Editor's Note: Patch is hiring, and what a better place to learn about it than on South Tampa Patch?
Passionate about your local news, local businesses, and online media?
Enjoy the convenience of working from home?
Interested in a career in sales?
This could be the opportunity for you to pursue your interests. Patch is seeking bright, motivated go-getters to join their outside sales units.
If you believe in helping out your local businesses while being a part of a fun, growing organization- then this may be the position for you.
We're Patch.com, a digital platform that's radically reinventing journalism and community engagement. We launched with just 3 sites in February 2009 and now operate hundreds of sites in communities across the country - and we are continuing to expand! Patch is founded on two core principles: that there's a big need for news and information in small towns, and that we can create a successful, sustainable business model around that need. Even as many newsrooms have been downsized or shut down over the past few years, Patch is investing millions to strengthen our platform and to provide meaningful daily news, ways for users to interact with the site and with each other, and support for our communities' local businesses and economy. A lot of people are paying attention; our stories have been picked up by virtually every major news organization, including CNN, Fox News, AP and Reuters, USA Today, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and then some.
And did we mention fun?
Patchers know how to have a good time, from our monthly Fun Club activities to the Give 5 program that offers our employees paid time off to do volunteer work in Patch towns. Patch is all about serving communities, and this is one of the most important ways we accomplish that.
Patch is committed to helping local businesses survive and thrive.
Our team does more than simply sell a suite of products and generate revenue for Patch. We are active members of our communities, ambassadors of the Patch brand, tireless multi-taskers, go-getters and problem-solvers. We work with our partners to provide affordable local online advertising opportunities that work.
Our executives seek out and thrive in a fast-paced and constantly changing environments. They are goal-oriented achievers who exceed their individual targets while being a true team player.
Role: Community Field Sales Rep
As one of Patch's Community Field Sales Reps, you'll work closely with your local community businesses as their in-town Community Field Sales Rep. You will have the flexibility to make your own hours and sell the Patch product on your own time. As a Community Field Sales Rep you will have connections in your local community groups, possibly through charitable efforts, and closely connected in your community. Combining a sales background and an entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to sell digital advertising to your local businesses.
• Sell online advertising products (including banner ads, premium listings, coupons, video, and more) to local businesses in your community
• Present promotional opportunities and display options to local store owners and business managers
• Act as a passionate representative of and local ambassador for Patch
This role would cover an area that includes South Tampa, Seminole Heights, Brandon and Bloomingdale.
• Previous experience in Sales
• Ability to work independently and make your own hours
• Computer savvy
• Strong interpersonal, communications and influencing skills
• Understanding of digital advertising
• Car ownership (a must) and flexibility to work from anywhere on your own time--be it at home, from your car, or in town, at a local coffee shop or store
This position works from a draw with commissions and benefits package, including 401(k) match. Patch Media is an AOL company.
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