Hi. You’re a salesperson stuck at a place that doesn’t “get it.” Maybe they’ve given up on digital; maybe you’re tired of telling them to pay attention to social media. You’ve run events that have started to feel boring and stilted. We’re The Incline, a Pittsburgh-based local news startup, and we think news and events ought to be fun. We’re looking for an experienced, innovative professional to work as a Sales & Events Manager to help us launch in Pittsburgh and plan the busy monthly events schedule we’ve got lined up. And oh yeah, we need you to sell advertising and sponsorships on the site too! Are you a detail oriented multitasker who works well with a team? Are you a self-starter? Do you like to laugh? We need someone who thrives on hearing about an idea and running with it, from beginning to end. Ideally, the candidate will be familiar with Pittsburgh.
What You’ll Do
Develop, coordinate and execute all aspects of events throughout Pittsburgh for The Incline readers to attend, ranging from small (30 people) to large (200+ people) events.
Conduct cold calls/follow-up calls to secure advertising and sponsorships for TheIncline.com.
Work with The Incline team (news, design, development) to produce engaging events throughout the year for Pittsburgh residents, particularly those ages 35 and younger.
Implement all facets of ad campaigns (creative, billing, pacing reports, campaign follow-up, etc.)
What We’re Looking For
Bachelor's degree in communication/business
At least 3 years’ experience in digital sales or events, bonus points if you have experience in both areas. Extra bonus points if your experience is in Pittsburgh.
The ability to multitask. We sometimes will have two events in single day, or large back-to-back events.
Ability to work with the team on the occasional night or weekend for events, as needed.
A positive, can-do attitude.
The ability to work quickly and independently.
A commitment to collaboration, both inside and outside the organization.
Someone who can close a deal, squeeze lemons for a signature drink, check people into an event, create new connections and show up to work the next day to organize the next event.
Interested? Send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject line Sales & Events Manager.