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The Spinal Column Newsweekly, West Oakland’s most respected and effective local media outlet, has an immediate opening for a part-time, commission-based advertising consultant. The main task is to sell The Spinal Column Newsweekly newspaper and Lakefront Lifestyle magazine and complementary digital products, including those currently advertised to competitors.

The ideal person for the job should have a solid knowledge of the region. Links with local business owners and managers are a plus. The work schedule is flexible. The most important element is delivering direct contact presentations to deliver print and digital solutions tailored to business needs.

The right person should have some or all of these traits and abilities:

  • Experience selling in one-on-one situations, preferably with owners and managers of small businesses through in-person, phone, email and social media channels. Selling school athletic programs, nonprofit fundraising, and other income sales are examples of experience.
  • Ability to “knock on the door”, determine the marketing needs of a business and “close the sale”.
  • Outgoing, energetic, autonomous.
  • Reliable, punctual, with a reliable vehicle.
  • Work at ease in selling objections and finding win-win solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

It is an immediate opportunity. To apply, complete the brief form below, which includes uploading and attaching your CV.

Thank you!


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