Director, Advertising Sales

Hybrid (DC Metro Area)

Employment Type:

Agency, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Sales/Business Development/Fundraising

Job Number:

Job Description

Trade Association seeks Talented Director to lead ad sales for award-winning publication

TorchLight Hire is seeking a Director, Advertising Sales for a non-profit association located in Washington, DC.  The role will be responsible for account management and net new/existing advertising sales for the organization’s global flagship publication. Qualified candidates should have five (5) + years of sales experience, and a media industry background is mandatory.
Qualified applicants are ideally in the Washington, D.C., or Northern VA areas. Fully remote employees are also encouraged to apply U.S. citizenship or a permanent residency card in the U.S. is required to be an eligible candidate for this opportunity.

Full-time, direct hire role, 40 hours per week. Hybrid (three days/week) on-site position in Washington, DC office.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Proactively pitch the publication’s advertising packages to all potential clients
  • Identify prospective clients and maintain pipeline of potential advertisers
  • Create and execute business development strategies to meet assigned sales goals
  • Create multichannel opportunities to enhance sales and client engagement
  • Handle all client account management including development of retention strategies
  • Prepare sales presentations, RFPs, and marketing materials

Skills & Experience:

  • Five (5) + years of sales and business development experience in a media environment; ad agency experience a plus
  • Strong relationship and networking skills with a track record of achieving and exceeding sales goals
  • Prior experience and expertise in digital marketing channels, including social media and content marketing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong ability to present to various audiences
  • Past experience managing a team

Additional Information

TorchLight Hire matches qualified candidates like you with contract and permanent marketing, communications, creative, and digital roles that are a professional and cultural fit. We offer our contractors industry-leading benefits like medical insurance, 401(k) plans and others.

TorchLight values diversity, equity and inclusion of people of all backgrounds, perspectives and experience — including our full-time employees, contractors and clients. Read more about our commitment to diversity.

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