Sales Advisor

  • Part-time

Company Description

Metroland Media is a dynamic Media Company delivering vital business and community information to millions of readers across Ontario each week. With a healthy product offering in-print, online, trade shows and distribution networks, no target is unreachable. We are Ontario's largest and most successful community news and information source, provides local news and multi-media marketing solutions in Canada's heartland.

Metroland's diverse array of on-line products are visited by over 4 million unique visitors each month and print products are in the hands of more than 4.5 million customers a week. We continuously bringing new and acquired online products to market in order to provide our customers with a one-stop, comprehensive marketing solution. To connect with us, visit

Our Commitment To Diversity
We strive to be a leader in building and cultivating an employee community framed around fairness, support and opportunity. We believe that what makes us different, makes a difference. And as a team, the diversity of our backgrounds, interests and experiences is what enriches our work, and our workplaces. We welcome all, and we strive for an inclusive culture that allows individual growth and shared success.

Job Description

We are seeking to fill a Part Time Classified Sales Advisor position at The Hamilton Spectator. The successful candidate would be responsible for assisting clients with advertisement copy and design as well as with Metroland marketing programs, researching advertisers in competing publications and websites and prospecting and developing new clientele.

  • Accurately create ad text for online and print publications
  • Accurately create and verify client accounts and account detail
  • Accurately record information in a database
  • Make confirmation calls regarding accuracy advertising details and client data
  • Ability to prospect for new business


  • Very personable and comfortable on the phone
  • Must have exceptional computer & Internet skills including 1 year of experience with Microsoft Office knowledge (Excel, Word & Outlook skills a must)
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends and variable hours
  • Able to type 40 wpm minimum, and must feel comfortable with alpha numeric data entry
  • Time management and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Fast learner, with the need to learn on the fly
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills - English spelling and grammar accuracy a must
  • Creativity and good vocabulary is required to compose Ad Text
  • Outstanding work ethic, high energy and action oriented
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a fast paced and constantly changing environment
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and continually upgrade skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Degree or Diploma in Business, Marketing or related field is an assett

Additional Information

Torstar Group of Companies is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontario Human Rights Code we will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling the interview of your requirements.

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