GoLocal is Hiring - We are Looking for Digital Media Consultants
Saturday, June 21, 2014
GoLocal is growing in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and now to the West Coast. We are looking for smart, digital savvy folks to join our team.
In just three years, GoLocal is Rhode Island's digital news and information source and we are looking to add additional Digital Media Consultants to our team.
We have experienced dramatic growth in both readership and capabilities for advertisers. We offer marketers the ability to leverage our on-site, social, mobile, email and video platforms. Each month we deliver more than 7 million pageviews and more than 1.5 million emails.
"We employ some of the smartest people in media. From Pulitzer Prize winning journalists to icons like John Ghiorse to Board members like the founder of MSNBC.com - we are a company looking to grow in RI and across the country," said Josh Fenton, CEO of GoLocal24.
This opportunity is for the candidate who has a keen understanding of advertising. In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for building and managing accounts and providing comprehensive media solutions to regional marketers and high-potential advertisers.
In addition, the Digital Media Consultants will attain results by ensuring that account lists meet or exceed revenue expectations, develop and execute clear sales planning strategies, and provide leadership that is positive and encouraging to the vision and goals of the organization.
More information about the company - www.GoLocal24.com.
What are the requirements?
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education/experience and/or training
- 1-2 years media sales experience OR NOT
- Proven record of success. Ideally managing local direct and agency clients
- Ability to build and manage a pipeline of prospects and new business
- Ability to maintain a deep and broad understanding of the market (customers, prospects, key trends)
- Deep and current knowledge and use of social and digital media
- Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills (both written and oral)
- Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Ideally, experience with SalesForce
- Must have access to a vehicle and valid Driver's license
Experience with social media. (why did we write it twice? Because it matters)
Send your resume to [email protected]
Related Slideshow: Rhode Island’s Changing Media Landscape
Radio, print, television and digital - the faces in Rhode Islands's media has changed drastically over the past months... Let's take a look at some of the biggest moves:
The long-time publisher was Belo's man in Providence. Howard Sutton was the man that implemented the changes that Dallas wanted to try and make the company more efficient and more profitable.
The results were dismal. Maybe no newspaper in the country lost a higher precentage of ad revenue than the Projo over the past decade.
He was the face of the paper in the community.
Rick Daniels has joined GoLocal24 as Chief Operating Officer.
Daniels is the former President of the Boston Globe. He also served as CEO of Gatehouse Media for New England and led a consortium of investors who attempted to purchase the Boston Globe from the New York Times Company in 2013.
Daniels then went on to play a key role at Empirical Media Advisors based in New York, focused mainly on Tribune Publishing, where Emprical’s co-founder and CEO, Jack Griffin, recently took the role of CEO.
WLNE-TV has fired anchor Karen Meyers. She had been with the station since 2011.
Meyers had anchored the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. news with John DeLuca. Sources say station management opted not to renew her contract and decided to go in another direction.
Before Meyers joined ABC6, she was a reporter/anchor with New England Cable News and was a reporter in Washington, DC.
According to RIPR reporter Ian Donnis, Providence Journal's Health Reporter is leaving. Felice Freyer has been the sole reporter covering Rhode Island's largest businss sector.
Freyer leaves for the Boston Globe.
Her departure follows Phil Marcelo who recently left the Projo for AP in Boston.
Editor's note: An earlier version incorrectly had RIPR reporter Scott MacKay as breaking the story.
Veteran radio reporter Flo Jonic recently was fired by RINPR after she filed complaints against the station for gender-based pay discrimination.
Jonic is a 30 year veteran of New England news radio.
In her charge filed in February, Jonic wrote, "I believe that I have been discriminated against based on my sex by my employer," and referred to the difference in her pay and that of RIPR reporter Ian Donnis.
"Currently, [reporter] Ian Donnis earns at least $75,000 a year, while I make $51,000 per year. We perform the same duties, and I have 32 more years experience than he does," wrote Jonic in her complaint.
After a seven year stint reporting for the Providence Journal's state house bureau, Phil Marcelo left the paper to take a reporting gig with the Boston office of the Associated Press.
Hailing from Long Island, New York, Marcelo came to ProJo in 2006, and covered everything from regional news, to Providence City Hall and the Statehouse. Marcelo's departure was first reported by WRNI's Ian Donnis.
Formerly a nightly news reporter for WJAR, Tremmel was fired from the "Team You Trust" after two clips, one of her performing on-air handstands, and the other offering tips on what to do during a bear attack, went viral.
The video became an internet sensation, but long-time Channel 10 newsman Jim Taricani called Tremmel’s antics “a smudge on our station's reputation.”
A long-time staple of Channel 10’s news team, Taricani announced plans to retire after over three decades with the station.
Taricani has won 5 regional Emmy awards, an Edward R. Murrow award for investigative journalism and a Prestigious Yankee Quill Award from the New England Newspaper Association.
He was convicted to six months in prison in 2004 for refusing to reveal a source, and is the youngest person ever to be inducted into the Rhode Island Hall of Fame.
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