Advertising Sales - Commission Only

  • Long Beach, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Grunion Gazette ( is part of Southern California News Group (SCNG), with a full suite of multi-platform editorial and advertising products and is one of the most powerful and influential media companies in Southern California. Our family of eleven (11) daily newspapers, associated websites, social media channels, multiple community weekly newspapers and magazines and creative marketing services form a powerful communications tool that can drive your company’s message home in America’s 2nd largest market. We are an extensive, integrated network of local brands that attract local audiences in markets that matter.

Adtaxi is the online division of our organization; a client-centric digital organization that brings scale, precision, and sophistication to digital marketing. Leveraging the belief that people matter as much as technology, Adtaxi helps advertisers solve complex marketing challenges with custom, performance-driven solutions.

SCNG and Adtaxi are owned by Digital First Media (DFM), headquartered in Denver, CO. DFM reaches 60 million Americans each month through more than 800 multi-platform products across the nation.

Job Description

As a commission-only Advertising Account Executive, you will be responsible for selling advertising to and servicing local businesses.  You will be expected to develop new and grow existing accounts through in-person and telephone sales calls.  Our product portfolio includes a variety of multi-media advertising products such as ads in the print, online and mobile editions of our publications and other websites like Yahoo!, inserts, direct mail, email marketing, search engine marketing, and social media.

This role is critical to supporting the overall revenue objectives of our organization. Our Account Executives use a consultative sales approach to identify the marketing and advertising needs of their clients in order to make effective recommendations.   At the close of sale, this position requires you to complete detailed paperwork to fulfill orders that include placement of ads, the creative message, and reports to communicate campaign performance.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • excellent communication and presentation skills
  • familiarity with computers including programs such as Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and CRM systems
  • excellent closing and time management skills and be able to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
  • experience in media sales preferred but more importantly, we are looking for a proven track record of success in sales
  • college degree (preferred, although a high school diploma and 2-4 years of proven sales experience may be substituted for a degree
  • a valid driver’s license accompanied with a good driving record

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.  Southern California News Group is an equal opportunity employer who supports a diverse workforce. We offer competitive wages and benefits packages that include medical, dental, vision, 401(K) plan and more.  Learn more about us by visiting us at: