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Account Executive

Posting Details

Posting Details

Date Posted 08/23/2017
Working Title Account Executive
Anticipated Starting Academic Term Fall
Job Type Student
Job Category Other
Federal Work Study Required? No
Job Summary

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a student worker to service all of the advertising needs of the University and Student accounts, both established and prospective. Market The Pitt News advertising opportunities to these accounts, selling advertising space adequate to meet monthly sales quota.

Job Requirements

1. Maintain in-person contacts with all accounts as required to sell display advertising for The Pitt News, special sections, inserts, online and classified advertising.
2. Sign clients to contracts, and develop long-term advertising plans. Keep advertisers on track with fulfilling their annual contracts and up-sell contract size whenever possible.
3. Provide creative suggestions, design spec ads or campaigns to assist accounts with effectiveness in advertising.
4. Prospect on campus, watching for flyers and Facebook events, meeting students manning recruitment or event tables. Prepare encompassing presentations for new business.
5. Process necessary paperwork for ad insertion, billing and credit. Check and adjust ad proofs.
6. Maintain daily sales logs, including call reports, prospecting forms and time register.
7. Review monthly account advertising linage reports and previous year’s newspapers to make sure all accounts are called on.
8. Cross-compare advertising calendar with each days paper and address any inconsistencies.
8. Attend sales meetings, monthly one-on-ones and training sessions.
9. Work a minimum of 12 hours per week, scheduled between 9 and 5 daily. Post regular office hours with managers.
10. Perform any other duties relating to the business/advertising department as requested by the supervisor.

  • Pay is by commission on sales.
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Hourly Pay Rate Paid by commission
Anticipated Number of Openings 4
Anticipated Hours per Week varies
Anticipated Weekly Schedule


Campus Pittsburgh
Primary Work Location Office 434 WPU, Cover Oakland/Pittsburgh area
Posting Number S-05336-P

Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently a University of Pittsburgh student or were you enrolled in the previous or upcoming semester?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Federal Work Study (FWS) award?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter