Careers


Account Manager
(New Business Development)

Who are you? An experienced sales professional with a proven track record of sales success.

Who we are: Vue Weekly is an independent publication. We engage in thoughtful and intelligent journalism with a focus on progressive ideas from a local perspective. We cover topics, artists and events that are often ignored, marginalized or misrepresented by the mainstream media, thereby bringing balance to Edmonton’s media mosaic. We strive to create a dialogue with our readers, build community and emphasize social responsibility. We are committed to providing big-picture analysis to an active, intelligent readership that is as diverse as the issues we cover. Vue Weekly is dedicated to being a successful business and an enjoyable, inspiring place to work.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Prospect and generate new business
• Work with and grow existing accounts
• Meet monthly quotas for initial contacts and scheduled appointments
• Work independently as well as in a team environment

Skills and Abilities:
• Proven track record of prospecting and developing new business
• Excellent ability to build rapport and grow business relationships
• Ability to listen to customers and qualify them as prospects
• Excellent at responding appropriately to objections
• Comfortable with presenting proposals
• High level people skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Proofs all written communication for errors before sending
• Quickly able to process client needs and understand their perspective
• Comfortable talking about money and the value you bring
• Have a clear understanding of relationship selling
• Can easily learn to sell new concepts or offerings
• Demonstrate commitment to personal and professional growth

Experiences:
• Growing a territory
• Commission-based selling
• Creating and implementing an individual sales plan
• Flourishing in a small company environment that is continually changing and growing
• Making cold calls
• Selling value-added vs price

Attitudes:
• Self Motivated
• Motivated by dollars and able to work in a commission environment
• Team player, but able to plan and work independently
• Professional in appearance and approach
• Client-focused and goal-oriented
• Okay with high pressure, time sensitive situations
• Task oriented

Results:
• Able to build a territory from scratch
• Continually finds and generates business from new customers
• Able to demonstrate a history of meeting and exceeding sales quotas
• Proactively grows existing accounts
• Generates high client satisfaction

Habits:
• Addresses issues quickly and effectively
• Hard worker with strong work ethic
• Responsible

• Consistent contact with clients and prospects
• Excellent time management skills
• Detail oriented

Front of the Line: If you have experience…
• Five years in business, three years selling, or past experience selling advertising will fast track you to the front of the line.

Compensation:
• Permanent full-time position
• Competitive compensation package, combining base salary and commission
• Monthly car allowance
• Benefits package after three months
• Your desire to make more than $85,000 is important

Please send your resume to joanne@vueweekly.com

Staff Writer

Postvue Publishing is seeking an additional staff writer for our editorial team. Postvue Publishing is an Edmonton based publishing company that produces multiple print and digital products. Our focus is to create and produce strong editorial products that are of interest to Edmontonians and Albertans.

About this Career Opportunity:

  • Responsible for contributing a variety of editorial content for various products in our portfolio, including contract publishing
  • Maintain the highest possible standard of editorial quality within the objectives of the company
  • Work with the publisher to strengthen and develop brand initiatives
  • Contribute to our online and social media presence
  • Work with the company’s digital team on strategy and execution of online and social media content
  • Maintain a reasonably strong visual and social presence within the community at large, acting as an ambassador for Postvue Publishing
  • Maintain reasonable and professional contact with the business community, both clients of Postvue Publishing and others, in an effort to foster deeper and more lasting relationships
  • Maintain impeccable relationships with Postvue Publishing’s contract publishing clients

Working Conditions:

  • Irregular business hours may apply

 

Qualifications and Requirements – The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of two years’ experience in the publishing industry
  • Possess a BA and/or a journalism degree
  • Have excellent research, writing and editing skills
  • Be detail oriented and meticulous
  • Produce completely accurate and impeccable copy that rarely requires rewrites or corrections
  • Possess a strong grasp of social trends and consumer behaviour
  • Have a strong knowledge and network of contacts in the arts and music community
  • Have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Be fully functional with MS Word, Excel, and InDesign

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to Lee Butler at lee@vueweekly.com and Joanne Layh at joanne@vueweekly.com for consideration. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.