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Multimedia Sales Manager

Job Description:

The manager is responsible for retaining, and growing all advertising revenue, and will report directly to the Publisher. The position is responsible for cultivating, training and deploying the best salesforce possible and for assigning and rotating accounts on a regular basis to insure the highest volume of sales possible. He or she is also responsible for breaking new business and then assigning it to the appropriate sales area and representative.

The position is charged with choosing the best new revenue initiatives to pursue as well as examining and making recommendations on the special issues calendar and special sections throughout the year. In addition, this position will be responsible for providing sales training for all sales reps and for maintaining a base of major accounts. The manager will provide ongoing sales support to ensure that each salesperson grows and develops to their potential. The manager will set the standard and lead by example with respect to customer service, revenue management, and client appreciation initiatives.

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Market Description:

  • Over 50 million Latinos live in the U.S. with a total purchasing power of over $1 trillion dollars. Supported by a Spanish-language advertising industry that, currently spends more than $5 billion dollars a year, Spanish-language media is poised to skyrocket in the next decade. Today, more than ever, there is a need for talented professionals who wish to capitalize on the huge economic strength of this market segment, are equipped with marketing skills, and have the expertise in sales in order to maintain relationships with the growing number of potential clients.

Are you ready to shape the future of media?

  • Manager acts as a link between print and digital advertising. Manager ensures we have the right commercial strategy for our products and bring product expertise to Sales, enabling Sales executives to sell effectively and quickly. ALDIA is passionate about all things digital and want to shape the ever-changing world of online advertising and commerce.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring service to major clients
  • Hiring, training, developing sales team roster
  • Executing new revenue streams and initiatives
  • Managing all sales initiatives
  • Appraising sales goals, performance and metrics
  • Retain and grow our client base to meet and exceed budgeted goals
  • Inventory management, trafficking, reporting and optimization.

Technical Skills:

  • Working knowledge of best practices in management, public relations, client service, written and oral communication
  • Must be able to contribute to the development of a business vision and manage implementation efforts of complex sales initiatives
  • Relevant experience in online sales, online advertising, online marketing, and business-development
  • Strong sales and deal-closing skills. Substantial experience in business development, client relationship and consultative selling
  • Strong qualitative and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Basic technical knowledge of digital media sales

People Skills:

  • Command respect from team so that policies can be implemented.
  • Substantial experience in business development, client relationship and sales team management

Organizational Skills:

  • Organize departmental issues for executive leadership review
  • Execute on target and on time
  • Self manager

Personality Skills:

  • Must be able to understand, analyze, reason practically
  • Forward thinking, focused on creative innovation
  • Enterprising
  • Embody our core values* (See below)

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree (In lieu of degree, 8 years relevant work experience).
  • Minimum of 3 years of sales management experience building and leading high performing media teams.

Language:

  • Knowledge of the Spanish language is not required

About ALDIA News Media:

  • ALDIA is an American News Media company seeking to contribute to the dialogue on Latino issues nationwide. Our single purpose is to grow as an independent, American News Media Company, that maintains the highest levels of integrity and excellence in journalism, smart marketing, aggressive technology innovation, and bold customer service. Our news coverage includes breaking news, national news analysis, political coverage, and opinion. We are based in the City of Philadelphia. We promote excellence in American Journalism that focuses on Latino issues in the US via our digital and print products. As a separate entity, the ALDIA Foundation produces a national competition for the best journalism on American Latino issues known as the "Félix Varela" awards.
  • 1.Obsessed over customer service.
  • 2.Persevering and determined to improve.
  • 3.Positive, enthusiastic, and results oriented.
  • 4.Funny, creative, and a little weird!
  • 5.Happy to be both a team and a family.
  • 6.Honest, transparent, sincere and accessible.
  • 7.Brave and unafraid to confront challenges.
  • 8.Accountable and free to own up to own errors.
  • 9.Proud to embody America’s rich diversity.
  • 10.Strong enough to love and be humble.

Additional Information

  • Type: Full-time
  • Experience: Senior Level
  • Functions: Sales, Advertising, Marketing, Management
  • Industries: Online Media, Marketing and Advertising, Publishing

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Multimedia Sales Executive

Job Description:

ALDIA News Media is looking for savvy, astute, and entrepreneurial Account Executives to join our innovative and growing media company. Executives will be responsible for creative work as well as for servicing, retaining, and growing all advertising revenue. The Executive is required understand digital platforms and digital advertising. The Executive is also responsible for breaking new business as well as developing and growing their base of advertisers. The position will also be charged with examining and making recommendations on the special issues calendar and special sections throughout the year. This person must present a prospective client with a smart campaign geared towards success. This person must have sound project management skills in order to multi-task client management and production management before deadlines. Executive will also be responsible for financial goals and otherwise.

