If you know fashion, you know this company, and if you’re in ad sales, you want to work for it. This is a widely distributed media property with a stable parent, one that can afford to be exceedingly particular about who it hires. And they’re being just that particular in their search for a talented, experienced sales pro to land the very choicest and most lucrative accounts both for its blog and for the print property that spawned it. You must have senior-level experience at highly relevant publications to win this one — but if that’s you, why, your day just got a whole lot brighter.
The Nitty Gritty
You’ve been down similar, though less exalted, roads before, so you already know the basics of what the job entails — you’ll spend a goodly portion of your time out prospecting, calling on your already broad, deep, multinational list of contacts throughout the world of fashion. That’s the glamorous end of things, winning and closing deals for both the print magazine and the blog. The other big chunk of your time will be spent just as excellently, writing irresistible proposals, responding winningly to RFPs and helping with pipeline management and forecasting.
Hired Gun Proﬁle
As a bare minimum, you’ve done three years in an integrated digital/print ad sales role at a very significant fashion publication. One could say you’re entrepreneurial, in the same way one might say that Steven Hawking is clever. But what drives you so relentlessly is not simply glory or remuneration but the sense that your contributions are integral to the success of the enterprise.
You are extremely comfortable, and extremely effective, in client meetings — and equally comfortable and effective when it comes to the more humble behind-the-scenes work without which no sales effort could succeed. Your writing is clear and compelling, and your organizational skills are flawless.
Finally, you’re a joy to work with, a pleasure to be around. Part of that is your professional polish, but you possess a natural, unaffected human warmth and a reassuring aura of competence. People who know you feel like you can do it all, because, c’mon — you can.
This gig is perfect for someone who’s been in a number-two role at one of the major fashion glossies or digital properties and is ready to move up.
At the intersection of ad sales and fashion, it doesn’t get much better than this.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.