Advertising Sales Associate Intern/Volunteer

  • Chicago, IL
  • Intern

Company Description

Felix is a luxury lifestyle magazine currently serving Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. The pages of this glossy publication cover the latest trends in fashion, fine dining, nightlife, arts and culture. Featuring ultra luxe fashion profiles, restaurants, and the season’s must-have accessories from the world’s top writers and stylists.

Luxe Media, LLC and Felix Magazine are the marketing names of The Aparecio Foundation, NFP (“TAF”). Luxe Media, LLC. is committed to developing a fun and productive work culture that is conducive to positive results! 

We offer a uniquely open environment that demands initiative and imagination from every single team member that are heard, tested, and genuinely empowered to lead by example and create lasting impacts on our organization, its programs, and the community. This is an internship/volunteer opportunity. 20% Sales Commission Only.

Job Description

The advertising sales representative works closely within a small team inside sales reps on a daily basis, and reports directly to the associate publisher and publisher. This is a sales/results-driven inside sales phone position with opportunities for growth and advancement based on performance.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Research and cold call prospective advertisers (national and regional) consistent with magazine’s target demographic
  • Large volume of out-bound calls to prospective advertising partners (100-plus per day)
  • Build relationships with prospective and current accounts/stakeholders
  • Effectively articulate and communicate the magazine’s brand to match it with appropriate advertising partners
  • Speaking daily to industry professionals
  • Develop advertising proposals
  • Introducing our brand to new partners
  • Creating custom advertising, marketing, and editorial sales packages
  • Manage and track advertising sales/client data
  • Meeting and exceeding weekly and monthly sales quotas

Qualifications

  • Effective sales skills, negotiation techniques and superior communication skills are essential to the job. 
  • A proven ability to plan, develop and implement sales strategies that produce results is necessary.
  • Strong understanding of the internet sales and media planning process.
  • Ability to develop custom marketing proposals and ideas.
  • At least a BA/BS degree in journalism, or sales & marketing
  • 3 years of sales experience
  • A proven track record of surpassing sales goals
  • Self-motivation and drive for results
  • Excellent phone and communication skills
  • Comfort making cold calls
  • Ability to handle details related to client campaigns, optimization and campaign reporting.
  • Proficiency with Powerpoint and Excel.
  • A passion for women’s economic opportunities
  • Must commit to 2-3 days a week for 3 months 
  • Excellent command of the English language

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.