• Inside Sales Account Executive

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Business Unit
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a leading global digital-media company operating in four core verticals: Technology, Gaming, Healthcare and Shopping. Its brands – PCMag, Speedtest, ExtremeTech, Geek, Toolbox, IGN, Everyday Health, AskMen, Offers.com, TechBargains, emedia and Salesify – produce and distribute premium content across multiple platforms and devices. Ziff Davis delivers advertising, performance marketing, data services and licensing solutions to thousands of clients worldwide. Ziff Davis publishes in 25 languages and successfully partners with local publishing operators across 114 countries.


    emedia has been a pioneer in Business-to-Business Lead Generation since 1998. We offer a competitive, low-risk, cost-per-lead approach to client bases across IT, Technology, Marketing, HR, Supply Chain & Logistics, Engineering & Manufacturing, Health & Safety, Electronics, Construction and more. From content syndication and nurture programs to content and webinar creation, to list purchase or rental, our experts deliver tailored solutions that help businesses achieve their revenue goals. With access to over 47 million engaged business professionals, leading brands, both large and growing, rely on emedia to capture revenue and optimize sales and marketing effectiveness.

    emedia’s Inside Sales Account Executives are responsible for all parts of the sales process, from cold calls and rebuttals, to closing, account management and renewals. The key objectives are to establish and grow a book of business while working closely with our Ad Operations team to produce custom proposals and ensure client satisfaction. Sales goals will include monthly and quarterly quotas as well as key performance kickers with uncapped commission potential.


    Prospect for and close new business opportunities as well as manage relationships with existing client base and renewal sales.

    • Research the marketplace for new potential clients, as well as identify new marketing content for existing client base - information usually found by using external information sources i.e. internet, industry publications, competitor websites, referrals etc.
    • Go beyond the chase to cultivate prospects into long term clients.
    • Understand and stay up-to-date on the rapidly changing world of B2B marketing through industry news websites, client discovery, the emedia leadership team and industry conferences and networking events to understand your client or prospect’s business challenges.
    • Develop and pitch custom sales proposals; negotiate and close business.
    • Achieve individual quarterly revenue targets and weekly activity goals.
    • Master daily use of our Client Relationship Management System (Salesforce.com), digital presentation platform (Clearslide) and social media sites (LinkedIn Sales Navigator, etc.)


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Sales, Marketing, Communications, or related field.
    • Minimum of 1 yr B2B sales experience; experience selling into marketing DMs and sales leaders is highly preferred.
    • 2-5 years of experience in B2B sales, specifically internet-based media products (ideally new media/Web 2.0, and demand/lead generation products).
    • Proficiency in structuring and closing complex deals with multiple variables.
    • Strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
    • Proven experience in strategic, sophisticated deal planning and negotiation.
    • Ability to quickly learn the products, audience profile, and emedia's unique selling proposition.
    • Understanding of media sales, marketing software sales, media agency relationships, online sales, ad sales, and consultative selling is highly preferred.
    • Strong technical knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce.com, Google, IT marketplace, Clearslide is preferred.
    • Must have a track record of consistent sales success (over-quota achievement), documented with 3+ business references and/or sales performance documents.
    • Strong ability to prospect new contacts within small, medium, and large enterprises using cold calling methods and online tools such as LinkedIn, Google, Hoovers, etc.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Must thrive in a vibrant, fast-moving, team environment; we office together in the North Loop at 200 N. Lasalle, convenient to all public transportation and thriving restaurants and retailers; our office provides many amenities including a restaurant, bike room and fitness center on site.
    • We only hire great people who can add to our incredibly talented team of sales professionals; we need team players who see sales as a noble profession and want to help grow our business with integrity, dynamism and an engaging personality.


    **Ziff Davis is an Equal Opportunity Employer**


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