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Senior Account Executive – DIGITAL/PRINT/EVENTS     Advertising Sales

TheWrap is seeking an ambitious, full time SALES person to join the advertising department as an Account Executive located in West Los Angeles. The ideal candidate will have a passion for sales, excellent communication skills, a client-focused mentality, strong work ethic, and an ability to balance a large number of tasks in a fast paced environment. As TheWrap is a less than 50 employee company, this candidate must be flexible and willing to wear many hats and perform non-job specific tasks. We are looking for a STRONG closer with experience in FYC advertising.

The Senior Account Executive is responsible for cultivating new business while selling to existing Entertainment clients. The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of media sales, FYC and brand strategy required to cross-sell TheWrap’s platform including digital, print, event sponsorships, and custom activations.  Cold calling and in-person prospecting is expected. We look for someone who provides excellent service in order to develop long term relationships with their accounts.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Achieve sales, revenue, market share and profit goals.
  • Develop and implement sales strategies, activities, and negotiations to maximize advertising revenue.
  • Close sales by prospecting and developing relationships, analyzing needs and opportunities, developing effective proposals, negotiating terms, documenting activity and thoroughly following up on issues pertaining to the sale and delivery of services to customers in a timely manner.
  • Build and maintain relationships by cultivating positive working relationships with clients and agencies, aligning client sales strategies with strategic marketing positions, and successfully partnering with clients to meet their sales and marketing objectives.
  • Develop new business opportunities with existing and new accounts.
  • Stay up-to-date on competitive activity within the entertainment trade and consumer publications.
  • Understand The Wrap’s product portfolio to provide client deliverables.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related experience
  • 3-5 years of digital sales experience A MUST. Entertainment related sales preferable.
  • Established relationships within entertainment industry, media agencies, and networks a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Extensive knowledge of the industry and trends impacting business
  • Ability to work effectively with complementary divisions in other locations
  • Excellent sales and negotiation skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong strategic and consultative selling skills
  • In-depth knowledge digital advertising and the entertainment industry
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

TheWrap offers competitive salaries, professional growth opportunities, and benefits that include medical and dental.

Qualified candidates should submit resume for immediate consideration. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. TheWrap is an equal opportunity employer that encourages and values diversity.

The Wrap News Inc., founded by award-winning journalist Sharon Waxman in 2009, is the leading digital news organization covering the business of entertainment and media.

 

TheWrap was nominated as the Best Entertainment website in 2012 and named the best online news site in both 2012 and 2009 at the National Entertainment Journalism Awards by the Los Angeles Press Club. It has won many other awards for investigative reporting, columns, criticism and feature writing. TheWrap was named one of the “100 Most Important Online Publishers” in 2010 by OMMA, the magazine of online media, marketing and advertising.
Visit us at http://www.thewrap.com/.

Send resume to jobs@thewrap.com

 

News Editor

Leading Hollywood industry news website TheWrap is seeking a news editor for its Los Angeles newsroom. The news editor would join our edit desk and be expected to edit and assign copy as well as to write stories for the site, leaping on breaking stories in the media and entertainment news space — and looping in editors and staffers on major news events.

The ideal candidate will be highly organized, energetic and capable of multitasking in a high-pressure breaking news environment. Wire service experience most welcome.

Required skills:

  • At least 2-3 years experience working in a fast-paced newsroom
  • Top-notch line-editing and copy-editing skills
  • Superior entertainment news judgment
  • Passion for Hollywood industry news and its players
  • Proficient and speedy on a CMS such as WordPress or Drupal
  • Ability to crop photographs
  • Social media savvy

Please submit clips and a resume to editors@thewrap.com



Ad Operations, TheWrap

TheWrap are seeking a detail oriented, versatile and fun individual to serve within the AdOps/Sales department at TheWrap. The primary function of this role will be to manage all digital advertising campaigns.

Responsibilities:

  • Screen and test submitted rich media creative to ensure compliance with site and technical specifications.
  • Assess/verify targeting and technical integration needs prior to flight. Integrate campaign tracking components.
  • QA ad functionality for site redesigns, migrations, and new products on desktop and mobile platforms. Report and track issues and follow through to resolution. Work creatively with development team to find innovative solutions.
  • Prepare RFP’s and enter insertion orders
  • Manage digital inventory and provide avails
  • Upload, target and monitor online ad campaigns
  • Provide screenshots and support to clients for live campaigns
  • Provide delivery reporting for campaigns
  • Work closely with our accountant to generate invoices
  • Work closely with IT to develop new ad units/controls
  • Work closely with the Sales team to create and execute orders

Qualifications:

  • Deep understanding of web architecture and online advertising processes
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years ad ops experience
  • Experience with DFP
  • Experience with HTML, JavaScript, 3rd party ad tags, Flash and rich media is a plus
  • Ability to multi task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work after hours and on weekends when required
  • Strong communication skills and customer service skills
  • Strong organizational and analytic skills
  • Able to multitask in a deadline driven environment
  • Proficiency with basic office applications such as Excel & PowerPoint

Information Technology Manager

Oversees the management of the company’s outsourced IT systems provider

Human Resources:
Provides direction related to strategic and key tactical decisions related to this functional area. Key liaison in PEO relationship with outsourced human resource services provider

Facilities Management:
Take lead responsibility for managing the Wrap’s office facilities, including physical plant and telecommunications.

Experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting or related field;
  • 5+ years of relevant experience with a diverse set of skills;
  • Progressive track record of increasing management responsibilities within prior organizations;
  • Strong accounting and finance experience;
  • Systems knowledge and experience including how to harness financial and operational data within an organization;
  • Past experience in a start-up environment or capital markets preferred;
  • Must have excellent organizational skills as well as effective written and verbal communication skills;
  • Be knowledgeable in regards to QuickBooks Pro and Paychex payroll systems;
  • Excellent business acumen and analytical approaches to modeling and solving problems.

The Successful Candidate Possesses The Following Characteristics:

  • Energetic, professional, and positive leader who easily engages with, motivates and develops their team;
  • Self-motivated, possessing intellectual curiosity;
  • Flexible – capable of changing priorities to meet demands of business and product growth;
  • Process improvement and best practices expertise;
  • High integrity and ethical standards;
  • Thrives in a goal oriented environment, possessing the ability to prioritize and perform under pressure to meet deadlines.

Send resume to jobs@thewrap.com