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Market Description:

  • Over 50 million Latinos live in the U.S. with a total purchasing power of over $1 trillion dollars. Supported by a Spanish-language advertising industry that, today, spends over $5 billion dollars a year, Spanish-language media is poised to skyrocket in the next decade. Today, more than ever, there is a need for talented professionals that desire to capitalize on the huge economic strength of this market segment, are equipped with marketing skills, and have expertise in sales in order to maintain relationships with the growing number of potential clients.
  • Are you ready to shape the future of media?

Responsibilities:

  • Daily business prospecting
  • Business development
  • Account management
  • Client relationship management
  • Developing and implementing strategies for client advertising campaigns
  • Work cross departmentally to execute campaigns

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Technical Skills: Digital knowledge is necessary. Must know best practices in client communication. Fluency in Spanish is NOT a requirement. Must be able to use Apple products.
  • People Skills: Must posses interpersonal skills to relate to his/her colleagues. Needs to be excited to work in a young and energetic atmosphere. Obsessed over customer service.
  • Organizational Skills: Must be able to handle multiple accounts at a time, keep track of upcoming events and promotions. Time management skills are required. The ability to handle multiple projects at a time (i.e. phone calls, special editions). Leadership experience in career or extracurricular activities is preferred.
  • Personality Skills: Candidates must possess a true strength in self-motivation. Forward thinking individuals are preferred. Persevering and determined to improve. Honesty and transparency from the individual is required. Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • 2-3 years of sales media sales experience preferred.

Company Description

About ALDIA News Media:

  • ALDIA is an American News Media company seeking to contribute to the dialogue on Latino issues nation-wide. Our single purpose is to grow as an independent, American News Media Company, that maintains the highest levels of integrity and excellence in journalism, smart marketing, aggressive technology innovation, and bold customer service. Our news coverage includes breaking news, national news analysis, political coverage, and opinion. We are based in the City of Philadelphia. We promote excellence in American Journalism that focuses on Latino issues in the US via our digital and print products. As a separate entity, the ALDIA Foundation produces a national competition for best journalism on American Latino issues known as the "Felix Varela" awards.

Additional Information

  • Type: Full-time
  • Functions: Sales, Advertising, Marketing, Planning
  • Industries: Online Media, Marketing and Advertising, Publishing 
  • Compensation: $40,000 to $90,000 + Bonus/Benefits

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IT Support and Web Development (Full-time)

Be able to monitor and maintain computer systems and networks, install and configure computers, and diagnose hardware/software faults. Manage internet systems and development including information gathering, web development, deployment and maintenance, to become a part of this team.

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Responsibilities:

  • Set-up, configure, maintain, and monitor OS X Server
  • Responsible for the setup, configuration, repair, modification and integration of new and existing computing hardware, software and networks
  • Provide basic network support ensuring full connectivity for desktop and other networked peripherals
  • Perform preventative maintenance and setup for a variety of computer related equipment and locations
  • Coding functional and attractive pages, screens, interfaces and applications
  • Review final layouts and suggest improvements as needed.
  • Confer with clients to discuss and determine layout design.
  • Develop graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and Internet websites.
  • Optimizing content and cross-browser testing

Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of UNIX, Mac OS X Servers
  • Above average knowledge of current technical standards as related to computers, laptops, printers, and basic network technology
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to deal effectively with a variety of computer user problems
  • Proficiency in XHTML, CSS, Javascript, Flash CSS, XHTML, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL
  • Familiarity with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

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Videographer (Internship)

Put your creative skills into action and have the opportunity to advance in new media production and meet the growing Hispanic market through the creation of news stories on topics relevant to this community for pontealdia.com.

