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Sales Classified Advertising Representative The Southern Illinoisan is seeking an enthusiastic sales professional to join its Classified Advertising Team. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to performing a high volume of sales calls to prospects and lapsed customers in order to close sales and achieve sales goals, generating awareness of and interest in The Southern's full suite of print and digital products and services, understanding the client's advertising needs, and develop the ideal marketing solution, providing exemplary customer service/relationship management and consultative selling, managing and maintaining a detailed, accurate and growing pipeline, following-up on designated leads or target campaigns, as required. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and reliable, have strong communication skills, particularly over the phone, be comfortable making cold calls and upselling advertising orders. Knowledge of typing, spelling and punctuation required along with general office, computer software, clerical and administrative skills. Previous sales experience including a proven record of sales growth and the ability to sell over the phone is preferred. Hours: Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm. We offer a competitive base salary plus commission and a full benefits package. If interested please apply online @ http://thesouthern.com/workhere/.

The Southern Illinoisan is a Drug-Free Employer. The Southern Illinoisan (http://thesouthern.com/) and Lee Enterprises, Inc. (www.lee.net) are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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