oriented approach towards work and all work projects.
  • Possess strong problem solving and decision making skills while using good judgment.
  • Multitask and change from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, coworkers and management.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement while creating and implementing viable solutions.
  • Actively follow Midco policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

  • High School Diploma/GED required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Previous sales experience preferred.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or carry loads of up to 30 lbs.
  • The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.
  • Employees may be required to work in excess of 40 hours per week and other than normal business hours, such as holidays, evenings and weekends as business demands.
  • In-person visits to a customer’s place of business are normal in the performance of this job. Specific abilities required include accessing a customer's place of business by stairs or elevator, operating doors or other entrances, navigating hallways and buildings, etc., and adapting successfully to a constantly changing environment.

Midco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

  • High School Diploma/GED required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Previous sales experience preferred.

Skills required

Marketing
Sales
Selling Techniques
Cold Calling
Sales Management
Relationship Building
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Ambitious, imaginative and positive are just some of the qualities we’re proud to live up to at Midco. We're dedicated to innovating for, empowering and inspiring the people of the Midwest. Since Midco started in 1931, we’ve been looking ahead and investing in the next big thing.

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