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Responsibilities:

  • Propose videos on topics relevant to the Hispanic community and watch for opportunities to make videos of “breaking news” in Philadelphia
  • Produce videos assigned by editor
  • Edit videos according to the focus and priorities discussed with the editor
  • Upload clips on YouTube and pontealdia.com
  • Maintain the website, making sure that videos work for users, and dare being rotated regularly on the homepage

Qualifications:

  • Strong passion and journalism skills
  • Well-informed about current events
  • Takes initiative on story ideas
  • Rigorous standards for sources and strong journalistic judgment
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Final cut, iMove, Garageband and Microsoft Word
  • Voracious work ethic
  • Initiative & follow-through
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Able to set priorities, highly organized
  • Strong attention to details
  • Ability to exceed goals and expectations
  • Ability to work as part of a burgeoning team
  • Persistence, Determination, and Confidence

Preferred:

  • Standing Junior year
  • Communications major
  • Previous work experience in new media
  • Sample of your work

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Reporter (Full-time)

Opportunity to advance in new media production and meet the growing Hispanic market through the creation of news stories on topics relevant to this community for pontealdia.com and AL DIA’s weekly newspaper.

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Responsibilities:

  • Propose, plan, produce, and publish articles with the assignments editor
  • Work in various formats: interviews, features, reports, etc.
  • Experience with video, podcasts and other value-added techniques for written stories
  • Post stories on pontealdia.com, blogs
  • Promote articles through social networks such as Twitter and Facebook
  • Attract more visitors to pontealdia.com
  • Follow issues of interest to website visitors to keep them coming back

Qualifications:

  • Strong skills and passion for journalism
  • Well-informed about current events
  • Takes initiative on story ideas
  • Rigorous standards for sources and strong journalistic judgment
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Final cut, iMove, Garageband and Microsoft Word
  • Voracious work ethic
  • Initiative & follow-through
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Able to set priorities, highly organized
  • Strong attention to details
  • Ability to exceed goals and expectations
  • Ability to work as part of a burgeoning team
  • Persistence, Determination, and Confidence

Preferred:

  • Standing Junior year
  • Communications major
  • Previous work experience in new media
  • Sample of your work

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Photographer (Internship)

Become the eyes of the Latino community by capturing essential moments and have the opportunity to advance in new production and meet the growing Hispanic market through photo and photo galleries on topics relevant to this community for pontealdia.com, RSS and blogs.

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Responsibilities:

  • Stay informed of relevant news for photo opportunities
  • Propose, plan, produce and publish photos and photo galleries, working with the assignment editor
  • Upload material to pontealdia.com
  • Promote material through social networks such as Twitter and Facebook
  • Attract more visitors to pontealdia.com
  • Follow issues of interest to website visitors to keep them coming back
  • Organize AL DIA photo archives

Qualifications:

  • Strong passion and journalism skills
  • Well-informed about current events
  • Takes initiative on story ideas
  • Rigorous standards for sources and strong journalistic judgment
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Final cut, iMove, Garageband and Microsoft Word
  • Voracious work ethic
  • Initiative & follow-through
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Able to set priorities, highly organized
  • Strong attention to details
  • Ability to exceed goals and expectations
  • Ability to work as part of a burgeoning team
  • Persistence, Determination, and Confidence

Preferred:

  • Standing Junior year
  • Communications major
  • Previous work experience in new media
  • Sample of your work

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Social Media Ambassador (Internship)

The duties of a ALDIA social media ambassador include, but are not limited to, monitoring blogs, social media, and news sites for story leads and news aggregation; exploiting ALDIA's social media presence by actively engaging with readers; researching for articles to be published on the web.

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In addition, interns work heavily on fact-checking, updating and writing content for the various social media platforms we utilize.

Audience:

  • National Students have daily interaction with our editorial and management staff as well as access to the many facets of news today. Experience provides its participants with a daily perspective behind our award-winning products.

Perks:

  • Attend events and network in Philadelphia’s thriving media community.

Must:

  • Be able to pitch new ideas on weekly basis.

Duties include, not limited to:

  • Maximize digital presence on our social media networks Work closely with editorial to track trends and break news while it is being gathered in the news room
  • Implement marketing activities (Requires individual to think outside the box as the nature of social media is ever changing) Disseminate corporate/events information
  • Disseminate corporate/events information
  • Monitor blogs, social networks, news websites to identify newsworthy articles to aggregate to our website
  • Intelligently engage with readers on social media networks Create twitter filters to help reporters trace stories back to sources Fact-checking
  • Fact-checking
  • Work swiftly and effectively with entire team
  • Assist with analytics

Requirements:

  • Well-informed about current events Solid writing skills

Application:

  • Resume and Cover Letter (be creative, or else)

Special Application Instructions:

These are hands-on "in the trenches" practical experiences that provide possibilities of potential job offers upon successful completion.