Date posted: 3/7/19
The Enid News & Eagle seeks an experienced and innovative advertising professional to lead sales efforts for our 9,000-circulation daily newspaper, digital news products, weekly newspaper and affiliated products and services.
The advertising director will develop and execute marketing strategies across multiple platforms to maximize sales and grow our market share. This sales leader must quickly spot trends and adjust to maximize gains or minimize losses. This person will develop and lead an 8-person staff that includes both veterans and talented newcomers. Our advertising director will work with the publisher and other department managers to ensure profitability by meeting revenue and expense goals.
Candidates should have a background in advertising management, strong organizational skills, experience with advanced digital products, and excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
The News & Eagle is a seven-day newspaper with a history of innovation and success. We produce EnidNews.com, the region’s top news website, and offer online, mobile, text and email marketing. In addition, we publish a weekly newspaper for Vance Air Force Base, Etown community magazine, a weekly SMC product and numerous niche publications. We are the dominant regional information and marketing source, in both print and digital, which gives us opportunities to better serve our communities, readers and advertisers.
Located in north-central Oklahoma, Enid is a city of 50,000 people that serves as a regional retail hub for our eight-county trade territory. Enid offers the best of Midwestern community living — recreation, retail, excellent health care, a diversified economy, two colleges and room to stretch — while being just 90 minutes from a major metropolitan area. Enid boasts five golf courses, walking and biking trails, and sports and entertainment venues that attract regional and national tournaments and entertainers.
This position offers great earning potential, including personal incentives and a comprehensive benefits package. This role requires use of a personal vehicle, so an acceptable driving record and current driver’s license are required. Pre-employment criminal background and credit checks are also required.